Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sensational Secondary Characters Giveaway

In honor of this blog hop, I will share a scene from  my newest WIP, Frequent Flyer. Colin and Hope cannot have a relationship, since she's his son's principal and he's her doctor. However, they seem to have a problem staying away from each other. In this scene, they face their friends who just found out they kissed.

Read the excerpt below and tell me what you think:

     Taking a deep breath, Colin followed Hope out the laundry room door. He knew Tim would have a lot to say, but he had to deal with Hope first. Although she wanted him to forget the kiss, he couldn’t. No way. No how. It was too damn good and it had been way too long since he felt the sparks fly. Sure, he’d dated a little since Beth, but he never felt that connection.  And of course it had to be with someone who didn’t want it. 
     They walked to the table and all eyes ogled them. 
     Tim beamed, wiggling his eyebrows at them both . “There’s the two lovebirds.”  
     Hope turned around and walked to Kelly in the kitchen, ignoring her friend’s questioning eyes. 
     With a shrug, Colin sat and knocked back his 1/2 cup of Coke. “Sure could use a beer about now.”
     “So -” Scott leaned forward and whispered. “What’s going on, bro?”
     Colin shook his head. “Nothing. Can it.” From the corner of his eye, he saw Kelly and Hope make their way to the table, whispering to each other. Kelly carried a loaded platter of nachos. He didn’t have much of an appetite anymore. He tried to eye Hope, to see if she would talk to him, but she stood behind Kelly wiping the chair off with the Coke-drenched towel from earlier. 
     Before he could say anything, Tim butted in with his non-chalant self. “So, how long have you two been sucking face?”
      Hope stood with her mouth open. She held the rag up as if she was going to throw it at him. “Now wait just a minute, Mister. You’re going on like a twelve year old reading Playboys in the dugout. You don’t even know what we were doing. If I were you, I’d keep my mouth shut and my head out of the gutter.” Hope threw the rag, and stormed out to the back patio. 
     Kelly held up her hands and slapped them back down on her legs. “Now you’ve done it. She’s furious. Tim, really.” She stomped off to the kitchen.
     Holding his arms up, Tim asked, “What?”
     Scott shook his head. “You done blown it this time, Tim-O. Now everyone’s pissed at you. When’s the last time you saw Colin kiss anyone? Geez.” Scott leaned forward and started in on the nachos. 
     Colin stood and faced his friend. He didn’t know what to do. It had been a while since he had to deal with an angry woman, plus his best friend being a jerk.
    Tim quirked his head to the side. “I was just having a little fun.”
     “You’re being a  prick.” He headed toward the patio. First, he had to face the woman who he needed to convince that they had something. Later, he’d deal with Tim.

In honor of secondary characters, I will be giving away an Ebook copy Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey. Shannon's characters are hilarious and real. Her secondary characters are so loved, that she often creates new stories about them. Exclusively Yours starts the whole Kowalski series off! Enter with the Rafflecopter below.

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  1. I can't wait to read this! It's great getting to know you. Chloe sounds so fun:)

  2. I love Chloe! Can't wait for this book to be published!

  3. Ooh, this looks great! Can't wait for the release! And I want that Shannon Stacey book too. ;)

  4. "Who put an umbrella up your tutu?" ROTFLMAO That's one of the best lines I've ever read! Hee! Loved the excerpt, Melinda! :)

  5. OMG I loved the excerpt! I have that I will have to wait until June 2013!! Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey is actually on my wishlist so I love that there is a chance to win it!!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  6. Exclusively Yours sounds amazing, I am adding it to my wish list and getting if I don't win.

  7. This sounds so good! I say, hurry and finish it, Melinda! :-)

  8. Two for the price of one today! LOL So missing reading FF and I really like this scene, but I want the whole build up--and the actual kiss! When do I get to read more? Loving Hope and Colin!

  9. secondary characters are oftentimes the foils or those who get to say the things the hero or heroine wouldn't dare to say. good job!

  10. well, okay I want Exclusively yours because I love hilarious secondary characters.

  11. NO ONE use the laundry room to do laundry! Great meeting you. Hope you'll hop over to my blog and become a follower, too! Have a great weekend! xo cindy

  12. Exclusively Yours sounds great!
    I love this except. Good luck with your WIP! :)

  13. Oh your book sounds wonderful, I can't wait to read it! I love this excerpt! I would love a chance at winning Exclusively yours! That sounds great:) Hope you have a great weekend!