Friday, 27 July 2012

Author Spotlight - Excerpt from "It's Complicated"


Thank you so much for supporting Angela during her spotlight week. Leave a comment today, Saturday, and Sunday with your email contact info and I'll pick a winner on Monday to receive a PDF copy of Angela's story, "It's Complicated." Enjoy this excerpt!
Moderator Steph

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THE SET UP:
Ash has met Emily at his uncle's New Year's Day party and is more than interested. As she leaves he watches from the window to size up the situation between her and Peter, a man who may or may not be a rival.


Ash escaped his uncle's boring friends under the pretense of bringing in more drinks. He grabbed a couple of wine bottles from the cupboard under the stairs and slipped into the empty dining room.

Easing the curtain back, he watched.

The couple walked towards a small red car parked by the gate. The man's arm wasn't slipped proprietarily around the woman and they weren't holding hands. There was no repeat of the earlier display of fake affection. The charming Miss Emily Worthing didn't realize she was dealing with a professional poker player. Body language was his specialty, and Peter Collins' had shouted tense and awkward when he was being kissed. She'd done it for a reason and Ash was pretty certain he was part of the equation.

Being forced to lie low in god-forsaken Cornwall, hundreds of miles from London was pretty grim. A little amusement in the form of the tempting Emily might help alleviate the boredom. The twin sister was more obviously stunning with her tight red dress, ankle-breaking stilettos and glossy blond curls but wouldn't be a challenge. She'd made it obvious he could've had her for the asking tonight. Normally he wouldn't hesitate, but then he caught Emily's eye and a rush of something deeper than desire surged through him. Her surprise as he checked her out made him think she wasn't used to a lot of male attention. Up close, the simple black dress and lack of make-up hinted at a woman uneasy with her beauty, and she was a beauty. Ash ached to touch her creamy smooth skin and lose himself in those deep blue eyes. Her mass of ash blond hair was caught loosely back in a ponytail making him itch to untie it and play with the silky strands.

Ash liked to live outside the box and Emily would make an interesting change from his usual type. He stood and watched some more. Knowing your competition was crucial to success in poker and in life.

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14 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy the excerpt and we get lots of comments because you all want a copy of the book so badly!It's been fun to be here all week so thanks, Steph.

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  2. NIce excerpt. Twins are interesting. Leaving comments is so complicated sometimes. :-)
    I do like that cover, makes me think of quiet cool places and Downton Abbey.

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    1. Thanks Tina and your comment worked! I love the cover too but with Ash around it's anything but quiet and cool!

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    1. Good luck Patty and thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I think all the books I've read set in England have been Regencies recently. I'd like to win a copy and see what the "new" England is like. :-)

    gloworm at certainty dot net

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    1. Very different and Ash is no Mr.Darcy! If you enjoy English set books, Gloria, you might try Joanna Trollope who's one of my favorites or Katie Fforde.

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  5. The more I hear about his book, the more I want to read it. Well done Angela

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  6. I just finished reading all your posts this week and thoroughly enjoyed them. I adored the interview with Dr. Wilson. Best of all possible luck with your book!
    Petie

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Petie. I thought the interview with Dr.Wilson would be different and he knows both of the main characters well.

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  7. I love the idea of these two characters being pitched against each other - it's sounds like a sizzling situation. I'd love to win a copy of It's Complicated!

    Janice x

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    1. They were great fun to write. Good luck, Janice

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  8. Thanks everyone for supporting Angela during her spotlight week. Congrats to Janice who wins a PDF copy of "It's Complicated."

    Smiles to all
    Moderator Steph

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