Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by Should Be Reading.

Today’s spotlight shines on Slightly Cracked, by Susan Whitfield.

Intro:  “I’m fixin’ to take him out.  I promise you Clayton’s mincemeat!”  Mackie Sue Beanblossom snatched her towel off the Butt Buster handle at The Second Wind Gym, flipped off her tortoise shell spectacles, and buried her pudgy sweaty face in it.

“Now, Sugar Babe, you need to calm down.”

“Don’t call me that, not ever again.”  Mackie Sue put both hands on her hips—never a good sign.

“Why not?  I’ve called you Sugar Babe most of your life,” came the Southern drawl from her best friend, Daisy, also overweight and patting sweat from a spill of cinnamon freckles across her cheeks and over the bridge of her nose.

“How dare him!  The very idea that Clayton would cheat on me.  And I’m exercising every day after work trying to keep my thighs and posterior tight so he can bonk a forty-something.”  Mackie Sue picked at a dark tufted mole on her chin and huffed up beside Daisy, who shook her head in bewilderment.


I’m very sure this is going to get funny, as well as dramatic, before long.  What do you think?


Teaser:  “My terminally white belly looks like a fanny pack since gravity got hold of it.  I’m built like a coffee mug with a large handle.”


Amazon Description:  Sugar Babe Beanblossom and Daisy Marie Hazelhurst are lifelong friends, sharing happy and sad times, enjoying outrageous antics, and enduring hot flashes. When Daisy gets sick, Sugar Babe encourages and protects her friend, and DRIVING MISS DAISY takes on a whole new meaning.


Now I’m off to check out your excerpts!


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