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Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/15/13

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 by Maggie Wells   11 Comments | Posted in Blog

How about an oldie but a goodie? Here are 8 sentences from my first book, Seducing Steve.

“Steve, how long have we been friends?”

His brow puckered. “I don’t know… Eight, nine years?”

“And how many times have we come close to kissing?”

His heart stopped beating. A well-worn montage of near-kisses flashed in his mind’s eye. “We don’t kiss.”

“We don’t kiss because we both know once we start, we won’t want to stop.”

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Erotic romance novelist Sara Wright yearns for passion that leaps from the page. After a marriage that proved to be more fizzle than sizzle, Sara’s writing reflects her growing frustration and also her secret passion for her best friend and muse, Steve Larson.

Steve Larson is anything but your typical romance hero. A redheaded computer nerd with a slow, southern drawl, Steve is neither a cattle baron nor a titan of industry. The one thing he does have going for him is that he has loved Sara from the moment he met her.

When she confesses that he has long served as her inspiration, Steve leaps at the chance to take things to the next level. Determined to be the man to make her fantasies come true, he takes a page from Sara’s own books and plots a passion so intense it threatens to consume them and the friendship they both cherish.

When friends turn into lovers, love can get lost in the shuffle. Fact becomes tightly cocooned in fiction as both Sara and Steve learn to balance their desires with the needs of their hearts.

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11 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 12/15/13"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    December 15, 2013 at 8:23 am  

    Guh. Just…guh. *picks up copy of SS and goes to happy place* You are fabulous, Maggie! 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      December 15, 2013 at 9:22 am  

      No, you are! 😀

  2. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    December 15, 2013 at 9:46 am  

    And then. . .more, Maggie, please. Adorable and there’s a sweetness about this eight.

  3. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    December 15, 2013 at 11:10 am  

    I love this whole set up. Nerdy guys *sigh*. This is a fun 8

  4. Comment by Eleri Stone
    December 15, 2013 at 11:10 am  

    Ha! I’d like to see that montage:)

  5. Comment by Kate Warren
    December 15, 2013 at 11:17 am  

    That last line! Perfection! That’s where the TV show would cut to commercial and leave us all on the edge of our seats. Well done, Maggie!

  6. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    December 15, 2013 at 11:56 am  

    Mm, sexy snippet!

  7. Comment by veronicascott
    December 15, 2013 at 12:07 pm  

    Wow, all that tension between them for eight or nine YEARS??? Wow, things are going to sizzle when they do kiss…excellent excerpt, enjoyed it!

  8. Comment by jroseallister
    December 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm  

    Man, after all that holding back, it’s going to be explosive…oh wait, Veronica just said that. LOL. I love the premise, btw, of how Steve finds out he inspires her books and starts reading them to plot the perfect seduction. le sigh!

  9. Comment by caitlinstern
    December 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm  

    Yeah, with that kind of tension, I quite agree–something’s got to give. Adding romance to a platonic relationship can be complicated, but also worth it!

  10. Comment by Jess Schira (@ridingnwriting)
    December 17, 2013 at 6:08 am  

    Love the well-worn montage line. Very cute and clever.

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