The “Look” challenge

I’ve been tagged in the “look” challenge by my online sister, Charity Parkerson.  This is how it works.  You take your current manuscript, search for the word “look,” and post the surrounding paragraphs.  Lastly, you tag 5 blogging authors who you think will be a good choice for the game.

I cannot reveal anything from my latest manuscript yet because it is a book to film project in the works.  I can however back up to one of my previous books.  Hmmm?  Guess I will go with “Secrets & Lies.”  :o)


  “What do you think,” she asked with a smile as the pulse of his erection pressed deeper into her. Then it was her turn to sigh as he rose from the floor, grabbing both her legs on the way before pressing himself firmly on top of her. In the moment, he still wasn’t sure if he was excited because of her words and actions or if he felt a sudden need to prove himself. Either way, once they started again, this time it was definitely going all the way…

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  Hours later, Camilla was freshly showered with a towel wrapped around her, hair blown dry, and was reapplying her make-up in the bathroom vanity just outside her bedroom. She didn’t have to look into the room to see her lover was still lying face-down and fast asleep. “Thank God he doesn’t snore,” she thought smiling to herself for the accomplishment she had made.

Shortly after, wearing a simple baby blue cotton housedress and slippers, Camilla was standing in her kitchen pouring herself a cup of hot chamomile tea. After blowing on the steaming brew and taking a sip, she sat at the small dining table to quietly contemplate her next move. For the sake of reflection, she couldn’t help to be more curious, as well as fascinated, by the handsome young man in her bed and the plan she had set in motion to win him…


Or maybe this one from “Torn: Sixty Days of Calaboose.”

Overall, for a big part of his life, Adrian (Bailey) simply kept a low profile and tried as best as he could to stay out of harm’s way.  After school he worked.  He went to college.  He sung in the church choir.  He respected his family name and self.  For generations it was a family trait to lend a helping hand to his fellow man.  It was his family’s creed and he was no exception.  He saw nothing wrong with it and never expected to have his life ruined by trying to be a good person.  It was one of the main rules from God and family for him to aspire to be.  He never looked for the negative aspects of people so he didn’t know just what some people would be capable of doing just for the sake of hurting someone because they could. By the time he finally took notice, his whole life and future hung in the balance and there was nothing he could do to save himself from it. The outcome was in God’s hands – who he trusted completely.  By the time the dust finally did settle, he didn’t know who else to trust.  Including himself.


Oh well.  You get the idea.

Now on to my 5 blogger friends.

Solange Nicole –  –

Ben Ditmars –

Chris Mcqueeney –  –

Stephanie Abbott –

Sharon C. Williams –