Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: Melinda Leigh

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: “She Can Scream,” by Melinda Leigh (Montlake Romance)

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Stalking used to be harder.

He read the display on his phone: OFF 4 MY RUN!

Thank you, social media, for a generation of young women compelled to report their every movement to the world. Though it felt vaguely like cheating, a player who maintained a demanding career and hobby appreciated the amount of information willingly floated in cyberspace. There was only so much time in a day.

He set his phone on his thigh, picked up his binoculars, and adjusted the focus. A dead leaf drifted from the red maple branches above his car and landed on his windshield. At the other end of the street, Madison Thorpe excited her parents’ bi-level house. She stepped out onto the stoop in between a pair of carved pumpkins.

Right on schedule.

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

Good luck to Melinda 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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