Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Double Click by Lisa Becker: Excerpt and Giveaway!


Page Count: 308
Release Date: 27 March 2013
Publisher: self-published
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Online dating

Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles.

The story unfolds through a series of emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "My buddies and I were out drinking one night," to the egotistical "B-list" celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates.

Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will root for Renee to "click" with the right man.
 
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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 9:43 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Miss me?


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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 9:45 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


I do miss you, Shel. But why are you sending me a picture of your boobs?

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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 9:47 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


Holy shit! I sent you the wrong message. Not much else to do but laugh and laugh. And be thankful it went to you by accident and not my boss.

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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 9:52 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


I’m thrilled to hear you didn’t intend to send a cleavage shot to your boss. Who was this for? You haven’t spoken much about anyone lately. I was beginning to think you’d hit a dry spell.


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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 9:57 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


Dry spell? Me? Never! No, I just figured it was getting passé to continue talking about this stuff. Plus, you’re in a serious relationship. You have an exciting life of your own.


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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 10:00 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


I will always want to hear of your dating adventures. Those nicknames bring me such joy.


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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 10:02 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


I’ll keep that in mind. In the meantime, I’ve got an email to send and you’ve got an email to delete. Right?

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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 10:06 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


Oh, I don’t think so. You have a picture of me from Cancun in college. As I recall, you’ve trotted that little factoid out on many an occasion when you are interested in getting me to do something I don’t want to. Now I’ve got a little black“mail” of my own.

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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 10:08 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


Fine. Keep it. Show it around if you want. I’m proud of the rack.

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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 10:10 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


UGH! It’s no fun when you have no shame. Why can’t you be embarrassed like normal people?

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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 10:11 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


Sweetie, I’m anything but normal. And I’ve got two great reasons to be proud in this case.

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From: Renee Greene – July 17, 2012 – 10:12 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Miss me?


True, my friend. True. Okay, go send your sexy photo to…?

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From: Shelley Manning – July 17, 2012 – 10:13 AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: Miss me?


...? No one you know. Call you later. Mwah! Mwah!

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From: Shelley Manning – July 18, 2012 – 8:25 PM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: HUMP DAY


It's hump day. Just thought you should know.

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From: Renee Greene – July 18, 2012 – 8:32 PM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


UGH! I’m still at the office. I’ve been working my fanny off and it’s only Wednesday. I wouldn't be busting my hump like this for just any client. Thankfully, they are appreciative of our work.

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From: Shelley Manning – July 18, 2012 – 8:35 PM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


I say “hump day” and that’s your take, Sweetie? I’ve been working hard. Listen up lady: It’s HUMP DAY. So log off the computer, find your man and have at it.

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From: Renee Greene – July 18, 2012 – 8:36 PM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


I didn’t realize it was a command.

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From: Shelley Manning – July 18, 2012 – 8:38 PM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


Well it is! Sadly, I have to remind you to have sex.

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From: Renee Greene – July 18, 2012 – 8:40 PM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


Is that your plan for the evening? Perhaps with the gentleman who received your risqué photo yesterday? What was his name again?

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From: Shelley Manning – July 18, 2012 – 8:42 PM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: HUMP DAY


Nice try, Sweetie. Go have some fun. Mwah! Mwah!

About the Author




Lisa Becker had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story and Double Click. She is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for you!




Giveaway!


We have an ongoing giveaway for a print set of both Click and Double Click (or an Amazon gift card for non-US residents) from a few days ago, and today, Lisa has generously offered an eBook set of the books! Lisa, you are a goddess!!! ♥

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below:
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Be sure to hop on over to the original Click excerpt for the chance to win the books in print, or a $15 Amazon gift card if you live outside the US. Click here!

Rules and Disclosure:
Giveaway ends June 6th at 11.59 pm (your time).
Open to anyone with an email address—anyone in the world! Woohoo!
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.
Although I do select winners, I am in no way responsible for the prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤ Plus, you get extra entries ;)
Good luck!