Golden Leaf Spotlight on Novella: Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley

New Jersey Romance Writer’s annual “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 each day leading up to 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 16, 2015.

Spotlight on Novella: “Flirting on Ice,” by Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley (Entangled Publishing, Lovestruck)


His lips descended. And detoured to brush against her cheek. The heat of his touch sizzled her skin, but left her lips untouched, unquenched, and unsatisfied.

She blinked and met his stare, disappointed.

He again traced his fingertip down her cheek in a slow, straight line. “I’ll see you later.”

The quiet determination in his voice sent tingles dancing through her lower abdomen. She nodded and fought the urge to tug his shirt and bring his mouth down to hers.

He crouched and ruffled Brindy’s fur. Then he stood and paused. Smiling at Heather, he took a step closer to her. She matched his step and moved closer to him, but Brindy barked and nudged their legs, breaking the spell.

Within seconds, Zac was gone. She leaned against the door and looked down at the dog. “Let’s just keep what happened here between us, okay?”

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

Good luck to Veronica and Susan and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.


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