Monday, April 14, 2014

My first Excerpt

I've been wanting to share a blurb and excerpt with you for a while now, but, is blurb writing hard to anyone else? Plus, wouldn't it be cooler if I had the pretty little cover to share too? I'm still waiting for the cover art , but my book releases (if all goes as planned) in 16 days!

So, I figured it was time to start putting some info out there about my book!

For now, I am writing strictly polygamous domestic discipline fiction. I have begun writing a series called Love Multiplied.  The first book in this series, Bride Two Soon should release at the end of the month!

All of my books are set in a fictional polygamous community whose belief is that the women are given a name from God about who their husband is supposed to be.

In the first book, Ben, a newlywed, finds out that another woman has given his name to the bishop as her future husband. But, to his dismay, the woman is Beth Anne, his wife Mollie's life long best friend! Mollie is livid, and even after earning a serious punishment from Ben, declares war on Beth Anne!  Best friends know everything about each other, including how to hit where it hurts! How much will they get away with before Ben figures it out? Will their friendship survive?

Here's a sneak peek!

In this scene, it is the first time the three of them have been together since learning the news that Ben and Beth Anne were to be married.  At Ben's instruction, Mollie has prepared a nice dinner, but she has a few tricks up her sleeve.  Ben has no clue what is going on between the women, and expects things to have returned to normal between them.



Beth Anne perused the offerings on the table. There was a chicken broccoli casserole topped with a golden cracker crust, a beautiful spinach salad with oranges, cranberries, avocados and glazed pecans, and buttery crescent rolls made from scratch.



Mollie had indeed out done herself. The rolls were about the only thing Beth Anne could eat without getting sick or causing herself serious discomfort and unpleasant side effects.



She wasn’t going to let Mollie see her get upset, however. She would have to be careful, and she would most definitely end up looking like a picky eater, but she would do her best to ensure that Mollie didn’t get the satisfaction of her emotions getting the best of her.



She dished herself a generous helping of salad, and a small spoonful of casserole and got to work on her plate, doing what was necessary to make it edible.



First, she carefully picked the pecans out of her salad before adding her dressing. Beth Anne had a mild tree nut allergy, and Mollie was well aware of that fact, but Mollie had been careful. By putting the nuts in a salad where Beth Anne could easily pick them out, she had sent a clear message without the risk of causing irreparable harm. While some people would have a severe allergic reaction just from eating things that had even come in contact with the nuts, Beth Anne would be fine, although she may have to excuse herself to the bathroom to sneak one of the Benadryl tablets she kept in her purse.



The casserole was a creamy concoction of chicken, broccoli and rice topped with a crunchy Ritz cracker topping. It too was carefully chosen and executed to send a clear message. Beth Anne had food sensitivities, and had never been able to eat broccoli without it causing her extreme nausea and excruciating stomach pains. Mollie knew that too.



She pushed the broccoli aside with her fork and began to eat slowly and deliberately, focusing on the conversation around her.



Ben was asking about the wedding, “How many bridesmaids will you have Beth Anne? I counted seven, is that right?”



“Six,” she corrected him. “I have six sisters.”



“I know that. I was counting Mollie. You still want her to be in our wedding, right? I mean, you were in our wedding—I just figured—I mean, it would be nice,” Ben stammered, looking between them uneasily as if he had just realized he had brought up a taboo subject. Men could be so clueless sometimes thought Beth Anne, meeting Mollie’s gaze across the table.



Truthfully, she wasn’t opposed to the idea of having Mollie in her wedding. It was what they had always planned on after all, but one glance at Mollie’s cloudy face showed exactly how she felt about that idea.


Too bad she had just given Beth Anne the perfect leverage to use against her. It was Ben’s wedding too, and if he wanted her in it as a symbol of their commitment as a family, that’s exactly what he would get


Okay, well that's all for today! I hope to have more info and a cover reveal for you soon! 


4 comments:

  1. Love the concept. Can't wait to see how this develops.

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    1. Thanks Cara! I'm excited for it to come out, and I can't wait to see how the next books in the series turn out!

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  2. I so can't wait to read this :) it sounds fascinating. While it was just an attempt at polyamory, I've lived in a situation where the two women involved with the man didn't like each other, so I can imagine that part. sighs, maybe if we'd had plural marriage because we believed in that, it would have worked out, but she and I were nasty to each other and we'd do those little things to each other that my ex-husband never noticed.

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    1. Thanks Joelle! I can't imagine what that situation would be like! The thing with this story, is that deep down, these women have a long history and really love each other. They just never planned on sharing a husband, and they have a ahem, painful, adjustment period! But the underlying theme is a story of friendship, as much as it is a story of romance!

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