Blane’s Story – Chapter 2, Part One

The girl’s face was white as the tablecloth, her eyes fixed at something over Blane’s shoulder. He glanced that way and saw a small group of suit-clad men. He recognized a couple of them and had no idea why they’d upset Anne, but it was obvious she was about to bolt. “I-I…” she stammered. Blane slid off the barstool and took her elbow. “This way.”

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Blane’s Story – Chapter 1, Part Three

Anne’s feet ached as she unlocked the door to her apartment. She’d had to stay at the restaurant later than usual. The dishwasher had broken so what was left of the staff at closing had pitched in to help clean up. Well, they’d been volun-told to help. Her apartment wasn’t in the greatest area of D.C., and that was being kind. Rental rates were outrageous and although scraping together the money was harder some months more than others, she’d drawn the line at having a roommate.

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Love Triangles

Rhett, Scarlett, Ashley. Bridget, Daniel, Mark. Pacey, Joey, Dawson. Katniss, Peeta, Gale. Bella, Jacob, Edward. Buffy, Angel, Spike. Sookie, Bill, Eric. Damon, Elena, Stefan. As a romance reader, love triangles create strong feelings and attachments, which may be why we love them so much. Most everyone can relate to unrequited love: he loves her but she loves him and he loves somebody else … Tales of fiction allow us, the reader, to fall in love not once, but twice. And not just with the good guy, but with the bad boy, too. Looking back at that list of names, it’s easy to pick out those common characteristics. Maybe it’s a childhood friendship that turns into something more, or a love-hate relationship that begins with hostility and ends with undying devotion. Either way, it’s easy to feel for characters caught up in such emotional upheaval. However, one can only have so much sympathy for a woman like Kathleen Turner — torn between two handsome, successful, extraordinary men who love her and put their lives on the line for her. What woman wouldn’t want to be Kathleen?… Read the full article at USA Today’s Happily Ever After...

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Snippet #4 – POINT OF NO RETURN

It’s #SundaySnippet time!  From POINT OF NO RETURN: We were soon on an open country road, and Blane said, “Open her up.” I glanced over. “I can’t do that! What if I get a ticket?” Blane lowered his glasses, peering at me over the tops. His grin was wicked. “I know a great...

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