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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/17/13

Posted on Nov 17, 2013 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Blog

Yesterday was my birthday and I’m full of cake! Here’s a little something sweet for you: 8 lines from Daring Miss December (Hot Nights in St. Blaise #12).

“Tell me what you want.”

Dark lashes lowered and Oliver’s shoulders slumped. The flush in his cheeks finally began to subside when he gave in and let gravity suck him back into the chair. His long torso rounded. The crisp tailored shirt he wore gaped between buttons, unaccustomed to this new elasticity borne of surrender.

“You,” he said when he looked up at her at last, his gaze startlingly vivid and direct. “I want you.”

His confession sparked a smile that warmed her down to her toes.

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 free-wheeling 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.

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11 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/17/13"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 17, 2013 at 8:14 am  

    Ohhhh, mannnn. I can’t freaking wait for this book! Can’t. Freaking. Wait. This is was almost better than cake, but I still hope you saved me a slice, Maggie! 😉

  2. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    November 17, 2013 at 8:16 am  

    Sexy snippet, love the pause before he tells her!

  3. Comment by veronicascott
    November 17, 2013 at 9:06 am  

    Yes, I’m with Gemma, the pause is terrific! Great little sexy snippet…

  4. Comment by Laurie
    November 17, 2013 at 9:11 am  

    Can’t wait to get to know this couple better.Let them show the youngsters how it is done.

  5. Comment by Sarah Cass
    November 17, 2013 at 9:54 am  

    Another hot couple to warm me up on a cold month. I’m loving these two already!!

  6. Comment by Jessica Schira
    November 17, 2013 at 11:41 am  

    Happy birthday! This snippet does an excellent job showcasing how much chemistry these two share. Great job!

  7. Comment by burnsmillie
    November 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm  

    Happy Birthday. And this is just so darn sweet! Loved it!

  8. Comment by Anne Lange
    November 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm  

    Ooh. Very very sexy! 🙂

  9. Comment by chellecordero
    November 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm  

    Well he told her, didn’t he? And it doesn’t sound like she minds… intriguing.

  10. Comment by Linda Hamonou
    November 18, 2013 at 7:34 am  

    Really nice dialogue. 🙂
    Your birthday is just one day before mine, happy birthday!

  11. Comment by ED Martin
    November 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm  

    I love the description in the last line!

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