Weekend Writing Warrior – 3/9/14

Hello, my friends! This week I am sharing 8 sentences from my upcoming Harlequin-E Contemporary release The Last First Date (formerly Jump Into Love).

Hugging the hideous coat even tighter, Jessica thanked God for its down-filled warmth. Tiny lacewings fluttered in her stomach, but she ignored them. This was New Year’s Eve. In just a few hours this craptastic year would be over and a bright, shiny new one would start. She just needed to make it through midnight.

Detective Delicious turned stormy gray eyes in her direction and the busted zipper on the hideous coat shot to the top of Mount WhyMe. She hadn’t realized the parka wouldn’t close until her mission was well underway. If she’d known, she would have put on a bra at the very least.

The Last First Date

On a night where everything goes wrong, one man finds his Ms. Right.

Langley Sheppard’s New Year’s Eve hits a major snag when Murphy’s Law throws the book at him.

His friends call him a serial dater, but this determined detective is the real deal–a man looking for the right woman. First date number forty-eight comes to a screeching halt when his date decides to lift a pack of gum from the local convenience store, but a spunky, snarky damsel in distress witnesses the confession and things start to look up.

Jessica Vickers has lost about everything—her job, her apartment, and even her fashion sense—but she hasn’t surrendered her attachment to premixed margaritas and taco chips or her optimism. With just a few short hours left until the clock strikes midnight, she’s looking forward to a quiet evening at home and a fresh start in a New Year. A dead car battery leaves her stranded in a convenience store parking lot with no cell phone and no jumper cables.

But things start looking up when handsome police detective Lang Sheppard offers to jump her.

Thrown together by circumstance and petty larceny, Lang and Jessica discover that on a night when everything goes wrong, all it takes is a chance at love to make everything right.

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16 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warrior – 3/9/14”

  1. Clever, clever, clever – I’m in awe of your prose. And I enjoyed that she has lacewings in her stomach, not just any old butterflies LOL. (Off to google lacewings). Great snippet!

  2. I laughed out loud reading this snippet – haven’t we all had years like this! I love how her character shines through! Terrific snippet!

  3. Your writing has snap and pop to it, just moves it right along. I really liked the nicknames (Detective Delicious, Mount WhyMe), and the talk about things going wrong, but having to deal with them anyway. As those stormy gray eyes climb bra-less Mount WhyMe, she may indeed be thankful the zipper’s broken.

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