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A fragment of her dream… #8Sunday #WeWriWa #MFRWAuthor


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Be sure to visit other participants at http://www.wewriwa.com/  and read and comment on their #8sunday posts.

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Here are the opening lines of our romantic suspense The Painter is a Lady:



Pulling her flannel nightgown tighter around her frame, Brenda Tower stared out her bedroom window at Lake Superior in the gray distance. The waves must be twenty or thirty feet high for her to see them through the dawn haze. Had the late November storm awakened her? And why did she have such a feeling of dread? She’d always loved the lake – swimming, fishing, picnicking and playing on calm sunny days, and thrilling to its power when she watched it storm.

A fragment of her dream flashed before her eyes, sending a chill down her spine. Startled, she grasped for more detail, but it remained just out of reach, though filled with foreboding.

Lake, fishing boat, too many people, shouting, gunshots.

Must have been reading too many thrillers.


Title: The Painter is a Lady
Word count: 74,600
246 pages $4.99
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-4874-0964-7
Heat Level: Three flames: explicit sex, M/F; anal sex; explicit language

Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?


When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to Ashland, Wisconsin, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own.

Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything.

Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet.

When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?



Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFYKF8M



Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFYKF8M

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9 Responses to “A fragment of her dream… #8Sunday #WeWriWa #MFRWAuthor”

  1. Great lead-in. I’m engaged!!

  2. Terrific beginning to the story! Great snippet…

  3. Somehow I think the thrillers are the least of her worries. 😉

  4. Great snippet – drew me right in!

  5. Suspenseful tease!

  6. Sounds like the start of something good. I love the bit about her trying to recall her dream and it remaining just out of reach.

  7. Love this! And love Lake Superior in a storm. I’m not surprised her imagination is running wild

  8. “The gales of November.” Gordon Lightfoot and The Edmund Fitzgerald. That’s what came to mind as I read your snippet. So vivid. Great lead in to suspense.

  9. The huge waves (I wouldn’t have guessed a mere lake could ripple so high) is the perfect lead in to a troubled dream.

    Sorry for being tardy to comment. Blame *#@!@ LAX for getting me home a day late.


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