Happy June, everyone! It’s sneezing season. I’ve missed being here, but life intervened again… And still, I return the moment I get a chance because I enjoy Sundays with you.
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Today, I’m sharing a snippet from my latest Smoke, Inc. title, PHATT Farm.
“Mackie, can you hear me?” My sister’s voice was not the sound I wanted to hear this early in the morning. As soon as I saw her number, I considered dropping the phone.
“Not very well,” I lied, “horrible connection.” I jogged down the street, doing my best to lose the call by waving my cellphone in the air and shouting, “What’s up?”
“Did you pick up your dress? Does it fit?”
Apparently, I couldn’t run and think simultaneously. My slow jog became more like a shuffle, and I finally stopped completely, leaning against the building next to me, while I considered the two-part question. There was wiggle room to be found here.
BLURB: FBI agent Mackenzie Sierra Scott grimly anticipates six weeks of mindless boredom as she and her dog travel to Phatt Farm. Not realizing the full extent of her aversion toward dieting, her handler has stashed her at an off-the-grid weight loss center. Until she testifies at the trial of a killer, she’ll be in-hiding, one healthnut among many.
Upon meeting resident farmer, Eazy Phatt, Mack thinks of many ways they can burn calories together. And from his immediate attention, she knows he feels the attraction too. When Eazy invites her to help him with farm work as an alternative to a daily regime of yoga and pushups, she accepts, picturing hours of gratuitous sex.
Hot body aside, there’s nothing easy about Eazy. Instead of becoming her lover, he turns Mack into a farmhand, keeping her busy driving tractor, stacking hay, picking apples, shucking corn, and somewhere along the way, falling in love. And that all happens before the shooting starts.
Interesting all the way around, both the snippet and the book blurb! Nice to have you back, enjoyed the excerpt and am intrigued 🙂
Thanks, Veronica. It’s good to be back. Thanks to reading your sci/fi adventures on weekends, I’ve become addicted to cyborgs, space pirates, and aliens of many colors. 😀
What fun names!
Eazy and Phatt Farm.
I had fun writing PF. I have my own weight eccentricities so I got to explore my hangups while I wrote the story starring a plus size heroine.
This sounds like fun! Is she hiding out from her sister as well as the killer?
Dodging her sister and unaware that she’s in danger.
Interesting, leaves me curious as to why she doesn’t want to talk to her sister and what the dress could be for. Is her sister getting married?
Yes, it’s one of those ‘can’t get into the dress’moments and her sister’s wedding /dress rehearsal is that evening.
Oh, I really like the blurb of this tale, Gem. And as for the dress, I can imagine it’s for a wedding…
Great way to introduce the relationship with her sister. I love the “wiggle room” line. LOL
Oh … I like the blurb. Good to “have” you back 🙂