Part Two: Absentminded Angel Out-takes, from Chapter Two

Part Two: Absentminded Angel Out-takes, from Chapter Two

Out-takes Part Two Author’s Note: This series of blog posts includes out-takes from Absentminded Angel by Heather Rainier. I hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t read Absentminded Angel in its released form, these scenes may be confusing as they were cut from varying places in the story. I’m posting them for the enjoyment of readers who are familiar with Divine, Texas, or would like to become familiar. 😀 My recommendation would be to read Absentminded Angel prior to reading these. This was the original first scene featuring Presley Ann’s heroes. Kendry and Jared McCulloch. They made fast friends with Presley

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Part One: Absentminded Angel Out-takes, Prologue and Chapter One

Out-takes Part One Author’s Note: This series of blog posts includes out-takes from Absentminded Angel by Heather Rainier. I hope you enjoy them. If you haven’t read Absentminded Angel in its released form, these scenes may be confusing as they were cut from varying places in the story. I’m posting them for the enjoyment of readers who are familiar with Divine, Texas, or would like to become familiar. 😀  My recommendation would be to read Absentminded Angel prior to reading these. What follows is the original opening of Absentminded Angel. I took readers back to the day Presley Ann gets the

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Coming Soon: Out-Takes from Absentminded Angel

In other words, stuff that I just couldn’t leave on the editing room floor. What do you do when you open an erotic romance with an imminently expectant heroine? Slow build-up, for starters. In my case, I originally started Presley Ann Woodworth’s tale, Absentminded Angel, in the days leading up to the delivery of her infant son, Whit. I’m a pantser, so in those opening chapters I wove in a lot of character development and worked toward the point where her romance with Kendry and Jared McCulloch would take off and the heat would follow thereafter. During the pre-submission clean-up, after the book

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It’s A Very Woobie Christmas in Divine, Texas

Doing her best to not be obvious, Grace Warner caught her sister Charity’s eye and then looked across the room at Jessica Bright, who was sitting backed into a corner by herself. The lonely optometrist gazed down into her glass of punch and she smiled wanly at Ethan when he spoke with her before going up the stairs to change baby Grant’s diaper. Normally the kids would be in bed by that hour but there was no point with the house full of people and Santa coming the following morning. Maybe the kids would let them sleep in a little

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Coffee, Tea, and Matchmaking

Two irrepressible matchmakers meet for a weekend of Christmas shopping. The result? Divinely Lusty Magic! ~~~~~~ “Could we stop at Lusty Appetites before we leave?” Grace Warner asked as she secured the shopping bags on the back seat of her Escalade. “I have a craving, and it’s just down the street.” Kate Benedict chuckled. “This wouldn’t have anything to do with Tracy’s crème puffs, now would it?” With a giggle, Grace checked her watch. “It’s the perfect time for a snack, and there are several Divine men who would think kindly of me if I brought them crème puffs as

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NaNoWriMo: Now What?

You took that leap of faith. November 1st or thereabouts you set fingers to keys and unleashed the visions in your head on the page. You learned a few things along the way: ~It’s harder than you thought. ~You know less about good grammar, spelling, and punctuation than you imagined. ~You realized that plot and structure apply to you as well, even if you don’t want them to. ~Even if you want to break the rules you still have to understand the rules to break them properly. ~It’s necessary to show up every day and put fingers to keys in

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Being Thankful

I’ve seen lots of friends posting their days of thankfulness or gratitude on Facebook lately and many of them get me smiling. Facebook sometimes seems flooded with negativity and those bright spots do make it a better place. One reader is a teacher who shares the occasional random thought from one of her anonymous teenaged male students. What harnesses the mind of a teenaged boy is oftentimes hilarious. But she’s also grateful for her kids, and not just the ones she corrals at home. It’s hard to be a teacher in our culture and the fact that she actively searches

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Fall in Review – Newsletter

  It’s so hard to believe that it’s already November. The year has flown by way too fast! It seems like we just celebrated Christmas and will be again practically next week. So much has happened since the last newsletter posted: Brokenhearted Beauty hit both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Thank you so much to every reader who has taken the time to write a review for either bookseller as well as at Siren and/or Goodreads. An extra special thank you to all of you loyal readers who purchased a copy of Heather’s book legally and never ever share pirate links, or purchase

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A Man’s Hands

  A few years ago, I had a conversation with a friend that developed into a blog post centered around one of my favorite things about my husband. (I hear you snickering. Your mind= the gutter! 😀 ) I like work-roughened hands. Callused,  hard-working hands. Whether they hold a hammer,  a wrench, a blow torch, a steering wheel, pull electrical wire, lay cable, climb ladders, towers, or electrical poles. Hard working hands say so much about a man, most especially that they’re not afraid of a hard, hot days’ work in the sun, or a long day spent in the cold.

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You Want Me To Say What?

  “There are some words a lady does not use.” That’s what my mom always told me. Another line I used to hear a lot of was, “You are too intelligent to use such language.” My mother, God rest her soul, would be appalled by the language I use today, but I think she would have gotten over it quickly. In the fall of 2009 I wrote Divine Grace. It took 236,000 words for me to tell Grace’s story. After several rounds of edits we’d managed to knock that number down to around 200,000. Of that grand word count total,

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