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Six Sentence Sunday and a celebration!

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Blog

Yesterday, I typed ‘The End’ on the first draft of my December Hot Nights in St. Blaise novella (coming Nov 2013) and I’m so giddy I can’t see straight! Here are the official stats for this series as of today:

12 novellas written over a period of 10 months and 16 days. That’s 12 hot heroes, 12 feisty heroines, and 12 steamy love stories(emphasis on the love and the story, but with enough steam to keep things interesting) in over 284,000 words.

I thought I’d celebrate by sharing a snippet from October AND giving away an advanced read copy (ARC) of book #1 – Jumping Mr. January.

All you have to do is comment on today’s post by midnight, and I’ll pick a winner on Monday 11/26. Sound good?

Here we go!

Welcome to St. Blaise, Missouri: Home of The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center

When the St. Blaise Regional Medical Center Board of Directors hired hometown girl, Beth Watkins, to jump start their public relations, they never imagined she’d be stripping their most prominent doctors, nurses, and support staff down to their birthday suits in order to beef up the hospital’s bank account.

Six men and six women were chosen to represent the best and brightest of this little town nestled in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest. They also happened to be the hottest tickets in town. Soon the fundraising calendar is spiking temperatures throughout the Show Me state, and the men and women of St. Blaise are setting their small-town nights on fire.

Watch for the HOT NIGHTS IN ST. BLAISE series coming in 2013 from Turquoise Morning Press!

Here are six sentences from Ogling Miss October:

He needed to grab his tiny tyrant of a daughter and beat a path for home before he did something irrevocably stupid.

Turning back to Susie he mumbled, “I’ve gotta get you into bed.”

Her eyes flared with amusement, and Warren’s soul died the first of a thousand slow, painful deaths as the realization that he’d said something stupid instead sank in.

“Wow.” Susie beamed at him, obviously delighted by his complete and utter mortification. “Most guys would buy a girl a corndog first.”

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11 Responses to "Six Sentence Sunday and a celebration!"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 25, 2012 at 8:10 am  

    Congratulations, Maggie!! Such an amazing feat! I can’t wait to own all the novellas in this series!! Now, re. this snippet, I love Warren! I love how awkward and adorable he is. Amazing job! 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      November 25, 2012 at 10:28 am  

      Aw, thanks, Evelyn! You are the best!

  2. Comment by Amy Gregory
    November 25, 2012 at 8:35 am  

    I’m glad to have found you hon, this sounds like a great set of stories! And poor guy, he had to have been five shades of red 🙁 lol

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      November 25, 2012 at 10:28 am  

      I know, poor guy. I can’t resist a man who doesn’t quite have all the moves. Don’t worry, he gets it together, though. Thanks so much, Amy. I’ve had a blast meeting people though SSS. 🙂

  3. Comment by Joanne Stewart
    November 25, 2012 at 10:06 am  

    Congrats on finishing! I agree, that’s quite a feat! And I love this snippet. I’m laughing over here. Poor guy. I really feel for him. Terrific six.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      November 25, 2012 at 10:27 am  

      Thanks, Joanne! I love a slightly awkward hero. 🙂

  4. Comment by gavriella
    November 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm  

    Congratulations! You’re a feisty literary heroine in my book everyday!

  5. Comment by Stevie Carroll
    November 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm  

    Congratulations on finishing, and that’s a fabulous six too.

  6. Comment by Laurie
    November 25, 2012 at 3:05 pm  

    Poor guy, put his foot in his mouth. I can’t wait for all the stories. You put a lot of hard work into them.

  7. Comment by ML Ryan
    November 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm  

    LOL. Loved the 6!

  8. Comment by E. Jamie
    November 28, 2012 at 10:57 am  

    (giggles) Great six!

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