Dust It Off Bloghop: Excerpt


I'm back with the second day of Theresa Paolo and Cortney Pearson's three part Dust It Off Bloghop.

Before I share my excerpt, I'd like to thank everyone who read and commented on Thursday's post. The positive response Kyra and I have gotten has been overwhelming, and we're now giving serious consideration to reviving the story.

For those of you who were wondering, Kyra and I wrote a character each. Kyra wrote Tori, and I wrote Caitlin, and we alternated a chapter each.

Now without further ado, onto today's post.

Post your favorite excerpt (300-350 words)

For my excerpt I've gone with a girly moment between Tori and Caitlin. Enjoy!

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Sorry, Noah, I've got to go, I said, smiling apologetically. I think the hangover is finally kicking in.

He gave me a sympathetic smile and squeezed my hand, Go get your head down for a bit, that should help."

Yeah, I think I might.” I pulled my hand away as if he'd burnt it. Catch you later.

Yeah, see you later, he called, as I rushed off.

As soon as I was out of the canteen, I closeted myself in the women's dressing room.

The sooner I get things resolved with Jack, the better.

After a few minutes, there was a knock at the door, followed by Tori's voice.

Caity, are you in there? she asked. Are you okay?

I opened the door, sure my face told her just how I was feeling.

Noah mentioned that you weren't feeling well and I guessed you'd be in here, she said. What happened?

Nothing. He spoke to me and I freaked out." I shook my head and flopped down on one of the chairs.

This just proves the sooner you talk to Jack, the better you'll feel. She rested her hand reassuringly on mine.
Yeah, I know. It'll just be getting through the next few days that'll be the problem. I picked up the magazine that was on the dressing tabled, flicked through it, then dropped it down again. When did you see Noah anyway? I thought you were with Rob and Danny.

He came and joined us just after you left, and then they started talking about guy stuff, so I left them to it.”

Oh right. He wasn't pissed with me, was he? 'Cos I brushed him off pretty abruptly.”

No, he didn't seem it. He was just worried you were coming down with something.”

Well, that's good at least, I said, feeling reassured that Noah didn't think I was insane.

Grateful for Tori's constant comforting words; we linked arms and headed to the studio.

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21 comments:

  1. I love moments like this between friends! Poor Caitlin, she really has a lot of boyfriend drama lol!

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    1. Me too. It's good having a best friend to reply on. Yeah, poor Caity, lots of drama in her life!

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  2. I'm intrigued! Who is this Jack creature and is poor Noah about to have his heart broken? Thank goodness for friends: they always see you through the worst :)

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    1. Thank goodness for friends indeed!

      Thanks for the comment, glad you liked it. :)

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  3. So do the men come between the friends? I'm curious about what happens.

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    1. Ah, that would be telling! ;) Hopefully we can revieve this story, and then you'll be able to find out. ;)

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  4. Friend moments are the best especially since I can almost always relate to them. This scene is one I feel like I have lived over and over again. You captured Tori's concern and Caitlin's frustration with the situation perfectly. I am so happy you and Kyra are thinking about reviving this. Your pitch hooked me and your excerpts have only made me want to read more.

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    1. Thank you so much for you comment, I'm so pleased you liked it, and want to read more of the story.

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  5. Cute. :) Thank goodness for friends to help us through our stupid moments!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it. :)

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  6. This is fun because we get two excerpts from the same book, lol! Just read Kyra's. Sounds like a great mix of characters and conflicts you guys have!

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    1. Thanks. Nice to hear you liked it. :D

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  7. I love the dual excerpts from you and Kyra! I get double the fun and more info! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the excerpts. :D

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  8. Such a great friend moment! As Danielle said, the dual posts are very cool. :)

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    1. Thanks! Pleased you enjoyed the excerpts. :D

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  9. This was fun to read, I love reading about great friendships.

    Andrea

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    1. Thank you. Great to know you liked it.

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  10. I really like this, Clare. Strong female friendships in novels are always wonderful to read. I definitely want to read more.
    It is so nice to meet you via Pam. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words.

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    1. Thank you for the kind and encouraging words, Susan.
      It's nice to meet you too, so great that I discovered you via Pam. And you're welcome. Your novel excerpt really moved me.

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  11. This is the first I've read of Caitlin and Tori but I'm very intrigued :) Waiting to see what happens between her and Noah :)

    Happy writing!
    -Megan

    http://mjwauthor.blogspot.com

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