She applied the Page 69 Test to The Trouble with Fate, her first novel, and reported the following:
How would The Trouble with Fate fare in the potentially sales-sinking Page 69 test? Now there was a question. I made myself a cup of coffee and grabbed the bottle of Tums just in case.Learn more about the book and author at Leigh Evans's website and blog.
Please, Leigh-of-the-past—don’t disappoint Leigh-of-the-present.
I opened the book and read the page.
Lucky, lucky me!
Oodles to choose from—Hedi’s on the brink of turning her life upside down.
There was a gap in the bushes between the two businesses. I pushed through it, chewing the inside of my lip as I tried to conquer my pre game jitters. The trembling would stop when it was go time. I had no plan. I never have a plan. Usually, I just count on opportunity.Up to that day, Hedi Peacock had been relatively successful at the whole staying under the radar thing. No one had really figured out that their barista wasn’t precisely mortal. And frankly, if the Alpha of Creemore hadn’t kidnapped Lou, Hedi’s destiny would have continued running along the same bumpy but somewhat monotonous path. Our girl had boiled life down to three things: her job at Starbucks; her Fae amulet, Merry; and her 9/10ths batty Aunt Lou.
But the big bad wolf did abduct Hedi’s aunt, and now, she’s got a dilemma. The only way he’ll give her back is if she steals another amulet—the pretty blue one hanging around the neck of the one Werewolf Hedi swore she’d kill if she ever met again.
Which leads us to page 69: Hedi’s tracked down her quarry, Robson Trowbridge, and she’s ready to do something she’s actually very good at.
And then running like hell.
Too bad Trowbridge can run faster than she can…