Weekend Writing Warriors for Jan 22

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Welcome back to my post for Weekend Writing Warriors. When you have read this, why not click on the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read snippets from many talented writers.

After fleeing from her mother at the charity ball, Dan persuades Vicky to confront Therese (Gem) at her hotel. The pain that Vicky feels is not just what happened the day before, but the buried pain of her childhood, when her parents abandoned her to the care of her grandmother (Mamie). It has all come flooding back. She describes her feelings to her mother.

You weren’t a mother to me, Therese, you were never a mother to me, Mamie was the only mother I had. And now, you have poisoned the relationship between the only decent man I have ever been with, a man I was beginning to love. How can I be with him now without thinking of you two together? And what about what you did to Dan? You had your fun with him when he was a student, and then you just ran out on him, with no apology or explanation. Did you ever consider that, Therese?”

I put my hand on her arm.

“It’s okay, Vicky.” I didn’t want her worrying about me when it was her we should be concerned about.

Tears were now streaming down her face and she made no move to wipe them away. 

A lot of painful memories were revealed in this conversation, but obviously I cannot use them because of the ten line restriction. I will continue for a couple more weeks, and will then switch to another book. My latest novel is nearing its conclusion, but won’t be ready for a little while to share with you, so I may go to another of my past novels. I must write faster!

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A Love More Precious Than Diamonds is now available from Blushing Books and Amazon US

Danny was a 21-year-old student when he met Gem in London in 1992. She was the most beautiful, sensuous and sexy woman he had ever met, and she was some years older and married to a wealthy businessman. So why did she pick him from all the men she might have chosen?

Their affair was brief and dramatic, and introduced Danny to sexual passion, the like of which he had never experienced before. It also introduced him to the kind of woman who desired control and discipline in her life. Even though the affair lasted just a few weeks, it changed his life and changed his perception of the type of woman he wanted.

Twenty years later he met a young woman and, for the first time in his life, he fell in love; but fate was not kind, and the events of twenty years earlier came back to haunt him as he realised that he might lose the woman of his dreams. He was powerless to act. He could not rewrite his life history.

26 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors for Jan 22

    1. It’s Vicky’s POV really. Halfway through the book, after concentrating entirely on Dan’s POV I suddenly switch and go back to Vicky’s life before she met Dan. It got me into trouble with one reviewer, who only gave me one star because she didn’t like the sudden jump backwards in time. It disconcerted her, although other readers seemed to cope. As there is 15 years between Dan and Vicky, I thought it would be better if I concentrated on them one at a time, rather than keep jumping backwards and forwards. It also tests if the reader has fallen asleep!

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  1. The sins of the past catch up with Mommy Dearest? Too bad about that 1 star review. Flashbacks can be disconcerting to some people. You can’t please everybody. Good luck.

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