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Sunday, 3 July 2022

You're alive! Daryl Devore's Dancer Romance on Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday #romance #WeWrWa


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This week's excerpt is from my NA Dancer Romance – Dancing in Circles

Scene Set
– It is 2 days after the fight and the 5 girlfriends have arranged to go riding at the local horse ranch.

Carl halted the wagon, then walked around to where the girls sat. "Who can't ride?"

Julie stepped forward.

"Have a seat on the wagon. I'll get these ladies on their way first."

The four girls followed Carl into the barn. Francine exited first. She led her horse to where Julie was standing. "Doesn't this one just remind you of old Mr. Tonkins?"

Julie burst out with a laugh. "Put glasses on him and he's the spitting image."

Francine cleared her throat. "Class, I would like to make one thing perfectly clear, first..." Still chuckling, she mounted her horse and wandered over to the nearby field.

Heather and Jennifer waved as they trotted by. Julie tilted her head to see if Tricia was exiting the barn. She waited. And waited.

At last, Tricia exited on a beautiful, chestnut brown horse. She smiled from ear to ear and paused next to Julie. "I just couldn't decide which horse to ride. But this one compliments my outfit."

Julie swallowed back a laugh, smiled, and waved as Tricia rode on. She glanced back towards the barn. Somebody walked between two horses, leading them towards her. Oh great, my turn. Remember, big, brave girl. You can do it.

When the rest of the body emerged from between the horses, Julie broke into a wide grin. You're alive!

"How're ya?" Robert wrapped the reins over a rail. "Recovered from Friday night?"

"Me? You were the one who got beat up. How are you?" Why do I feel like giggling? That is so a thirteen-year-old thing.

"Ok." He rubbed his forehead. "Got a helluva headache though."


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The lament of two teens – There’s nothing to read – was the trigger to the creation of Daryl Devore’s New Adult romance - Dancing in Circles.

One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family.

The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn leader of the notorious Shoresmen.

 A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie Anderson, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert Holiday, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.

But - is Julie’s love strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them? Social prejudice. Hatred. Violence. And is she willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves?

Tied to the brotherhood of his gang, Robert is torn between his duties to them and his desire to spend his life with Julie. Can circumstance even allow him to lay down his ties to the gang so that he may hold onto his newfound love?

 Sacrifices must be made, but only time will tell if it is enough.

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  1. Whew! I'm so glad Robert is okay. :-) Those two have it so bad for each other! :-)

  2. What a fun scene. And what a nice surprise to have Robert show up . . . especially for Julie!

  3. Enjoyed the snippet, great details and the surprise at the end was terrific. I'd never expect to see Robert at the stables.

  4. NA romance - need bad boys and horses :-)

  5. A man who's good with horses - she should grab on to him.

  6. She's so happy to see him. Great scene!

  7. I love this scene, it's so cute! I hope he is going to help her ride!

  8. I hope he is okay. Having been trained as an EMT, my thought would go to a potential concussion, given that he was in a fight. I probably wouldn't advance the romantic cause much because I'd start asking all kinds of medically focused questions.

  9. Glad to see he's okay. Cute scene.