Maggie Wells | Margaret Ethridge

Contemporary Romance Authors

Weekend Writing Warrior – August 2, 2014

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 by Maggie Wells   10 Comments | Posted in Blog

One of the more painful parts of being a writer involves the dreaded synopsis. This weekend I wrote one, therefore today I will share eight sentences from a work almost in progress. Here’s what I have started for the sequel to The Last First Date.  The working title is First Shot at Forever.


Langley Sheppard’s Valentine’s Day isn’t going quite the way he planned. When he called his girlfriend of six weeks, Jessica Vickers, she said she was ready for their date. But when he knocks on her apartment door, he’s greeted by a flash of long, bare leg and the sight of the woman he loves dressed in nothing but his old patrolman’s uniform shirt and hat. He doesn’t have to wonder how she swiped it because Jessica confesses. She broke into his house and stole it right out of his closet. After she snooped through all his stuff.

Instead of feeling violated that she invaded his space, he’s excited. This is the first time Jessica has blatantly gone out of her way to show that she thinks about him as much as he does her, and the first time any woman has dangled a pair of pink padded handcuffs in front of him, demanding he take her into custody.


Want to find out how Lang and Jessica met? The Last First Date is available as part of the Harlequin-E Contemporary Boxed Set, or pre-order the single title (coming September 1, 2014)!

9781460336274-COV HARLEQUINe_0614_9781460323854_TheLastFirstDate





10 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior – August 2, 2014"

  1. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    August 3, 2014 at 8:25 am  

    Who could resist? Lovely snippet!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    August 3, 2014 at 8:58 am  

    Oh, Langley. Take ME into custody, you sexy beast! Congrats on finishing the synopsis! Can’t wait to read the story!! 🙂

  3. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    August 3, 2014 at 9:14 am  

    Playful snippet. He’s got a sense of humor regarding this woman.

  4. Comment by Eleri Stone
    August 3, 2014 at 9:24 am  

    Sounds like a great story!:)

  5. Comment by caitlinstern
    August 3, 2014 at 9:59 am  

    Hmm, I guess he could forgive her the B&E and snooping… though they might want to have a discussion about boundaries–later. Perhaps much later.

  6. Comment by Sarah Cass
    August 3, 2014 at 10:19 am  

    Oh my…she certainly has him where she wants him…now what will he do with her?

  7. Comment by veronicascott
    August 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm  

    Hot…interesting premise indeed! Great 8!

  8. Comment by Victoria Davenport
    August 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm  

    Congrats on the synopsis! Great scene 🙂

  9. Comment by burnsmillie
    August 4, 2014 at 1:04 am  

    Love it. Nicely done.

  10. Comment by Laurie
    August 5, 2014 at 7:53 am  

    Sounds like more fun is it store for Lang and Jessica. Can’t wait to meet up with them again.

Secured By miniOrange