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Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/6/14

Posted on Apr 6, 2014 by Maggie Wells   25 Comments | Posted in Blog

This week I’m sharing eight sentences from a story called, Three Little Words. It’s a novella about the sizzling hot romance that sparks when two strangers who have lived a little hit it off at a wedding. Stay tuned after the excerpt for some good news!

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“What’s your name?”

She bit it back the truth because, for one night, this night with this man, she didn’t want to be sad old Aunt Jo. She wanted to be the woman she’d been back in the days before she had to be seated with one of her cousins to round out a table. She wanted to be the girl who thought she had all the time in the world.

Fixing him with a bold stare she smiled as she answered. “Jose.”

“As in Cuervo?”

“Exactly.”

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And now the good news: I just sold this story to Lyrical Press/Kensington Books! Whoo hoo! Here’s the pitch:

Three Little Words

Jo Masters isn’t the girl she used to be, but now that she’s a woman without obligations, she’s ready to recapture a little of her misspent youth. Her niece’s wedding, with its open bar and dark dance floor, seems the perfect opportunity to let loose.

Gregory Stark is just trying to make it through his son’s wedding day…And make some time with the gorgeous brunette on the bride’s side of the aisle.

His kid’s wedding probably isn’t the optimal occasion to put the moves on the sexy woman who introduced herself as simply ‘Josie’, but his best friend is closing in on her too. With a couple tequila shots under his belt, Greg makes Jo a proposition neither want to refuse.

What follows is a romp in the hay that turns into an all-out romp when meddling family members, missing shoes, a pushy old friend, and the fickle hand of fate all conspire to turn a perfectly good one-night stand into the start of an even more perfect romance.

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out all the entries from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!

 

 

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25 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/6/14"

  1. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    April 6, 2014 at 8:51 am  

    Dynamite, Maggie. She’s spunky starting over. Terrific scene.

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 6, 2014 at 11:07 am  

      Thanks, Charmaine!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    April 6, 2014 at 9:13 am  

    Congratulations to you, Maggie baby! Not the least bit surprised that somebody scooped this story up! I’m crazy about it! 🙂

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      April 6, 2014 at 11:08 am  

      Thank you, Evelyn!

  3. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    April 6, 2014 at 9:38 am  

    Congrats on selling the book! I like Jo!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 11:11 am  

      Thanks, Gemma! That makes me happy!

  4. Comment by sandrajones
    April 6, 2014 at 11:06 am  

    WOW! Congratulations!! Sounds like a fun story!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 11:11 am  

      Thank you, Sandi! <3

  5. Comment by Millie Burns
    April 6, 2014 at 11:32 am  

    Ha ha ha…Jose…you made me giggle!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm  

      *dusts off hands* My work here is done. Thank you, Millie!

  6. Comment by Sarah Cass
    April 6, 2014 at 11:38 am  

    This sounds like so much fun!! I can’t wait to read it…and congrats on the contract!!

  7. Comment by veronicascott
    April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am  

    Sounds good, I loved the premise and that she’s taking the opportunity to start fresh, not be “aunt Jo”. Great snippet and best wishes with the book!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm  

      Thanks, doll!

  8. Comment by chellecordero
    April 6, 2014 at 11:59 am  

    Fantastic pitch! Congrats on your sale, you deserve it.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:28 pm  

      Thanks so much!

  9. Comment by Sandra Nachlinger
    April 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm  

    I love the crisp dialogue in this excerpt. Congratulations on your sale. This sounds like a delightful book.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm  

      Thank you, Sandra!

  10. Comment by augustmacgregor
    April 6, 2014 at 1:10 pm  

    I love the “As in Cuervo” line! And a big congrats on selling the story. 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm  

      Thank you!

  11. Comment by Laurie
    April 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm  

    Can’t wait to read it. Sounds like a lot of fun. Congrats.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      April 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm  

      Thanks, Laurie!

  12. Comment by Carol Gibbs
    April 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm  

    Love any blurb that includes the phrase “misspent youth.” Sounds like a terrific story, and I’m at all surprised it’s gotten snatched up! Looking forward to reading it!

    • Comment by Carol Gibbs
      April 6, 2014 at 6:41 pm  

      Geez, can you add a ‘not’ in that second to last sentence? Kinda sad, when you need an editor before you leave comments!

      • Comment by maggiewells68
        April 6, 2014 at 9:26 pm  

        <3 Carol!

  13. Comment by coletterasmussen
    April 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm  

    I love that she’s deciding to live it up again, and especially with that name!

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