Weekend Writing Warriors: I’m Bad News

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where participants share excerpts of their books or works-in-progress. It’s a fun way to sample new books and find new authors! Be sure to check out their website. Today’s selection comes from my book, Stay With Me (the full synopsis is below). Noah finally finds Alma, the mystery woman, but she isn’t as happy to see him and remains reserved when he asks her about the kiss.


He looked at her pleadingly, but Alma offered nothing. She couldn’t: this wasn’t supposed to happen—just a kiss and that’s it. So what if he was right about them? There could be nothing else.

“Will you go to dinner with me, at least? We don’t have to do anything more if you don’t want to,” he begged.

Dropping the feigned interest in her manicure, she sat up and leaned into the console, towards him: “I’m bad news,” she whispered, “You’ll regret the day you met me.”

Noah shook his head and said, “Never.”



Noah is stocking shelves at the local bookstore when Alma walks in and kisses him. He has barely enough time to grasp what’s happening when she ends the kiss and walks away. Too intrigued not to respond, the normally introverted shopkeeper goes after Alma…only to discover keeping up with the outgoing vixen is more difficult than he imagined.

Everything Alma does is impulsive and Noah is no different. The good-looking, but reserved clerk captured her attention on a previous visit and since then she’s been determined to steal a kiss. However, seeing him again after the purloined smooch was not part of her plan; and now that he wants to get to know her, Alma finds the future she’s carefully planned is suddenly uncertain.

With the odds stacked against them, Noah and Alma must decide if their fledgling relationship is worth pursuing, because if they can get past their doubts and insecurities, they might just have a future together.

The book is available at AmazonBarnes & NobleiBooks and Kobo.

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16 thoughts

  1. She seems to protest a bit too much. She came on to him at the beginning. What does she really want? I’m curious enough to turn the page.

  2. In my many years on this planet, I’ve learned that if someone says they’re bad news, believe them. Of course, there wouldn’t be much of a story if he did! 😉

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