Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic TRUST #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  the topic TRUST

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“We’ll get through this, Kelly. Trust me. I’ll keep you safe.”

Marsha West


“You’ll be perfect. Trust me.”

Trust me. The two reassuring words everyone uttered when all had big doubts.

Vicki Batman


“Trust me, that woman did not pine away because I wouldn’t relocate to Tennessee.”

Joanne Guidoccio


He’d created her trust issues—the psychologist in her knew the cause of her fear of commitment, but the woman couldn’t forgive or move past it.

Marian Lanouette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic ENCOURAGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  the topic ENCOURAGE

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His brother, the captain at the time, who’d encouraged the excessive force, had been fired and lost his pension. Sergeant Ralph Miller had been gunning for Jake ever since.

Marian Lanouette


She could either deny Josh was a hunk, thus lying to her mother, or agree and encourage the war machine bent on getting them together.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  the topic BELIEVE

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I couldn’t believe all of that had happened while I was cocooned in my office.

Joanne Guidoccio


Since she’d been here she’d dumped over three thousand dollars into the freakin’ machine. I can’t believe this bitch sits down right next to me and hits the jackpot on the first spin. I’ll never get Trevor back this way.

Marian Lanouette


“I just can’t believe you went to this length. After all of the things I told you, don’t you realize how much I hate being played?”

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


At least she made a believer of Josh whenever she directed her attention at him. Of course, it was an act; didn’t the picture prove his point?

Marsha West


Nate opened the door slightly, and Sarah peeked under his arm. This area smelled older, like new paint over mildew.

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic NEW #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  the topic NEW

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He lifted my chin. “Since the cookies you devoured were meant for me, we need a new batch, milk, a plate, and another movie. I’m partial to ‘Stalag 17.’ Okay, sweetie?”

Vicki Batman


The town sat nestled in the bosom of two mountainous ridges. Not quite the Caribbean getaway she should have been enjoying with her new husband—the rat fink.

Jacquie Biggar


The open house for my new career counseling office needed a proper launch, one that could only be achieved with pastries from a Sicilian bakery.

Joanne Guidoccio


The gentle sound of horses shuffling about in the pens began to permeate her consciousness, and she opened her eyes to see the wonderful, misty light of morning that happens just before the sun rises with the birth of a new day.

Kathryn Jane


If she won the contest and got her pictures publicized, it might distract Jake enough to turn him in a new direction.

Marian Lanouette


Giles had always been a jerk, but when he shouted the nickname that had taunted me throughout high school, that was a whole new low for him.

S.A.Taylor
Sharp Blades (work-in-progress)


Scott hoped the love Ellie and Joe shared could stand up to the new evidence of his infidelity, in the form of whoever the presumed son was.

Marsha West


Nate opened the door slightly, and Sarah peeked under his arm. This area smelled older, like new paint over mildew.

Sharon Wray


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about  HEART

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Nate’s pulse ratcheted up into heart attack territory. Sarah was the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen.

Sharon Wray


Tears pooled in my eyes. My heart ached, and my soul plummeted to my feet. My prized things were destroyed.

Vicki Batman


Aaron swore and grabbed the dash, his foot punching the floor in a search for the phantom brake on his side of the vehicle. “Holy shit, you trying to kill us, bro?” Once he got his heart out of his mouth and released his death-grip, he leaned back and laughed.

Jacquie Biggar


“She will always have a special place in my heart and the hearts of all who knew her.”

Joanne Guidoccio


“Ouch.” Now he was actually laughing at her while he pretended to pull a dagger from his heart. “I forgot how damned honest you are.”

Kathryn Jane


Darcy ignored the package from her favorite online store and ripped open the letter, her heart skipping a beat–it wasn’t signed.

Marian Lanouette


I watched helplessly as the only person that kept me strong during the move walked out the door and carried my heart with her. Tears that I’d held back finally burst free.

S.A.Taylor
Sharp Blades (work-in-progress)


Her crooked smile earlier had torn at his heart. Her bravery about this crazy dude attacking her family touched him.

Marsha West


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic VISION #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic VISION

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She stomped across the front of her room, looked outside, but rage clouded her vision, and she saw nothing.

Marsha West


A black willow tree stood between the courtyard’s gas lamp and the window, casting eerie silhouettes around the walls. Where was Nate?

Sharon Wray


Whatever? Blinking, I stared at my cell phone, not believing this. Thanks to his crappy attitude, my blood boiled, and red flames danced in my vision. I embodied a fiery wrath.

Vicki Batman


Her breathing faltered. Little spots floated in and out of her vision. She was going to pass out right there in her daddy’s kitchen and he wouldn’t be able to save her because he’d never taken the time to learn CPR.

