I know it’s been a while, but I’m still here, and I’m still reading, but I’m also working on two different books at the moment off and on. One is the next book to Shutter For Me, but will follow Lizy & Bastian. Don’t worry, Cheric & Lendal will make their appearances ;-). The other book in the works, is a completely different genre. I’m dabbling in Sports RomCom… hockey. Most people who know me, know I’m a little obsessed, more so in the past season, because the hubby bought season tickets for our local AHL. Most fans will say you can’t root for more than one team per level, but I say that’s wrong, because I just absolutely love the game. I’m a Binghamton Devils fan, so that means I cheer on the New Jersey Devils, because that could be my boys playing! I will always be a Chicago Blackhawks fan because that was the first team I watched and who made me fall in love with the game, thanks to Helena Hunting’s Pucked Series: https://amzn.to/2tGKy1j who intrigued me enough with her books to watch it!
Then there are the Vegas Golden Knights. When I found out there was going to be a team set in Vegas, I was ecstatic. Before even knowing the roster, I said “They are going to surprise the hell out of everyone and thrive. They may even make it to the playoffs.” My friend Sansa calls me a true fan, because win or lose, I stick by my boys. I never dreamed the golden misfits, would end up going to the cup. I’m sad they lost, but at the same time they showed everyone what a team is like. The hometown support was amazing, and I don’t mean the fans to the team, I’m talking about the players becoming a family with the locals. That made me love them even more.
Anyway, I got off track, hockey does that to me. So this other book, which I’ve titled, but I’m not sure if it will stick yet; is going to be different for my writing experience, but I think it will help broaden my genre spectrum as well. Here’s a small excerpt:
(© Linz Lenay 2017)
*Subject to change before publication; Unedited*
The band has been playing for about an hour, our bellies are satisfied and Storm is a bit tipsy. I’ve been drinking my tea and having a shot every other cup, conscious enough to be an adult but also let myself go a bit. We’re dancing along to J’s beautiful voice, having a great time when I feel someone rub against my ass. I brush it off, the floor is packed being such a small area, but when it happens again, and this time is paired with a come on, I stiffen.
“Did you sit in a pile of sugar? Cause I’d like to have this sweet ass.”
Without thinking, I turn around and punch the asshole right in the nose.
“The fuck you will. Keep your hands to yourself and get some new lines.”
“Shit, Gaige! Man, are you okay?”
“Yeah, but what the fuck!?”
I look to this Gaige and his friend incredulously as I cradle my hand and wrist, because his face was really hard and now it’s throbbing.
“Seriously? You grab my ass, hit on me, and ask why the hell I hit you?”
“Look, Killer, I apologize for myself, but I’m also drunk. Gaige didn’t do anything but brush past you. I’m Karter, by the way.” He sways a little as he throws his hand in my face for a shake. I just look at it.
“Wow, you’re adorable. I’m Storm, this is is Dasia. She’s not going to shake your hand.” I hold in my giggle at her sarcastic start of conversation.
I look over at Gaige an notice he’s no longer holding his nose, but even in the strobe lighting, I can tell it’s swelling. Now I feel bad because I hit him, but also want to strangle his friend. I’m a mixture of emotion right now.
I run and grab a waitress with my good hand and ask for ice in a cloth for him, which she’s quick to get me. I’m lucky enough that Storm and Karter are in some kind of heated argument, that I can’t really hear over the song playing, because that means Gaige is still standing there trying to get his friend out of the war zone. I get his attention when I reach them, and hand him the ice with an apologetic look on my face. I feel guilty when he takes it and pulls me off to the side where it’s a little quieter. Instead of using it on his face, he gently takes my right hand and puts the ice on my wrist.
“I’ve had worse to the face. It was more surprising than anything, I’ll live. You on the other hand look like you need this ice more.” His voice is like molasses. A bit gravely, but smooth.
It’s then that I take in his appearance. He’s tall, almost a foot taller than myself, his hair is shorter on the sides and longer on top where it looks soft enough to run my fingers through. His nose, although swollen, looks like this isn’t it’s first break, which for some reason makes my panties scream at me to toss them at him. It gives him that bad boy rebel look, especially paired with his beard, that shows off his beautiful cheekbones, full lips and bright green eyes. He has broad shoulders, and his arms look like they could do some damage to anyone that pisses him off, but with the gentle touch he’s using also protect anyone he cares for. As I’m looking over his arms, I notice that his thermal shirt is pushed up a little, revealing a nature scene on one arm and a tattoo that makes me giggle on his left forearm.
He looks at me curiously when I laugh out loud, so I flip over my left wrist to show him my hockey heart sticks. He lights up at it and understanding blooms in his eyes.
So, there you have a piece of my WIP, let me know what you think. You can email me (Linzlenayauthor@gmail.com), comment on here. or even stalk me:
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SO that’s it for now on my writing. I’ve been reading a lot lately too, in between the word-cave. I read an ARC for Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant (OMG I loved it), and a friend, Lizzie Lee, also released a book, The Blessing, that I’ve been reading in between ARCs & writing. I’ll leave the links for those below!
Rockaway Bride: https://amzn.to/2tRQQue
The Blessing: https://amzn.to/2yVwx5b
And just in case you missed it before:
Helena Hunting’s Pucked Series:
If you haven’t had the chance to check out my book, Shutter For Me, please do. It’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited, which also means Prime Reading/Lending library, too!:
That’s all for me for now, I hope it won’t be too long before we catch up again!
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