Golden Leaf Spotlight on Paranormal: Anne Hope

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: “Soul Bound,” by Anne Hope (Samhain)

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“What’s going on with you, Jace?”

He choked on a snicker. “Wish I knew.”

Against her will, her fingers crept over his chiseled body to settle on his cheek. He closed his eyes and relaxed against the pillow, soothed by her touch. “I can smell your scent on the sheets,” he whispered. “So subtle. So sweet. Smells like home.”

Her heart gave her lungs a swift kick, knocked the breath right out of her. He must have heard it because his lids sprang open. Stormy eyes met and held hers. “The only time I feel normal is when I’m with you,” he confessed. “You’re the only one I can trust.”

Warmth journeyed through her, thick and cloying, like melted chocolate. “Then why did you run off today? Or should I say, how?”

He didn’t answer. His eyes drifted shut again, the gesture accented by a sigh. “Lie with me. Please.”

Good luck to Anne and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

(Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)

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