Now I know it's for real! I'm actually holding my book, HIT AND RUN, in my hands. I'm impressed with the printing and very excited about the numbers. My Pop Fiction friends all ordered on Monday, which drove my numbers on Amazon down from 3,000,000 to 10,000! I've been told anything under 100,000 is good. I've been watching for the past few days and my number has fluctuated from 12,000, 23,000, back to 11,000 and now is climbing at 45,000. Eeek. Sure wish I hadn't learned about the numbers. LOL!
I'm still very excited about having my book available in paperback format. I hope you all will consider buying HIT AND RUN. It might make a great present for the readers on your Christmas list (hint, hint).
Here's an excerpt which I hope will entice you to hop on over to Amazon.com and type in erhardt, hit and run. Setup:
Beth and Jilly are returning from a run through the park. As they approach the house, they see Jilly's husband, Keith, parked in the driveway.
"What do you want?" Jilly asked.
"I want to talk about these divorce papers." He pulled a packet from the car. "I'm not signing them. I want to come home. Honey, we can work things out, but not if you keep pushing me away."
"No, Keith. It's over."
"I'm sorry about the baby. I know you're upset, but I love you. I know you love me. In a few years, we can talk about having another baby. Please, just think about it."
"Sign the papers, Keith, and you'll be free," Jilly said.
He gave a bitter laugh. "But, I don't want to be free."
"Honey, it'll never be over. Don't you know that?" He reached his hand toward her.
Jilly backed away. "It was over the night you beat me and I lost our baby."
"What are you talking about? Beat you? Are you having a breakdown or something? How can you blame me for that? Come on, baby." He took her arm. "Let's kiss and make up."
"Leave her alone," Beth piped in.
Jilly jerked her arm free. "Beth, let me handle this."
Keith pointed at Beth. "You're the problem. Filling her head full of lies. You never wanted her to get married in the first place. You think she doesn't know you wanted me for yourself? Anyone could see you were jealous." He grabbed Jilly's arm. "But I chose Jily, and I'll never let her go."