June 12, 2013

Book Excerpt: Pretty Little Lies

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Today I have a special surprise; a excerpt of Jennifer Miller's Pretty Little Lies! I hope you guys and enjoy and if you're interested in Pretty Little Lies, and want to read more about it, there's links below that will take you Goodreads, Facebook, etc! Comment down below, I would love to hear what you think!


"I was the best baseball player on our team in college. My batting average was an amazing three ninety-six. Other players were close, but no one could outdo me. I would have definitely gone to the pros too if I hadn’t ripped a tendon in my shoulder.”
When he started this story he was just finding his love of baseball in junior high. Yes, it has gone on that long. Aside from the fact he loves to talk about himself and I’ve barely gotten a word in, this whole conversation is happening between him and my boobs. Not once has he made eye contact with me. Not. Once. Even when he introduced himself, he was looking at my chest. I wonder if he thinks they are going to start talking back to him.
“Tell me about what you do for a living.” I try to steer the conversation in a different direction.

Pretty Little Lies“I’m getting there,” he says brushing me off. “So after I hurt my shoulder, I tried to continue playing ball, but it didn’t take long for me to realize that my baseball career was over….” I’m barely listening to him. I just nod and make humming noises where it seems appropriate, while inhaling my tasty pasta. I briefly hope I’m not looking like a pig in front of him, but then I realize he doesn’t even notice - he’s still staring at my boobs. I wonder if I shake them in a shimmy, if his face would move quickly back and forth in time with my breasts. It could be amusing to test that theory.
I sigh to myself. I guess I have only myself to blame. I mean after we were seated I did ask him to tell me about himself. I just didn’t know that he would go on and on and on. He hasn’t asked one thing about me. At least I know why the man is still single.
“Are you finished, Miss?” The waiter is standing next to me and I didn’t even notice him appear, given my inner monologue. I look down to realize I am finished.
“Oh, um, yes, thank you very much.”
He looks to Daniel, “Sir?”
“Yes, I’m finished too,” he tells the waiter while still looking at my breasts. I can’t help it, I shake them just a little and holy hell! His head does move side to side a bit. Oh man, just wait until I tell Pyper about this. She’s going to tease me for days about how my boobs have magical mesmerizing abilities."

About The Book:

"A little lie can change the course of everything. . . Like every other eighteen-year-old in love, Olivia has dreams of spending forever with the love of her life. Luke is all she’s ever wanted – until she overhears something she was never meant to. In a matter of seconds, Olivia’s heart is shattered. Olivia handles it the only way she knows how - she runs- leaving behind her family, friends and the boy she loves. Seeking comfort and an escape, Olivia finds it in resident bad boy Deacon. He’s everything Luke isn’t – and that’s fine with Olivia. Now, seven years later, Olivia is older, wiser and headed back to Chicago looking forward to a fresh start and reconnecting with her best friend Pyper. What she doesn’t expect, is to come face to face with the boy she left behind and discover that even though she may have left, her feelings for him didn’t. Can Olivia put aside the pain in her heart and trust Luke? Will the ties to her past ever let her go, or will she continue to let her life be affected by pretty little lies?"

About The Author:

Jennifer    Miller"Author Jennifer Miller was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, but now calls Arizona home. Jennifer’s love of reading began when she was a small child, and only continued to grow as she entered adulthood. Ever since winning a writing contest at the young age of nine, when she wrote a book about a girl with a pet unicorn, she’s dreamed of writing a book of her own. Quickly learning that dreams don’t just fall into your lap, she knew she had to chase them herself and not be afraid to dream a little bigger. Most importantly, she is a wife and mother, and is very lucky to have a family that loves and supports her in all things. She also has an unhealthy addiction to handbags and chocolate covered strawberries, neither of which she cares to change. For more information about Jennifer and her books please visit www.jennifermillerwrites.com 

Follow Jennifer via: her Website | Goodreads Twitter Facebook | Pinterest "

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