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 Contemporary: “Inn at Last Chance,” by Hope Ramsay (Forever Romance)
Gabe finished tying off the ends of the bandage. And then he lowered his head and pressed a small kiss to Jenny’s palm.
She gasped. And desire swept through him like a coastal hurricane. He raised his head and looked into her face. “Did I hurt you?”
“No.” She breathed the word.
He cradled her hand in both of his. “You saved my life tonight.” Of this he was entirely certain.
“No, I didn’t.” Her words came out in a watery voice, and tears overflowed her eyes.
He brushed them from her cheek. “Whatever the reason, I am in your debt. It is one of the few debts that doesn’t burden me in the least.” He stopped, his voice becoming thick.
“You’re crazy, Mr. Raintree—”
He pressed his finger across her lips. “Perhaps I am crazy. And the name is Gabe.”
“Gabe,” she whispered when he removed his finger. He caught his own name on her lips as he leaned in for one, short kiss.
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Good luck to Hope 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!