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Weekend Writing Warrior – 5/19/13

Posted on May 19, 2013 by Maggie Wells   15 Comments | Posted in Blog

The winner of the Love Letters Volume 1: Obeying Desire audiobook is: Laurie! Congratulations! There’s another chance to win below, so make sure you read through to the bottom!

Today’s post comes for H is for Hotshot – my contribution to Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please (coming THIS WEEK from Carina Press). Luke Whitehawk is a veteran smoke jumper. Tara Ferris is the hot young helicopter pilot determined to drive him crazy-in more ways than one. In this bit, Tara is trying to convince Luke that taking a chance on her is no riskier than leaping from a plane into flames.


“You taught me everything I know about keeping my feet on the ground. Now let go and let me teach you how to fly.”

“You’re jumping into the fire.”

“You do it every day, and it makes me burn.” He tried to retreat but Tara held her ground. She wouldn’t allow him to run when they were so damn close. She couldn’t. “If you pull back now, I want you to remember this the next time you call me ‘little girl’—I’m not the one running away, you are.”


Discover four sexy stories with a military twist in Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please.

E Is for Entice by Emily Cale
Coast Guard Petty Officer Evan Marshall knows it won’t be easy proving to his hometown that he’s matured–especially his former girlfriend, Ciara Knowles. Though they soon re-create some very hot memories, it may take a disaster to truly bring them together.

F Is for Fallout by Ginny Glass
When Spencer Corwin returns from Iraq, all he can think about is finally meeting the woman he’s been corresponding with in the flesh. But will their red-hot passion survive the fallout of learning they’ve both been living a lie?

G Is for Gun-Shy by Christina Thacher
Colonel Jack Travis doesn’t want to be partnered with buttoned-up military strategist Davina McCall–even if she’s the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. When a freak storm traps them in Jack’s cabin, the buttons start coming undone…and things really start heating up.

H Is for Hotshot by Maggie Wells
Smoke jumper Luke Whitehawk usually fights fires–when he’s not fighting his sizzling attraction to pilot Tara Ferris. And Tara’s determined that this is one battle Luke is destined to lose…

But wait! I just saw that Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please will be available in Audible audiobook format this week! Want that one? Here’s what you do:

Want it to be you? I’ll give you three ways to enter:

1) Comment below and tell me what kind of man in uniform you prefer.

2) Like my Facebook page and say hello.

3) Tweet this to the world: Hey, Mags! I want to listen to Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please! @MaggieWells1 @GinnyGlass @ChristnaThacher @EmilyCale #LoveLetters

You can do any or all of the above to enter. Entries close 5/24/13 at 11:59pm CDT. I’ll pick a winner on Saturday and announce it on my Weekend Writing Warriors post on Sunday.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out all of the posts from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!


15 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 5/19/13"

  1. Comment by Susan Stuckey
    May 19, 2013 at 8:28 am  

    Very nice #8Sentence. Dialogue is great and Tara is very likeable/appealing to the reader. Good job.

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    May 19, 2013 at 8:52 am  

    I’m not running away, either. I’m running straight into Luke’s arms…or yours. I haven’t decided yet. 😀 Awesome eight, Maggie!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 9:11 am  

      Thank you, Susan!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 9:11 am  

      Thank you, Evelyn!

  3. Comment by veronicascott
    May 19, 2013 at 9:41 am  

    Another great excerpt – love this story as you unfold it for us!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm  

      Thanks, Veronica!

  4. Comment by Laurie
    May 19, 2013 at 9:50 am  

    I won? Wow! Love the Eight sentences. I admit I am a fan of the military uniform and police. *giggles.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm  

      Thanks, Laurie! Congrats again. Good luck with this week’s drawing!

  5. Comment by pennyalley
    May 19, 2013 at 10:06 am  

    Wow, nice snippet. I’m sure you’ll give a shoutout when it comes lives. I’d love to read it.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm  

      Thank you so much! Releases tomorrow!

  6. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    May 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm  

    Great snippet, love the characters!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm  

      Thank you!

  7. Comment by Elaine Cantrell
    May 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm  

    Oh, she’s fiesty. (Maybe I spelled that right, maybe not.)

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm  

      Aw, thanks, Elaine!

  8. Comment by Isabella Leigh
    May 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm  

    Ooo…. You tell him, Tara! I love a heroine that isn’t afraid to go after what she wants.

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