It's another #throwbackthursday here on The Beautifully Inspired Blog. I'm sharing a post with you from exactly one year ago today. This post was originally written on my previous blog, Writing My Dreams. I recall the anticipation I felt when I first begin sharing scenes from book 2 in The House of BeJeweled.
So many things were happening at once, and the original release date was pushed back by unexpected events. During this particular period of my life, it seemed as Book 2 would not see the light of day any time soon. But now it's here and it's right on time. Read on...
Welcome to #writerwednesday. Here on Writing My Dreams, you will have sneak peeks at upcoming projects that I am working on, or my published books available on Amazon. Today I'm sharing a snippet from the second book in The House of BeJeweled series, entitled BeJeweled: What A Tangled Web We Weave. This #wip has just been returned from the editor, I'm proud to say. I plan to begin the edits this weekend.
This excerpt comes from Chapter 7:
LOVING HER MAN
Nikki got off work a little earlier that evening and arrived home around seven. Carlos was sitting in the parking lot on the hood of a car with a few of his boys, when she walked up to their complex.
She smiled at him and said hello to his friends. Carlos turned up a bottle of Jameson, guzzling with one eye closed, and watching her with the other eye.
“Now that’s how I like my woman Carlos…big round brown, firm tight waist, and glorious thighs to take me to heaven!” his friend Jacob crowed.
Carlos pulled the bottle down from his lips and licked them, never taking his eyes off Nikki.
“Yeah man…that’s how my Tasha is,” another of Carlos’ cronies Bud teased. “Them thighs be good for gripping a man tight, and taking him for a nice warm ride on a cold winter’s night,” he cackled before puffing on his cigarette.
Nikki rolled her eyes at both of them. She couldn’t stand Carlos’ friends and he knew it.
“Alright y’all chill now. Hey Ms. Nikki, you have a good day at work?” Devon asked. He was the one person she could stand. But she wouldn’t consider him a friend of Carlos.’ Devon was a neighbor that sometimes stopped to talk with the other two dummies and her husband. He was married, but he was a real nice guy and Nikki often wished Carlos would hang around him more and the other two less. She had hopes that some of his good ways would rub off on Carlos.
“Yes, I did Devon. Thanks for asking. Honey, I’m going upstairs to cook dinner. I’ll see you in a while,” she said, turning to Carlos.
He still had not said two words to her, but he kissed her full on the lips, never breaking eye contact with her.
Nikki was fired up inside when she reached the apartment. Not only had her husband not asked about her day, but he had stood by allowing his ‘friends’ to disrespect him and her. She wasn’t some random common woman walking down the street they were commenting on, but his wife. What man would stand back and allow other men to make comments about their woman, in their face like that? Not to mention, another man had to step in, and curb their disrespect.
Am I really on display now? She thought. On days like this I wish…
“What Nikki…what do you wish darling?” she asked out loud. Shaking her head, she walked to the bedroom and undressed to prepare for a relaxing shower. But she needed some encouragement first.
GET THE 1ST BOOK IN THE SERIES, BEJEWELED: THE FLIGHT OF AN ANGEL ON AMAZON.
GET THE 2ND BOOK IN THE SERIES, BEJEWELED: WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE ON AMAZON.
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