Novel Gems ~ 07-30-13 ~ Killing Secrets by Karen Docter

Welcome to Novel Gems ~ Killing Secrets 07-30-13!

I love to sneak a peek into a writer friend’s developing novel. It’s just so much fun watching their story grow and getting the inside scoop.  So every Tuesday until I finish my romantic suspense, Killing Secrets, I’ll share a gem with you ~ a couple of sentences, several paragraphs of a pivotal scene, or a phrase that just made me sigh or laugh out loud or scares me or…well, you get the picture.

A bit of set up for today’s gem….

Rachel and Patrick take an irretrievable step…and that’s all you’re getting!

Happy Reading!


Killing Secrets by Karen Docter

She gasped.

The soft sound made him smile.  He’d suspected she hadn’t known he saw her sitting on the porch that night, watched her visually caressing him, sure of her anonymity in the shadows.  His hand wrapped around the back of her neck, he tugged her in for another kiss.  It wasn’t a hard, demanding kiss, but the caress he’d dreamed of since that night in the moonlight.  He worshiped her soft mouth.  He sipped.  He nibbled.  He captured the sound of her moan on his tongue.

When Rachel swayed into him and he almost lost his balance, he came to his senses.  “Whoa!” he murmured.   His hands on her waist, he pushed her back on the landing.  “This isn’t such a good idea,” he said.


The look of desire and confusion in Rachel’s luscious brown eyes called to him.  He couldn’t refuse her anything at that moment if he tried.  “Shh,” he said, taking the last two steps to the landing.  He kept walking until he had her pressed up against the solid wall between the two bedrooms that anchored the stairs.  Her breasts were warm against him. Her breath, mingling with his, shallow and quick.  “Now,” he growled, “we won’t fall down the stairs.”

….see you next Tuesday with another NOVEL GEM.

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