The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is a month 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.
Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: “A Kiss To Die For,” by Gail Barrett (Harlequin)
His pulse slowing, Sully closed his eyes, feeling oddly at peace despite the danger hounding their heels. Maybe it was because she’d suffered as much as he had. Maybe because she understood how deep a loss like that could sear. But he realized that he liked being around Haley. He respected her. Admired her.
He was falling for her. Hard.
His stomach sank. He had no right to pursue her. He was the last person she needed, unsuitable in every way. She needed someone who could protect her, defend her, not an unstable wreck like him.
But he couldn’t seem to resist her. Everything about her impressed him — her loyalty, her determination to safeguard others, her refusal to run from the enemy dogging their steps.
And God help him, but he wanted to feel that again, that idealism, that drive to make a difference in the world, that need to battle the bad guys and keep the defenseless safe.
To be the man that he once was.
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Good luck to Gail 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!