Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekend Writing Warriors: Whew!

After what seems like forever, I’ve finally completed my final edit for UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS, the latest in my dark paranormal “By Moonlight” series (which is why I’ve been gone the last three weekends) and I’m starting to pull promo excerpts. You know, it is hard work finding 8-10 sentences that sum up character, plot, emotion, etc.! Here’s my first short. Let me know what you think!

A huge gold-footed black tub stood at an angle so all he could see above its curled lip was the top of a tousled blonde head. As he stared, too dazed to even breathe, one slender leg rose, trailing water and bubbles. 

His bag hit the floor. Boots kicked free, followed in quick succession by pants and shirt. 

Soft scents of vanilla and warm female enveloped Cale as he opened the glass door. He could see her profile, skin flushed from the heat, eyes gently closed, tendrils of damp hair sticking to neck and brow. Even knowing her taste, the intimate feel and fit of her in his arms, the reality of her belonging to him nearly dropped him to his knees. 

What had he ever done in his short, necessarily violent life to deserve just looking at her, let alone possessing her? He dragged in a ragged breath. 

“Room for one more?”

Now that the fun part – the writing – is done, it’s on to the less enjoyable task of promoting. Any secrets there you’d care to share? Sitting down to that promo calendar to start a different kind of plotting . . .

Happy writing!

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.

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  1. The dripping leg lift brought the scene to life. Good job!

  2. Wow, awesome! More than worth another read!

  3. Wow, I love it! The slow, sensual pace is just perfect.

  4. As usual, your words are a sensory delight. All the best, Annette

  5. Well that was a lush scene indeed, excellent excerpt!

  6. Oooh, this is nice and smooth! Yum. Congratulations on getting your final edit done!

  7. This is so well written and appealing.

  8. He's really there in this moment--in what he sees and feels. It puts the reader right there. :)