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 Paranormal: “Magic Gone Wild,” by Judi Fennell (Sourcebooks)
Zane was just about to step onto the porch when a paint can went sailing by.
Then the old rocking chair his mother used to sit in during the evenings.
Then a drop cloth. Two spindles that had rotted out and fallen onto the porch. Several old newspapers, an assortment of dead leaves, and a squirrel running in the opposite direction like a hamster on a wheel.
Zane now knew what that felt like.
And there was Vana, standing across from him on the other side of the spinning top, staring in horror.
He tried to keep a mirror image off his own face. The only way to fix this was for her to gain some control, and preventing her from panicking was the first step.
Zane grabbed the lintel above his head and leaned out over the whirling floorboards. “Something wrong?”
Her gaze shot to his. “You don’t see it?”
He had to laugh. Either that or she’d cry. “Oh I see it. It’s the reason I haven’t stepped out the door. Question is, what can you do about it?”
“Um, well…” Vana closed her eyes, clutched her fingers together in a death grip, and puckered up.
The image socked him in the gut and twisted his insides with desire.
Then she uttered the phrase he had come to dread.
Good luck to Judi and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
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