Sneak Off and Read: Lines about VISCERAL REACTIONS, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about VISCERAL REACTIONS for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Rafe didn’t hurt her, but Juliet felt the strength in his grip through the blanket. His breath grazed her hair, and her heart tumbled over itself.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


But the chunk about them nearly having sex had me wanting to spew my guts. I so didn’t need to know about her libido.

Vicki Batman


Matt’s heartbeat stalled as he leaned over and did what he’d been dreaming of doing all week; he kissed her sweet, luscious mouth.

Jacquie Biggar


Every nerve in her body went on alert. Rarely did she feel panic, but she felt it now – on a very visceral level.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Jason’s gut told him the scar signified something far more sinister. The mark was ominous, almost as though it had been deliberately etched there.

Claire…

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On a Greek Culinary Journey

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Gilda Greco, protagonist of Too Many Women in the Room, and I have a special fondness for Greek cuisine. We appreciate the simple and elegant flavors of foods and beverages that can be traced back to Ancient Greece.

Here are ten milestones from Greek culinary history:

  1. Feta cheese is said to be about 6,000 years old, making it one of the world’s oldest cheeses.
  1. In Greece, cheesecakes were considered excellent sources of energy and served to athletes during the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. Greek brides and grooms celebrated their nuptials with cheesecake.
  1. The first “cookbook” was written by Greek poet and gourmand, Archestratos, in 330 B.C. His humorous didactic poem Hedypatheia (Life of Luxury), written in hexameters but known only from quotations, advises the reader where to find the best food in the Mediterranean world.
  1. In the Middle Ages, monastic brothers who prepared food in the Greek…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the the theme TASTE, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme TASTE for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


Cooked to perfection, moist with a light pink center, the tenderness and taste of the steak kept her focus. Who knew the people of Maine—or at least Tom—understood how to cook a steak?

Marsha West


The wind blew and Juliet tasted the dusty tang of the Isle. Like crushed dandelions and swamp sludge.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“I wonder if the taste of coffee disguises poison.”

Vicki Batman


“I’ve worked too hard for this, Leo. Don’t disappoint me.”

Jacquie Biggar


The bitter taste of soot assaulted his mouth. His eyes burned and clouded with tears.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


While I would have loved to taste one of the tortes or cakes, I dug into the thin slice of custard pie.

Joanne Guidoccio


Ian sat down to a rather unusual concoction of meat…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the the theme TOUCH or FEEL, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme TOUCH or FEEL for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


“Kip, that song you wrote . . . it gave me goosebumps.” She pressed a hand to his chest. “Never has an apology meant so much.”

S.A.Taylor
A Twisted Fate (work in progress)


”The monument itself with all the names. Many people have told me touching the name of their loved one, brought them such peace.”

Marsha West


“I’m not letting you touch my wife. That means we have to fight.” And someone has to die.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


They were doing intimate couple things like sitting close, her touching his arm, and him stroking her hair from temple to the tip, just like he’d done me. Almost sick to my stomach, I exited, stage left.

Vicki Batman


With the first touch of Jason’s lips against her neck Tammy-Jo whipped…

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Last Year was Tough. This year was Tougher.

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A big hug to anyone going through or helping someone with cancer! ❤️

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I’d like all of you to do me a huge favor: Today, go to Romance Lives Forever at: https://www.rlfblog.com/   .

I’m blogging about Handsome’s and my journey through his second surgery to repair his jaw which collapsed last year after radiation he received ten years earlier for base of tongue cancer.

Then I need a second favor: share this post. Our wish is for this post to help someone who might be going through this kind of treatment.

And while we’re at it, a third favor: just give someone you know who is traveling their own cancer journey a “thinking of you.”

And finally, for you:

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Writers & Tragedies

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Do you use current events in your writing? I do especially on my personal blog Thoughts on Thursday. I try to make these SOS posts timely, too. And I’ve used real events as inspiration for a couple of my books. I have a good friend who was inspired to write a book after Ike hit the Gulf Coast.

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Water in Houston above a raised highway during Harvey.

My books are based in real locations and lend themselves to adding in events we read about in the daily news. (And of course, what pops up on TV, FB, Twitter, etc.)

Book 2 The Second Chances Series, ACT OF TRUST, bounces off the idea of a woman who loses her husband on 9/11. But the story takes place 14 years later, so I don’t feel like I’m capitalizing on someone else’s heartbreak. And I send a portion of the sale of…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the theme SOUND or HEAR, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the theme SOUND or HEAR for a great start to the week. Enjoy!


He picked her up and sat on the couch holding her, their stunned silence the only sound in the room for a very long time.

Kathryn Jane


Andie threw her head back and laughed at something Bernie had shared. Lucas loved the sound of her full belly laughter, something he’d never heard before. Too bad it wasn’t him bringing it out of her.

S.A.Taylor
Shutter (work in progress)


Kate woke to the sound of waves hitting the rocks below her open cottage windows. The most soothing sound in the world.

Marsha West


Since Rafe hadn’t heard from his contact, lack of a plan left him hot and restless. A familiar ache he used to work off with intense physical training and pounding rounds at the range.

Sharon Wray
Every Deep Desire


“Stop…

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