Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bros Before Hoes is Easier When Gardening

Time again for Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday!




I'm continuing with snippets from my new release, True Blue, the first book in my True Blue Trilogy. (You can catch up on the earlier excerpts here.) Hey, notice that "trilogy" part in the series title? There are indeed three parts to this coming-of-age saga, and the eBooks are now all available! Check out the three gorgeous covers my daughter created for me. I just LOVE them! You can buy one or all of them here, and I'm having a Facebook Launch Party with games and giveaways next Saturday (Oct. 1) from 9-1 Central Time. Come join the fun!


This week's snippet shows another side of Billy Joe, the jokester in the group. He and Wade and Jeana were watching Shane on the afternoon movie together at Wade's house, and Billy Joe witnesses a look Jeana and Wade shared because Wade was trying to hide his tears at the end when Shane left. This part takes place after Billy Joe gets home.

Wade had been his best friend for as long as either of them could remember, but the knot in Billy Joe's stomach made him afraid that was about to change.

Because of Jeana.

Billy Joe had been in love with Jeana since they were four years old and she'd told him he was funnier than Bugs Bunny. She was the smartest girl he’d ever known, but not too smart to like most of the same goofy stuff he liked. She was also the prettiest girl he’d ever seen, but what made her even prettier was that she didn't seem to know it. He loved the way her hazel eyes looked really green if she got mad when he was teasing her—which was all the time—and he loved how she never backed down from an argument, but what he loved the most was her smile and the way he could make her laugh so hard that her eyes almost disappeared.

And he knew Jeana loved him too, but only as a brother. For a while now, he’d been noticing how Wade looked at her when he thought no one was watching, and today he’d seen her looking at Wade the same way. She never looked at him like that, and seeing her look at Wade had felt like somebody punching him in the gut, but the scariest thing was how mad at Wade it had made him feel. What kind of a best friend did that make him?


I think I'll do one or two more snippets from this book before I move on to Book Two. Can't wait? You can buy True Blue here. ;-) And please do also check out the other Snippet Sunday folks and the Weekend Writing Warriors. Something for everyone among these talented writers!

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15 comments:

  1. Ah, unrequited love. The poor lad has a problem.

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  2. A sad but true to life situation, very well described!

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  3. Aw, this is both sweet and a little heart-breaking. I hope she notices how much he loves her!

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  4. Ah, poor kid. They're growing up.

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  5. Oh the eternal conundrum. When it comes to the heart, who do you choose? Great snippet, Joyce, and congrats on the upcoming release. :)

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  6. A puppy-love love triangle, with complications. Great set up and can't wait to see how it plays out.

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  7. Aww man, poor Billy Joe. I hope he comes to terms before their happy little trio splits apart! Great snippet.

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  8. Oh dear. I feel all of Billy Joe's pain and disappointment.

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  9. Fab excerpt. You did that so well.

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  10. Oh, darn. Young love is hard enough without best friends as rivals. I could really feel his despair/confusion.

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  11. Unrequited love is no fun. It's tough to remember you're not owed anything because of your feelings, sometimes.

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  12. Aww, poor kid. Love how you described it, could really feel what he was going through.

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  13. Aw, well, it had to be one of them. Bummer.

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  14. Poor guy. I could really feel the emotion in this. Nicely done.

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  15. Congrats on all the releases! And this is going to turn into one interesting puppy-love triangle. Love the inner thoughts he has.

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