This or That: First Lines

 

This week’s This or That contest is First Lines. For a chance to win let me know in the comments which excerpts you like best! All comments are entered in the drawing!!

 

 

 

 

A BABE IN TOYLAND (featured in IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE MISTLETOE…)

 

“If one more guy offers to jingle my bells, I’m going to dump a pitcher of beer over his happy-holidaying head.”

“’Tis the season, goodwill toward drunken men, and all that.” Rita Cole winked at the other waitress before shifting a glass-filled tray from her shoulder to the teak bar. Bright lights, chrome and flowering vines were supposed to make the Asbury Park yuppie bar welcoming and innocu-ous. But the goody-goody decor didn’t hide the meat-market vibe.

“Consider it a gift,” Rita suggested. Life was hard enough without getting uptight over petty stuff. And any guys haunting this bar were inevitably going to be petty. “They get a few harmless fantasies and you get a sweet tip. Everyone’s happy.”

 

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CHRISTMAS WITH A SEAL

 

If she had a fairy godmother, Frankie Silvera would be sending her a big ol’ thank-you bouquet for giving her the perfect opportunity to make some of her naughtiest dreams come true.

Or maybe it was her creative muse.

This was the kind of place that definitely inspired creativity. The Las Vegas penthouse was a kaleidoscope of sensations. Neon lights glinted off sparkling chandeliers, sending colorful sparkles over the crowd of partyers. Dressed in everything from sequins to plastic, denim to silk, bodies filled the room, covering the leather couches, perched on chrome stools around the horseshoe bar and flowing onto the dance floor.

Accentuating it all were intense music, free-flowing booze and men. So, so many men.

 

 

So… This or That? Comment to enter the drawing for a digital copy of either It Must Have Been the Mistletoe… or Christmas with a SEAL, winners’ choice! The winner will be announced on Sunday.

 

 

 

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