Teaser #2, Nicki Sosebee #10: LIES

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On Sunday (yes, Valentine’s Day), my husband and I and a couple of our kids are going to see the Deadpool movie. Hubby freely admits that he is a comic book nerd and always has been, and he is thrilled, because it looks like Deadpool’s been done right. The antihero is snarky, smart ass-y, and lots of fun. I’m looking forward to it. I love Ryan Reynolds anyway, but I love him even more when he’s dripping with dry sarcasm. This looks like one of his best roles yet. I realize it’s not for everyone. And it might be releasing in February, but it’s no rom-com. That’s okay, because I’m not that kind of girl anyway.

Well, neither is Nicki Sosebee, the main character in my series of the same name, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t need or want love. Today’s teaser—without giving anything away—shows Nicki struggling with some personal, emotional issues…but at least she has a friend who’ll listen. So, without further ado, here it is:

 

Nicki squeezed her eyes shut before more tears leaked out.

As she opened them, though, she saw JD again. He’d already served the young ladies at the other end and was back with her. Stupid man. Couldn’t see an invitation even when it was lined in gold. “Penny for your thoughts, Nicki.”

She ground her jaw together, hoping to bury the emotion, before she answered. “You don’t want to hear my thoughts, JD.”

He cocked an eyebrow. “Try me.”

If he’d thought she was there for his particular sexy ways of bartending, he was mistaken, and it was best to let him know right now. “They’re depressing as hell.”

He was undeterred. “Of course, they are. That’s why you’re drinking alone…on your damn birthday. And that’s why I’m telling you to let it all out. I’m a hell of a listener and what you tell me will go no further.” As if she needed more convincing, he nodded his head toward the end of the bar where the two girls sat chattering. “They don’t need me to listen, so shoot.”

The look in his eyes was so sincere, so inviting. How the hell could she say no?

She couldn’t. “How much time you got?”

You’ll get Nicki #10, Lies, in a little over two weeks—February 29, to be exact. Right now, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon, but don’t worry. It’ll be available on all sites on release day!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SbdkOP

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OZ3Yii

2 Responses

  1. My husband and I have plans to see Deadpool this weekend! A few friends said the movie is amazing.

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