New Jersey Romance Writer’s annual “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 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 Romantic Suspense: “Exchange of Fire,” by P. A. DePaul (Penguin Group (USA), LLC)
“You think you can make it to the laptop before me?” [Grady] challenged.
Sandra didn’t answer. Instead, she darted around him and leaped onto the couch cushion and began vaulting over the back. The movement was so graceful and fluid he almost didn’t want to stop her . . . almost.
She ran forward and snatched at the exposed strap.
Leaping over the couch, he managed to wrap his hand around her arm. He spun her until she smacked her shoulder blades into the wall between the dining room and kitchen. She held the bag in front of her like a trophy, her chest heaving and her eyes alive with triumph as she stared into his. Damn she was beautiful.
“I win,” she whispered, her voice husky.
“Did you?” he retorted, taking a moment to enjoy the desire radiating from her hazel eyes. “You sure?” He crowded into her space and ran a hand up her arm. Everywhere his fingertips touched, a trail of goose bumps followed. Ooh Rah. “’Cause this doesn’t feel like losing.”
He crushed his mouth to hers.
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Good luck to P. A. and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!
And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.