Writers World- Sam’s Story #SneakPeek #YA Chapter One-Drake & Derek

Samantha Sungold-Tarnished Gold by Lynn Thompson

Tarnished Gold by Lynn ThompsonI pulled my focus back to Drake. He bored me to death and rubbed me the wrong way. I rubbed my eyes trying to stay awake. Drake seemed nice, but it led to one of the problems I had with him. He laid on the niceness too thick. It was sickening.

I couldn’t believe the references Drake gave to Jamie were accurate. Drake was smart and knew what he was talking about, but still, I just couldn’t believe he’d ever taught other kids. I peeked over at Drake’s son, Derek. Derek stayed focused on what his dad rambled on about. I’d rather read the history book than listen to Drake.

Derek Soto was seventeen and looked so similar to his dad it border-lined on creepy. He was tall and lanky with shoulder length hair, black as night. His eyes were dark brown but appeared to match his hair on most days. Derek always wore long sleeve shirts, even though it had to be at least 90-degrees outside with the humidity at 100-degrees. He was kind of cute, except his face was too narrow for my preferences and his nose lay a tad too flat on his face.

Being surrounded by disinteresting males was fine by me, I’d sworn off the male species since Chase started dating Nichole. I didn’t have anything against Nichole, except maybe the fact that Nichole’s a lot closer to Chase’s age than I am.

I turned fifteen last month, I smiled and lightly touched the sapphire blue earrings Jamie had given me for my birthday. They were beautiful and matched my eyes. Of course, the loud pop and quick pain that followed when I got my ears pierced surprised me. It was worth it!

“Have you found something funny about my lecture Ms. Sungold?” Drake asked with a fake smile thinning his lips. His brownish black eyes bored into me.

“No, Mr. Soto.” I glared at him as soon as he turned his back to me. Unfortunately, Derek saw my expression and smirked.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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