Tuesday, June 12, 2012

77, 7 & 7 --- I'm It!!!!

Tag, I'm IT!!

I've been tagged by April W. Gardner! April has challenged me to:

1. Go to page 77 of my manuscript.
2. Go to line 7.
3. Copy the next 7 lines/paragraphs.
4. Tag 7 other writers to do the same.

My seven tagged authors are:

Katy Lee
Mary Manners
Dora Hiers
Tanya Stowe
Tanya Hanson
Delia Latham
Clare Revell

Ladies, share your link with me so I can come read your excerpts!

And now....from my October release, DEVOTION, here's 77, 7 & 7!!!  Hope you enjoy!! And April, I hope I answered the challenge!!  :-) 


He shook his head firmly, just staring at her. Unsettled, enchanted, Juliet realized he kept quiet on purpose. Awareness settled in. So did attraction—in a large, heavy dose. She perched her hands on her hips and arched a brow at him, refusing to give him too much of an upper hand. “How can I make amends?”

“I leave town the day after tomorrow, so I don’t have a lot of time, but I’d like to take you to dinner.”

Take her to dinner? As recompense for dumping a tray of drinks on him? “That’s not exactly making amends.”

“It is to me.” Kellen stepped a bit closer, closing the space between them, but not encroaching too much. “Do you like to dance? I’d love to check out the Wild Horse Saloon.”

The suggestion stirred delighted expectation. The Nashville institution was one of her favorites for great food, socializing, and the hilarity of attempting to line dance. “You’re serious about this?”

“Very much so.”

His presence pulled at a ticklish, sensitive place in her belly. She nodded her acceptance. Reaching into the breast pocket of his suit coat, Kellen extracted a business card and held it out to her. He maintained possession for an extra beat when she tried to claim it. "My cell number is on there. What's yours?"


  1. This was a lot of fun! Hope you enjoy the glimpse into Devotion!!! :-)

  2. Nice!!!!! Your excerpt was perfect. I'm cringing at what mine will be. :) I guess I'll go find out...

  3. Great excerpt, but I gotta say...my heart is breaking already! :( No, Kellen, NO!!! Don't DO this!!!

  4. That's the perfect excerpt! Thanks for playing. Fun stuff!

  5. Fun stuff. Where do we post it? xoxoxo

  6. here's mine http://telscha.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/77-7-and-7.html

  7. I'm with Delia, only I'm mad! He's the one pursuing her! Gotta get into this story and get my aggression out! I'm sure you will make it all better, Marianne.

  8. This story--all of it--is truly amazing. Can't wait for the official release on October 5th!!!

  9. Delia, and Tanya, no worries - this scene isn't between Kellen & Chloe - this scene is between Kellen & Juliet, his wife - it's a flashback of the night they met, and, yes he DEFINITELY pursues her...with all of his heart. :-) I'm tickled you dropped by!

  10. Katy, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! Clare, I visited your site, and your excerpt is awesome!! Great job. :-)

  11. April, I appreciate the compliment very much - thanks!! Yours was awesome, too!!!

  12. Tanya, feel free to post on your blog - and let us know - can't wait to read what you come up with, m'dear!!!

  13. Mary, thanks so much for the encouragement! You're incredible - and so is WISDOM TREE!!!! Can't wait for our release day either!! I don't play favorites with my books, but Devotion breaks new ground for me, and is a book I DEFINITELY can't wait to hold in my hands. I'll be bawling, for sure.....such a labor of love, and was it intense!!