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Weekend Writing Warrior – 5/26/13

Posted on May 26, 2013 by Maggie Wells   18 Comments | Posted in Blog

This week’s selection comes from book #6 in the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series – Bustin’ Out All Over

“Jason Rayco dumped you,” he repeated, careful to keep his tone neutral.

Her head popped up. “Eight years,” she hissed. “For eight years I waited around, working two jobs, pouring everything I had into his career.”

Words escaped like bursts of steam, surprising them both. He saw the exact moment she took hold of the reins again, clamping her mouth shut and sitting up a little straighter. Quent stood, using his height for the slight advantage it was. Not that being a few inches closer to the ceiling would be an effective defense against what she was packing in that racy red dress.

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Bustin’ Out All Over

Terri Ecklund wishes she’d never agreed to be Miss June. As billing manager for SBRMC, she could appreciate that the damn thing had raised a healthy amount of money to fund hospital improvements, but it also cost her big. She could deal with the sly snickers, crude jokes about her ‘assets’, and the perfect strangers whistling ‘June is Busting Out All Over’, but her boyfriend couldn’t.

When the pro-fisherman she hooked long ago cuts bait and takes the contents of their joint bank account with him, Terri scrambles to patch the pieces of her life back together but not before tearing a strip off the smarty-pants internet genius who set the The Men and Women of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center up to go viral.

Internet millionaire and St. Blaise native Quent Halliday nearly swallowed his tongue when Terri Ecklund, St. Blaise, Missouri’s god-given rebuttal to Pamela Anderson’s plastic surgeon, stormed into his St. Louis office spitting nails over the loss of her almost-fiancé.

Drawn to the sparks flying from her eyes and the lure of her bountiful curves, clever Quent knows the opportunity of a lifetime when he sees it. Without hesitation he drops everything to chase after the girl of his fantasies, and when he catches her, they’re both shocked to discover he may just be the man of her dreams.

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18 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 5/26/13"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    May 26, 2013 at 7:36 am  

    Oooh, I love racy red dresses! Can’t wait for this one to release, Maggie! I need another reason to sing! 😀

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:04 pm  

      Thanks, Evelyn!

  2. Comment by Elaine Cantrell
    May 26, 2013 at 9:33 am  

    Anything with a racy red dress is bound to be interesting. Nice 8.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm  

      Thank you, Elaine!

  3. Comment by Linda Hamonou
    May 26, 2013 at 9:55 am  

    So he dumped here like that just because of what other people were saying? He sounds like a winner, I’m sure she can do better.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:05 pm  

      Oh, she definitely can, Linda. Thanks!

  4. Comment by Susan Stuckey
    May 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm  

    Poor Quent. Nicely done #8Sentence.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm  

      Thanks, Susan!

  5. Comment by Stevie Carroll
    May 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm  


    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:06 pm  

      I know, right? Thanks, Stevie!

  6. Comment by Kate Warren
    May 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm  

    Love this. The cover copy (I’m guessing that’s going to be on the back cover, right?) is awesome! I may be singing “June is Bustin’ Out All Over” for the rest of the day. 😀

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm  

      Ha! Thanks, Kate. I’ve been singing it for months!

  7. Comment by veronicascott
    May 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm  

    What a fun premise! Loved the tone of the excerpt, can’t wait for more…

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm  

      Thank you, Veronica!

  8. Comment by historysleuth1
    May 27, 2013 at 8:12 am  

    I’d say she is quite the comeback kid. Seems from the snippet and the blurb she has other plans to get even and show she doesn’t need him. Nice 8.

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    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm  

      She is a survivor! Thank you!

  9. Comment by R Lee Smith
    May 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm  

    I’m sure I’m not the only person mentally connecting “Bustin’ out all over” with the raciness of the red dress, but yeah, terrific image there and a lot of passion in your heroine. It’s been my experience that once you get them angry-talking, they’re liable to do anything.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      May 27, 2013 at 8:11 pm  

      That’s exactly what I intended! Thanks so much!

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