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 Historical: “A Reputation for Notoriety,” by Diane Gaston (Harlequin)
She gazed at him, so tall, so taut he was like a coiled spring. A flutter of nerves–or excitement–made her press her hand against her stomach. His shirtsleeves accentuated his broad shoulders and narrow waist. He robbed her of breath.
She blinked. “Are you going to make me say it?”
One corner of his mouth turned up. “Indeed.”
Courage was failing her. “What you asked of me–I might say yes.”
He tilted his head. “Might say yes?”
She gathered her resolve and stood. “Will say yes.”
He raised her hand to his lips, which were warm and firm and sent a thrill deep within her. “You are certain?”
No. She was not certain at all. But she could not make herself refuse.
She did not want to refuse.
“Come.” He took her by the hand. “I will show you my bed chamber.”
Good luck to Diane and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
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