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True Confessions and Good News!

23 Aug

Let’s start with the true confession.  Sounds more exciting and alluring than good news doesn’t it?

True Confession:  I have always wanted to write, since I was in third grade and won an essay contest.  From there I wrote my own stories, won a few other contests in grade school and grew up, always with the thought that someday it’d be fun to write a book.  Since I enjoyed reading romance, of course that was what I wanted to write about most!  Fun, sexy heroes and the women who love them.  YUMMY!  I have to admit that time passed and life got in the way, but I always had the thought at the back of my mind.  About 2 years ago, my daughter, sister and a few friends encouraged me to take the leap, and after much learning, and help from other wonderful writers, here I am!

Now for the….

GOOD NEWS!  WOO HOO!!! My first manuscript was contracted with The Wild Rose Press in April.  Since then I’ve been learning not only the craft of writing, but bits and pieces of the publishing world.  There is so much to take in and it’s all very exciting.  

Getting up in the morning, letting out my dogs, pouring a fresh cup of coffee and opening my emails is a thrill when I have something in my inbox from my editor. 

The Wild Rose Press has been awesome to work with and I can’t say enough good things about my editor and the company.  I don’t know if it’s the norm or not yet, since I’m still new to the business, but I love the fact that they are quick to respond to any questions or concerns.  

Anyway, I have finished my two rounds of edits, received the final draft for the book cover and my story is in production.  Release date is pending and I’m waiting anxiously. 

Check out the cover and tell me your thoughts.  I’m including an excerpt from the story as well.  As soon as I have the release date or any information about upcoming projects, you’ll be the first to find it here.  

Thanks for checking out my first blog!

EXCERPT for Some Like it in Handcuffs…..to be released soon *YAY*

“This isn’t how I wanted it between us.”  Judson grabbed the neckline of her sweater, dragging her body to meet his with a solid thump.  Sunny licked her lips in answer to the question in his eyes.  He lowered his head to move his mouth over hers. 

Sunny closed her eyes, a small whimper escaping her lips.  She didn’t want it like this either, but that wasn’t possible.  Unable to resist her attraction she accepted it wasn’t an affair, or a long distance romance she craved, but for him to love her back.  It was all or nothing for her.  Her heart sank.  She accepted this as their goodbye kiss.

With no thought to what was happening upstairs, Sunny rose up on her toes demanding more.  Her lips pulsated against Judson’s.  When his hand trembled against her cheek in a soft caress she lost touch with reality. 

“Judson.” Sunny’s weakened body drifted farther into Judson’s as his fingers glided down her arms, pulling them to her sides where their fingers intertwined.  He forced them behind her before his tongue thrust into her mouth. 

Their bodies molded together, she heard her own heartbeat and his as well when he curved his fingers around her rear and squeezed. 

That’s when the click of the handcuffs against her wrist connected her to the handle of the locked cupboard. 

“What the hell…Judson?”  She looked up at him, her knees shook, her body still inflamed with fever. 

“Like I was saying, you wait here and I’ll go upstairs to check it out.  Backup’s already been called, so you’re safe until your brothers arrive.”  Judson winked before walking toward the steps to the third level.  Once he reached them he turned toward her and smiled.  “Gotcha,” he whispered with his notorious grin.

 

4 responses to “True Confessions and Good News!

  1. D'Ann Linscott-Dunham

    August 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Welcome to blogging! Your book sounds great!

     
  2. ChristineWarner

    August 24, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Thanks D’Ann! I’m excited and nervous about blogging, but know I’ll end up loving it! And the book is the icing on the cake for me this year!

     
  3. Peggy Connor

    August 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I am sooo happy for you !!!!! Congrats !!!!

     
  4. ChristineWarner

    August 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Thanks Peg! It’s exciting stuff :)

     

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