Weekend Writing Warriors, Contemporary romance excerpt, April 21st

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Wish me luck, folks. A proposal package for The Mason Dixon Line has gone winging its way off to the publisher. While I wait to hear back and get some beta reads done on this bad boy, I’m starting something new, a one-night-stand-themed story. Here are the opening lines of this sexy story, set in a luxurious Sedona spa/resort:

“You have to do the shiatsu. I had one back home a month ago. Fantastic.”
Marisa Finley frowned under her rapidly drying carrot-ginger-tumeric facial scrub.
“What’s a shiatsu?” It sounded like an usual breed of dog.
I’m taking my shiatsu to the groomers this week to have it shampooed and blow-dried. And possibly be-ribboned.

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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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12 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors, Contemporary romance excerpt, April 21st

  1. Elaine says:

    This made me smile. I have no idea what the Shiatsu is but the carrot, ginger, and turmeric facial scrub has my face shrivelling at the thought πŸ˜‰ This sounds like a change in direction. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed your snippet.

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  2. Eleri Stone says:

    Ha! I like her already.

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  3. Karla Doyle says:

    Cute! Love the visual.
    Good luck with the proposal and the new story!

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  4. ajnuest says:

    Love this already. I chuckled my way through. Great job, Linda!

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  5. May the shiatsu force be with your proposal! Very cute snippet. I can see the fluffy little dog, covered in ginger-carrot-tumeric scrub! LOL!

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  6. Hum… got me wondering what the heck a shiatsu is. Fun snippet!

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  7. Oh this will be fun, I can tell! Terrific snippet and good luck with the proposal for the other book!

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  8. Ha! “I’m taking my shiatsu to the groomer’s…” too funny. Nice glimpse at the character. πŸ˜‰

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  9. I like this heroine already. Nie 8.

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  10. utecarbone says:

    Great opener. I imagined a dog, too. Can you get them reribboned? Lol

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  11. S. J. Maylee says:

    Ha! That’s funny πŸ˜€ Good luck on the proposal.

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  12. Karysa Faire says:

    πŸ™‚ Shiatsu massage sounds pretty good about now after sitting in front of the computer for the past few hours.

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