I’ve been invited to join the romance authors from My Sexy Saturday — a group of writers who love sharing those special moments from their stories. You know…those times when caution is thrown to wind, when passions soar, when all else is forgotten and only love matters.
This week, our snippets and excerpts — we can share 7 words, 7 sentences, or 7 paragraphs — are all centered around one concept: addiction to love.
Yes, people can be addicted to love. I know from personal experience. My husband and I share a true “love addiction”. We finish each other’s thoughts. We’re constantly touching or holding hands. We cherish our time together.
But, I’m not here to write about my own love addiction. I’m here today to share a short snippet from my latest western historical romance. “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” is the story of Ben and Emily. They first met when she was fourteen and he was sixteen. Now, they’re grown up and learning about love.
When Ben needs to awaken Emily — without anyone else knowing — he wonders if their special bond might be a way to make it happen.
Here are seven sentences from the story. Enjoy, and please take a moment to share your own thoughts about love.
Ben pictured her as he’d seen her moments before, sleeping soundly, her golden hair spread out across her pillow, a soft, dreamy smile tugging at her lips. Was she thinking of him, perhaps? With every bit of his spirit, he willed her to awaken, to come to him. He held his breath, letting the strong pounding beat of his heart speak for him. Each pulse murmured her name. Every breath carried thoughts of his love for her. His eyes closed.
Thank you for visiting today. If you’ve enjoyed this “snippet”, you can read the opening chapter here. You can click here for more information on “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not”. To learn more about me and my belief in the power of love, please visit my official author blog and website.
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