Welcome to #ComedyBookWeek, an annual, online celebration of humor in writing. I'm hosting Nicki Elson and her new release, WHEN IT HOOKS YOU. You can read my 5 star review here. Today Nicki's sharing a humorous excerpt from the book.
NICKI: I have a lot of favorite funny moments in this story, but I selected this one to share today because it's the one that cracked me up the most while I was writing—plus it comes with a bonus fun-fact about tigers. Thanks for having me over, Jen!
JEN: This TOTALLY made me snicker. Plus, it was educational!
Excerpt from WHEN IT HOOKS YOU by Nicki Elson
The rain persisted, so they decided to stay at the museum for lunch, sitting at a table in the middle of the towering atrium that separated the historic part of the museum from the newer wing.
“This is more impressive when the sun is shining.” Lyssa frowned, her eyes raised toward the thousands of drops racing down the enormous glass wall.
“It’s still pretty cool,” Trish said. “A dreary day is sort of nice once in a while. Not every day can be sunny. Though I imagine that—” she tilted her head to indicate a spiky lime green spire; it was made entirely of glass and rose straight up from the floor near the window “—is amazing when the sun hits it.”
Lyssa sighed. “Yeah, it is. Guess this means you’ll have to come back soon so you can see it.”
“Definitely.” Trish smiled. “You know what that thing keeps making me think of?”
“A tiger penis.”
Lyssa choked on her ice water and threw her hand to her mouth, her eyes going wide in shocked question.
“Sorry,” Trish said, not making any effort to sound the least bit remorseful. “Tigers have barbed penises. It helps them stay in while mating.”
Dabbing at her lips with her napkin, Lyssa asked, “Why do you know that?”
“After I started relating to the feline, I did a little Googling. Fascinating creature, the tiger.”
“I bring the girl to a museum, try to show her a little culture, and she turns a Chihuly into a giant phallus.”
“I’d say the artist did a fine job of that all by himself.”
Lyssa’s gaze scanned the length of the piece. “I suppose he did. Still, this could be a sign that it’s time for you to get yourself some.”
Trish laughed but declined to respond, instead giving her attention to the menu. Adam Helms was the first man to make her seriously consider losing her revirginity. If his kisses were any indication, a night of wrestling between the sheets with him could be the one way to top their perfect second date.
WHEN IT HOOKS YOU is available at Amazon.
Free to read in Kindle Unlimited
Learn more about Nicki's books at nickielson.com