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Weekend Writing Warrior – 8/11/13

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 by Maggie Wells   14 Comments | Posted in Blog

Today’s post comes for M is for Melting– my contribution to Love Letters Volume 4: Travel to Temptation (August 5th from Carina Press).


On impulse, she turned to face him, hoping to catch him unaware just once. But the small smile that curved his lips told her he knew exactly what she wanted. “Kiss me.”

The whispered command was all but swallowed by the sound of waves lapping at the sides of the boat, but Luca smiled as he obliged. He kissed her slow and sweet, exerting only enough pressure to let her know his feelings toward her were anything but gentlemanly, but proving he was the perfect specimen nonetheless when he broke the kiss seconds later.

“Do you like kissing me as much as you hoped?” He corralled a wayward strand of hair that clung to her damp lips and tucked it behind her ear. “Was it worth the trip, my Samantha?”


Love Letters Volume 4: Travel to Temptation


Passion is only a short trip away in Love Letters Volume 4: Travel to Temptation.

M Is for Melting by Maggie Wells
When Samantha Walters contacts childhood pen pal Luca Camilleri, she discovers the boy she knew is now an incredibly desirable man. And a not-so-innocent comment in an online chat spurs Sam to give in to impulse, heading to Malta for a vacation fling.

N Is for Naughty by Christina Thacher
Chasing a reclusive author sends Steve Collins to New Zealand—and into the bed of smart and sexy Gemma Robinson, the writer’s granddaughter. Can Steve earn her forgiveness when she learns he used her to find his idol?

O Is for One More Night by Ginny Glass
Winnie Caesar only intends to ask Silas Quinn for help in locating a stolen artifact, not to relive the steamy night they once shared. But when Winnie tracks him down in Brazil, her plans are derailed by their unstoppable passion…

P Is for Predicament by Emily Cale
Finally single and ready to move on with his life, Jason Logan plans a getaway to the Indian Himalayas…but so does his ex, Dillon Waters. Soon a simple chat leads to much more intimate encounters.

Q Is for Quarrel by Ginny Glass and Christina Thacher
The last thing Zane Harrison expects to find in his borrowed Majorcan villa is an undressed-to-impress woman! Turns out he and Tara Curtis were both promised exclusive use of the villa. They quickly discover a way to broker a truce by sharing a bedroom…

For more information on the Love Letters series, click here!

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14 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 8/11/13"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    August 11, 2013 at 8:08 am  

    Just…um, I’ll be ready to leave a comment when my lips stop tingling. Oh, he wasn’t kissing me? Damn. Luca is delicious, my friend, and so is this story! Awesome excerpt!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      August 11, 2013 at 10:20 am  

      Thank you! It was sooooo rough to have Luca in my head. Not.

  2. Comment by Hanni
    August 11, 2013 at 8:58 am  

    OK, this makes me want to kiss someone as well. Like enjoyed your snippet.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      August 11, 2013 at 10:20 am  

      Yay! My work here is done!

  3. Comment by historysleuth1
    August 11, 2013 at 10:53 am  

    That was romantic. It was worth the boat ride, I’d say!

    (No snippet for me this week. Just doing a little reading between other stuff.)

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      August 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm  

      Thank you! Looking forward to next week, then!

  4. Comment by Laurie
    August 11, 2013 at 11:03 am  

    Loved that he was a gentleman but once he knew what she wanted was the same as what he wanted he let himself go while still being gentle. Nicely done.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      August 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm  

      Thank you very much! So glad you liked it!

  5. Comment by veronicascott
    August 11, 2013 at 11:23 am  

    Oh excellent job at being sensual and smoldering! Terrific snippet!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      August 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm  

      Thank you, Veronica!

  6. Comment by burnsmillie
    August 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm  

    I love the lapping of the waves against the boat…kisses sound something like that, sometimes : ) Very sensual!

  7. Comment by caitlinstern
    August 11, 2013 at 3:17 pm  

    Sounds like a kiss that promises a lot more… Sexy snippet!

  8. Comment by Jess Schira (@ridingnwriting)
    August 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm  

    You did an amazing job providing a great deal of insight into these characters as a couple, and how well they know one another in your first paragraph. Awesome snippet!

  9. Comment by Veronica Hardy
    September 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm  

    Made me squee. It was that good. Now off to see if I can convince my husband to kiss me like that.

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