Golden Leaf Spotlight on Young Adult: Maureen McGowan

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a week away! To help share our excitement, we’ve been shining 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 Young Adult: “Compliance,” by Maureen McGowan (Amazon Publishing)

Compliance cover

“You want proof we’re a couple? Fine.” Cal tilts my head back and kisses me full on the mouth.

I tense, but I need Stacy to believe Cal so I relax, soften my body, my mouth.

Cal deepens his kiss and the pressure of his lips, the warmth of his hands, the tension and heat of his body reawaken something inside me and ignite what I used to feel, what I’ve felt for Cal since I was eleven and he was thirteen.

Cal is one of the best people I know—strong, generous and loyal—and at this moment I could fall back in love. Maybe I already have. Fatigue can’t fully explain my wobbly legs, the stirring inside me, the heat. Without his hands for support I feel certain I’d melt on the floor.

“Okay, okay.” Stacy’s voice cracks. “I get it. You can stop.”

Good luck to Maureen and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

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