Sunday, February 7, 2021

WeWriWa: In the Line of Duty . . . An Untarnished Hero and a $0.99 S*A*L*E!


So, it’s a month with THREE different sales going on in three different series! Hard to keep an eye on what else is important . . . that work in progress! I’ve finished the first draft of my Texas-set romantic suspense and am digging into round two of the edits. All the surface corrections are finished. Now, it’s time to dig into the meat of the story, fleshing out (pardon the pun!) the scenes, deepening the backstory and picking apart those pesky inconsistencies. So far . . . still loving it. Especially the fun scenes like this one, early one when our estranged married couple are two-stepping around their issues.

“Gun or knife?”

No use sugar coating it. “Knife, in the line.” In a roundabout way that was kind of true.

“So, you decided to use your forced medical leave to . . . do what exactly?” She turned on him then, looking way up with fireworks crackling in her fierce glare. “Check on the long abandoned marital property?”

He angled toward her, letting his gaze do a slow assessing sweep from tousled blonde hair to the impatiently tapping toe of her well-heeled Ropers. What that female could do to a plain denim shirt and Levi’s . . . “Looks to be in mighty fine shape to me.”

That threatening squall blew up in his face. “Look all you like but don’t even think of touching.”

“Yes, ma’am.” A smoldering stare locked with hers. “Not unless invited.”

(and the rest of the scene . . .)

His smile tempting all sort of trouble, he turned to lean his back against the fence as he appraised the rest of the nearby property from neglected house to meticulously tended outbuildings and barn. “Could use another set of hands. Whatever you need, just ask. Injured or not, I’m both willing and able to take on any job.”

I love feisty banter and these two are experts at dancing around what’s really behind their problems – Hers: A family ranch going under, His: A killer released and coming for evens . . . against his wife. We’re still early on in this scene so there’s still hope they’ll get to the real heart of the matter soon . . . in more ways than one.

S*A*L*E*S Galore! Shapeshifter, contemporary romance, and vampire . . . oh my! February has them ALL . . . and for only $0.99. (I was planning to offer Remembered by Moonlight for free all month but . . . Amazon threw in the proprietary monkey wrench. Sigh!) Here’s a look at these Sweethearts of a Deal for February . . .
Baby, it’s cold outside here in Michigan . . . just the time cuddle up to (or sink your teeth into!) a good book . . . while it’s on SALE!

Promo over. Back to edits. Hope you all are staying warm, staying healthy and staying close to the keyboard!

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27 comments:

  1. You're right, Nancy, sparkling dialogue like this is great fun!

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    1. Thanks, Ed! In times like these you need to get your Sparkle on!

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  2. Great conflict. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thanks, Shari! I'm working on that "more" as we speak (or rather after the Super Bowl!)

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  3. Thanks for the great snippet. And yes, it's frigid here in Michigan.

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    1. We finally got our snow blower working - just in time. One of those occasions when I'm glad my adult son lives here!

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  4. Verbal coitus is almost as fun as the real thing. Go, Go, Go!!!

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    1. It's in the teens here in Michigan so bring on the heat!!

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  6. Sounds like there still is some attraction there, regardless of how long they've been apart. I do hope they talk soon and sort things out, especially if a killer is after her. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Oh, yeah LOTs of attraction and better yet, love!

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  7. He'd better come clean if he wants to get that invitation. Great dialogue, as always.

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  8. I like the way they're pretty evenly matched, which makes the banter so effective. Great snippet!

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    1. She's really grown as an individual during their absence so he's not quite sure how to take that . . . but he likes it!

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  9. Great dialogue. really enjoyed this scene.
    Tweeted.

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  10. Sparks are sizzling in the air as they face-off. Great dialogue and scene.

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    1. Thanks, Gem! Need those sparks to keep me warm when it's 7-degrees out this morning!!

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  11. Hot is right, Nancy! Love these covers. And yes, the dialogue and word choice is right on. Now I know why you are an "award-winning" author. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks, Victoria!! I'm especially proud of the covers since I helped design them. Kind of my parting gift to the project after it's written.

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  12. Nancy, I thought I was following your blog. I am now! I'll check with your other social media and connect there as well. All best to you.

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  13. Love the banter. She's going to give as much as she gets. Love it. Hurry along with those edits. Yes, it's cold. Brrr. Good thing we don't have to go out. Thank goodness for Shipt and Door Dash. Enjoy the sales, folks. Great stories.

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  14. They are feisty! I heard the sparks sizzling. lolo Nice writing!

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