Welcome, Weekend Writing Warriors! Today I’m celebrating the release of my contemporary romance, By Hook or By Crook, in all e-formats and print. This is one of my favorite tidbits. The hero, Ivy, is a spoiled heiress and art historian. She’s discussing a valuable sketch by the German engraver Albrecht Dürer with the hero, Joe, who is an ex-cop, and Ramirez, who is a crook. She’s just explained that the sketch is priceless, but Joe and Ramirez ain’t buying it:
At Ramirez’s doubtful look, she said, “Well, priceless to a true lover of art, that is. Nothing in the art world is truly without a price.”
Her eyes roamed fondly over the admittedly odd looking rhino.
“Um, had Dürer ever actually seen a rhino?” Joe asked.
“Well, no,” Ivy admitted. “He most likely drew it from a description.”
“Must have been a shitty description,” Joe said.
That’s Dürer’s sketch. Realism wasn’t his strong suit, I guess. To buy or read a longer excerpt of By Hook or By Crook, go here.
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