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Sexy Snippets-January 27th

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It’s time for another great Sunday and our Sexy Snippets. It’s where we take seven sentences from a pubbed book or a WIP every Sunday. A bunch of us at the Nuthouse Scribblers are taking part. If you’d like to post your own, be sure to add your name to the linky list for next Sunday.

If you’d like to follow along, click here. And for Twitter users, use #sexysnippets.

This week, I’m continuing from where I left off with Boneknapper’s Trent and Ciarra in the throws of a steamy scene. That is until Ciarra thinks of her dead husband, Jack. (That’ll throw a monkey wrench into it!)

Ciarra shoved at his arms, attempting to catch her breath. “Please Trent, stop now.”

Trent pulled away, his breath coming in short rasps. “Ciarra…”

“No, I need to get out of here. I can’t do this.”

I’m sorry, Jack.

 

Sexy Snippets

 

The Nuthouse Scribblers have come up with Sexy Snippets. It’s where we take seven sentences from a pubbed book or a WIP every Sunday. A bunch of us at the Nuthouse Scribblers are taking part. If you’d like to post your own, be sure to add your name to the linky list for next Sunday.

 

If you’d like to follow along, click here. And for Twitter users, use #sexysnippets.

 

This week, I’m pulling my seven from my paranormal suspense WIP, Boneknapper. Last week Dr. Trent Moore and Detective Ciarra Pacelli were getting close and cozy. But, as Ciarra is fighting her attraction for the sexy doc, she can’t help but remember her deceased husband.

 

Their tongues intertwined. She couldn’t get enough of him as her fingers undid the buttons on his shirt, running her hands along his hairless chest. Her mind screamed to stop this craziness, but she’d been alone for too long.

Trent yanked her shirt up, finding her hardened nipple waiting for his touch. Ciarra arched to fill his hand.

Jack’s face came into view behind her closed eyelids and she cringed. Shit.

Hehe. Stay tuned for next week’s continuation…

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I’m still hammering at the editing for Boneknapper. This is the hard part of the writing process for me. Not so much correcting grammar, spelling, etc. But it’s that should-I-put-more-here?, too-much-dialogue-here, not-enough-action-there, way-too-much-backstory parts that wear me down. I have a tendency to strive for perfection and that can and does lead me wanting to pull my hair out.

But, alas, I have great critique partners and editors who let me know what’s what.

Now, just to master that inner voice that keeps telling me ‘you need more here’ and ‘the chapter isn’t long enough’.

Does editing do this to you too?

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