Snippet from “Love’s Second Chance”

Good morning! It’s a rainy and dreary Monday in NJ today, so I thought I’d attempt to brighten your day by posting a snippet of my second manuscript, Love’s Second Chance. This book finaled in the Write Stuff Contest, and while this snippet isn’t part of the entry, I think it shows some fun sexual tension between my hero and heroine. Hope you enjoy!

Also, I’m blogging this week with The Violet Femmes on Writing Contests. Stop by and comment for a chance to win a $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

Excerpt from “Love’s Second Chance”

Before Edward could follow her father into the main restaurant area, Kate put a hand on his forearm.

“Are you sure you’re okay with this?”

“With helping you?”

“Yes. I don’t want you to read more into it than it is. I haven’t changed my mind about getting involved with you.”

He studied her face before lingering on her lips. Kate felt her nipples contract. He took a step closer to her and leaned down. For a moment she thought he was going to kiss her, and dammit if she didn’t want him to.

“I believe you’ve made your position crystal clear, luv. I can’t force you to feel an attraction you obviously don’t.” His gaze moved down to her breasts, which, despite her sweater, surely displayed her aroused state. With a crooked grin and a wink, he stepped aside and left her alone in the entranceway.

Kate blew out the breath she’d been holding. Damn if this wasn’t going to be a challenge.


Contest Finalist!

I may not have won the Mega Million, but I got some news that made me feel pretty darn happy. Last Friday afternoon, after finishing a round frustrating conference calls for the day job, my iPhone dinged with a new email. I checked it and was surprised and beyond thrilled to learn my second book, Love’s Second Chance, is a finalist in the Write Stuff Contest, held by the Connecticut Chapter of RWA.

It took me about three times reading the email before the reality really sunk in. Wow! I FINALED!! My FIRST final. YIPEE!! I told my husband and then proceeded to tell my critique partners, family, and friends. I was so excited, my heart pounded and my hands shook.

I’ll find out if my entry won at their conference on May 12th. I signed up for the conference the next day, which I was contemplating attended regardless of the final. And a couple of my CPs are coming with me, which will be a blast. Look out Connecticut, the Femmes are coming!