New Jersey Romance Writer’s annual “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is a week 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 Paranormal: “Three Wishes,” by Debra Dunbar (Self-published)
“Come out with me. I’m pretty sure you deserve one night off after one-hundred years.”
“I can’t. I really, really want to, but I just can’t.” She didn’t need to feign the regret. I’m making the biggest mistake of my life.
“You’re making the biggest mistake of your life.”
She jumped at his words, wondering if he could read her mind, or if her emotions were that transparent. Dar sighed, tightening his grasp of her waist. “You angels are f-ing slave drivers when it comes to duty and responsibility. Well, if I can’t spend the evening with you, I’ll have to go with plan B.”
Before she could even wonder what plan B was, his lips were against hers. It wasn’t the sort of kiss she’d ever expected from a demon — not that she’d ever envisioned herself kissing one. His mouth was gentle and tender, barely a caress. His lips explored hers, then he lifted his head from hers, tugging her bottom lip with a hint of teeth.
“Goodnight, Asta,” he whispered.
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Good luck to Debra and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!