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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, WINDOW

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The cool breeze during the séance had come from somewhere, but all the doors and windows were closed.

Joanne Guidoccio


“Have you ever thought about going to Korea to trace your heritage?” She stared out the side window. “A lot.”

Kathryn Jane


But all of those plans changed when he closed the window and the Jeep pulled away. This time, it felt like the tentative connection that bound us together, was severed when he drove away.

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


As the plane sailed into the air at that heart-stopping take-off angle, she gazed through her window one last time at the Fort Worth skyline.

Marsha West


Sarah moved into the sunlight streaming through the window. She needed to feel the sun’s heat on her face and never wanted to be in the dark again.

Sharon Wray


Once we reached the complex’s door, he did release me to open it. I went straight to the elevator, vigorously rubbing my hands along my arms to stimulate circulation.

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


She should learn to close her blinds—he lowered the telephoto zoom lens to the windowsill of his nondescript car and considered what he’d seen.

Jacquie Biggar


Thick, black smoke billowed from the windows. As AJ pulled his helmet on, he experienced the familiar feeling of excitement with a respectful dose of caution.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, SEX

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My libido had shot straight to a ten, and I was ready for a night of wild, uninhibited sex with a new, exciting partner. With Heath Barrow, a kind, compassionate, fun man I found I simply could not resist.

Claire Gem


He took a long sip of his coffee and slammed down the mug. “Yeah, I had sex with her a couple of times. I felt sorry for her.”

Joanne Guidoccio


Blindly grabbing for the blankets, she pulled them up and turned toward him. She blinked with lazy contentment a few times before her gaze locked with his, then she went perfectly still.

Jeannie Hall


Forearms, shoulders, chest… Ugh! The last time she had sex was a distant memory, and apparently she was hoping, fervently hoping, it would be back on the menu sooner rather than later.

Kathryn Jane


He pressed a quick kiss to my lips and then backed away. Smart man. I wasn’t completely sure I could wait if he kissed me like that again.

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


Did she want Jerrod to see her sexy? She cast a glance at him over the top of her glass. Well, yeah. But did he?

Marsha West


No man in Sarah’s life had ever made her feel as beautiful and sexy and loved as Nate had. She hadn’t known that being with him would be so . . . incredible. Amazing. Sacred.

Sharon Wray


“The tall blond with the gorgeous green eyes? I have one word for him—-Va Va Va Voom.”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


She’d moved out of their bedroom only months after the wedding, the night he came home smelling of sex and cheap perfume.

Jacquie Biggar


Quin was painfully aware of the disparity between her sexual experience and his. It made her uncomfortable thinking about all the women he’d been with and what he must have done with them.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, FAMILY

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Was there a real threat, or just Rob’s perception of one? If there was, how could he protect his family from a threat that was unseen and unknown?

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“You know I have no family, Del. Josh was all the family I had.”

Claire Gem


Who was in danger? Family members? The Barbies? Other classmates? Why reach out to me after more than two decades of silence?

Joanne Guidoccio


Two steps inside and the warmth of walls with a long history of family wrapped around her.

Kathryn Jane


“He sounds like a wonderful man. I’m sure you miss them all.” She wanted to learn more about his family. Her heart ached knowing she’d never get the chance to meet them.

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


Finally, with Bailey safe, he could do his thing with his computers, and he’d nail the SOB who harmed this family he’d come to care for.

Marsha West


Nate wanted her to succeed, to build a life with the family she loved. The problem was while she’d found what had given her life meaning, so had he . . . and she was about to walk out the door.

Sharon Wray


“I’ve used all of Grammie’s recipes. I don’t know where to find a new one.” “Couldn’t you start over with the first confection you entered five years ago?”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


The house was plenty big enough for a family, even if they chose to have more children. Kids. Joel grinned.

Jacquie Biggar


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, LOVING

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Laurel sat back and let the conversation flow, simply glad to just be included in this boisterous, loving family in some small way.

Jacquie Biggar


She had extricated him from his emotional exile to realize he was worth loving and capable of feeling the same deep love she gave him.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He cupped my face. “Are you sad to see them go?” he asked, his loving gaze wandering over my face with tenderness and concern.

