Weekend Writing Warriors – Just Breathe

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Welcome friends old and new. I’m glad you came. Today, I’m sharing from my just released debut, TAKING CHANCES. It’s available now!

Taking Chances is the first in a series of books I’m calling The Love Projects. Taking Chances is the story of Lydia and Jake. The blurb and cover are below. LAST WEEK: While Lydia waits to find out who Jake will select for his project, she gets lost in one of her fantasies starring the man himself. In last Wednesday’s Mid Week Tease,  I shared a bit more. Jake picked Lydia for the project! Click over to the tease to find out what happened and the cause behind her jitters. THIS WEEK: Lydia’s getting ready to spend the day alone with Jake.

If the nonsensical feelings were left to fester she’d tumble into a panic attack.

They had a big task in front of them. Loads of work would fill the day, and there was no need to get emotional. Her brain heard all the reasonable thoughts, but her body continued to brace against panic. She closed her eyes and concentrated on the pace of her breathing. She needed a distraction. She opened her eyes and found it in the mess on her desk. Her hands shifted pages, such a normal thing for her to do, except she wasn’t reading a thing.

Oh boy, Lydia’s successfully worked her nerves into a dancing fit. <~ You can <tweet that> if you want. I wonder how Jake’s doing. Come back and find out.

Click here to add TAKING CHANCES to your Goodreads TBR list


Lydia’s father walked away from her when she was eight. She’s struggled to not let him affect her, but fears she wasn’t loveable enough to make him stay. Jake wants to takingchances1mlove one woman, but after scaring the last woman he met outside of the club, he doubts he has the right. She protects her heart by sticking with her fantasies, and he lives by a set of rules that excludes women who choose a vanilla lifestyle.

The two will be kept in a conference room working together until their special project is complete. If Lydia and Jake hold tight to their bland lives, they’ll always yearn for love that is out of reach. But together they can find common ground, passion, and a reason to take chances. Once they discover the grand possibilities of the love they desire, they find themselves in the very place they tried never to be again, facing unguaranteed love.

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43 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors – Just Breathe

  1. Love the imagery here. “Her hand shifted pages” is a great description and definitely shows that she’s just going through the motions and not actually turning the pages as in reading. Loved it.

  2. “Her hands shifted pages, such a normal thing for her to do, except she wasn’t reading a thing.” Oh, man, how many times have I done this when I’m upset, worried, or flustered! Gr8t and congratulations on your new release!

  3. Congratulations on the release, S.J.! Yay! Best wishes for great success! Excellent snippet. I love how you showed her state of mind!

    If you tweet me @teresa_cypher about the release, I’ll be glad to retweet it. 🙂

  4. This brings back memories of a time when panic attacks were a daily thing. She’s keeping her hands and eyes busy not to go into a complete tailspin. Very realistic. Good snippet.

  5. Focusing on mundane things — or at least going through the motion of them — is a great way to settle yourself. Hopefully the rest of her will focus on what her hands are doing. Great snippet!

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