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Last month I posted on my own blog about Overused Words, finding those buzzards, and whacking them out.  I think it was Kathryn Jane who suggested perhaps this would make a good topic for our SOS blog. So, here we go with some repetition, but also new material.

As I worked on the last parts of editing for ACT OF BETRAYAL, Book 3 The Second Chances Series (which will be my 6th published book has now gone to my editor. WhooHoo!), I bore down on searching out overused words.

My original list of 45 words came from Margie Lawson, an awesome writing teacher. She’s the first person who suggested to me perhaps we overuse certain words in our writing. My list has grown to approximately 75 words and phrases. As I used Margie’s list, I stumbled on new words I overused in different books.

I don’t remember which book, but,

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

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


Since this one is extra special, I would like to take you to dinner sometime soon and really celebrate. Love, Allan

Vicki Batman


“Trust soldier-boy to get here in time for the glory,” he chortled. “Come in and meet your daughter, man. Congrats.”

Jacquie Biggar


On the reservation when a man and woman decide to wed, a ceremony is scheduled, the couple marries, they have a celebration then they have sex. Simple.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“That’s right. Let’s celebrate,” Deidre said, lifting her glass. “To your coming home. A new job, and a new life.”

Laura hesitated, meeting her father’s tired gaze as they clinked glasses.

Claire Gem


First, we had to get through tonight’s dress rehearsal for Monday’s grand opening. David and Susan would prepare a special meal for five of my closest…

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Favorite Authors

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by Kathryn Jane

Have you ever attended the RWA National Conference?

I’ve been twice, RWA2014, and RWA2016, but I won’t be there this year because, well, reality. Between airfare, accommodation, and conference registration it would cost this Canadian about three grand, and that’s almost three month’s rent!

But as we slip into July, and the buzz has begun, I find myself thinking about my “best” conference moments.

It’s an incredible feeling to be in the same room as the authors you’ve been reading for years. Authors who have moved you to tears, made your heart swell with happiness, or perhaps inspired you.

I am grateful:

For laughter with Sam, AJ, Beverly, Stephanie, and Debi.

For time spent with Loreth and Toni.

For finally meeting my Sisterhood of Suspense peeps in person.

For the first ever meeting of the Seasoned Romance group.

For the incredible fangirl moments when I nearly brushed elbows…

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

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


With his wrists in cuffs, Rafe ran both hands over his shorn head. He craved water, a pain pill, and freedom.

Sharon Wray
When Next We Meet (work in progress)


If I delivered the burgers to Mom and made for the restroom, then grabbed a gift bag and passed through the breezeway gate around the garage to the alley…freedom.

Vicki Batman


His dad died without ever tasting freedom again, and Jason had to live with the black pit of his guilt.

Jacquie Biggar


“AJ, I don’t want to change who you are. I would never stifle your spirit, take your independence, or hamper your freedom. Those are the things that make you who you are.”

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Learning today that Angie and Miller had been over—really over—for at least the past several months…

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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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