With the splash of pink everywhere this month, I hope it hasn’t escaped anyone that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Schedule those appointments! The grannies got their annual mammograms this month, in FIT TO BE TIED. They all went together. Maybe making our mammograms a “girl getaway” would help us make it a little more fun.
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“Who’s going first?” the nurse asked.
Sera whirled and pointed at Abby Ruth. “She is!”
Abby Ruth grabbed Sera’s arm and strode forward. “We’ll go together.”
They followed the nurse down the stark white hall and into a compact room. “Sorry, but we’re a small clinic and only have one dressing room. Do you mind?”
“Not at all,” Sera answered.
“You’ll strip to the waist, then slip on the gown. Open in the front.” She picked one up and demonstrated, slipping it on over her scrubs. “After you’ve changed, the radiology technician will be right with you.”
Once the nurse left, Sera held the paper gown up to her chest. “Seriously? Why bother?”
Abby Ruth turned her back to Sera and stripped out of her shirt and bra, then pulled on the paper gown, tying it like her favorite Wrangler shirt at the bottom to hold it together.
Sera pushed her arms up through the draped neckline of her sweater as if she was executing a swan dive, then let the fabric land to rest at her hips. She wrestled with the paper for a second, finally slinging the make-do gown over her shoulders like a cape.
The nurse guided Abby Ruth to the huge shiny machine. “You’ve had this done before, right?”
“Great, makes it much easier for me.” The tech led Abby Ruth through a follow-the-leader game of up, back, down and scooch. Then positioned her with one arm in the air and pushed her shoulder back.
She stepped behind the barrier and studied Abby Ruth as if she were a piece of experimental art. “Lean toward me.”
Abby Ruth craned her neck to look at Sera, waiting on the opposite side of the glass wall separating the machine and the tech’s computer station, and said to her, “This ought to be a cake-walk for you. I think I’ve seen you in this pose before.”
The tech tugged Abby Ruth forward a little more. “This might be slightly uncomfortable.”
“Bring it on.”
She ruthlessly cranked the upper tray into place, and a screech clawed its way out of Abby Ruth’s throat. “Lordy goodness, this thing is like ice! My girls in Texas always put a heating pad on this sucker.”
“Never thought of warming it up,” the tech said.
Abby Ruth was a holding a position that defied all gravity. “Suckers look big when you squish ’em all out like that.”
Sera patted her bare chest. “I’m not even sure I have enough to fill a mammogram sandwich.”
Honey, these are not your momma’s grannies…
Lillian Summer Fairview is settling right nice into the federal pen. She’s even making peace with Big Martha, the toughest broad on the cellblock.
After hearing Lil’s granny friends recently took down a swindler, Big Martha asks Lil for a favor. Her niece has fallen for a guy she met online, and Martha’s convinced Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True is up to no good. All Lil’s friends have to do is a little look-see on the guy and report back. But when they poke around, they find the guy doesn’t really exist, and that triggers a wild ride through the world of online dating.
Meanwhile, a cantankerous septic system on Lil’s family estate in Summer Shoals, GA has the grannies fit to be tied. If Summer Haven isn’t in shipshape before the historic society’s inspection, they’ll be in deep you-know-what.
Big Martha sweetens the deal by promising to fix what ails Summer Haven if the grannies can find the elusive Romeo.
Will the grannies track him down before the inspection, or will they find themselves in trouble right up to their granny panties?
FIT TO BE TIED is available in print, large print and kindle formats.
Kelsey Browning writes sass kickin’ love stories and co-authors Southern cozy mysteries. She’s also a co-founder of Romance University blog, one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a (fingers crossed) future therapy dog. For info on her upcoming single title releases, drop by www.KelseyBrowning.com.
Also by Kelsey Browning::
Book 1:: Personal Assets
Book 2:: Running the Red Light
Book 3:: Problems in Paradise
Book 4:: Designed For Love
Nancy Naigle writes love stories from the crossroad of small town and suspense. Born and raised in
, Virginia Beach now calls Nancy home. She’s currently at work on the
next book in The Granny Series, and a new women’s fiction novel. Stay in touch
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Also by Nancy Naigle:
The Adams Grove Series
Book 1:: Sweet Tea and Secrets
Book 2:: Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes
Book 3:: Out of Focus
Book 4:: Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies
Book 5:: Mint Juleps and Justice
Book 6:: Barbecue and Bad News
Young Adult Mystery
inkBLOT – co-written with Phyllis Johnson
Wrapped Around Your Heart Three short stories of <3
Pretty Little Liars #1: The Path To Relaxation
Pretty Little Liars #2: The Liars Lair
Pretty Little Liars #3: Secret Talents