For my second Book Hooks post, I'm going back to The Santa Drag, my holiday short story available from Amazon.
In this story, Mackenzie's an out-of-work actress who takes a job as a shopping mall Santa to pay the rent. She fools everyone with her Santa drag, until the day Joe McBride walks into the mall. Joseph Timothy McBride - the real-life, got a soap opera gig and you saw him in Scream II actor. The only guy she ever really loved. Can Mack stay in character, or is it time to strip off the red coat and peel off the beard for good?
Here are a couple of lines, giving you a sneak peek at a key moment...
The streetlight across from our house had been out for a week, so there were a lot of shadows between me and the front door. I didn’t notice the man standing by the two big rhododendrons that grew in front of our house. When he spoke, I almost had a heart attack.
“Nice work today.” The familiar voice came out of the darkness.
I froze. My feet were planted on the snow-crusted cement pavers that made a path from the driveway to the front door. I wished I could sink through them.“I didn’t think you recognized me,” I said.
Mack could be in trouble now! If you'd like to read the rest of the story, it's available for $0.99 from Amazon. Make sure you follow the linky below to check out some other hooks!