Writing contests help aspiring writers get to that next level. These contests are tough, with stiff competition, and to make it through the preliminary rounds is something to celebrate. So, please help me celebrate with my very first critique partner, Diane Holiday! Her romantic suspense novel is so, so good and it deserves a home.
Title: THE WAGER
Word Count: 83,000
Song: “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
Kate finally finds a man she can trust just as someone evil finds her. Kate’s unaware she’s the subject of a sick wager that will test her trust, and may wind up costing her life.
Kate weaved through the crowded bar, ducking between tables to avoid servers loaded down with trays of sloshing beer. The bass thumped in her head and chest, matching her quick pulse. She paused halfway to the raised platform where the band was finishing a song. If she couldn’t get the singer’s attention, she’d look like an idiot. Or worse, he could ignore her. At least it was dark, which would hide her reddening face.
She needed to get a grip. It’s not like the guy was Bon Jovi, though he might think so…
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