Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary Single Title: Nancy Herkness

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 Contemporary Single Title: “Take Me Home,” by Nancy Herkness (Montlake Romance)

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“Salty here is your ride for today,” Sharon said, running the stirrup down the leather so Claire could mount.

“He’s really big.” Claire eyed the gray gelding dubiously.  He had to be over seventeen hands tall.

“I’ll be happy to give you a leg up,” Tim’s voice rumbled from behind her.

“Thanks, but I can—” Claire gave up her protest as he bent and laced his fingers together at knee height.

The slanting sun laid a brushstroke of light across his face, making the dark gray of his eyes turn luminous and the surface of his skin look warm and tempting where it stretched over his jaw. It was all Claire could do not to lay her palm against the plane of his cheek to test its texture.

“You can handle him fine,” Sharon said.  “Salty’s strong, but he’s got a mouth like silk.”

Good luck to Nancy 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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7 thoughts on “Golden Leaf Spotlight on Contemporary Single Title: Nancy Herkness

  1. Love this line, Nancy: “The slanting sun laid a brushstroke of light across his face, making the dark gray of his eyes turn luminous and the surface of his skin look warm and tempting where it stretched over his jaw”
    Wow.

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