Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic GRAB, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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


Vivianna grabbed his arm and tugged him to the side of the house. “We had an agreement. Do you realize what could happen if someone sees you here?”

Shutter (work in progress)


“How am I going to pay for these?” She laced her fingers together as if to keep from grabbing for what he offered.

Marsha West


If he grabbed Juliet and ran to the ends of the world, they’d be hunted and killed. Why had he thought he could see Juliet and leave without consequence?

Sharon Wray
When Next We Meet (work in progress)


He pulled out a chair, plopped the sack next to me, grabbed Daniel’s plate, and served himself from the platter.

Vicki Batman
Raving Beauty” from Just You and Me set


Disgusted, he slugged back the whiskey, breathing through the…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic LISTEN, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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


For the first time he spoke of his childhood, his sister’s death, its effect on him and his parents. He spoke of his mother’s illness and his father’s death. She listened without interrupting, unless she wanted him to clarify a point, or to ask a question.

Marian Lanouette


Andie grabbed her camera, plucked the lens off, and high-stepped her way through the tall grass covering the crime scene perimeter. She walked in tandem with Lucas and listened intently as he ran through the massive area he wanted photographed.

Shutter (work in progress)


“I’ll listen to you again, Clay, but I’m not going to change my mind. I’m just doing this so you can’t later complain you didn’t get a fair hearing.”

Marsha West


Rolling to his side, Rafe listened for her heartbeat, counting his…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about GOODBYE, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines about GOODBYE for a dramatic start to the week. Enjoy!


She welcomed the anguish like a long-lost friend. Embraced it, wallowed in it until she was reduced to sobbing like a lost child.

Kathryn Jane


He wiped her tears with his thumb then released her. His eyes burned as she walked out the door—out of his life. Deep in his heart, he knew they’d be together someday. Mia just needed to come to the same conclusion. He’d bide his time before he went after her.

Marian Lanouette


Another deep exhale, another long silence. “Why did you leave like that?”

My heart broke for the sound of hurt in his voice. Gone was his playfulness, now replaced with something painful.

Follow Me (work in progress)


Did she kiss him goodbye or shake hands? He answered the question for her by setting his bag down and pulling her…

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I am not my childhood

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by Kathryn Jane

I’ve taken a side trip from my Romantic Suspense series by writing a Women’s Fiction.

A novel about a woman of heart, courage and integrity. A woman who could have been irreparably damaged by the man who raised her.

But wasn’t. At least not for the long haul. Oh, she made some monumentally  bad decisions as a teenager and young adult, but she eventually learned from them.

And when she became privy to the details of her own childhood and the secrets she’d unknowingly lived with, instead of breaking under the weight of what she learned, she built herself a new life.

She found purpose. And she found a way to realize her lifelong dream in spite of all hope being stripped from her soul.

She became a warrior for her cause. And she changed lives.

She fought for her dream and she won.

She is a testament to women…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about MISSING SOMEONE, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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


Thinking back, I couldn’t recall a single instance where the smile had been missing. How his jaw must have ached!

Joanne Guidoccio


His gaze held so much tenderness, so much compassion; her tears became a torrent, flooding out of her. He moved into a sitting position on the mattress, holding her together as the most important piece of her world flew apart.

Jeannie Hall


Profound sadness wrapped itself around Dusty’s soul the day Chase walked out, and she was defenseless against it.

Kathryn Jane


I pulled the heirloom necklace from under my shirt, pressed a kiss to the medallion, and glanced up to the sky. “Miss you, Sis. Sure wish you were on this trip with me.”

Follow Me (work in progress)


“I don’t know, but I want the opportunity to find out. I’ve missed…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines about NICKNAMES, #RSsos #RomSuspense

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


“Don’t tell me they have you working with Jonathan,” Miller said.

Laura bobbed her head and hiccupped. “Jonath-It.”

Claire Gem


With all this drama percolating, you’d think the others would stay quiet. No such luck! Mama Bear had to step up and protect her Goldilocks from the Big, Bad Photographer.

Joanne Guidoccio


“Pete’s right.” Geoffrey referred to his wife Patrice by her nickname, as always.

Jeannie Hall


“Now, cowboy? Now I’m old and wise and know better than to turn down a good offer.”

Kathryn Jane


She turned, staring straight at me with that fiery spirit still there in those deep brown eyes. “I said some things never change.”

Miss fancy pants had no clue what she was talking about.

Sharp Blades (work in progress)


“Princess” might be her name, but Jerrod always thought of her…

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The Right Opening

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Have you ever experienced the tyranny of the blank page?

If you’re nodding in agreement, you are in good company. In fact, I believe every writer—from beginner to published—has experienced those feelings of doubt and apprehension, especially at the start of a new manuscript. That’s when gremlin thoughts are most powerful.

In this post, I will offer several suggestions on how to squash those gremlins and start writing the first page of your next manuscript.

First, I will dispel  three popular rules:

rule #1–Start with a bang

Some writers believe the first page needs drama: a passionate argument between two people or a man running out of a burning house. One problem: the reader is not yet invested in the characters. The two people arguing could be murderers, and the man running out of the burning house could be a burglar. The reader needs to know more about the characters…

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