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Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/4/15

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Hey, gang! Thanks for celebrating the release of Going Deep with me last month. I’m so excited about this series. I just finished copy edits on FLIP THIS LOVE (Coastal Heat #2 – April 2016) and now I’m working on LOVE AND ROCKETS (Coastal Heat #3 – October 2016). I’m going to be sharing some bits from this one as I work on it. Ready? Here we go!


“Stop squinting. You look like you’re constipated.”
Jake Dalton went straight from squint to grimace as his mother’s sharp elbow found the soft spot between his sixth and seventh ribs. Instead of protesting, Jake simply covered his bruised side with his hand and leaned down to speak directly into his mother’s ear. “I wouldn’t have to squint if you’d let me wear my glasses. It’s just a little tape.”
Julia Dalton huffed an impatient breath but didn’t bother sparing him a glance. “There are dozens of eligible young women here, Jacob.” She scanned the Starlight ballroom with a practiced eye, muttering almost to herself as she took in every tiny detail. “I’ll be damned if I let my handsome boy go walking around like some kind of Poindexter all night.”


That’s it for this week. Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!

Don’t miss book #1 in the Coastal Heat series, Going Deep!

Going Deep – To the heart of the story.

Making Headlines

Brooke Hastings almost won a Pulitzer Prize for her hard-hitting reportage. Now she’s sitting on the story of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s not a one-hit-wonder. But in order to get the world to take notice, she’ll need the help of the one person she loves to hate—Brian Dalton.

Brian Dalton stumbled into celebrity when he landed a show on the Earth Channel. But the hunky marine biologist never forgot the serious, studious boy who left Mobile a decade before. Now back in Alabama, he’s looking for the quiet life he always wanted and hoping for a chance with the girl he always loved. When Brooke asks him to help expose some of the lingering effects of the Gulf oil disaster, Brian jumps at the chance to help preserve the place both call home…

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11 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 10/4/15"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    October 4, 2015 at 8:12 am  

    Hee! Poindexter. 😀 I already love this story! Looking forward to more!

  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    October 4, 2015 at 8:57 am  

    What a mother! And I do love the name Poinedexter. You can picture the poor guy squinting.

  3. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    October 4, 2015 at 8:59 am  

    Aw, poor guy! What a pushy mother! Good fun.

  4. Comment by Sue Barr
    October 4, 2015 at 9:07 am  

    I love it! You have a way of capturing a scene and bringing it right into the room with me. Well done.

  5. Comment by Carol
    October 4, 2015 at 10:00 am  

    Mom sounds like a real firecracker! And he sounds like a good son, to put up with it. Already I want to know more about them!

  6. Comment by Eleri Stone
    October 4, 2015 at 10:52 am  

    Aw, there’s something to be said for Poindexters. Let him wear his glasses!

  7. Comment by Cindy Amrhein
    October 4, 2015 at 1:43 pm  

    That is so funny! And Lordy, his mother is therewith him. Gads!
    History Sleuth’s wewriwa mystery

  8. Comment by Edward Hoornaert
    October 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm  

    This is a delightful excerpt.

  9. Comment by Veronica Scott
    October 4, 2015 at 11:38 pm  

    Interesting setup, with the mother accompanying him. I’m not very much in sympathy with her! And I feel sorry for him, not being able to see clearly…can’t wait for the next snippet!

  10. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    October 5, 2015 at 1:18 am  

    If he knocks someone over because he can’t see, it might be worse than him wearing the glasses!

  11. Comment by Marjaan Manoon
    October 6, 2015 at 4:19 pm  

    You have written very beautifully capturing a few moments of a forced awkward social gathering. Can’t wait to read more….

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