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Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: Melinda Leigh

 

“Seconds to Live” by Melinda Leigh (Montlake Romance)

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“Will it scare you off if I say that I really want you right now?” Stella asked.

Mac coughed. “Sorry. You surprised me.”

She’d surprised herself. She took his hand and tugged him toward the bedroom. He followed, pausing at the threshold. She turned. Her fingers found the top button of her blouse.

He leaned on the doorjamb. His T-shirt and cargos molded to his body. He was lean and hard without an ounce of bulk.

“You know I like talking to you. I’m in no rush to sleep with you.” He flushed. “Not that I don’t want you. I do.” His eyes brightened as her fingers lingered on her button. “But you’ve had a horrific day. If you need to talk, I can do that.”

His gaze was as hungry as his words were polite. The man was such a study in self-control. Stella suddenly wanted to break it, to make him lose his fist-tight grip on his emotions, to lose himself in her.

She flicked open the button. “I’m finished talking.”

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Good luck to Melinda and all our Golden Leaf finalists! Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 14, 2016.

It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit http://www.njromancewriters.org/ for more information and to register. Registration is open until October 4th.

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)

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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.

 

2014 Golden Leaf Contest Winners!!

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New Jersey Romance Writers is proud to announce the winners in our 2014 Golden Leaf contest!!

* Denotes NJRW members

Novella

Anything You Ask by Lynn Kellan*

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Romantic Suspense

She Can Scream by Melinda Leigh

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Historical

Love and Other Scandals by Caroline Linden

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Short Contemporary

A Groom for Christmas by Cara Marsi

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Contemporary

A Valley Ridge Christmas by Holly Jacobs

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Paranormal

Taste of Darkness by Victoria M. Noxon

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Romantic Elements

Bounce by K.M. Jackson

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Young Adult

Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman (tie)

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Second Verse by Jennifer Walkup* (tie)

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Best First Book

A Perfect Distraction by Anna Sugden*

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Congratulations to all our winners!

 

Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: Melinda Leigh

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 Romantic Suspense: “She Can Scream,” by Melinda Leigh (Montlake Romance)

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Stalking used to be harder.

He read the display on his phone: OFF 4 MY RUN!

Thank you, social media, for a generation of young women compelled to report their every movement to the world. Though it felt vaguely like cheating, a player who maintained a demanding career and hobby appreciated the amount of information willingly floated in cyberspace. There was only so much time in a day.

He set his phone on his thigh, picked up his binoculars, and adjusted the focus. A dead leaf drifted from the red maple branches above his car and landed on his windshield. At the other end of the street, Madison Thorpe excited her parents’ bi-level house. She stepped out onto the stoop in between a pair of carved pumpkins.

Right on schedule.

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

Good luck to Melinda 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!

 

 

 

 

Golden Leaf Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: Melinda Leigh

The annual NJRW “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 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 held October 18-19, 2013.

Spotlight on Romantic Suspense: “She Can Tell,” by Melinda Leigh  (Montlake Romance)

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He didn’t react to her quip. His gaze reflected the pain of her confession. “It won’t happen to you.”

How did he do that? How did he know what was going on in her head?

“Here’s hoping.” She washed the pill down with the rest of her milk. “Let’s go in the den.”

“If you’re hitting on me,” Mike resisted, “drugged women in pain aren’t on my list of turn-ons.”

“Get your mind out of the gutter, He-Man.  You’re hot and everything, but sex is the last thing on my mind tonight.” She stopped in front of his chair. The thought of being alone again was a ball of unbearable emptiness behind her breastbone.

“You think I’m hot.” He grinned up at her.

Her face heated. “Don’t let it go to your head.”

“Too late.”

Good luck to Melinda and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.

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