The crowd hushed as the emcee read the excerpt signalling the winner of the contemporary romance category.
At the same instant, the sound of frantic clawing pulled Josephine’s attention down to a Border collie puppy nearly yanking the leash from his master’s hand as he surged at the slug-like blobs. Jo stooped and swept the wiggling mice from the wood-planked porch with her dustpan. “No! You don’t want to eat those.”
The dog rewarded her with two paws on her shoulders and a slurp up her cheek, nearly knocking her over.
Jo stifled a giggle then remembered the guy. The totally hunky guy she’d just baptized with rodents.
Oh, no. She could use a do-over of this meeting.
At least one person at The Word Award Gala recognized those words—my friend Janet Sketchley, who’d come prepared with an acceptance speech I’d sent her.
“And the winner is…Raspberries and Vinegar by Valerie Comer!”
Thank you, Janet, for giving my speech. I’m sorry Heaven’s Prey did not win the suspense category.
My publisher, Choose Now, is running a 99-cent sale on the Kindle version of Raspberries and Vinegar to celebrate, so if you haven’t picked up your copy…or would like to gift a copy to a friend!…swing on by.
Thank you to The Word Guild and the event sponsors.