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Joanna knew if she didn’t clear this hurdle, Mick would leave, never to return, and then the rest of her life would remain in the grave with Renzo.

A lovely Fall afternoon here in central Florida...a lazy Sunday afternoon that is a good time to settle in with a good book.  Here's the first preview of my latest release.
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           Joanna sighed and turned away to encounter the intent gaze from a pair of brilliant blue-green eyes that dominated the face of the handsomest man she’d ever seen. Awareness of her surroundings faded and a slight hum filled her ears. A thread of physical attraction stretched between them like a fine silver thread.
            “What are you doing here?” His baritone voice with its hint of the broad “a” common among the speech patterns of Bostonians held an overt note of challenge.
            His hostility jolted her attention back to the here and now, and she studied him for a minute longer. Her eyes flicked to the nametag pinned above the pocket on his white lab coat. “Doctor Riliuni, how do you do? We haven’t met. I am Joanna Sansone, Registrar at the Virginia Institute. Since Shahin is one of our students, I’ve made it a point to visit as often as I can to check on his progress.”
            “As you say, we haven’t met, and there hasn’t been much progress. I’ve ordered additional tests and started a new protocol today.”
            Joanna hitched the strap of her soft-sided briefcase higher on her left shoulder. “Has the desert healer shown up yet?”
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2 Comments to Joanna knew if she didn’t clear this hurdle, Mick would leave, never to return, and then the rest of her life would remain in the grave with Renzo.:

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Susan Royal on Monday, October 12, 2015 6:46 AM
Congrats! Love the excerpt. Really draws the reader in!
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