Weekend Writing Warriors: Brotherly Love

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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. This week is a bit of a change and features a fight between the hero, Max, and his brother, Peter, who is less than thrilled that Max and Nicola might get back together.

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

“You’re not going to get together with Nicola again,” Peter declared, “You’re not.”

What is with everybody? “I’m not,” Max said, getting annoyed.

“She drove you crazy–you screwed up your film career because of her.”

Max clenched his jaw, reining in all the retorts he could make to that fucking spectacular piece of spin from his brother. Peter wasn’t totally out of line but, “You didn’t exactly help my film career either, asshole.”

Peter sighed, “See? It’s already starting, seeing Nicola has you dredging up all that old shit.”

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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