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“Come sit with me.” He patted the leather bench beside him.

In silence, I sat while others at the table shifted to make room. Why was I so nervous? It wasn’t like I didn’t know these people. Although I have to admit, I didn’t know them well.

I tried hard to remember names that went with the faces.

But, in all honesty, it wasn’t the people who made me nervous. It was him.

Twenty years my junior, tall, slender and handsome with brown eyes that sparkled, I saw no reason for him to have any interest in me.

Oh, I was a looker in my day. I had a slender figure, pert breasts, and round ass, but time has taken its toll. At sixty-five, gravity has sagged my breasts, and my once flat stomach has a slight pooch.

He draped a casual arm around my shoulders.

I tried to engage in conversation, but the tingles his touch left on my shoulders, distracted me to the point of madness.

When he dropped his arm behind me and circled my waist, I panicked. I wriggled and sucked in my stomach.

“Let’s go out on the veranda,” he suggested.

Clumsy and flushed, I managed a reply. “Okay.”

I slid off the seat then waited for him. I followed with my heart pounding in my ears. I scolded myself. You’re carrying on like a schoolgirl with her first crush. For God’s sake get a grip.

We strolled out into the cool night air. The moon and stars hung carefree in the black velvet sky, and a slight breeze blew the hair back from my face.

Silence wrapped around us like a velvet cloak.

I faced him. “What are you doing?”

“I like you.” He touched my cheek. “You’re not like the others.” He pulled me into the circle of his arms and kissed me.

It wasn’t a tongue-tangling kiss, but a warm and sincere kiss.

“I don’t even know what that means.” I took a step back and drew in a deep breath.

After a long eight years of solitude, I found it hard to believe this handsome forty-something man found me attractive.

“It means that you’re honest. You’re not trying to get anything from me.”

I grinned. “Don’t be too sure about that.”

He pulled me against him and kissed me again.

“Come with me to my place,” I said as I pulled away.

“No.” He caressed my shoulders. “I’ve done that way too many times. I want it to be different with you.”

I spun and walked to the edge of the veranda.

He followed, slipped his arms around me from behind and nibbled on my neck. “You turn me on,” he whispered in my ear as he tightened his hold on me.

I turned around for another kiss only this time; he slipped in his tongue.

My eyes flew open, and I lay still barely breathing soaking up the glorious feeling of being wanted, of being desirable.

Then ever so slowly, a tear escaped and dripped onto my pillow. Then another and another followed.

“Foolish old woman,” I muttered to myself.

*To learn more about Jan, please click HERE!!!


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  1. Fabulous Jan! Congratulations – so well deserved. Love the upbeat trailer. Your star has risen!


  2. Congratulations, Jan! Enjoy your month in the spotlight! You’re very deserving. Great trailer!


  3. Sorry, Jan. I mean, kudos to the RWISA rising author for December 2017. 😀

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  4. Congratulations, Jan, our RWISA rising author for November 2017. You deserve it, Jan. Please enjoy. 😀

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  5. Congrats, Jan Sikes! You’re one special Lady!

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  6. Congratulations, Jan. This is a wonderful tribute to your work and your commitment to RRBC. I love the video and the excitement it evokes – a perfect holiday reveal.

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  7. Love the excerpt and the video! Congratulations, Jan!

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  8. D.L Finn, Author December 8, 2017 — 8:48 am

    Congrats, Jan ! I love this excerpt and look forward to more. A beautiful video that fits you:)

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  9. Congratulations, D.L.! This is wonderful news. Cheers to you! 🙂

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  10. Congratulations, D.L.! Well deserved. Loved your teaser. I’m hooked.

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  11. Just downloaded to my kindle and looking forward to a great read, D.L. 🙂 Also sharing on Twitter & FB. Again, Congrat! xo

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  12. Congratulations, D.L. ! Wonderful excerpt from “This Second Chance.” Adding it to my TBR. 🙂 xo

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  13. Congratulations, D.L. The excerpt from your book has me hooked!! I have this book and can’t wait to get to it. I confess to loving angels and stories about them. Enjoy your well-deserved honor as a RWISA award winner!!

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    • Hi Micki!

      I’m the same way when an angel is in a story..I want to read it. This is one angel that seems to want to hang around and that’s fine with me! I look forward to hearing what you think about it. Thank you:)


  14. Congratulations, D.L. As you know, I love your work and celebrate the fact that you were chosen for this honor. Enjoy every moment! ♥

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  15. Congratulations, D.L. It is such an honor to be named the RWISA Rising Star for this month. Enjoy your stay.

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  16. Congrats, D.L. What a great spotlight!

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  17. harmonykentonline November 24, 2017 — 10:34 am

    Congratulations, DL! 🙂 Best of luck with everything! 🙂

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  18. Shirley Harris-Slaughter November 21, 2017 — 8:52 pm


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  19. Congrats on becoming RWISA’s Rising Writer! You already know that I’m a fan. 😉 I can’t wait for everyone else to discover your works! 🙂

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  20. Congratulations, Denise! It’s wonderful to see you here. Great excerpt! Enjoy the month 🙂

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  21. Very cool D.L.! Congratulations on being selected as the newest ‘Rising Writer’ in the #RWISA pantheon, a well-deserved honor! Best regards to all – MikeL

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  22. Congratulations, DL! I’m very happy to see such good things for you. I’m sure your publishing endeavours will continue to go from strength to strength. Thank you also, for all your on-going tweet support, as well as reading more about my Fauna Park Tales and other bits and pieces on my blogs. 💐💐💐


  23. Congratulations DL!! Loved the book snippet above. My kind of writing!!


  24. Congratulations DL! Very intriguing! Both the prologue and snippet of the first chapter read fascinating. Your book, “A Second Chance” will be added to my Kindle. I look forward to reading it.😊

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