Sneak Peek – Looking WAY ahead…

Sneak Peek – Looking WAY ahead…

Book #7, “Dream Home”, will be released in just twelve days.  But I’ve got a sneak peek this morning from the next book, #8, which will be out in October.  This is from the very first chapter…

About a month ago, we decided to host a Halloween party, and – stupid me – I mentioned that I thought it would be cure if Brian and I coordinated our costumes.  Mom being Mom, she had an idea right away: we could go as characters from “Navy Cops,” or whatever that show is actually called.

Mom was very excited.  She said that Brian could dress up as Mark Harmon and I could be the peppy, goth-looking forensic scientist.  I had to take her word for all that – I’ve never actually sat down and watched an entire episode.  But apparently it’s very popular.  Dad certainly loves it, and clearly it’s grown on Mom.  Or, maybe, it’s just Mark Harmon that’s grown on Mom, but I’m not saying that out loud.

Anyway, it seemed as good an idea as any, and Brian didn’t really care one way or the other.  I would have done it, but then I had second thoughts when we sat down to try and figure out where to go to actually get the costumes.  I started to feel weird about being a cop, even for just a few hours.  Unpleasant memories started to push their way to the front of my brain, and – well, that was that.

A couple of days later, I was at the hospital, chatting with a patient, and she had the TV on in her room.  She was watching an old rerun of “I Dream of Jeannie” and I had my brainstorm.  Brian could dress up as Major Nelson, and I could be Jeannie.

It sounded like fun, at the time.  And Brian was fine with it.  But, now, looking at myself in the bedroom mirror, I realize just how terrible an idea it was.

I look ridiculous with this awful blonde wig   And Barbara Eden might have been around my age when she played Jeannie, but I don’t have anything like her body.  Our measurements don’t exactly match – I have too much belly and not enough chest to properly wear this outfit!  And, to top it off, I don’t have the faintest idea how they managed to keep her navel covered.  Unless I tape these horrible harem pants to myself, I’m going to be showing my belly button to half the town – not to mention most of my coworkers and all my children’s friends.

This is part of Sneak Peek Sunday – just CLICK HERE to see sneak peeks of work from a whole bunch of other fantastic indie authors!

And you can find the first six books of the Dream Series on Amazon, right HERE!

 

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