I am so excited! On Thursday night, the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers held their annual event, The Gathering, at the Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio, Texas. They held the Prism awards ceremony, and Sunroper won in the Light Paranormal category! (The list of all winners should be posted here soon.)
To celebrate, here are six paragraphs from Sunroper.
Marley wrapped both hands around the mug to absorb the heat. There was only one way to answer that question. “I’m fine.”
“No, you’re not.”
He said it with such compassion and lack of judgment that she blinked back tears, tilting her head to stare at the shadowed ceiling as if it had the power to keep the emotion at bay.
“It’s okay to be sorry he’s gone.”
It was the perfect summation of everything she’d been analyzing a few minutes ago, and it broke her. She leaned to set the almost-empty mug on the nightstand and covered her face with her hands, suppressed sobs racking her body.
Gage’s fingers wrapped around her upper arms. He pulled her into his lap, settling her effortlessly and cradling her against his chest. He even rocked her. Marley’s sob turned into a giggle, a sound she hadn’t made in years.