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 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 Historical: “Yield to the Highlander,” by Terri Brisbin (Harlequin)
Catriona tried to take a breath but could not. Aidan’s hands surrounded her still and she could feel the heat escaping from his body. She raised her head so she could see him from under the edge of the woolen cloak and found his gaze a penetrating one instead of the usual amused one. She tried to think of a humorous response to his admonishment so she could be on her way, but all thoughts of placating him vanished when his mouth took hers.
Hot. Hard. Wet.
Thoughts fled. Breathing stopped. The rain and everything else disappeared.
He pulled her closer then, tilted his face and possessed her mouth, sliding his tongue deep within and tasting her.
After a single, reckless moment of complete oblivion, she realized what he, what they, were doing and she pushed her way out of his embrace, wiping the back of her hand across her lips.
But that kiss could not be undone. The boldness, she expected from this brash, lusty young warrior, but she should have better protected herself from this kind of embrace and kiss. This kiss spoke of entitlement and forbidden passion and dishonoring herself and her vows of faithfulness. This kiss led to more. This kiss led to. . . .
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Good luck to Terri 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!