Jacquie Biggar


All those years ago when I had fantasized about connecting with Carlo, I had envisioned many wonderful scenarios where we would bump into each other and fall in love—on the beach, dance floor, even at a bar.

Joanne Guidoccio


“Today she charted new territory by dragging all of us along in her vision. Perfect example of gifts expanding.”

Kathryn Jane


In his dreams his vision faded and sometimes he met his maker waiting for his judgment. Sometimes Eva, along with his father, waited there to greet him.

Marian Lanouette


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic WINDOW #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic WINDOW

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 At the counter in her studio Melinda continued to stare out the window after Jake and Louie left her studio to apply for their warrants.

Marian Lanouette


He lumbered on then swung himself onto the roof jutting out below the window. Despite the cold temperatures, sweat ran down his face and soaked the shirt under his jacket.

Marsha West


Hearing someone outside whistle “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” while I worked, I turned my gaze to look out the storefront window where I spied Jack, who rounded the corner. A pizza box from Mamma and Pappa’s Italian Bistro was perched on three of his fingers.

Vicki Batman


The velvet sky made a beautiful background for the barn, dressed like a grand old dame with a multitude of lanterns and fairy lights spilling from the open doors and windows to light their way.

Jacquie Biggar


I noticed a man making his way through the crowd that had gathered outside the front window.

Joanne Guidoccio


She distinctly remembered locking the door and checking the windows when she turned in after their long security shift, but someone was definitely in the room with her now.

Kathryn Jane


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Magic of Creativity

by Kathryn Jane

The creative process is different for all of us. But I’ve recently realized that mine is magically the same whether I’m writing fiction, or painting a picture.

When I’m writing a story be it short or a novel, it begins with a vague image of an opening scene, and the story grows one word at a time. Some people find this hard to fathom and describing it adequately has been difficult. The closest I get is to say the story unfolds for me, just as it does for the reader…like magic.

Painting works the same way for me…mostly. The exception being when I do commissions of people’s pets. But even then, I can’t think about the finished product. Instead I concentrate on one stroke at a time and somehow in the end, I have a remarkable likeness that amazes me.

But recently, after seeing a friend’s photo of a famous door set between two large trees, I was itching to create it in a painting. I grabbed a small canvas board and set to work. And…minute by minute I got farther away from the original inspiration of this:.

The final result was a fairy door at the base of a tree.

And then I knew I needed to paint what was behind that door.

I imagined it would be something like the adorable little scene always at the end of the Friendly Giant TV show. Yes, now you have an idea what generation I belong to!

For the fun of it I posted a photo at the end of each evening to show the progress I was making, while not sure what I would add the next night…just like when I’m writing, and proof that for me, the creative process is always by the seat of my pants.

The final product took almost 2 weeks and every day I looked forward to sitting down with my brushes and setting my imagination free.

  

Want to see more of my creativity?  Pop on over to my website to check out my books and art.

Cheers!  And Happy Holidays to all.

Kathryn

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic SEX #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic SEX

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She was wearing exactly the same clothes as he was, but it made her look sexy as hell. What was it about a dead serious-looking woman wearing a shoulder holster that was so damned hot?

Kathryn Jane


He said it was part of their sex game. Like that book that came out last year on bondage.”

Marian Lanouette


A couple of women she knew in Fort Worth had a fireplace in the bathroom. They’d told her it did a lot for their sex lives; not an idea she needed right now.

Marsha West


Sarah hadn’t been lying when she’d told him it’d been a long time since she’d had sex. But, honestly, it wouldn’t have mattered when the last time was because no man had ever made love to her like Nate had.

Sharon Wray


Since high school days, I underwent an overhaul and improved. No longer did I wear all black, except for the occasional sexy Little Black Dress.

Vicki Batman


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


That undercurrent he’d felt around her since he’d hit puberty had intensified from a vague tingle along his nerve endings to full-on waves of sexual attraction. Animalistic and powerful.

Jeannie Hall
Old Friends, New Lovers (work-in-progress)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about the topic FAMILY #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about the topic FAMILY

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Never in a million years, did I think we would reconnect in these circumstances with my family in tow.

Joanne Guidoccio


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

Kathryn Jane


The pallbearers wheeled the casket into the church through the double doors. Jake and the honor guards moved aside for the priest to greet the family and perform the introductory rites.

Marian Lanouette


Given everything her family had experienced, she was amazed how safe she felt in this little town. Everyone seemed to watch out for each other. Comforting.

Marsha West


Sarah stood on her toes and kissed her husband. Surrounded by their friends, and a garden filled with laughter and music, she’d finally started her own family.

Sharon Wray


“Er, Lauren.” He straightened and jammed his hand in his jeans pocket. “Let’s get this show on the road. Places to go. Friends and family to visit.”

Vicki Batman


Gus looked around the bare-bones cell. “Your family and friends are worried about you.

Jacquie Biggar