This week's snippet is from Something Old, one of my series romances, published by Silhouette Romances under my "Toni Collins" pseudonym (it'll be available in ebook format later this year). It's a romantic comedy about a vampire who owns a tabloid and his star writer, a woman descended from a long line of vampire hunters....
"Nobody seems to know anything about him."
"Maybe he doesn't exist."
Joining the group of women who obviously had nothing better to do than gather around the water cooler to exchange gossip, Gabriella Thorne--"Gabby" to her friends and colleagues--knew without asking that they were talking about their boss, the new owner and publisher of the International Intruder, the most successful of the supermarket tabloids. He'd been the favorite topic of water cooler conversation since he took over six months earlier, probably because virtually nothing was known about the man.
"Maybe he's another Howard Hughes," Gabby suggested, joining the conversation as she filled a paper cup for herself.
"May I remind you, Gabby, that even Howard Hughes was spotted from time to time. Elvis has been sighted more often than Adrian Lacross." This was from Rosemary Patterson, executive assistant to managing editor Erik Thoreau.
"And Elvis is dead," chimed in Karyn Peck, a fellow staff writer.
"Not according to our paper, he isn't," Gabby pointed out with mild amusement.