Thanks a million for all your comments on the witch story. It’s waiting in line in the editorial queue at Dreamspinner, so this week I’m posting from a different story. I thought I’d shared from this one before but can’t find any evidence of that.
This snippet is from the book I’m calling The Oregon Coast Story for now, in which two friends buy an abandoned hotel in central Oregon and turn it into a tiny west coast version of P-town. It’s a contemporary with a little drama and a little angst, and more than a little sexy-times. If all goes well it’ll be released in September of next year.
Eric is MC #1 and we’re in his POV; Nathan is the BFF.
“This place is falling down. I can’t believe you dragged me all the way out here.” Eric crossed his arms over his chest and glared at Nathan.
Nathan laughed. “Did you just harrumph out loud?”
“You didn’t answer my question.”
“You didn’t ask a question, darling. But if you had, I’d say we’re here so we might as well get out and look around.”
Thanks for reading!
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This shows a lot about their characters and how easy their relationship is. Nicely done, Charley.
“Did you just harrumph out loud?” made me laugh out loud and now my rats think I’m nuts. This looks like it’s going to be a fun read.
Don’t worry, I’m sure they figured that out a long time ago. 😉
Thanks for commenting, P.T.!
harrumph out loud? I love it!
Thanks, Iris! 🙂
I love Nathan! And I’m sure I’ll like Grumpy Eric, too. 😀
You have such a gift for great characters, Charley! 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! I always love your characters, so that means a lot to me. 🙂
I love Nathan already! I have yet to see whether Eric will stop being a grumpy-pants, but Nathan is too funny. 🙂
Thanks, Amalie! It’s a Romance, so maybe he will… 😉
Loving Nathan. Great snippet
Thanks, Cecilia! 🙂
haha, great, snappy dialogue, made me smile! 🙂
Awesome! I love making people smile. 😀
Thanks for commenting, EE.
Great set up. Nathan saying darling kind of threw me. He’s Eric’s best friend and the darling kind of put him a different light. If he’s going to be more, then the darling might be fine, but to keep with a little mystery, I’d save it for later.
Thanks, Jaimi! And thanks for helping me decide on next week’s snippet. 😉
Fun snippet- I’m already interested in your characters and the challenge they face.
Thanks, Alexis! 🙂
I like these characters and their bantering. Great job!
Thanks, Nancy! 🙂
“Did you just harrumph out loud?”–Love it!!! Great excerpt. 🙂
Thanks for commenting, Jennifer! 🙂
Fun excerpt that sets the dynamics between the two very nicely. Looking forward to more.
Might as well… great 8!