Saturday, September 7, 2013

Eight Sentence Excerpt As I Join The Weekend Writing Warriors - Eight From Hear The Wind Blow, Love!

Welcome to A Page In The Life.  It’s my first time joining the Weekend Writing Warriors for their eight-sentence weekend event and I can’t wait to visit other participating authors.  Without any more ado, here’s the link back to Weekend Writing Warriors and my eight!


Here's my eight:

Harry stopped playacting and pulled Maude against him.  He kissed her, a deep slow caress with his mouth.  His lips teased and tickled and cherished as heat flamed between them, potent as moonshine.   Maude wasn’t a drinker.  She’d had no more than a little hard cider, twice, and once a half glass of homemade Muscat wine, but she recalled the sense of warmth, the slight giddy feeling that came after drinking.  Harry’s kiss infused her with something similar and intoxicated her senses.  He poured all his love into the kiss and she drank it deep, then gave it back.  He didn’t hurry the kiss and his arms lingered around her but there was no hurry, nothing pressing. 


Here’s the blurb:

When the Armistice ends the Great War in November 1918, the end comes too late to save Maude Whitney’s husband, Jamie.  But Maude realizes her heart still belongs to Harry, her brother-in-law who courted her first.  He’s been her rock in Jamie’s absence while they shared quarters with the grandparents who raised the brothers. But Granpa died and Granny moved to town so when Maude invites him to move back under the same roof, it’s sure to be a scandal in the rural Ozarks.

Before gossiping tongues can spread the news, the Spanish influenza wreaks havoc in the area.  It brings death close to home for Maude and Harry.  As they fall deeper in love and plan to wed, their troubles are just beginning.  Old feuds erupt and the day after Christmas, Harry’s hauled into custody and accused of a murder he didn’t commit.  Harry must prove his innocence and survive a serious bout of flu or there’s no happy ending for the star-crossed couple

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  1. Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, Lee Ann! We're glad to have you!

    This 8 is excellent. I love how you stuck with the drinking theme through the scene.

    I want to read this book--the premise is wonderful.

    A heads up: I clicked on your Amazon link and it's broken.

  2. Aww, that is one beautiful, heart felt kissing scene!!! Excellent excerpt...

  3. Oh my goodness! What a deep, emotional scene! Beautifully written.

  4. Thank you all!
    The Amazon link is now fixed -
    thanks for the heads up and here's the correct link:

  5. Welcome to WeWriWa! This was a delightful eight, loved the theme of intoxicating kisses!


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