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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about TAKE

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A budding artist, she would take out her sketch pad and draw whenever she finished her work or needed to separate herself from the others.

Joanne Guidoccio


The boy buttoned his lip and appeared to reconsider an eye roll halfway through. Which made his expression darned comedic, but didn’t take away from the seriousness of the situation.

Kathryn Jane


He loved his rescue pup. It hadn’t taken long for them to bond when he first laid his eyes on Brigh, shaking in the corner of the vet’s office, afraid of the world as she scrunched down to make herself invisible.

Marian Lanouette


“I’m putting a bandage on it now, Kim, but I’ll be more comfortable if Jennifer takes a look. It appears you will require stitches.”

Marsha West


He ached to go to her, to take her in his arms, but she had to decide on her own if she trusted him. The next move had to be hers.

Sharon Wray


“That’ll take too long. I need to meet really, really new people now. I’ve rounded the bend and am headed over the hill.”

Vicki Batman


There was something eerie about watching a person take their last breath.

Jacquie Biggar


Sex for him had always been hard and fast – a means to an end – but Quin deserved so much more. Mostly, she deserved his respect,

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“You’re testing my control, Ms. Larson,” he rasped into my ear. He apparently had no intention to take this to the bedroom just yet.

Claire Gem


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about DESERVE

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She reached up and cupped his face. “It’s okay. I don’t deserve you anyway. Not after running out on you yesterday.

Claire Gem


I felt happy for Adam, who deserved a break, one delayed unnecessarily in my opinion.

Joanne Guidoccio


She’d worked her ass off, and damned well deserved to be going into the field today, even if Broughton didn’t think she was capable.

Kathryn Jane


An idea had popped into her head when the commissioner’s wife had praised him more than Melinda thought Jake deserved.

Marian Lanouette


How could she possibly understand? Joe Sterling had been like a father. He didn’t deserve someone like Joe as a father figure, a mentor, a friend.

S.A. Taylor
Shutter (work-in-progress)


It’s like she thinks she doesn’t deserve the space she takes up in the world, so she doesn’t do anything to cause anyone extra trouble.

Marsha West


In their anger and frustration, they’d let their physical and operational security go. Since she deserved an answer, Nate offered, “We were Green Berets.”

Sharon Wray


“Map challenged?” He passed me his gadget of torture.

“Don’t know how since I earned a merit badge in map skills.”

Vicki Batman


Sex for him had always been hard and fast – a means to an end – but Quin deserved so much more. Mostly, she deserved his respect

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I disagree!

by Kathryn Jane

 

I disagree with lots of what goes by me on FB.

But instead of lashing out, shaking a finger or fist, unfriending or blocking, I sit back and wonder…

Why is this person’s opinion so different from mine?

How can she not see what I see?

Why does she not think like I think?

How can she be so wrong?

 

That’s when I stop and regroup.

That’s when I suddenly wonder if that person has the same reaction to what I post?

What if she thinks my opinion is way off the wall. My beliefs are out in left field.

What if she decides to unfriend me because my view of the world is so obviously different than the view she has?

Then I smile, thinking about the things we have in common. Things that have nothing to do with our religious or political beliefs. Things as simple as recognizing that although we differ in some really important ways we are still able to be friends. To enjoy other parts of what make us who we are.

And there lies the beauty of being able to disagree, without it being earthshattering and friend ending.

I thoroughly enjoy much about the people in my life who I disagree with “emphatically” over several subjects, and that, my friends, is just way cool.

 

 

What about you? Do you have friends with whom you carefully avoid some subjects? Or friends you actively argue with?  I’d love to hear some of your stories, so please share!


Kathryn Jane, novelist, artist, educator.

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about BELIEVE

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Believe it or not, I fell in love as I lay dying in the ICU. I was scared shitless. Then you were there.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Heath closed his eyes and shook his head. “I can’t believe I’m standing in the bedroom of a complete stranger in the middle of the night in my pajamas.”

Claire Gem


Leo Mulligan—who didn’t have an airy-fairy bone in his body—believed in her powers.

