Today for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m posting an excerpt from my upcoming New Adult contemporary romance Love’s Last Call about a geeky bouncer and the hot waitress he’s sure is out of his league. This week I have a fun bit of banter between the two leads.
(Disclaimer: scene–including punctuation–has been slightly tweaked to fit in 8 sentences)
“So, why is the bar called ‘Jezebel’s’?” he asked.
She tilted her head sideways to consider the question as her car glided down the freeway off-ramp. “Well, she is the patron saint of false prophets and fallen women.” She passed a hand over her body to emphasize her revealing clothing, like a lovely assistant on a game show gesturing to all the Fabulous Prizes.
“You’re a fallen woman, then?”
“Oh, yeah, loooong time ago. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
“I don’t think she was a saint.”
Hope you enjoyed! 🙂
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Lucy York is an aspiring mechanical engineer working as a shot girl serving watered-down drinks to drunken frat boys at Jezebel’s Bar & Lounge. The job isn’t so bad—it pays her bills, and she’s managed to make a surrogate family for herself at the bar. But now she’s ready to spread her wings and fly north to attend a university and, maybe, distance herself a little from the all-consuming social scene at Jezebel’s.
Then her boss hires a new bouncer, Norm, a literature dork who seems like everything a bouncer shouldn’t be: tall, gangly, sweet (and, you know, named Norman). But as she gets to know him, ol’ Norm turns out to be everything Lucy never knew she wanted and the best friend she’s ever had. He’s not a bad bouncer either.
One obstacle to their happily ever after: the owner has a strict no-dating rule for employees. If anyone at Jezebel’s finds out she’s dating a bouncer, Lucy will lose her job, her surrogate family, and the money she needs to go to college.
But, if she loses Norm, is she losing her best chance at happiness?
Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.
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