The Guilty Indulgence bloghop post is here.
Today, I’ll show you another snippet of Editorial Board while we are on a temporary hiatus from Becoming Clissine (Bastia, Book One). Bastia snippets will resume a little closer to the release date of October 20th. 🙂
In case you’re new to Editorial Board, here are a few snippets plus a character post from earlier. The setup? Prima donna author ticks off firm but wise editor. I’m sure none of us can identify with either character in this scenario. 😀 In this week’s snippet, Spring’s sassy mouth gets her in trouble.
Before the words fully left my mouth, I pressed my eyes shut so I wouldn’t have to watch the dull red flood her cheeks. The audible intake of breath was enough. Then again, I wasn’t entirely sure if the gasp were hers.
“I’m sorry,” I offered, but at a crash my eyes flew open.
“I should put you over my lap and spank the brattiness out of you right now.”
I would have laughed if she hadn’t stood up. I would have laughed if she hadn’t put a hand on my shoulder and the nether regions of my stomach hadn’t executed a twisting, turning thirty-foot dive worthy of an Olympic gold medal. I would have laughed if the clatter of her jewel-toned bracelets hadn’t made all the more clear that yet again her touch had rendered me immobile.
Award-winning author Spring Meadows and newspaper-turned-literary editor Rachel Templeton have one thing in common: they can’t stand each other. Spring is sure that her bestselling talents single-handedly keep her publishing company afloat, while Rachel would like nothing better than to take this smart-mouthed, button-pushing prima donna down a peg or two. When Spring makes the fatal mistake of accusing Rachel of sexual misconduct, Rachel decides to teach her a lesson.
“What is an author to an editor?” Spring asks herself. If only she had been prepared for Rachel’s answer…