Shannon here: Paula Mowery shares a romantic excerpt from her latest Contemporary Romance, Lamp Unto Her Feet. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: Oct 14th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Paula:
Excerpt from Lamp Unto Her Feet by Paula Mowery:
Trevor glanced at his watch. “No wonder you’re yawning. It’s late. After your ordeal today, you need to get some sleep.”
Reluctantly, he stood and headed for the door. When he stopped and whirled around, she almost crashed into him. She took a swift step back. “Can I call and check on you tomorrow?”
Her gaze met his, and she nodded. He should turn and go, but he didn’t. Instead, he reached to embrace her in a hug. He half-expected her body stiffen in reaction to his forward action, but she leaned in. Her head rested gently onto his chest, and her arms encircled his waist. His pulse picked up. Hopefully, Kenzie hadn’t noticed.
As they pulled apart, she smiled. “Thank you.”
He nodded and slipped out the door. As he drove home, he relived their embrace. He ran his hand down his face. Would she think he was taking advantage of her vulnerable state? He hoped not.
What is romantic to you? Some people think that romance has to be steamy and physical, but I tend to find the little nuances of falling in love and being in love much more romantic.
For example, the scene from my new release above displays a simple embrace, and yet I personally felt the sparks emitted when I wrote and read this scene.
Honestly, some of the most romantic moments with my husband are those embraces, and we’ve been married twenty-seven years. There’s just something about having arms encircling and the warmth felt when hugging close. Because my husband is quite a bit taller than me, I love leaning in and resting my cheek against his chest. When his arms embrace me, pulling me closer, I’ll admit I still feel those little sparks.
About Paula: Paula is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. Paula enjoys reading and reviewing Christian fiction, writing Christian romance and devotionals, and helping other authors realize their dream of publication.
Learn more about Paula and find other places to link with her on her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com
About the book – Lamp Unto Her Feet:
Kenzie Murrah has lost the guiding voice of her Nana Nita just when she needs it most. She’s graduating mid-year with her early childhood degree, but her parents expect her to join the family chiropractic business. In her Bible, Nana explains how God’s Word can guide Kenzie, but there’s doubt on Kenzie’s part, until the highlighted verses begin to follow her life much too closely.
Trevor Wallen escaped an embarrassing and reputation smearing incident to become a police officer in the small Tennessee town. He strives to do his best to follow Christian principles but longs for God to bring someone into his life with those same morals and values.
Kenzie and Trevor share an attraction for one another that grows into more until a tragedy threatens to end everything. Kenzie begins to shy away from reading the next scripture passage, for fear of what may happen.
Will Kenzie learn she can trust God’s Word? Will Kenzie and Trevor get the chance for a happily ever after despite the dangers of his occupation?
Question for Readers: What does it take for you to say something is romantic? Does a simple embrace conjure romantic feelings in you? Why or why not?
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