The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a month away! To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists leading up until the conference.
The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One. Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 17, 2014.
Spotlight on Contemporary: “Hot Bayou Nights,” by Elizabeth Shore (The Wild Rose Press)
He gave her a wry grin. “You can’t go to Paris with that horrendous French of yours. You need a translator.”
“I’d planned on learning French while I was there.”
His eyes sparkled with a wicked gleam. “But mon ange, that’s such a boring way to learn.”
“Let me show you a better one.”
Jackson rose from the chair and held out his hand. She took it and stood. He brought her toward him, into his embrace, surrounding her with his warmth. She sank into him as he began caressing her back, long smooth strokes that had her purring like a contended cat.
“Viens au lit,” he said, planting whisper soft kisses against the nape of her neck.
“What does that mean?”
He stepped back and brought his hand around to place a finger beneath her chin, tipping it up to look into her eyes. “Come to bed.”
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Good luck to Elizabeth and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!