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When life happens…

sisterhood of suspense

by Kathryn Jane

Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened.

I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone.

Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed a 3 minute shower, and a whole cup of soup (in two sittings).

Sucks.

But here’s the thing,

I was apparently on the list for wakeup calls. Running around as though I was invincible, taking on project after project, putting in eighteen hours at the computer, seven days a week. I thought I was in control… of everything!

Today when the haze of illness began to lift and I was simply sitting still, doing NOTHING, it became very clear. I had been spiraling out of control for several months.

I suppose it began to escalate…

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

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, VACATION

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This wasn’t just a vacation to seek out the man I’d been intrigued by for the past year. No, I also had a deadline for my next book looming in the background.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)


She looked across the store, wishing the rainbows were real, and she’d come to Woodstock on an extended vacation. But that wasn’t the case.

Marsha West


“Rafe emerged from Leavenworth as if it were a summer vacation. Because he certainly doesn’t act like a man who’s been imprisoned for years.”

 Sharon Wray


My six-one geek wearing rimless glasses, leaned against the railing, and stared into the sparkling blue waters of the high mountain lake. The feathered fowl paddled by.

Vicki Batman


Visitors could get a taste of…

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

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, JUDGE.

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“No.” Shaking her head vigorously, she crossed her arms firmly. “He has to earn the money. I’m adamant about this.”

Vicki Batman


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


I can be myself here because nature never judges me. The purity of this place cleanses my soul and I can freely express my spirituality

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He flashed me a shy smile as he lifted my hand and kissed it gallantly, and quick tears sprang to my eyes. How I’d misjudged this big, lovable oaf.

Claire Gem


But I had to be careful not to judge Cassandra. From what I had read this morning, she had built…

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Thank you Suzanne Brockmann…

Honest, genuine, real, and oh how I wish I had been there to hear these words delivered!!!

News from Suz Brockmann
http://www.SuzanneBrockmann.com
July 21, 2018, Denver, Colorado


There’s been a bit of buzz about my RWA LTA acceptance speech…

And I’d hoped the video would be up so you could watch it, but I think that takes a bit of time to do (and the gang over at RWA are a little busy with the rest of the giant conference), so I thought I’d zap you a quick e-newsletter with the contents of my speech… read more

https://tinyletter.com/SuzanneBrockmann/letters/that-rwa-lta-speech-news-from-suz

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about a WEAPON #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about a WEAPON.

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The opening of the shirt displayed the soft curve of one of her breasts. He yanked his hands from the covers, grabbed the weapon, and walked away from the desirable, but troubled woman.

Marsha West


“Two people were killed with a misericord, a close-quarters combat weapon favored by Fianna warriors. And I believe Montfort is one of them.”

 Sharon Wray


Boy, did I have the wrong impression. There were no tools of torture, unless books counted. No scary outfits.

Vicki Batman


“I must insist you prove to José that you carry no weapons. Or wires. Open your shirt, querida.” His voice turned hard. “Now, if you please.”

Jacquie Biggar


AJ, what the hell are you doing carrying a gun? Cops carry guns, not firefighters.”

Sam…

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Your Life in Six Words

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By Joanne Guidoccio

Whenever I attend workshops, I take note of any icebreakers. While some participants may groan, I find these short, introductory exercises very effective in creating community and stimulating creativity.

One of my favorites is the “Six-Word Memoir,” a spinoff of the challenge once given to Ernest Hemingway: Write a story using only six words.

His reply was quick and succinct: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

In November 2006, Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, asked his fans to describe their lives in exactly six words. Intended to be a one-month contest, the project took on a life of its own. Since that time, Smith has received millions of responses, from the hilarious to the bittersweet to the inspirational. You can find out more here.

At the workshop where I was first introduced to this project, the facilitator shared the following examples:

“Married by Elvis, divorced…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about DECEIT #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about DECEIT for a great start to the week.


She tried to stay away, honestly she did. But after a day she’d get antsy. Her fingers itched. More than anything, she needed to get to the casino. She couldn’t explain it to anyone. Hell—she couldn’t explain it to herself.

Marian Lanouette


But what should she tell this kind woman? Jill didn’t want to lie, and she wasn’t lying, because she used her real name. Best to stick with the basics.

Marsha West


“I let Calum lie for me. Because of that lie, his parents sent him away and Carina will never forgive me.”

 Sharon Wray


A good-looking—and quite possibly—available guy, and I’d blown it with hor-rendous comportment, the catastrophic equivalent of a shopping calamity.

Vicki Batman


Mike had learned Lucas was drugged the day of the crash, his agent’s desperate bid to cover a trail…

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