CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!
AND THE WINNER IS…
ALLYSON BRANN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!
Welcome to the Girly Book Blog hop!! It should be a lot of fun. When you’re finished here, just click on the link below to go back to the list of participating hoppers to find your next blog!
Now on with the hop! Today we’re all chatting about those characters that sometimes get missed in the discussion—the secondary characters. These are the best friends, the coworkers, the ex-boyfriends and anyone else who is important to our main character. But just because they are secondary characters doesn’t mean they don’t play an important role in the book. They are often the confidant, the support system, and the person who helps to get our main character into sticky situations!
In my newest release FALLING FOR YOU, my favorite secondary character is Paige. She is another one of the girls who goes on the dating reality show in the hopes to find true love. She doesn’t find love, but she does find a best friend. Paige and Cassidy become quick friends, deciding that staying together is a better plan than facing Zoe Oliver, the blonde bombshell with a size-two jiggle-free ass, alone. Zoe is every girl you’ve ever hated. Together Paige and Cassidy stave off Zoe’s sarcasm and try to survive competing for the affections of the same guy.
And here’s a little secret…Paige is getting her own book!! On Feb 11, 2013, STUCK ON YOU releases featuring Paige in an all new reality TV romance. It’s not a dating show, but there’s lots of behind the scene steaminess! Love to hate Zoe? She’s back and you’ll never believe what she’s up to now!
How about a little excerpt?
Cassidy followed Paige and sat beside her on the sofa in the middle of the room, balancing the plate of food on her knees. She glanced at Paige’s plate wondering how a person could choose strawberries and celery when you had fancy sandwiches, tortes, pies, and salads to pick from.
“Not hungry?” Cassidy asked.
“Oh no, I’m starved. But there’s no way I’m eating all those calories when I have to go on television tomorrow. I’ve heard the camera adds ten pounds and I really don’t need any extra. Well, unless they could add it to my boobs.”
Cassidy evaluated her own plate. It wasn’t overflowing, but it wasn’t celery, either. “Hmm, you’re probably right.” She took a bite of chocolate cake. “But if I starved myself, I’d be cranky and trust me, no one would want to see that on TV.” She savored the taste of the creamy chocolate as it melted in her mouth.
“Maybe you should follow her lead and put your fork down,” a voice said, dripping with disdain.
Cassidy swallowed her bite. Of course, the voice belonged to the prettiest girl in the room. She had long blonde hair, vibrant blue eyes, and legs that could walk across the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
“Why, exactly?” Cassidy paused, her fork poised above the cake.
“She’s right about the camera.” The girl eyed Cassidy up and down as she stirred a tall glass of iced tea. “But I guess you’re not much competition anyway, are you? You may as well enjoy your cake while you’re still here.” The girl snickered and sauntered away.
“Wow. Who was that bitch?” Cassidy stabbed the cake and took another bite just to spite the bitchy blonde’s jiggle-free, size two ass as it walked away.
“That’s Zoe Oliver. She’s some big-shot singer or something. I bet she’s going to win this whole thing.”
“Well she can’t be that big if we’ve never heard of her.” Cassidy watched Zoe laughing with another girl and tried to decide if she’d ever heard of her before. “Although there is something sort of familiar about her—like I’ve seen her picture on a magazine in the checkout counter at the grocery store or something. But that can’t be right, can it?”
“No. It wouldn’t be fair to put someone famous on here with the rest of us.” “You’re probably right,” Cassidy said, deciding she really didn’t recognize the girl.
Zoe glanced up and caught Cassidy staring at her. A smile slowly spread across Zoe’s face as she turned to whisper to the girl next to her who laughed in response.
“We better watch out for her,” Cassidy said, setting down her plate on the cocktail table.
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