Claire Gem


“Now, imagine two tender loving hands cupped directly in front of you. Visualize them as God’s hands and release Luigi into them.”

Joanne Guidoccio


He placed his fingers against her lips. “This isn’t about control. It’s about loving you.”

Kathryn Jane


Somethings just didn’t hold a candle to the real thing like kissing him, holding him, and loving him.

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


“We can help some, though I’m sickened at the idea of bailing out your louse of an ex-husband.” Her mother was such a kind person always ready to overlook slights others would take exception to, that the venom in her voice surprised and shocked Devon.

Marsha West


Nate was a selfish bastard who was sure of only one thing: loving Sarah was going to ruin him.

Sharon Wray


“Besides”-–I shoved my finger in her direction—-“shouldn’t the love be spread? Shouldn’t somebody else win the Bake-off?”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, BRAVE

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I took a step back and bravely said, “If you don’t mind, I’d like to tell the judges what happened and turn in our ribbon.” “You don’t have to.”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


“You can barely stand,” she whispered, for Maggie’s ears alone. “Do not be so brave, you’re stupid.

Jacquie Biggar


You’re distraught and flogging yourself, and AJ checked himself into some dark and miserable mental prison. Even I wasn’t brave enough to ask why.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Liv stood tall and brave, although Heath could see her hand shaking violently just before the glowing fingers of Daniel Ruffin touched hers. At the instant of contact, a sudden flash of light engulfed them both, momentarily blinding him.

Claire Gem


And so did seven other brave souls who thought it was worth the drive to Lively.

Joanne Guidoccio


He had wanted to look that brave, feel that sure of himself, and he wanted her. She wanted him too, and life was sweet—damn sweet…until it wasn’t.

Kathryn Jane


“No problem.” Detective Conley walked to the door. “You’re very brave, Ms. Burgmann. It might not seem like it right now, but the decision you made ultimately saved your life.”

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


He toasted her, “To a beautiful, caring, brave woman who I’m proud to know and have in my life. Are you in my life, Devon?”

Marsha West


Nate needed to be brave. Except bravery was what had landed them all in this hell in an ironic, first-place kind of way.

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, STUBBORN

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Sarah hugged her father, and he kissed her head before pulling away. Since he was a proud, stubborn ex-cop, these moments were rare and she’d have to remember every one for both their sakes.

Sharon Wray


He passed me in a rush, leaving a wave of citrus in his wake, and me, a tad bewildered. Determined to not transform into a befuddled lunatic, I shut the door and slid my fists in my hoodie’s pockets.

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


As the air ambulance took off, he stubbornly held on to consciousness, but was too weak to respond with more than a plaintive look at the nurse.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


I heard a tiny part of me—the independent, stubborn, emotionally armored part that had carried me down here—screaming from the back of my mind: Don’t give up.

Claire Gem


“Smart, beautiful and stubborn. You haven’t changed a bit, Gilda Greco.” He lowered his voice. “After all of this is over, I’m taking you out to dinner.”

Joanne Guidoccio


He sat back stubbornly and she sighed. “I’m not leaving here without you.”

Kathryn Jane
Cats: Volume #5


“Why this stubbornness to protect Bailey on her own?” A glance passed between Mike and Addie. Brett pushed. “Well…what do you know?”

 

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, HALLOWEEN

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Another light dusting of snow fell overnight. To hear everyone talk, the big one was only days away, and the forecasters projected a storm headed their way before or right after Halloween.

Marsha West


Here Nate was, in front of the woman who smelled like gardenias and had haunted his daydreams for the past two weeks, and he could barely speak.

Sharon Wray


Flicking away the last of the cookie bits from her sweater, she dipped her head and studied our adversaries. “Yup. And from my point of view, they look pretty scary.”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


She looked a lot better than the last time he’d seen her. On that occasion fright had twisted her face into a Halloween mask of horror as their vehicles hurtled toward an unavoidable collision.

Jacquie Biggar


It’s just that you have so much of my heart now that if I ever lost you I’d never be whole again. That’s kind of scary.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


She’d never been one much for television. That TV-eating amoeba, football, had engulfed every channel anyway, at least the ones not smeared with blood from some Halloween horror movie.

