Weekend Writing Warriors, March 31st

Happy Sunday, fellow Weekend Writing Warriors! Here’s a bit from my current WIP, tentatively called The Mason Dixon Line. Not much set-up needed. This is kind of a beauty-and-the-geek story, and my hero and heroine are constantly bickering, at odds all the time. In this scene, they’re in close proximity for the first time, trying to move a fridge:

When she didn’t answer, still trying to process the fact that the delicious tightness in her abdomen had something to do with Mason Dixon, of all people, he looked down. “Ready?”
She shook herself mentally. When he counted down to three, they both tugged hard at the fridge. It slid toward them about a half a foot. For a hipster artist, he packed some muscle under that thrift-store trench coat. She could feel the swell of his bicep under his sleeve, pressing against her outer arm. A totally insane impulse to lift her hand to his arm and explore the hardness under the wool came over her.

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About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a multipublished writer of contemporary and historical romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, and a joke or two thrown in. When she's not writing, working, or mommying, she's doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn't eat. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss's "Ashes in the Wind" that her mom bought for her at a garage sale years ago was her "gateway drug" into the world of romance novels. Her all-time favorite romance writers include Laura Kinsale, Patricia Gaffney, Elizabeth Delancey, and Marjorie Ferrell. Current favorites include Julie Anne Long, Erin McCarthy, and Shannon McKenna.
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22 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, March 31st

  1. LOL — this is great! I love the “hipster artist” line. This sounds like a fun book.

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  2. Ahh, the moment when the fighting stops and the awareness begins. Love it!

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  3. Karla Doyle says:

    Love it. Are you done writing it yet? No? Hurry up, Linda!

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  4. Ummm, very promising LOL. Loved this excerpt, can’t wait for more!

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  5. I used to live near the Mason Dixon line, within fifty feet of it, actually. But you’re using it as the hero’s name. How clever. Love it! Great 8, too. Awesome.

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  6. Will she find a reason to accidentally touch his arm? Love this sparks flying scene. 🙂

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  7. So will she touch his arm and explore the hardness beneath wool? I hope she does. 🙂 Enjoyed the snippet!!

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  8. Nan says:

    I’m in! These two are going to be a treat! Thanks for sharing, Linda!

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  9. Vivien Dean says:

    Very charming! I really enjoy the voice of this.

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  10. Sherry Gloag says:

    Wonder if she’ll follow through on the touching? Nice scene.

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  11. Kate Warren says:

    Move fridge first, feel muscles later. Not a good idea to get distracted when moving heavy appliances.

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