Sweet Saturday Samples

From CEOs Don’t Cry:

Mark and his friend Bryce are discussing the figure-eight demolition derby race that Bryce has won for the last six years.

“Competition’s always tough. Never let your guard down. Hey, while I’m thinking of it…” Bryce leaned forward and pulled his wallet out of his back pocket. He flipped it open, withdrew two tickets, and handed them to Mark. “I got a couple extra tickets with my entrance fee. The rest of the guys are getting in with the pit crew, so I thought you could use them.”

“Thanks.” Mark reached for the tickets. They were curled from the fold in Bryce’s wallet. “I only need one.”

“Take ‘em both. You never know.” Bryce winked at him.

Mark pressed his lips tightly together and counted. When he was calm, he asked, “What craft do you bring to the Ladies Night Out gatherings? I always thought you could make jewelry out of petrified bird crap like that guy I saw on the Tonight Show a couple years ago.”

“Very funny. It’s three weeks away,” Bryce insisted, pushing the extra ticket back at Mark. “Lots of things can happen between now and then.”

Mark took the tickets and stuffed them in his wallet. “The most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen is not going to end up in Carterville solely to go on a date with me. Let me know if you need the extra one back. I’m sure it won’t get used and it’s a shame to waste it.”

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12 comments

  1. Love the title! Sample makes we want to read more.

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  2. Why is it I feel that the most beautiful woman IS going to show up and go out with him. Hold on to that extra ticket, Mark!! Great excerpt! Am reading Sucker for a Hot Rod now.

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  3. Hope Mark keeps that ticket. I have a feeling things are about to change for him.

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  4. I bet she will show up at the Demo Derby!

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  5. Someone had better on their eyes and soon.

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  6. Isn't he just tempting fate with his hardheaded ungracious attitude? LOL Great sample.

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  7. Nice! I can't wait to start reading it!

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  8. mirriamsmyth · ·

    Great sample! Read the title twice to make sure I was reading it right, lol. Can't wait to read more!

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  9. Yeah, that title is an attention grabber for sure. Great excerpt too.

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  10. I have a feeling he's going to be needing that ticket! Nice sample.Here's mine: http://diannehartsocksalex.wordpress.com/sweet-saturday-samples-2/

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  11. Thanks, everyone, for stopping by! CEOs Don't Cry is one of my favorite titles.

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  12. HA! Love this sample… I think Mark must be pretty vulnerable right now – I can bet he's gonna be using that ticket, one way or the other! 😀

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