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Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/13/15

Posted on Sep 13, 2015 by Maggie Wells   6 Comments | Posted in Blog

It’s release month for Going Deep! To celebrate, I’ll be sharing new excerpts from the finished product!


Brooke’s pink tongue darted out to wet her lips. She looked up and caught him staring at her mouth, mesmerized. Turning his attention to the bottle in his hand, he shoved the white-hot shaft of desire down deep and focused on the laws of thermodynamics instead. Adiabatic cooling. A sudden change in temperature caused the water vapor trapped in the sparkling wine’s fizzing bubbles to condense. Vapor rose from the lip of the bottle, curling like smoke on the cool spring breeze.

“You should be embarrassed,” he chided.

“Consider me mortified.”

Brooke’s throaty whisper enveloped him. Unwilling to risk releasing the stream of gibberish from his head, he clamped his mouth shut and offered her the champagne.

Be sure to check out all of this weekend’s Weekend Writing Warrior posts!

Going Deep – To the heart of the story.

Making Headlines

Brooke Hastings almost won a Pulitzer Prize for her hard-hitting reportage. Now she’s sitting on the story of a lifetime and wants to prove she’s not a one-hit-wonder. But in order to get the world to take notice, she’ll need the help of the one person she loves to hate—Brian Dalton.

Brian Dalton stumbled into celebrity when he landed a show on the Earth Channel. But the hunky marine biologist never forgot the serious, studious boy who left Mobile a decade before. Now back in Alabama, he’s looking for the quiet life he always wanted and hoping for a chance with the girl he always loved. When Brooke asks him to help expose some of the lingering effects of the Gulf oil disaster, Brian jumps at the chance to help preserve the place both call home…

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6 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – 9/13/15"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    September 13, 2015 at 8:22 am  

    Wow. I’ve never been so turned on by champagne before. Fabulous excerpt, my friend, and so excited to soon have my very own copy of this book!!!

  2. Comment by Veronica Scott
    September 13, 2015 at 11:52 am  

    Interesting snippet, a lot of tension inagoodway!

  3. Comment by Edward Hoornaert
    September 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm  

    I had to look up adiabatic–and looking up words doesn’t happen to me very often any more. I should mention that I don’t mind learning new words at all.

  4. Comment by Eleri Stone
    September 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm  

    ‘Consider me mortified’ lol I like her:D

  5. Comment by Caitlin Stern
    September 13, 2015 at 8:32 pm  

    I don’t think thinking about science is working all that well for him. He is facing an impressive distraction, though.

  6. Comment by Michelle Howard
    September 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm  

    happy release!! liked this snippet where his nerves show a bit

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