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Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/30/14

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 by Maggie Wells   7 Comments | Posted in Blog

Thanks for sharing my excitement over the Hot Nights in St. Blaise boxed set release!


I’ve been sharing bits and pieces from the series all month and today I have 8 lines from book #12, Daring Miss December – also a 2014 Passionate Plume finalist!

“It won’t change the fact that we’ve slept together—”

“No one can prove that.”

“I would never deny it,” he said with quiet finality. “I won’t make us a lie, Anne.”

Oliver rose from the chair, unfolding his lanky frame inch by gorgeous inch. When he stood tall and proud, he tugged his cuffs from the sleeves of his flawlessly tailored jacket and shrugged. As if tossing away the career he’d built over the course of a lifetime meant less than nothing.

“As a doctor, I can tell you that not loving you would be the worst possible threat to my heart health.”

Daring Miss December_Maggie Wells

Straight-laced hospital administrator Oliver Watkins has the heart of a rebel.

Coming of age in the free-wheeling seventies meant that Oliver’s rebellion manifested itself in always doing precisely what he was expected to do.

With his wife gone and his daughter grown, the survival of St. Blaise Regional Medical Center has become his main focus in life. That is, until the results of a routine blood test give him the nudge he needs to indulge in forbidden fruit.

Dietician Anne Silverstein has enjoyed a smorgasbord of experiences, but none shaped her life more dramatically than finding a lump in her breast at the ripe old age of twenty-six. In the years since she triumphed over death, Anne has learned to embrace life by taking each new day as it comes.

When Ollie Watkins, stumbles into her office looking for more than a few tips on lowering his cholesterol, throwing caution to the wind is a no-brainer for free-spirited Anne. But the home remedies Anne and Oliver cook up together leave them both ravenous for more. Suddenly one finds one day at a time is not enough and the other fears it’s way too much.

Don’t forget, all the set includes all 12 novellas for only $0.99, but only for a limited time! If you read something you like, please tell your friends!

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


7 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warriors – 11/30/14"

  1. Comment by Gemma Parkes
    November 30, 2014 at 6:56 am  

    Aw, that’s sweet – I really like him!

  2. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    November 30, 2014 at 7:50 am  

    Oh lord, I love Oli. This is my favourite story of the entire series, but they’re all beyond fabulous! Awesome excerpt! 🙂

  3. Comment by Author Charmaine Gordon
    November 30, 2014 at 7:53 am  

    So well written and charming. You’ve captured me with this eight.

  4. Comment by veronicascott
    November 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm  

    I like him – I’m hooked in just 8 sentences! Excellent excerpt!

  5. Comment by Shannyn Schroeder
    November 30, 2014 at 2:43 pm  

    You gotta love a man with conviction. Great 8!

  6. Comment by burnsmillie
    December 1, 2014 at 1:38 am  

    Aw, cute.

  7. Comment by ED Martin
    December 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm  

    Such a sweet snippet. He sounds like a great guy!

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