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Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday


wewriwa_square_3I’m back, Fellow Warriors, after a glorious week’s vacation at the lake. This snippet is from my upcoming novel Sex and the Widow Miles--one of the first two books in the Women of Willow Bay series, releasing on September 26. We’re back with Julie and Will again. They’ve finished dinner at her apartment and are sharing a chocolate molten lava cake for dessert. Chocolate, whipped cream, and Will make for a hot situation for Jules, but she’s managing to bluster her way through it. They’ve been joking together about who is the most devoted chocolate fan and she finds another opportunity to remind Will of the difference in their ages, but Will is taking charge:

“My boy, never ever try to best a menopausal woman when it comes to chocolate. Didn’t your momma ever teach you that?”

He grimaced at me around another mouthful of cake, swallowed, and then said, “Um, Jules.” He reached across the counter. “You’ve got a little whipped cream…uh…” With a quick swipe of his finger, he snagged a fluffy dot that had somehow ended up on the end of my nose and then brushed it over my lips.

My tongue slipped out to catch it, but caught his finger instead. He lingered there on my lower lip, which trembled when he touched it.

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14 Comments to

“Weekend Writing Warriors 8-Sentence Sunday”

  1. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 9:38 am Gemma Parkes Says:

    That’s lovely, what a tender yet exciting moment!

  2. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 12:31 pm Nan Says:

    Thank you, Gemma! So glad you stopped by!

  3. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 11:26 am Millie Burns Says:

    Um, now I’m licking my lips…

  4. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 12:31 pm Nan Says:

    Great reaction, Millie! Thanks for coming by!

  5. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 11:37 am Marcia Says:

    Aw, I can guess where this is going 😀 You’ve got just enough tension here. I hope she gets over her worry about being the “older woman”.

  6. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    She probably will, Marcia! She probably will! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 12:37 pm Veronica Scott Says:

    Love this little moment! Can’t wait to see what happens next – terrific snippet!

  8. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 10:44 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Veronica! So glad you came by!

  9. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 12:42 pm Skye Says:

    Okay, now I want chocolate lava cake with whipped cream.

    A side of Will wouldn’t go amiss, either. 🙂

  10. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 10:43 pm Nan Says:

    Hey, Skye! Chocolate lava cake is delish–and even though I invented him, I think Will is too! Thanks for coming by, baby!

  11. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 1:14 pm Susan Stuckey Says:

    Delightful snippet — go Will … very clever of him. Nicely done. Great 8.

  12. Avatar July 21st, 2013 at 10:42 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Susan! Will is one of my favorite guys!

  13. Avatar July 22nd, 2013 at 12:07 am Ann Swann Says:

    Yummy snippet – in more ways than one!

  14. Avatar July 22nd, 2013 at 9:47 pm Nan Says:

    Thanks, Ann!