Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday 8/30/15

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It’s the weekend, and that means it’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors, a blog hop for writers. Check out the site for more interesting snippets from all genres. Here’s a tiny excerpt from my novel, Hot Shade, a New Adult-Romantic Suspense which will be released by Boroughs Publishing Group on Sept. 30.

The kiss shocked Skylar. Slammed her senses. It was all blazing urgency, and it surprised her how soon she wanted to surrender to him. She shifted her head away from his. Her gaze drifted down and she was fascinated by the hard surface of Luca’s chest muscles against the softness of the water that surrounded them.

Trying to catch her breath, she licked her lips. Guilt over kissing a potential source stung her sensible journalist self.

“You’re not going to answer my question, are you?” she whispered.

With half-lidded eyes, he shook his head slowly and kissed her again.

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Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

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I’m participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors hop, where a group of authors post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. Fellow Boroughs author and new friend Paula Millhouse suggested this, and it seems like a good way to read some great writing and meet new authors. For more info, check it out here: http://www.wewriwa.com. The following is a snippet from my upcoming novel.

Luca sauntered a few paces toward the gate. Ripping Skylar’s gauzy dress off was exactly what he’d love to do. Turning the knob, he held the door open for her with an expectant look. She stopped and stared at him with teasing eyes and a sexy smirk. The girl was short, and he imagined how he would have to bend slightly to kiss her.

“You have my cell number on my card, if you want to talk.”

He noticed her eyes flitting to his tattoo. His gaze drifted to the light sheen of perspiration that nestled in between the soft cleavage of her breasts. She was about a foot away and her blue eyes, her pale skin and her pink lips were even more gorgeous up close.

Talking was the last thing he wanted from her.

The above passage is from my debut novel, which is coming out from Boroughs Publishing in the fall. Its working title was Uncovered, but we’ve changed it — more details on that soon, along with a cover reveal. Stay tuned.

A quick update from the fiction front

I’m ecstatic to report that I’ve signed with literary agent Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates. Hopefully soon, I will have good news to report about my debut novel, Uncovered. It’s a New Adult-romantic suspense story about a young reporter who meets a sexy and mysterious Italian man while covering a plane crash.

Writing fiction, securing an agent and trying to get published is a new and exciting journey for me. I’m discovering that it requires a lot of patience. It’s totally unlike journalism, especially wire-service journalism, where all decisions happen so crazy fast.