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: “Surprising Lord Jack,” by Sally MacKenzie (Kensington)
She forced her eyes open.
Mistake. He was still virtually naked, and now he was facing her. She’d never seen an almost naked man. Muscles shaped his arms; brown hair sprinkled over his chest, narrowing to a line down his flat stomach to—
She snapped her gaze up to his face. Oh God, if she’d thought Mr. Littleton handsome, she’d much mistaken the matter. Littleton had been merely pretty in a weak, overcosseted way, like a pampered housecat. This was a tiger.
Hazel eyes, fringed with ridiculously long lashes, studied her.
She dropped her gaze to the coverlet. His beautiful eyes were far too direct and uncomfortably probing. If she wasn’t very, very careful, he’d discover her secret.
“I really won’t hurt you.”
Ha! That was likely what the tiger said to the . . . what did tigers eat?
Anything they wanted to.
Good luck to Sally and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.
(Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)