I'm posting on Friday, because there were a few things I wanted to mention.
First up, my two latest posts on the Heroes and Heartbreakers blog. I did a post titled Not-So-Ordinary First Kisses from Loretta Chase, Laura Kaye, and Julia Barrett. There are some great first kiss scenes there, so scoot over and check them out.
The other post is about Ruthie Knox's latest book, About Last Night, which just released a few days ago. This is a wonderful book, and I had a tough time choosing a favorite part to write about. I finally picked a scene that reminded me of a Regency heroine dealing with her future in-laws. Go check it out and let me know if you agree (or not!)
And next, Angela Quarles has tagged me for a Lucky Seven meme, with the rules as follows:
- Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript (fiction or non-fiction)
- Go to line 7
- Post the next 7 lines or sentences on your blog as they are (no cheating, please!)
- Tag 7 other authors to do the same
So here are my lines, from Lord Wastrel, an upcoming Regency historical. The hero, Hugh, has just come home from a very long night of partying and carousing and well, being a rake, only to learn he has a young daughter he knew nothing about. He is the girl's only parent now, since her mother, Hugh's former mistress, has died. He's not quite ready to embrace fatherhood though:
"I cannot have a child in my life right now," he blurted, with more ferocity than he had intended.
The little girl stepped back from him. Her bottom lip quivered, and for the first time she lost her composure. Hugh could feel a wrench in his heart, and even though he resisted the odd emotion, he was powerless against it when tears started pouring from those innocent blue eyes.
His daughter. And he had been the one to finally make her cry.
The lump in his throat nearly choked him.
And here are the Lucky Seven:
Hope everyone has a great weekend. We'll see you back here for Six Sentence Sunday!