Quotable ~~~ Kathy L Wheeler
Genre: Contemporary Romance with an element of Suspense
Tone: Humorous / Heat Level: Spicy
Series, #: The Bloomington Series, Book 1 / Format: ebook / Words: 72,200
Back Cover: Quotable
GENNA LYNDSEY is not a people person. A short, too-skinny, wild haired waif, with crazy hair and sturdy nerdy glasses lives through books. So it’s lucky she and her best friend own their own bookstore. After learning her college boyfriend only used her to help skim through, she realized dating was too unreliable to depend on others.
RICK JOHNSON, Fraud Insurance Claims Investigator, is assigned to look into an unusual number of claims filed by the owners of Renewed Interest Used Bookstore and one Genna Lyndsey. He suspects Genna of sabotaging her own property for insurance money. But what his investigation uncovers is an adorable introvert determined to keep everyone at bay with obscure quotes when they venture too close, while someone else resolves to put her out of business—permanently.
Without so much as a second thought, he moved his mouth over hers in slow deliberation allowing her almost ample time to step back should she have wished. It didn’t matter that the door was to her back and she had nowhere to step back to.
Definitely, the wild honeysuckle drove him wild with desire. Just the feeling of her timorous nature kept him from devouring her outright, tempting as it was. His tongue touched her lips in a feathery motion drinking in such sweetness. He pulled her to him, her slight body leaning into his.
A sharp pain hit his leg. He grunted and broke the kiss, making the break as painful as the pain in his leg. He glanced down. She’d dropped everything she’d been holding, her hands clutching the front of his shirt. Her cheeks were flushed. With hunger? Need?
She seemed at a loss as to what to do next. He stifled an urge to smile, irritation dissolving for the moment.
He grasped her hands gently, surprised by the rising desire to safeguard her. Resisting the appeal to reclaim her mouth, he tugged them from his shirt. Kneeling down, he gathered the spilled belongings. Just as he suspected, he’d been besieged with books.
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A Little Insight to Kathy L Wheeler
Time well spent?
Ha! I don’t know the meaning of the word. TIME? What is that? Like sleep, I have no idea. Between a day job (computer programmer), writing (ten manuscripts, completed), critique groups meetings (every other week), NBA Thunder basketball (season ticket holder, forty-three home games, not including playoffs), editing my stuff, critique partners stuff and various other chapter members requests, OK-Rwa Programs Director, Book Reviews (bookendbabes.com every 3rd Friday), Burger night (networking), Martini club (networking). Well, I think you begin to see what I mean about time. Forget housecleaning, I leave that to my husband these days. (I hope doesn’t read this.)
In fact, I actually cooked dinner yesterday. It was a holiday! Impromptu. A couple of romance writing friends wanted to get together, we’re centrally located. Plus, the bathroom got an unexpected cleaning. So it worked out in the end.
It’s a rare enough event. As one day my husband stood in the doorway of our remodeled kitchen contemplating the fire beneath the skillet. After a few minutes, he said, “I know you’re not used to cooking with gas, but don’t you think that fire is a little high?”
To my credit, I did not yell, or hand him the spatula and stomp out. No, I calmly replied, that he was right and I probably wouldn’t be cooking again in the near future anyway. Dinner went smoothly after that.
So how do I manage? I’m not quite sure, but somehow I do. I suppose each aspect: job, writing, exercising, networking…get worked in because each activity I spoke of above are important to me. It helps, I suppose, that I don’t have small children about. Most of my family lives out of town, but I count myself very blessed with the many friends I have. And I do make time for them.
I suppose the point in this blog is to give you a little insight to a full-time, tax-paying citizen who loves to read and write. And perhaps leaving you to contemplate how you manage all the tasks you consider essential to your life, and realize that you will get done what you need to. That we do make room for the things most important to us.
And that’s just fine!
Meet Author Kathy L Wheeler
Kathy L Wheeler has a BA degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Management Information Systems that includes over forty credit hours of vocal music. As a computer programmer the past fifteen years, she utilizes karaoke for her vocal music talents. Other passions include fantasy football, NBA & musical theatre, and jazzercise. Because to quote Nora Roberts to a one time question, if she worked out? Her reply, “You have to get off your ass.”
Kathy has been a member of the Oklahoma Chapter of Romance Writers of America and the RWA since March of 2007. She grew up in the Dallas area and definitely considers herself a city girl. She does not limit her travels to Writer Conferences in San Francisco, Washington DC, Seattle, Dallas, New Jersey, New York City and Atlanta because Jazzercise has fun conferences too (Denver, Palm Springs and Orlando). You can’t keep her at home!
She also writes under the name of Kae Elle Wheeler and is a member of several RWA Chapters, including DARA, The Beau Monde and Passionate Ink. She has held several positions in the OKRWA Chapter, currently serving as Programs Director. As an avid reader of romance and patron of theatre, her main sources of inspiration come from mostly an over-active imagination. She currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with her musically talented husband, Al, and their bossy cat, Carly.
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