New Jersey Romance Writer’s annual “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is this Friday and Saturday! We’re in the home stretch with the Golden Leaf finalist excerpts, moving onto Best First Book.
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 Best First Book: “For the Love of the Dame,” by Miriam Allenson (Self-published)
“What do you think, Car?” Anxious eyes appealed. “My ensemble: it is pleasing?”
Pleasing? No. It was hot. She was hot. Everything about her was hot. “Yes, very pleasing.” His eyes roved over her outfit, imagining the body beneath.
“We think perhaps a scarf around the waist, yes?” She put her hands there. “But we decide too much material. A belt is better. Do you agree?”
Car had never been asked for an opinion on scarves as opposed to belts, but he was ready to offer one now. “Hmm, let’s see.” He slipped his hands under hers to encircle her waist, the heels of his hands resting on her hips, the fingers of each hand practically touching at the small of her back. Oh man, what a waist; what a perfect waist. “I think the belt,” he said, having to clear his throat to get his tongue off the roof of his mouth.
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Good luck to Miriam and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!