Saturday, November 23, 2013

NaNoWriMo excerpt

I've been busy with my book for National Novel Writing Month and am making great progress. The fact is, I think I might succeed this year. I have the last two chapters sort of plotted, but I;m afraid it will come to an end before I can reach the 50,000 words. I do have a few short chapters that I may be able to insert a few scenes into though. Anyway, I thought I would post a short excerpt today. If you know my writing, you know I write romantic suspense, so you can expect a little heat in the excerpt. Actually, because this is a kid friendly type of site, I removed a few sentences to tone down the scene.

Here is the blurb to familiarize yourself with my book, "A Mountain of Deception."

 Tessa Cooper has taken a year long sabbatical from teaching English at a university to go to the mountains of Tennessee to write a novel. She didn't intend to fall in love with the handyman while there or to find herself caught in the middle of some illegal activities, but there she was.
From all outward appearances, Silas Newberry is a man with secrets, including being involved in some bad things. Inadvertently, he has brought Tessa into the middle of them. In his heart, he cares deeply for her, but to keep her safe, he may have to end it, even if she doesn't want to let go. 


Silas walked over next to Tessa. "Damn right, I'm jealous. He's blonde, blue-eyed, tanned, tall, and muscle bound. Isn't that what women swoon over?"
She finished washing the glass, dried her hands, and stood in front of him. "You have nothing to worry about." She touched his long hair. "I love running my fingers through your long brown hair." She touched his cheek ever so lightly. "And, a rugged, slightly bristled face with dark brown eyes. As for tanned skin, well if you remember, when we first met in August, you had very tanned skin from working outside so much and then, there are those muscles." She ran her hands down his upper arms. "Every time I see you in one of your t-shirts that hug your muscles, I want to rip that shirt off with my teeth." She placed her arms around his neck and kissed him. He drew her in closer.
When the kiss ended, she made her final claim, forehead to forehead, "Most importantly, you love me and I love you. So, like I said, you have nothing to worry about."

A Wonderful Day of Booksigning

My Derby Rotten Scoundrel sisters, Patience Martin, holding Max, Jeanette Pope, Elaine Munsch, and myself had a wonderful time at From the G...