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Barb Does the Sneak-Peek Sunday Blog-Hop!

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Folks, I’ve never done the Sneak-Peek Sunday Blog-Hop before, but here’s how it goes: You post six paragraphs (only six) of any book or work-in-progress you want to discuss.

What could be simpler than that?

An Elfy on the LooseMy six paragraphs are from Chapter 1 of AN ELFY ON THE LOOSE, available now as an e-book from Amazon and

Ready . . . set . . . go!

* * * * (Excerpt starts now)

“What fools these mortals be,” Jon said with a sigh. He’d come to the Human Realm mainly because of boredom, but look! Now, he was bored by the Humans, too.

Just listen to ‘em. “No, dear, I want him for my party,” the woman said.

“No, darling, I need him for my party,” said the man.

Really, it was enough to make him gag. And the “uniform” they had him wear wasn’t exactly to his taste either. He looked down at the red and purple unitard, kicked at the blue booties (with brass bells at the ends; fortunately he had enough magic left to silence those, or he’d have a migraine), and took off the yellow hat (with the red, purple, and blue feathers) and threw it across the room.

The squabbling couple never even noticed.

* * * * (OK, that was only five paragraphs. But the sixth paragraph is a one-line paragraph that needs the answer of the seventh paragraph, also a one-liner . . . I hope it’ll make sense this way.)

Granted, you can’t see the romance here. But I hope you can see the humor. (Bruno the Elfy is named Jon at first, too, which adds to the confusion. It all sorts out in the wash, though — I promise!)

And Sarah — originally named Daisy — shows up on page 2. So you won’t be waiting long . . . especially if you go read the rest of the five sample chapters, which are available here.

Now, want to check out the other writers in this blog hop? Be my guest! Just follow along with the list below . . . and have fun!

Written by Barb Caffrey

September 14, 2014 at 5:00 am