Joanne Guidoccio


Alex agreed the coincidence seemed suspicious, but she’d reached a point in her life where she believed the universe often put things right where they needed to be.

Kathryn Jane


It’d been hard to believe that skinny stick of a woman had it in her, until her fist landed in my face.

Marian Lanouette


“I don’t know what to believe right now,” she admitted. “A man you loathed is dead, and you were the last person to see him alive.”

S.A. Taylor
Shutter (work-in-progress)


“Yes, but he’s a friend of Hunter’s, and they both went on about how clumsy I was. After a time, I believed them.”

Marsha West


“I still can’t believe it.” Sarah’s voice was breathless with joy or wonder or awe. Nate wasn’t sure which, but it didn’t matter because now they had something to bargain with.

Sharon Wray


I cannot believe this is happening to me. For the fifth time, I pawed through my suitcase. Please.

Vicki Batman


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crash, Bang!

author 100 x 100   I love computers. I’m betting you do too.

I hate computer “problems.” I’m betting you do too.

Last year, my 1 ½ year old laptop—a first for me—crashed. Like I turned it on, and nothing happened crash. I panicked. My books! My stories! My life!!!

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I had a warranty on this laptop. I don’t buy warranties and a nice tech man put a new solid-state hard drive in. I sent the old hard drive off to have material retrieved (which, by the way, cost more to have done than the actual computer). Soon I was back in business.
But in the back of my head was “when is this going to happen again?”
Last week, my computer program was corrupted. I had everything saved, all was wiped, and restored. I had to spend several hours again to bring it up to speed.
Again, my brain went to the dark side— “when is this going to happen again?”
One week later, my laptop wasn’t running well. I determined to have the security software company run its scans. I’d paid for this premium service after the crash and could use as much as I wanted. Fortunately, what they found was no big deal (except in my head) and no virus had attacked it.
I’m still having thoughts of “when is this going to happen again?”
I don’t like living like that. Maybe that’s normal for laptop people. I’m not sure. I don’t watch movies, TV stuff, or do games. I write and buy handbags. So why me?
After a huge discussion with Handsome, I decided to buy a new laptop, but what kind?
question mark black So, I’m appealing to you and your computer knowledge…what kind of laptop do you like?

 

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No problems here! Just lots and lots of laughs and happy every afters! “Some had me laughing out loud and others had me saying…awww. Quick little stories and a great way to escape from the stress of the day and just sit back and enjoy. Each story shows how two people meet. Sunshine, humor and heart all rolled into one enjoyable book.”

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about PLEAD

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How dare she take on that risk alone. He’d begged and pleaded to be the one to go, but she’d left him on the sidelines—helpless.

Jacquie Biggar


A young woman looked over at them with pleading eyes. “Please don’t let it burn down. We have nowhere else to go.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


If Kaitlin or any of the others suggested lunch, I would plead a previous commitment.

Joanne Guidoccio


“I said almost exactly that to the stars every night. I would stand outside wherever I was and beg you to hold on until I could find you.”

Kathryn Jane


Was it her screams? Her tears? Had she pleaded for her life? Had she passed out from the pain?

Marian Lanouette


Then I looked into Jett’s eyes, pleading me to let go and trust him. He stepped close, one arm around my waist and his mouth next to my ear as he whispered, “You can do this.”

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


“Jeremy?” Addie’s voice came out sounding pitiful and pleading. Not what she’d intended.

Marsha West


Isabel stayed quiet, her head lowered while she read their futures in the pine floorboards. “Isabel?” Etienne pleaded. “This is how we save Sarah.”

Sharon Wray


“This looks like the launching of a fine friendship.” A very appealing idea. I went for broke. “How about thanking me over pizza?”

Vicki Batman


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about ASK

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Once I dragged Ben inside the store, I asked the cashier to page the manager. My grip tightened on Ben’s shirt collar as he tried to bolt for the far-blue-yonder.

Vicki Batman


Her cold fingers brushed his aside for a better look. “What happened?” she asked, her breath sending prickles down his back.

