Weekend Writing Warriors: Ow?

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Today for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m posting an excerpt from my contemporary romance A Midsummer Night’s Fling about a pair of ex-lovers who are forced to work together when they’re cast as Titania and Oberon in a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

(Disclaimer: scene–including punctuation–has been slightly tweaked to fit in 8 sentences)

As he kissed her, Max groaned into her mouth and pushed his body close to hers, backing her against the doorframe–backing her up hard enough that her head knocked into the doorframe.

He broke away–“Shit, I’m sorry.”

“Ow?” Nicola said, rubbing her sore spot as she shot him a laughing glance, “Boy, this really is like old times.”

“Ah, intermissions,” he grinned, “The one time I could kiss you as much as I wanted.”

“Until you inevitably knocked me into a wall.”

He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear, murmuring, “I never meant to bang you into that wall backstage.”

“Old habits ha. Is this a kiss or a concussion?”

“Both?” he said and leaned toward her…

Hope you enjoyed! 🙂

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S FLING is currently available in these locations with more retailers and formats coming soon:

Amazon * Paperback * Barnes & Noble * iTunes * ARe * KOBO

You can learn more about the book and read the first chapter here. You can also add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads.


The Story:

She can’t forget him…
After dating her childhood sweetheart Max on and off for years, aspiring actress Nicola Charles is finally ready to move on. It’s time for her to focus on her stage career and stay away from Max–before he can break her heart again.

He’s never stopped loving her…
Max regrets hurting Nicola, but he wants another chance. So when his play loses its leading lady, giving Nicola the part seems like the perfect opportunity to win back his old flame.

But the course of true love—and a theater production—never do run smooth.
As Max fights to reignite Nicola’s love, the onstage antics can’t rival the bedlam backstage: a neurotic cast, a prickly crew, and an evil diva of a director who’s got designs on Max. As Nicola and Max battle to keep the drama onstage, Max can’t help wondering if their romance will end with the last performance. Or have the two of them finally captured what they’ve dreamed of all their lives? True Love.

Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.


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8 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors: Ow?

  1. ~Happy Dance~ I won this on Goodreads and it’s now sitting on my bookshelf!! I can’t wait to read it in its entirety, I’ve loved the snippets so much!!

  2. A lot of character revealing in this snippet, Beth. Your descriptive writing is wonderful! I really like your play on words for the title, by the way! 🙂 Here goes. We’ll see if my login will play nice with your blog. 🙂

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