Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Jake and Ernie were having a nice conversation with the girls when a noise caught Jake's attention. "Is someone out there?" he yelled.


It was Maggie. She had decided she'd been a little harsh with Jake and came to apologize. She was already stepping onto the yacht when she spotted the girls and blew her stack. "You son of a bitch! One night away from me and you're already fooling around. And to think I was going to apologize to you. Well you can just go to hell and take your friend Ernie with you." That said, she stormed off with Jake chasing after her.

Maggie was already off the yacht before Jake could stop her. While they stood there arguing on the dock, Dana and Ashley decided they'd better leave. They said good bye to Ernie and walked off. Unfortunately for Jake, they passed him and Maggie as they walked down the dock. "Bye Jake," they said in unison. "It was nice meeting you." The two bikini clad suntanned beauties squeezed past Jake and Maggie leaving their coconut oil scent trailling behind.

Jake tried to calm Maggie down. "Come on Mags. Come back on board. Let me show you around," he pleaded.

"Why would you want me on board? I'd just cramp your style."

"We just met them," he said. "They were visiting my neighbor and offered to share their Danish."

"And what else did they offer to share?"

If you'd like to read more scene snippets from my soon to be published novel SUMMER RAIN, please check out my Facebook author page at:  https://www.facebook.com/joanharrisauthor.

Thanks for reading. See you in a few days.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Here's something a little different today. I've started to share scene snippets from my soon to be published novel "SUMMER RAIN" on my Facebook page "Jake and Maggie Maguire" (my main characters in the series). You'll find the first two scene snippets on that page.

Scene Snippet #3: 

Jake smiled as he held the door open for the young woman. She was stunning in her red dress and high heels. He couldn't take his eyes off her as he got in line for his morning coffee. Turning to him she said, "Is it always this busy?"


"Usually," Jake replied. "It's a very popular place. After all this is Newport Beach."


"I'm supposed to meet a friend here," she said. "I hope I can find him in this crowd." As she looked around the coffee shop, her long blond hair flipped up and caught the tip of his nose. She smelled of strawberries.


Jake couldn't help himself, "If you don't find him, I'd be happy to share a table with you." She gazed back with a warm smile. He wondered what she was thinking. Probably something along the lines of - Why is this guy flirting with me? Doesn't he know how old he is? Although he is kind of cute, with those sparking blue eyes and touch of gray. Very distinguished actually, in a casual way, and not in bad shape either.

Thanks for reading. See you in a few days.


BTW - If you'd like to read the first two scene snippets, you can see them on my author page at:  https://www.facebook.com/joanharrisauthor