MY friend Jennifer does the most fun thing on her blog on Tuesdays-- Tuesday Teasers. http://jenniferloweryauthor.wordpress.com I love to go by, and this morning I pulled a teaser from an old manuscript, Mississippi Blues, the story of my heart.
Summer recognized Trey at once. No one else sounded like him. Genetics gave him a voice that sounded like it had to crawl across gravel to get out of his throat. She blinked the rain out of her eyes. Maybe she was seeing things. What was he doing on her doorstep in the middle of a rainy night? Of all the places she’d expected him to reappear, this wasn’t it. All the days and months she’d waited for him to show up and explain why he’d turned his back on Jace–and her–and he’d never bothered. Then she heard through the grapevine he joined the marines and took off for parts unknown.
For this manuscript to be the story of my heart is kind of funny. There's not a cowboy in sight. It's not set in the west, it's in the south (the title kind of gives that away), and I can't give it away.
Nope. Every editor I've ever subbed to hates it, two agents didn't want to represent it.
But I love it. I love Trey with his husky voice. I love that Summer is older. I love that Jace and Sammi find each other, when they are both broken.
It's the story I hope someday sells more than any other...
What is yours?