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 each day 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 held October 18-19, 2013.
Spotlight on Best First Book: “For the Love of a Soldier,” by Victoria Morgan (Berkley)
Alexandra’s eyes flew open and she stared into his, wide-eyed and still.
His lips curved into a smile against hers.
She pushed against his chest, straining away from him. “Stop that,” she cried. “You can’t keep kissing me.”
“But I like kissing you. And your response tells me you liked it too.”
“I was half asleep!” she protested.
He lowered his voice and pulled her back against him, liking the feel of her soft body against his. “Then imagine how much better it will be when you’re awake.”
She averted her face. “Lord Kendall, I told you—”
She looked at him, frowning in confusion.
“That’s my name. You used it earlier today. And now we’ve been intimate.”
She gasped and shoved against his chest so hard, he released her. “We most certainly have not! A few stolen kisses do not constitute intimacy.”
“Good, then let’s do it again.”
Absolutely worked for him…
Good luck to Victoria and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.
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