May 27, 2012

excerpt: the devil has dimples

Blogger's Note: I am pleased to share this excerpt of Pepper Phillips' novel, The Devil Has Dimples, as part of her Chick Lit Plus Blog Tour. Enjoy!

Check back at 8 a.m. for my review of The Devil Has Dimples.
You knew Maudie Cooper was really dead when you read her funeral invite listed in the Boggy Bayou Chronicle.

I’m T-Jack Couvillion, newspaper owner and reporter of ‘The oldest family-run newspaper in Louisiana.’  I can’t report all the news, else I’d be sued every week after the paper came out.  So, I just ramble my thoughts down in case I need to jog my memory later on.  You never know when some bit of information might sell more papers.

Back to Maudie.  There had been talk, of course.  Someone said Maudie was dead, but I couldn’t print her obit, ‘cuz I couldn’t find out if it were true.

Some figured she finally found a salesman gullible enough to believe her blarney about being rich.  Heaven knows, she cornered every male that ate their lunch at Hank’s Hole-in-the-Wall, her hunting ground.  Most never came back.  Maudie could talk them to death.  Fact is, she talked so much they didn’t notice she put her lunch on their tab.  Or they didn’t care.  It was a small price to pay for their freedom.

About the Devil Has Dimples

In the Deep South, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new in a small town is, “Who’s your daddy?” The answer defines you as a person. Not knowing is disheartening.

Sara McLaughlin never knew she was adopted and is stunned to realize that if she wants to find out the questions burning in her brain as to the ‘why’ she was given up at birth, and who her father might be, she has to live in her birth mother’s apartment for the next six weeks.

Grant St. Romain, attorney, is supposed to be helping, but the hunky dimpled devil is making her mind think of other things.

Can she find the truth? Or will she break her heart trying to find out the answers in Boggy Bayou, where many secrets are hidden?

About the Author
Pepper Phillips wrote her first play in the seventh grade. But before that she read every book in her age group at the small local library. An only child, she entertained herself in the worlds she created in her mind. She's still pretty mindless in some respects, but her writing world is where she is the happiest. She ventured into self-publishing in 2011.

Contact Pepper
Pepper Phillips Website
Twitter:  Pepper_Phillips

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