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Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/26/14

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by Maggie Wells   11 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. In this scene, the two men Cam loves encounter one another after she makes a heart-wrenching discovery.


A long shadow loomed in the doorframe, and Brad’s voice wafted into the room. “You left the back door wide open,” he called to her, his tone edged with worry and impatience.

“No shit,” Frank grumbled. “And you strolled right in, buddy.”

“Cam? Are you okay?” Brad asked, moving cautiously into the room.

“Does she look okay, Einstein?” Frank retorted.

She would have laughed if she had the energy.


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.

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11 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/26/14"

  1. Comment by historysleuth1
    October 26, 2014 at 8:20 am  

    Obviously Brad can’t hear Frank. Too funny. She better watch what she says out loud.
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  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    October 26, 2014 at 8:26 am  

    What a concept. A lover in a light fixture. You are a wonder. Super snippet.

  3. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    October 26, 2014 at 8:59 am  

    Hee! I so adore my Feisty!Frank. Awesome excerpt, Ms. Wells! 🙂

  4. Comment by Laurie
    October 26, 2014 at 9:22 am  

    Worried Brad and Snarky Frank, Cam’s got her hands full. I enjoyed Paramour for a second time. Even better the second go round.

  5. Comment by burnsmillie
    October 26, 2014 at 11:06 am  

    Oh what a fun concept for a book. Love it. You have me wondering why she’s so fatigued.

  6. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    October 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm  

    Snappy exchange between strong characters.

  7. Comment by Jennifer Reynolds
    October 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm  

    I’ve added the book to me “to-read” list on Goodreads. I can’t wait to see how the two men interact. 🙂

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  8. Comment by veronicascott
    October 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm  

    Really a fun story – I love the ghost vs. living guy triangle here. Excellent excerpt for Halloween week or any week!

  9. Comment by caitlinstern
    October 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm  

    She doesn’t seem okay to me. But some people are more observant than others… And some people ask questions they already know the answer to, just to fill the silence.

  10. Comment by nicolettehugowriter
    October 29, 2014 at 4:45 am  

    Frank makes me laugh….he’s always got a smart remark. Hmmm how does one gag a ghost ?

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