The annual NJRW “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 leading up until 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 17, 2014.
Spotlight on Novella: “Anything You Ask,” by Lynn Kellan (The Wild Rose Press)
“You may now kiss the bride.”
Determined to keep it brief, Danielle flattened a hand on Hale’s white oxford shirt. Beneath her palm, his heart thundered like he’d sprinted from Oklahoma to be at her side. The taciturn expression he’d worn for the past few days cracked, revealing a poignant longing in his clear blue eyes.
“Finally,” he murmured, tracing her jaw with his blunt fingertips.
The gentle caress made her feel like someone tilted the courthouse floor, and she grasped his red silk tie to keep her balance. The instant his lips touched hers, the anxiety pulsing through her body diminished into an inconsequential echo.
His calloused hand cupped the back of her neck and he kissed her again, longer than before. Her eyes fluttered shut, seduced by the sensual thrill of having Hale Cooper’s bottom lip slide along hers.
She wasn’t supposed to like this, was she?
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Good luck to Lynn and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!