Jacquie Biggar


I’m going to ask you something. I saw those scratches on your back yesterday morning. You and I both know they didn’t come from brush in the canyon.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


Kate could tell after several months of his repeated attempts to ask her out that Daniel cared less about keeping his job with Bardach & Associates and more about getting her naked.

Claire Gem


Before I could ask more questions about Dougie, the door opened, and Jake entered, followed by what I could only describe as a handsome Silver Fox.

Joanne Guidoccio


Broughton wanted to ask James to rethink the assignment, but nothing short of a gun to his head would get him to do that. Chain of command.

Kathryn Jane


“Do you have access to all the accounts in the bank?” Edwina asked, twirling a clump of his chest hair around her finger as she snuggled closer to him.

Marian Lanouette


This part of his job was never easy, but crucial time had elapsed, time without an arrest. Now he had to ask the tough questions.

S.A. Taylor
Shutter (work-in-progress)


“You hide the gun in your mother’s house. When someone comes asking about it, you pull it out for all to see.”

Marsha West


“Before I forget, here it is.” Zack handed Nate a Post-it note and went back to mainlining caffeine. “The weapons inventory you asked for.”

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about WANT

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She didn’t want him to leave. She didn’t want him to go to that prison hospital somewhere in Maine. She didn’t want to lose him because she loved him.

Sharon Wray


The adoring expression they shared caused pea-green envy to skip through my veins and an ache to pierce my heart. I wanted my own man to love.

Vicki Batman


“What do you want, Mac, an apology in blood? I already explained…”

Jacquie Biggar


He’d had a mini-seizure. Just when he was about to make love to a beautiful woman he wanted so badly . . .

Claire Gem


I didn’t want to anger the grief-stricken constable who was bemoaning the senseless way Sarah had died, alone and exposed to the cool autumn evening.

Joanne Guidoccio


She not only wanted her husband out of the house, she wanted him out of the bank her family owned. Stripped bare; let’s see what woman would want him then?

Marian Lanouette


What he wanted to do was drag her into his arms. Same reaction he’d had when he first met her, but he sure as hell didn’t date anyone involved in a case.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about TEASE

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“You know Fort Worth is where the west begins, don’t you,” Mike teased.

“Yes, but I’m more from the culture side of our ‘Cowboys and Culture’ slogan.”

Marsha West


She lowered the blanket. Not all the way, just enough to tease him.

Sharon Wray


I went for broke. “How about thanking me over pizza?”

A slow grin teased his mouth. “Tonight okay?” “You’re on.”

Vicki Batman


Sophia set out to prove they belonged together. She teased the corner of his mouth, little nibbling bites and soothing licks.

Jacquie Biggar


His tongue teased as he sucked and nibbled. The sensation created a tightening of the muscles in Quin’s lower abdomen that produced a profound ache for him.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He’d wanted to tease her more, make this last longer. But he could feel his control slipping.

Claire Gem


I immediately regretted my response. Knowing Jim, he would pounce and tease me.

Joanne Guidoccio


Lord, I love the look of a man in a tux. Who knew you could clean up so nicely?” She teased as she patted his cheek.

Marian Lanouette


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about FOOL

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A weak copy of Ciara—how did I miss it? Oh, how she made a fool of me. Not anymore—she’ll join the others.

Marian Lanouette


“That’s commendable, but the behavior seems foolhardy given the threats on her life.”

Marsha West


At the exit, where freedom awaited from this mortifying and horrifying experience, Ben planted his feet and did an about-face. “Mom says, Auntie Caren needs a good man—

Vicki Batman


He flashed her a smile from his soot-darkened face that made her foolish heart tumble.

Jacquie Biggar


“Quin, you’re not making a fool out of yourself and I’m trying to grasp the fact that my fantasy just became my reality.”

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


“Sarah drank and fooled around too much. She was a pretty girl, but not too many men would put up with her behavior.”

Joanne Guidoccio


I reversed a step or two, glanced first at his angry expression, then past him at the remains of the office door, and of all fool things, a giggle escaped me.

Kathryn Jane