Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: Melinda Leigh

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: “Minutes to Kill,” by Melinda Leigh (Montlake Romance)


Her hand in the middle of his bare chest stopped him. She was studying him with suspicion, almost wariness. “What are we doing here, Brody?”

“I don’t know. I’m making this up as I go along.” But he was thinking ahead. Maybe ten minutes ahead. No more. He refused to think about the reports he’d file tomorrow or about today’s shooting.

Or where Hannah would be in a month. There was only here and now.

He saw her hand inching lower, sliding down his abs . . .

“Do we have to have a plan?” he asked, his voice rough.

“I like plans.”

“How does this fit into your plan?” Brody caught the back of her neck with his free hand, gently pulled her in, and covered her mouth with his.

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

Good luck to Melinda and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. But hurry, registration ends October 4th! Visit our website for more information.



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