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Weekend Wriing Warrior – June 22, 2014

Posted on Jun 22, 2014 by Maggie Wells   7 Comments | Posted in Blog

As I shared last week, I’ve been named a finalist for Passionate Ink RWA’s 9th annual Passionate Plume contest not once, but TWICE! Wow1 Both August Awakening (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #8) and Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12)

To celebrate I’m sharing 8 sentences from Daring Miss December!


Serotonin, adrenaline, dopamine, and oxytocin…a kiss was far more powerful than most
people knew. He tried to keep himself sane through the course of it, but he was fighting a
losing battle. The potent neurotransmitter-hormone cocktail wasn’t making his head spin. It was the scent of fresh rosemary on her skin and her thigh pressed against his hip. Her supple curves cushioned his body. The cares and worries he’d carried right up to her doorstep fell away. His knees felt wobbly and desire gnawed at his gut. She sighed, and that gusty wisp of pleasure filled him with the power to conquer anything.


Daring Miss December_Maggie Wells


It’s never too late to learn the truth about love…if you dare.

Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.

Coming of age in the freewheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do. With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.

Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.

When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.
Be sure to check out all the posts from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!


7 Responses to "Weekend Wriing Warrior – June 22, 2014"

  1. Comment by evelynjules
    June 22, 2014 at 8:23 am  

    Holy hell. I love everything about this story, and this little paragraph is a perfect example of why. Damn, woman, you are good! 😀

  2. Comment by Jenna Jaxon
    June 22, 2014 at 8:38 am  

    What a kiss! Whew!

  3. Comment by veronicascott
    June 22, 2014 at 10:14 am  

    He was definitely thinking wayyyy too much, right up until the end and then….oh yessss. Great 8!

  4. Comment by Skye Callahan
    June 22, 2014 at 10:35 am  

    That’s a hot kiss!! Love that he’s trying and failing to hold on to his senses.

  5. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    June 22, 2014 at 11:30 am  

    Bring him on and by the way, what’s his phone number? Super eight. A sizzler.

  6. Comment by caitlinstern
    June 22, 2014 at 1:16 pm  

    Great mix of medicine and feeling. He’s trying to be a little clinical about this kiss, and failing wonderfully!

  7. Comment by burnsmillie
    June 23, 2014 at 9:46 am  

    Ooooo….whee! That’s a whopper of a kiss. I can just see him standing there, head spinning, knees buckling, and dragging her down with him : )

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