Hump Day Hook ~ Speaking of Moms

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Welcome to the Hump Day Hook! This is a weekly blog hop in which authors give you a peek at their work. To check out the other authors participating in this event, click here. You may just discover your next read!

My little piece is from Deja Vu, available at Amazon and Amazon UKand is actually posted in conjunction with my appearance on the Elodie Parkes: Erotic Romance blog. (Thanks again, Elodie!) 

In this snippet, the reader is introduced to Darcey St. Claire’s mother. Mrs. St. Claire was born in Bristol, the largest city in the south west of England (according to my research).

Portrait of biracial familySherrie St. Claire was not an excitable woman and took life as it came, trying to find the good in all situations. Her main role in the St. Claire family was to soothe the veins that often throbbed in Darcey’s father’s forehead.

It was Sherrie who had stood between the two of them when she declared that she was dropping out of college and moving to Myrtle Beach with René. It had been Sherrie who had smoothed those lines in her father’s forehead when René had lost his job and they needed money for the rent. And Sherrie who had driven her home from the airport, broken. Held her through her father’s tirades all the while smiling sweetly.

“Mom?”

“Still sick, are you?”

“Not really. I’ve got something to tell you and I think you should be sitting.”

“Dear Lord.”

*** And The Contest!***

BookCoverImageAmazonThanks for stopping by and remember to visit Elodie! She’s hosting a contest for me and here’s how to enter – Give me a very British phrase for Sherrie to use in the next installment of the Rose Gold Collection (Darcey has other things her mother will need to be sitting to hear) and you could be the winner of a $10.00 gift card and have a special acknowledgement from me in the next book!

9 thoughts on “Hump Day Hook ~ Speaking of Moms

  1. It’s never good if you have to ask the person to sit down first, lol. Can’t wait to find out what sort of bomb her daughter is about to drop. Nice hook!

  2. Very nice hook. “You’d better sit down” is a phrase I dread when uttered by a family member.

    I’m not far from Bristol – nice museum, fun zoo, cracking folk club. 🙂 Being Human [uk] was filmed there if that’s any help for the visuals. As for phrases a lot depends on where Sherrie comes from originally and on her class, that’s still a HUGE thing in the UK. One of my favourites to express surprise is “well, I’ll go to the foot of our stairs”.

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