Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Special Guest: Marcia Carrington

Today my guest is Marcia Carrington!  

A little bit about Marcia...

Marcia Carrington writes about the human condition, exploring what makes people tick, but in an upbeat and optimistic tone. She is an interested observer of popular culture, and fan of cinema from all eras and countries, especially from the 1930-1970s. Marcia is a long-time soap opera viewer, watching daytime, and night time serials from a very young age.

She's also a food connoisseur, with a particular love of chocolate, and coffee. The morning coffee has always been a staple for Marcia, and something which she cannot do without. There is just something about the fresh aroma of coffee early in the morning, and anytime for that fact, which proves irresistible to her.


Thank you so much Jan for having me on your blog today. I would like to offer your readers and blog followers an excerpt from my new novella, BRANDY’S SUMMER IDOL, which will be released on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, I-Tunes and Amazon on the 12th August 2015. It is a section from the novella’s second chapter which springboards the action for the remainder of the story. Thank you again for this opportunity.

~ Marcia

Brandy had risen from the bed, and was walking around the bedroom listlessly. She heard what was going on downstairs, and went to check from her balcony. Brandy peered down, sighting Garth with Ryan, seeing him shirtless, and her eyes widened. She took in Ryan’s blond hair, tight body, the slow but sensual way he did things, and was spellbound by him. Brandy looked away for a moment, thinking she was seeing things, and again took a peek at Ryan. Her eyes ran all over him, and she studied him carefully. She had never seen anyone so handsome, so rugged, and this triggered something inside of her, something she had never felt before. There were great-looking guys in high school, but they were nothing compared to the man she was ravishing with her eyes at the moment. Ryan had now completed his job, and grinned at Garth.
“Can you start the car?” Ryan said, leaning on the front of the car.
“Sure,” Garth said, moving into the driver’s seat, and turning on the ignition. The roar of the engine pleased Garth, and he smiled with happiness. Ryan closed the hood, and approached the driver’s side of the car.
“Looks like it’s okay, but reverse it, and then run it in drive,” Ryan said. Garth nodded, with Ryan backing away from the car, and did as he said. The car was again working, and Garth breathed a sigh of relief as he exited the car, closing the door.
“Thanks Ryan.”
“No trouble,” Ryan said, with a subtle smile.
At this point, Ryan could sense he was being watched from somewhere, but the vibe he was receiving was not a negative one. He peered off into the houses opposite to see whether it was emanating from there, but there was no one around in those homes. Seeing this, Ryan knew it must have been coming from behind him, and turned around. When he did, Ryan noticed Brandy observing him from the balcony, and their eyes connected. Brandy shyly looked away from him, but as she turned back to Ryan, threw him a sly smile, as he did the same. Garth saw what had transpired, and chuckled.
“That’s my daughter, Brandy.” Ryan and Brandy continued looking at each other, which Garth witnessed with bemusement. Ryan was hooked on watching Brandy, as was she, and they could not stop their exchange. This was interrupted by a loud voice which appeared to originate from Brandy’s bedroom.
“Brandy, answer me…” It was Agnes, and she had entered Brandy’s room. She was absolutely chilled to see the eye play between Ryan and Brandy, and her face filled with horror. “Come inside right now young lady,” Agnes said, as Brandy reluctantly left her perch, and smiled solemnly at Ryan. Ryan turned back to Garth, with an expression of confusion.

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  1. Thank you so much for the chance of being on your blog Jan!

    1. It was a joy getting to know you and your work better, Marcia!