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Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/9/14

Posted on Nov 9, 2014 by Maggie Wells   9 Comments | Posted in Blog

As I shared last week, the whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this month!


To celebrate, I’m going to share bits and pieces from the series. Here are 8 lines from book #4, Always Miss April:

“It’s official, you’ve made me crazy.”

“Only took an afternoon,” Marilyn said as she sat up and pulled her dress closed over her still heaving chest.

“Plus a few decades,” he muttered.

She sat back in the seat, blowing out an exhausted breath. “I’m not as bendy as I used to be.”

“None of us are,” he grumbled. He shot her a dark glare. “I should arrest myself.”


The tender feelings Sheriff Delavan Cormack has for his lifelong best friend, Marilyn Dumbrowski, are the worst kept secret in a tiny town where everyone knows everyone else’s business.

When Marilyn’s teenage son starts acting out, Del uses his badge and their friendship to force the marriage he has wanted for too damn long. What Del didn’t know was the cool, competent ER nurse and hardworking single mom has been keeping a secret that has her burning red hot day and night.

With everything he dreamed of having in the palm of his hand and so much more than he bargained for happening in the bedroom, Del is faced with figuring out exactly how far he’s willing and able to go when he discovers that the power of his love may not be enough to satisfy the woman he adores.

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!


9 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 11/9/14"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 9, 2014 at 8:40 am  

    It’s always a bit of a shock/disappointment when the body becomes less bendy. I adore these two. So freaking excited for the boxed set! 🙂

  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    November 9, 2014 at 8:43 am  

    Love this couple. The dialogue is familiar. Oops. It’s me and the hubs both not so ‘bendy’.

  3. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    November 9, 2014 at 9:30 am  

    Like the realism behind this snippet, great ‘aftermath’ exchange!

  4. Comment by Eleri Stone
    November 9, 2014 at 9:48 am  

    Such a sweet, easy snippet and then that last line has a bite.

  5. Comment by veronicascott
    November 9, 2014 at 11:03 am  

    Loved the conversation between these two, really an excellent excerpt!

  6. Comment by Jess Schira (@ridingnwriting)
    November 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm  

    Love this conversation. It does an excellent job capturing the affection the two share for one another. Great job!

  7. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    November 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm  

    Great conversation. None of us are as bendy as we used to be 🙂

  8. Comment by ED Martin
    November 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm  

    Great, realistic dialogue, especially the “bendy” part. 🙂

  9. Comment by caitlinstern
    November 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm  

    They might not be as ‘bendy,’ but I bet they learned some patience and skills along the way.

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