The objective is to look at your current manuscript and find the first instance of the word 'look' then post the surrounding paragraphs as an excerpt. Once you've done that, you need to tag five more authors so the challenge continues.
I'm currently working on Their Last Goodbye, another contemporary romance, and it took me longer than expected to find the word 'look' as the earliest mentions were looked, looking etc and I wanted to keep to the objective to the letter LOL.
Anyway, it turned up in the final scene of chapter one so here it is...
Already past the point of no return, she fell headfirst out the door and had nothing to grab onto to save herself. She squeezed her eyes tightly shut - again - and braced her arms for impact, but instead of hitting the outdated crazy paving, her palms collided with something warm and firm. They rode higher until her arms found a neck to latch onto.
She cracked her eyelids open and her gaze fell on Beth, stood to one side with a makeshift lead in her hand and a puzzled look on her face. Adam crouched on the floor beside her rubbing Hufflepuff’s tummy, completely oblivious, which could only mean one thing.
“It’s okay, I’ve got you,” David confirmed her worst fears, the sound of his voice far too close for comfort. His strong hands gripped her waist and held her steady as her legs buckled. The heat scorched her through her clothes. Okay? How the hell did this qualify as okay?
And I tag the following authors/blogs:
Téa Cooper, whose debut romance Tree Change comes out in November.
Carmen Falcone, whose fantastic debut romance A Vengeful Affair is available now.
Susie Medwell, whose debut contemporary romance is coming soon but also writes erotic stories as Zara Stoneley.
Sarra Cannon, whose Peachville High Demons YA paranormal series is one of my favourites.
J Lilley, whose Shalean Moon YA series has stormed into the lead as my favourite shifter series.