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A Question… (Contest)
Saturday, April 11th, 2015

UPDATE: The winner of the free story is…Donamuree Holmes!

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I’m writing like my hair’s on fire today—head down, fingers a-flyin’! Hope you have a more restful Saturday!  🙂

Post a comment today, and you’ll be entered to win a free download from either my Lone Star Lovers series or my Triple Horn Brand series! Here’s the question…

If you could acquire any fictional item for realz, what would you want and why?

Not so easy right? Do you choose Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility so you can stalk your favorite movie star without being detected? (I have no clue why that popped into my mind first—cough, Chris Hemsworth naked in the bath!) Or how about Sherlock Holmes’ pipe? (I want whatever he was smoking!) And there you go. Have fun!

And just a reminder, I do have a sexy, new story out there right now…

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Here’s a short excerpt from The Runaway Bride!

Jackson Lowry cussed softly when he spotted the blue lights spinning at the roadblock just ahead. Too late to turn back now. He’d only draw more attention.

Squaring his jaw, he rolled down his window and forced a polite smile as he peered into the darkness at the sheriff’s deputy checking IDs with a flashlight.

As soon as the deputy waved the car in front of him to move along and turned to watch the black pickup roll forward, Jackson’s tension eased a fraction.

Maynard Colby’s expression turned from crisply professional to worried in a second, as soon as he recognized Jackson. “Dammit, Jackson, where have you been?”

“Around. Why?”

A soft moan sounded beside him, and Jackson reached surreptitiously beside him to tap the tarp covering his precious load.

“You didn’t hear?” At Jackson’s vague expression, Maynard stepped onto the truck rail and leaned toward Jackson. “It’s Sammi Jo. Her car was found in Shooter’s parking lot, the door wide open. No one’s seen her. Looks like she’s been snatched.”

Jackson cleared his throat. “How serious is this gettin’?”

“It’s only been a couple of hours, but Sammi Jo’s daddy is buckin’ to get the sheriff to call in the FBI, the CIA, the ATF—and whatever other agency his money can buy to find her. I tried callin’ you, but your phone kept goin’ to voicemail. After the way things went down at the weddin’ last Sunday, I don’t blame you a bit for layin’ low, but I thought you’d wanna know.”

Another sound, this time a snort, sounded beside him.

Maynard’s gaze cut to the dirty tarp folded over a moving bundle on the floor of the cab. A ruddy eyebrow shot up. “What’s goin’ on, Jackson?”

Jackson rolled his eyes then pulled up the corner of the tarp to reveal a bound and gagged Sammi Jo whose eyes glittered furiously back at both men.

Maynard barked a laugh then tightened his lips. “This time you’ve gone and done it, boy. This is seriously fucked up.” He laughed again, then tipped his hat to Sammi Jo. “No disrespect meant, missy.”

Jackson cleared his throat. “Don’t s’pose you can forget about this?”

Maynard’s gaze shot to Sammi Jo again, raked her once as though ensuring she didn’t look to be in any real danger, then tipped back his cowboy hat. “Tell ya what. I’ll put a bug in the sheriff’s ear, but she better come walkin’ through the po-lice house doors come Monday mornin’.”

“Not a word to her daddy?”

One corner of Maynard’s mouth crooked up. “Man’s already caused enough problems. Deserves to cool his heels a couple o’ days. Don’t do nothin’ I’ll have to arrest you for.”

With a nod, Jackson rolled up the window and pulled past the barricade. In his side mirror, he watched as Maynard crossed to the other deputy’s car and both men bent over laughing.

“See that, Sammi Jo?” he murmured, not expecting an answer because he’d made double-damn sure he’d tied some serious knots and gagged her pretty mouth. “I’m not the only one who thinks you need a good paddlin’.”

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11 comments to “A Question… (Contest)”

  1. cindy b
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    · April 11th, 2015 at 7:38 am · Link

    Oh, what a great question. I have to pick between 2 items: The holodeck or the transporter, both from Star Trek. The holodeck lets you create anywhere and anything you want. Since I don’t drive, the transporter would just make life easier.



  2. Missi Metz
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    · April 11th, 2015 at 8:22 am · Link

    I would want Dr. Who’s Tardis so I could time travel. I could go visit James Dean one day and then find me an Old West cowboy the next! 😉



  3. Barbara
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    · April 11th, 2015 at 9:31 am · Link

    The Dragon from GOT, got a few people that needs to be eating 👿 😈 and John Snow’s Wolf. 😈



  4. Brenda Lee Dickson
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    · April 11th, 2015 at 2:33 pm · Link

    I would like to have Dorothy Gale’s Silver Shoes (or Ruby Red from the movie) from the Wizard of Oz so that I would always have the power to go home.



  5. Linda
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    · April 11th, 2015 at 4:46 pm · Link

    I would like a magic wand from the Harry Potter world!



  6. Karen C
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    · April 12th, 2015 at 9:35 am · Link

    The Runaway Bride sounds awesome. As to your question, that’s tough. Part of me wants HP invisibility cloak to spy on people. Serenity would be fun. Then I could visit other worlds out there. Wait the Stargate! Yes! Visit worlds with just a touch of the dial.



  7. Cynthia
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    · April 12th, 2015 at 11:09 am · Link

    I would take Thors hammer to be very powerful and Dorothys shoes to travel all around the world



  8. Donamuree Holmes
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    · April 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm · Link

    If I could acquire any fictional item for real, it would be the evil queens mirror gettin snow white, not for evil, but to be able to always check on my loved ones and be assured of their happiness and well-being



  9. Donamuree Holmes
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    · April 12th, 2015 at 3:04 pm · Link

    From Snow White, sorry, NOT “gettin”



  10. Laura
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    · April 12th, 2015 at 7:33 pm · Link

    I read Runaway Bride. Delilah you are a tease.



  11. Delilah
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    · April 13th, 2015 at 7:40 am · Link

    I love your answers!! Makes me wish I had a hidden arsenal of fictional artifacts to play with!

    The winner of the free story is…Donamuree Holmes! Congrats, and I’ll be in touch shortly!