Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/6/14

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!


“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?”



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!




25 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warrior – 4/6/14”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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