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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/23/14

Posted on Nov 23, 2014 by Maggie Wells   12 Comments | Posted in Blog

This is it! The whole Hot nights in St. Blaise series will be available in a boxed set later this week!


I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #8, August Awakening – A 2014 Passionate Plume finalist and the cover shot that graces the whole boxed set!

“Chunky Monkey girls don’t fool around when it comes to matters of the heart. You’d better be careful.”

“Huh?” He blinked, taken aback by Doreen’s dire warning.

“It’s the bananas, I guess.” She tossed off a shrug as if he was supposed to be keeping up. “I still say any woman who wants to shackle herself to one man is bananas, but you can’t tell a Chunky Monkey girl anything.” A small, sly smile tilted her lips.

August Awakening

The only things Jennifer Clyburn admits being addicted to are Caramello bars, shoe sales, and diet cherry Cokes from the Sonic. But there is one advantage to being ordered to attend alcohol awareness classes—she gets to spend a good hour each week ogling local bad boy, Alex Stephenson.

Once the crowned prince of St. Blaise, Alex grew up spoiled rotten and cocky as hell. The world was his oyster up until the day everything spun out of control. The red Corvette he got for his eighteenth birthday was a total loss. So was the sixteen-year-old girl in his passenger seat.

Ten years later, scarred and broken, Alex is back in St. Blaise leading the local recovery meetings and hoping to spare someone the guilt and grief he’ll carry with him the rest of his life.

Jenny Clyburn seems to be the kind of good-time girl he used to love, but he’s smart enough to recognize the demons that drive her. Her smart mouth is temptation incarnate, and her docile nature a siren song. Unable to resist, Alex takes it upon himself to teach her the best ways to master her impulses and surrender to that which she can’t control.

August Awakening_Maggie Wells

That’s all for this week, friends! Be sure to check out all of the Weekend Writing Warriors excerpts!


12 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/23/14"

  1. Comment by Amalie Cantor
    November 23, 2014 at 6:59 am  

    I am not at all a romance reader, but this is such a cute little snippet I can’t keep from smiling. The conversation sounds like it could have been pulled out of real life (and makes me wonder a bit whether it was). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Comment by evelynjules
    November 23, 2014 at 8:47 am  

    Hee! You can’t tell a Half Baked girl anything, either. 😉 Happy Release Week! I snagged myself a copy already! xoxo

  3. Comment by Sarah Cass
    November 23, 2014 at 9:51 am  

    lol. Your stories always have such a lovely bit of humor. This one appears to be no exception.

  4. Comment by Lisa Medley
    November 23, 2014 at 9:54 am  

    I love your concept of a calendar of novellas! Very clever! Best of luck with the release 😀

  5. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    November 23, 2014 at 11:37 am  

    Good luck with your new release! Enjoyable snippet.

  6. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    November 23, 2014 at 11:37 am  

    Chunky Monkey, indeed. Guys are clueless. Terrific eight.

  7. Comment by veronicascott
    November 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm  

    I think she’ll keep him nicely off balance, to everyone’s satisfaction LOL. Excellent excerpt!

  8. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    November 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm  

    cute 8 as always!

  9. Comment by burnsmillie
    November 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm  

    The dialogue is fun : ). Enjoyable snippet.

  10. Comment by caitlinstern
    November 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm  

    Labeling yourself by your favorite ice cream? It’s a little nutty, but it might work.

  11. Comment by kelworthfiles
    November 24, 2014 at 8:54 am  

    Hehe, very funny. Glacio-analysis anybody? Thanks for sharing, great to see you again.

  12. Comment by Jennifer Reynolds
    November 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm  

    Funny eight. 🙂

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