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Recently, I’ve been critiquing with several other authors for the purpose of learning more about craft. They are staunch proponents of making dialogue do the work of carrying the story. Some time back, I heard a new author complain that … Continue reading
“If I drown, you’ll explain to the cops, right?”
“I won’t let you drown, Bobbyjay,” she said in a small voice.
With a deep breath and a determined expression, he dove headfirst through the moon roof. Water and fish poured out around his body. Daisy squeezed her hands together. His arm and shoulder and then his face appeared at the side window of the Porsche, squishing fish against the glass. She heard his elbow bump on the window. Then the window began to leak water from the top, and water began pouring out of a growing slit as the window opened, and fish slithered past in a silvery flood, and then, just as she was worrying that she wasn’t strong enough to haul his big, heavy body free, his legs thrashed, and he withdrew. A nasty squeak sounded as he slid back out of the moon roof, and then he rolled over on his back and slid, gasping, to the ground. Continue reading
WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. Jennifer Stevenson here, reporting for WWW Wednesday. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? Uneasy Money by P.G. Wodehouse. This is a paperback Penguin edition … Continue reading
A sexy, funny duel of wills and wits between a small town preacher’s daughter and a blue-collar prince of the blood. Continue reading
Hot. Erotic. Fabulous! We’re proud to launch Book View Cafe Fabulosity, books that explore a woman’s sensuality in more depth than Robert Ballard explored the Titanic. These tales are served up hotter than a Finnish sauna, with more delicious mouth … Continue reading
All a Woman Wants by Patricia Rice “Mac” MacTavish impulsively steals his late sister’s neglected children, only to discover it’s easier to handle a clipper in a hurricane than steer two ornery brats. What he needs is a nanny until … Continue reading
Yesterday was our anniversary. A gazillion years together, and not nearly enough. We celebrated by going to Ireland for lunch. The weather cooperated. It was cold and damp, just as an Irish February day should be.
To promote here or not to promote here? Oh, the dilemma. In an effort to encourage reviews for the romantic comedy Scandalous on Amazon, I have a contest there. And yet many of my readers bought the book here at … Continue reading
We hope you enjoy this free sample of an original romance by Patricia Rice. Trouble with Air and Magic The California Malcolms, Book 2 Patricia Rice Standing in the downpour that had inundated the coast for the past three days, … Continue reading