Wednesday Words: Green

wurkn-on-mai-plan-for-word-domination-caleb-pupToday’s #1lineWed theme is “GREEN.” Now, to my way of thinking, there’s more to green than just the color. Sure, there’s green grass and green beans and green peas. There are green eyes, a golf green, and green tea. Personally, I like green with envy or that big green monster–and no, I don’t mean the outfield wall at Fenway–jealousy. So…that’s the way I interpreted today’s theme. The following is a snippet from REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL, Red Dirt Royalty #5, coming next year. Roxanne Rowland’s family is doing something illicit at some of the hotels owned by the Barrons and she’s offered to help find out what. Cash, as head of Barron Security, doesn’t trust her so he’s decided he’s not letting Roxie out of his sight until this deal is done, and that includes installing her in his condo for the duration. As you can imagine, Roxie is not too keen on the idea…

“You’re riding with me. We’ll go by your apartment, you can pack, then we’ll head to my place.”

“What part of no do you not understand? I have responsibilities. I—” She felt her eyes widen. “I have someone waiting at home for me.”

“Who?”

“Um…Harley.”

“Who’s that?”

A trace of some emotion narrowed Cash’s gaze and did he sound suspicious or was it something else? Something…intriguing. Like jealousy? Ha. Roxie was just a means to an end. Jealous was not a word she would ever associate with Cash. “He’s my…roommate.” Well, technically speaking, that was true. Harley lived with her. “And I sort of have to take care of him.”

Cash leaned closer and peered at her, his gaze sharp and assessing. “What’s that mean—you have to take care of him?”

Roxie forced herself to meet his gaze despite the jitters skipping through her. “He’s…um…immature. He can’t really look after himself.”

“Uh huh.”

He totally was not convinced. But there was no way she could leave Harley home alone. “I’m telling the truth, Mr. Barron.”

“Uh huh. C’mon. Let’s go meet this guy and see what he has to say about all this.”
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You’ll just have to wait and see who and what Harley is to Roxie. REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL is set for release on my birthday in March. 🙂 So what’s greening up your writing or reading these days?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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