30 July 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples

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This is the first week of the great new Sweet Saturday Samples please enjoy

While The Brat is rated 'sensual' and PG, there is no violence or 'explicit' sex in The Brat.  There is some background reference, without details, to child abuse.

This is part of the opening scene in my debut novel The Brat published by The Wild Rose Press

From the shadow of the ancient yew tree, Benedict Kouvaris observed the two people standing at his mother’s graveside. The clergyman’s voice carried on the still air, as he intoned the funeral rites for the woman who’d sent him to another
country on his tenth birthday, two and a half decades ago.

He thrust his anger and confusion beneath the surface of his consciousness and focused his attention on the elegant Armani-suited woman, whose blonde hair contrasted with her black suit and concealed her face from view. The wind sighed through the branches, and the man beside him shifted from one foot to the other.

“Who is she?” He raised an eyebrow in query.

“Miss Williams, sir.” His mother’s solicitor, Mr. Cranborne, cleared his throat. “She cared for your mother for the last five years.”

30 comments:

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Very nice sample! Like the title. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank for coming by and your kind words.

Pamela Mason said...

Too short! Not enough! I want to read more!
Thanks for stopping by & commenting on mine Sherry.

Lindsay said...

Yes. To short. Much to short.

the1940mysterywriter said...

The Brat was one of the best books I've read this year. Thanks so much for sharing with us, Sherry.
Gunnar

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Pamela, come backnext week! Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

LOL, Lindsay, I can only repeat myself! Please come back next week.

Sherry Gloag said...

Awe, Gunner, thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed The Brat.

Jenna said...

I like this beginning a lot. Nice set-up with enough left unsaid to make you want to read more. Great excerpt. And thanks for commenting on mine. I appreciate it!

Sherry Gloag said...

Thank you for your kind words and company. :-) Both are appreciated.

Felicia said...

Great way to set the scene and have people hankering for me.

Lisa Kumar said...

Ooh, do I sense a conflict in the air? She's dressed in Armani, but cared for his mother. He might think 'gold digger'. Lol, now I could be totally wrong--read too may Harlequin novels.

Marsha Ward said...

Great description of Miss Williams. Thanks for the peek at what sounds like an intriguing book, and for commenting on my excerpt.

Marsha Ward
Writer in the Pines

Lindsay said...

The Brat is going on my list of TBR

Spartan Heart Paranormal Romance Saga said...

Ohhh! Sounds awesome. I want to know what is going to happen next. It would be so awkward being in the characters shoes, being so intimate with the deceased, yet still being such an outsider.

Sandra Cox said...

Nice, Sherry.....

Joyce DiPastena said...

Great excerpt! I love your cover. :-)

Meg said...

Great sample - LOVE the title! :-)

diannehartsock said...

I wonder if he will ever forgive her. That would be hard. Very nice excerpt.

Sherry Gloag said...

Felicia, thanks for coming by and your kind words.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Lisa Kumar, he ends up not knowing what to think.
Please come back next week for more.

Sherry Gloag said...

Marsha Ward thanks for your kind words and for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Lindsay, thank you. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Gina and Ben have a special place in my heart.

Sherry Gloag said...

Spartan Heart Paranormal Romance Saga :-) you nailed it. Thanks for dropping in.

Sherry Gloag said...

Good to see you here, Sandra, thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Joyce DiPastena, Thanks for cming by, the cover is certainly eye-catching :-)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, Meg. My heroine turned up out of the blue, gave me tht title, and we went from there. LOL

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for coming by, diannehartsock. Yeah, he has some mega issues to handel when he discovers the truth behind his mother's actions.

Jessica K said...

Brilliant, compelling beginning!

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thank you, Jessica.