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Golden Leaf Spotlight on Paranormal Romance: Laura Welling

 

“Heir To The Pack” by Laura Welling (Self-published)
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She put it all together and looked at him again. He was a glorious wild thing, lying on the floor like a pet. An enormous pet. With her toddler asleep on him as if he were no more than the family dog. This man-wolf-whatever, her former lover, the father of her son, this beautiful beast.

Annie sagged down on to the rug. “Words fail me,” she said.

His jaws opened, and she could have sworn the wolf laughed at her. He turned to nudge his nose at Jack.

“You want me to take him?” Wag. “All right.” She leaned forward and gathered still-sleeping Jack into her arms. When she sat back, Dash stood.

His midnight fur rippled. A shimmer swept over him, a wave of velvet darkness, and in less time than the wag of a tail, the wolf disappeared, replaced by Dash, sitting cross-legged on the rug. Naked, again, of course.

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Good luck to Laura 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.

 

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Golden Leaf Spotlight on Paranormal Romance: Katrina Snow

 

“Forbidden” by Katrina Snow (KL Andersen)
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Kate took in a long resolute breath and uttered, “Very well, collect your kiss.”

Bregovi’s left brow shot up, then a smile crept across his face. She worried he had caught onto her plan, but his lazy step forward reassured her he had not. Reaching as if to embrace him, she quickly pulled his rapier from its sheath.

Men on both sides cried out in alarm.

Bregovi grinned.

Kate wished he’d stop doing that. Smiling at her. On her sixth escape attempt, she’d met a dockworker with a sharp jaw, powerful build and grin that sparked wicked thoughts. No man had ever topped him. Until now. The bandit had the kind of face and form that drove sculptors to marble and maidens to sin. How annoying.

“Still want that kiss?” she asked, circling him, rapier at the ready.

“Absolutely,” he whispered in a husky tone, starting a slow circle of his own.

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Good luck to Katrina 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.

 

Golden Leaf Spotlight on Paranormal Romance: Marissa Doyle

 

“Skin Deep” by Marissa Doyle (Self-published)
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He had stopped rocking, but still stroked slow circles on the skin of her back and side. In the nighttime silence of the house, with his eyes closed, touch and scent suddenly seemed much bigger, more engrossing. Her skin was soft under his hand, and her hair under his cheek was smooth and so redolent of her—

She let go of his robe and slid her hand up his bare chest to his shoulder, then slowly down again, but tentatively, as if she were afraid he might protest, and he realized she too knew that if they let go, the moment would pass and they would never touch again.

“Alasdair,” she whispered, and he shivered as he felt her breath against the side of his throat. “Don’t you dare let me go.”

And then she reached up to turn his face to hers and kissed him.

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Good luck to Marissa 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.

Today’s the LAST day 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 Paranormal Romance: Dee Davis

 

“Cottage in the Mist” by Dee Davis (Self-published)
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“You are awake,” Bram said, stating the obvious, but then she had a way of stealing his words.

She nodded and ducked her head, clearly embarrassed.

“Dinna turn from me, Lily.  There is no shame here.”  And as he said the words he knew that they were true.  This was his woman.  He knew it in his heart and in his soul.  She belonged to him.  And he to her. 

“I’m not ashamed,” she said, offering a small smile.  “Just feeling a little odd.  As if I’ve woken in your arms a million times before.  It’s silly, I know…”

“But ‘tis the truth,” he whispered.  “I feel it, too.”

She lifted her face, her eyes meeting his.  “Then this isn’t a dream?”

“If it is, then I hope never to awaken.” 

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Good luck to Dee 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 Paranormal: Gianna Simone

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 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 Paranormal: “Claimed by the Enchanter,” by Gianna Simone (Renaissance Sizzler Editions)

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He drew away and she realized she’d closed her eyes. A finger stroking along her cheek made her open them. She sighed to find him watching her, the heat in his gaze comparable to the inferno raging in her core.

“Ah, the kitten is purring. You see, Regine? That is just a taste of the pleasure we can share.  Don’t deny it. Don’t deny yourself, us, of that delight.” The hint of a brogue laced his words with a deep sensuality that set off those delightful vibrations in her belly.

She gulped then shook her head. “I’ll concede you’re a great kisser.  But I want you to stay away from me. I don’t have time for these games.”

“Give me one night.”

She shook her head again, this time with confusion. “What?”

“One night. When it’s over, you can walk away and I won’t attempt to stop you.”

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Good luck to Gianna 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 Paranormal: Victoria M. Noxon

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 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 Paranormal: “Taste of Darkness,” by Victoria M. Noxon (The Wild Rose Press)

perf5.000x8.000.inddHis lips left hers and traveled across her cheek where his whisper brushed her ear. “Stay with me tonight?”

Oh how she wanted to say yes, but common sense warned her of the dangers that action would bring. She turned her lips into his neck.

“I canna.” Even as she denied her need to him, and to herself, she couldn’t stop the instinctive reaction his scent and his nearness created.

Her mouth burned and stretched. The tips of her incisors pierced through her gums, taking the shape of large, sharp fangs.

No! No! She cringed as the words echoed in her thoughts, a cruel reminder of what she was. She battled within herself, but knew she’d lost when her teeth pierced the flesh of his neck. An overwhelming power of electricity shot through her when the coppery taste of his blood filled her mouth.

Overcome by an erotic hunger, Cara was reluctant to step away.

When she did, remorse shot through her.

What had she done?

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Good luck to Victoria 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 Paranormal: Emma Kaye

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 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 Paranormal: “Time for Love,” by Emma Kaye (The Wild Rose Press)

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Nicholas looked at her with a pleased smile on his face. “Impressed?”

She got up and hurried to stand next to him. In her excitement, she forgot she was completely naked. Heat warmed her cheeks when his grin widened and she realized the cause, but made no move to cover herself. After last night, modesty seemed a bit absurd, even if some habits were hard to break. Besides, she wouldn’t need clothes for what he obviously had in mind.

The glow in his eye as he ran his gaze up and down her body reassured her she had nothing to worry about, and she pushed away her lingering modesty. Right now, she had eyes for one thing only.

“For me?”

At his nod, she grasped his hand. She sighed with bliss as he helped lower her until she lay immersed in a glorious hot bath.

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Good luck to Emma 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!