Golden Leaf Spotlight on Novella: Opal Carew

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than five weeks away!  To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists leading up 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 award ceremony on October 17, 2014.

We now move away from our Hall of Fame recipients,and onto our 2014 finalists! First up is Novella.

Spotlight on Novella: “Hot Ride,” by Opal Carew (self-published)


His dark eyes glowed like a blazing fire, glittering with sparks.

In a sudden movement, she felt herself pushed back against the building.  Her breath caught as his big, solid body crushed her tight to the cold brick wall.

Oh, God, had she made a mistake?  He was so big and intimidating, and right now, he looked determined and… almost feral.  He pivoted his hips forward and she could feel a hard bulge against her stomach, proof that he was aroused by her.  Anxiety spiked through her, and a little fear, but right alongside those feelings was a wild surge of excitement.

He grabbed her wrists and pushed them over her head, then held them tight, his striking midnight eyes locked on hers.  She could feel the erratic pounding of her blood pumping through her veins.

She had never felt so alive.

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

Good luck to Opal and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!






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