Weekend Writing Warriors: Making Up, Making Out #NewAdultRomance #WeWriWa

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Today for Weekend Writing Warriors I’m posting an excerpt from my upcoming New Adult contemporary romance Love’s Last Call about a geeky bouncer and the hot waitress he’s sure is out of his league. This week I have a fun bit of banter between the two leads right after they finish a fight.

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


“Yes, please,” she murmured.

He trailed his lips down her jaw then lower to the sweet spot on her neck that made her breath hitch when he kissed there. Her fingers dug into his shoulders as he licked then nibbled lightly at the tender skin of her neck.

“We should get you into bed, too,” she said, her voice thready and uneven, “Way past your bedtime, isn’t it?”

“Will you tuck me in?”

“I’ll even help you put on your pajamas.”

“And I’ll make sure you don’t have any.”

Hope you enjoyed! 🙂

LOVE’S LAST CALL is currently available for a special $1.99 pre-order at Amazon, more retailers and formats coming in October:

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:

Lucy York is an aspiring mechanical engineer working as a shot girl serving watered-down drinks to drunken frat boys at Jezebel’s Bar & Lounge. The job isn’t so bad—it pays her bills, and she’s managed to make a surrogate family for herself at the bar. But now she’s ready to spread her wings and fly north to attend a university and, maybe, distance herself a little from the all-consuming social scene at Jezebel’s.

Then her boss hires a new bouncer, Norm, a literature dork who seems like everything a bouncer shouldn’t be: tall, gangly, sweet (and, you know, named Norman). But as she gets to know him, ol’ Norm turns out to be everything Lucy never knew she wanted and the best friend she’s ever had. He’s not a bad bouncer either.

One obstacle to their happily ever after: the owner has a strict no-dating rule for employees. If anyone at Jezebel’s finds out she’s dating a bouncer, Lucy will lose her job, her surrogate family, and the money she needs to go to college.

But, if she loses Norm, is she losing her best chance at happiness?

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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