It’s a fun little snippet hop hosted by sexy lady Numero Uno, Sandra Bunino, where you’ll find teaser excerpts from authors’ unfinished and published work.
This week a very special anthology came out to celebrate romance authors’ real-life love stories. The specialness is that all profits are being donated to the organization Win (formerly Women in Need) who assist women and children finding themselves without homes. The anthology was put together by romance author and co-founder of New York’s Lady Jane Salon, Hope Tarr.
My contribution is a short piece called When You Come Home and it’s about loving my traveling soldier hubby for the past 23 years. “Black is the colour of my true love’s hair, his lips are like some roses fair.”~ Traditional Irish folksong that always makes me think of my real-life hero. I hope you enjoy this funny bit about our time in Germany.
Life was like a honeymoon.
When we weren’t working and studying, we saw castles and ruins, churches and rivers. We learned what really old was, comparing the thousands of years of European history to the hundreds of years of U.S. history. We drove ridiculously fast on the Autobahn in a gold Opal Ascona we bought off a man named Ty who I’m sure sold hoopties to many a newbie couple. We parked our car like the locals did—two wheels on the sidewalk and two on the narrow street, except for the first time I attempted to do it and landed the entire car on the sidewalk. It was one of the first times I’d truly heard Adrian crack up laughing. The embarrassment was worth it. My turn to snicker came the first time we ordered from a German restaurant counter and Adrian came away with a plate full of potatoes, potatoes and potatoes. That’s what he got for ordering by picture. Of course he had to play it off like that was the best darn meal of his life.
Now off you go for some tantalizing snippets by some outstanding authors! Click here to get to those Mid-Week Teases…
I’ll be back next week with some fresh fiction for you. See you then and have an outstanding day!