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Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/12/14

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 by Maggie Wells   13 Comments | Posted in Blog

It’s October, and to celebrate the spookiest of all months, I will be sharing 8 sentences from my first paranormal romance (written as Margaret Ethridge), Paramour. Here’s the blurb:

Camellia Stafford has never been alone in her room. For twenty years, she’s been engaged in a fierce power struggle with her bedroom’s previous tenant, Frank DeLuca, the ghost trapped in the light fixture above her bed.

Caustic and cranky, Frank has one soft spot—Cam. Over the years, their feelings for one another have evolved from grudging friendship to an enduring love that burns white-hot until Frank puts his feelings for Cam on ice.

When she suffers the loss of her beloved father, Cam returns home to say good-bye, and confront her feelings for Frank. She finds an unexpected shoulder to lean on in neighbor, Bradley Mitchum. Cam falls hard and fast for the handsome ad man’s charming smile and passionate nature, but Brad’s easy-going exterior masks a steely backbone tempered by adversity.

Two men: one living, one dead, and both vying for her love. Now Cam must determine if her heart is strong enough to choose which dream could lead to a love that will last a lifetime.

****

“Now who’s the stubborn ass?”

“I love you.”

His hands closed around her wrists like iron manacles. He jerked her hands from his head, grasping them tightly between them while he stepped back. Heat shimmered between them. The light from his skin glowed white as lightning against hers in the dimly lit room.

His voice rumbled low and rough. “You have no idea who or what I am.”

****

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13 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/12/14"

  1. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    October 12, 2014 at 7:58 am  

    Ooh, i want to find out who and what he is! Teasing, powerful snippet!

  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    October 12, 2014 at 9:37 am  

    Exciting passionate dialogue with a cliff hanger. Good job!

  3. Comment by Eleri Stone
    October 12, 2014 at 10:04 am  

    That last line gives me shivers.

  4. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    October 12, 2014 at 11:27 am  

    No, Cam. I love Frank. I do. He’s mine. Ahem…I mean, this is really great, Mags! 😀

  5. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    October 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm  

    That last line makes me want to find out…

  6. Comment by Joyce
    October 12, 2014 at 3:22 pm  

    No telling what he is; however, I think it’s usually best to go with the living guy.

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  7. Comment by veronicascott
    October 12, 2014 at 4:09 pm  

    Very hot scene! I keep trying to figure out how she’s going to decide between the ghost and the living person, or will something else happen LOL….you’ve got me completely hooked.

  8. Comment by Carol Gibbs
    October 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm  

    Wow, no matter how many times I read this, the power that is Frank just leaps from the page. Fantastic story, and yeah — a great choice for the spooky month of the year!

  9. Comment by Elsa Holland
    October 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm  

    Love the premise. The tension in the snippet would really keep me reading! Great 8!

  10. Comment by nicolettehugowriter
    October 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm  

    Tease…..what’s the next 8 lines ?

  11. Comment by caitlinstern
    October 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm  

    I would argue you don’t have to know everything about someone to love them, though I have to admit some secrets might be deal breakers.

  12. Comment by Christina Ochs
    October 12, 2014 at 11:59 pm  

    What an original and interesting premise. Great snippet!

  13. Comment by nevasquiresrodriguez
    October 19, 2014 at 1:49 am  

    Oh my, I know a Frank De Luca, interesting. I like his statement to her, “or what”, yikes!

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