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: “Last Chance Christmas,” by Hope Ramsay (Grand Central)
Time seemed to hang suspended for a moment as his hand stalled in her hair, and then he pulled her gently forward. Lark came willingly, knowing that this was what she’d wanted since last night. This time he didn’t kiss her cheek.
The kiss was softer than she expected — almost shy and tentative, but incredibly warm and unbelievably erotic. She had never been kissed like this before.
And in a corner of her mind she knew, without question, that she had more experience in kissing than Stone Rhodes did. But somehow that didn’t matter. This kiss was not about recreational sex, or passing the time, or having fun.
No, Stone Rhodes was not a guy like that. And when he decided to kiss someone, he moved in like a Marine, with clear intent. His kiss was deliberate, as if he’d been thinking about it for some time.
Good luck to Hope and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
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