Claire Gem


Barely out of its infant stage—we would celebrate our second anniversary on Halloween—I wanted to be at the helm for much longer.

Joanne Guidoccio


Most said the same thing. Capture your beauty and confidence as a gift for your loved one. That was the Valentine’s ad. The Christmas one read add a little glamour to your holiday. I guess they don’t advertise for Halloween.

Marian Lanouette
To be released this December


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, RECOVER

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“Before you go in, I need to prepare you.” Kyra stepped into the hall, pulling the door closed behind her. “She’s really banged up and the worst of her injuries. . .well, let’s just say it’s going to be a long road of recovery for her.”

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


“Mom, you’ve had surgery, and you’re in recovery. You’re going to be okay.”

Marsha West


The unit knew about the hell Nate had endured in that prison hospital in Maine, and the POW camp before that, but only Zack understood. It could take months, if not years, for Nate to recover.

Sharon Wray


She said, “I swear to God, I saw something no woman is supposed to see.” “Were you scarred for life?” “I’m just recovering from the eye transplant.”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


If she’d listened to his warnings that Maggie was going rogue, maybe all of this could have been avoided. Now, he could be going to recover an agent’s body.

Jacquie Biggar


Having someone care can make the difference between life and death. Power of the mind plays a big part in recovery.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Still in recovery from my disastrous marriage, I had no desire to connect with another man.

Joanne Guidoccio


Part of recovering from the death of her parents when she was barely out of high school was the realization that her heart had to be protected at all costs.

Kathryn Jane


“It’s time to put together a small task force. I want you to handpick the men and women you want on it. I want to find this one alive,” McGuire said.

Marian Lanouette
To be released this December


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, FALL

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“Good. If they trace this back to my computer, it will only fall on me.” Jake scratched his head. How could he introduce this information into the file without a warrant?

Marian Lanouette
To be released this December


Unfortunately, this was real life and I’d fallen for a man who brought a whole new level to stubborn.

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


Sparkling, crisp, cold air. Trees so brightly colored in red and gold and orange they almost hurt the eyes. The quintessential fall smell of leaves burning.

Marsha West


Sarah wanted him like he wanted her, even after everything she’d learned about him. That truth made him want to fall on his knees and worship her forever with whatever parts of him she’d take.

Sharon Wray


Jake jammed his fists in his front pants’ pockets. “That’s not mine.” “I saw something fall too, Jake.” Bethany moved to Dixon’s other side.

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


Connor paused from sawing through the cord holding Matt’s wrists. He swung his friend around, and had to brace him against the car so he wouldn’t fall.

Jacquie Biggar


She grabbed him and held him like he was the only thing keeping her from falling into an abyss of despair.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


I had missed Cassandra’s lecture in Sudbury last fall and would love to hear her speak on “Developing Your Intuitive Abilities.”

Joanne Guidoccio


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, CHALLENGE

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In spite of their challenges, the Lodestros—like all other Italian immigrants—believed in the importance of curb appeal long before the home stagers coined the expression.

Joanne Guidoccio


“What…you can’t possibly be ready again?”

“Ah, a challenge?” He was not only ready—he was deciding on where to take her next.

Marian Lanouette
To be released this December


The wind currents made both landings and takeoffs at McCarran International Airport a challenge for anyone with a weak stomach. You couldn’t be a gambler and have anything but cast-iron insides and balls of steel.

Marsha West


Unlike Nate’s other nightmares, this one left fragments of memories behind. But glimpses of torture didn’t do anyone any good.

Sharon Wray


“This one looks like a contender.” I scanned the contents. “Who would have thought to put candy in a fruitcake?”

Vicki Batman
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, Whispers of Winter set


Rebecca was different. She’d challenged him on every level. Life with her would never be boring.

Jacquie Biggar


As if we didn’t have enough challenge trekking in an unfamiliar jungle teeming with man-eating critters, bad guys, and the dark.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Not so long ago, Laura had been intimidated. Afraid to challenge the big, bad Miller Stanford. Not any longer.

Claire Gem