Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m featuring Swashbuckler, a contemporary romance that’s in its final edits. Rachel is at a Hollywood party (feeling very out-of-place) and has just been introduced to one of the writers who adapted her book into a screenplay. It has some creative punctuation in order to meet the sentence requirements. 🙂
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He caught her hand in both of his and cradled, rather than shook it. “It’s such a pleasure to meet the woman who created Rodger and Isabella. What wonderful characters they are, with complexity yet simple motives and what lovers they are.”
“Thank you; are you a romance fan?” Rachel tried to look him in the eye, but he was already looking around her, through her.
He shrugged at her question. “It’s the first romance story I’ve ever read but I’m so pleased to meet you, Rochelle—“
“Rachel—“ she corrected.
“There he is… and maybe one of these days we can sit and talk about that fantastic imagination of yours … Sydney!” John abruptly dropped her hand and with one quick perusal of Rachel’s body and a twist of his lips, he walked away–apparently to go talk to Sydney.