WeWriWa: Hunting the Hero

I’m back. Did you miss me? It’s been ages since I’ve had time to participate and I’ve missed WeWriWa peep and their stories too. Weekend Writing Warriors share 8 sentences of their writing, published or unpublished each week on their blog or website. Since I have a new regency historical romance release just out, I’m sharing an excerpt from that story — Hunting the Hero…


Constantine extricated himself from Solange’s clinging grasp, ignoring her huff and pout as he handed her his wine glass and excused himself to get a second, longer look at the dark-haired girl.

The hallway was empty, and as he looked down the hall trying to decide where she might have disappeared to, he cursed his foolishness for chasing after a light-skirt who’d made no effort to attract his attention.

As he took a few steps away from the pianoforte’s tapping, he detected voices speaking urgently not too far away. Mrs. Cohen’s voice he clearly heard coming from a nearby room, followed by a quieter response from someone else. A door stood ajar and he eased closer to it.

As he neared the doorway, Mrs. Cohen burst out angrily, “What do you mean you’re not needed? Tonight is always our busiest night.”

Constantine peeked through the gap, noting the dark-haired girl was indeed tiny when compared with the madam of the bawdy house.

Be sure to check out the other fantastic writers participating in WeWriWa this weekend.

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Hunting the Hero OUT TODAY

Meredith wants no part of her long-ago identity as Rosemary Randall. She’s created a more exciting life as a courtesan. She’ll never let herself be tied down to the Earl of Grayling, but something deep inside her yearns to stay. Should she trust the man she’s coming to love with the secrets of her past, or flee to save them both from heartbreak?


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8 years ago

Hi there! Nice snippet, I loved the part where he ‘extricated himself’ from the grip of the other girl and handed her his wine glass. 😉 Thanks for sharing!

Linda Hamonou (@crazypuce)
8 years ago

She doesn’t seem to be willing to do what they are telling her, I think that will definitely attract him.

jJeanne Miro
8 years ago

Heather – While I’m waiting to get a copy of Hunting the Hero I’m been trying to catch up on reading some of your books that I missed reading when they were released since the Clam and Lobster Bake planned that we were suppose to attend but got changed to next week-end because of the rain!

I just finished reading Love Me True and loved it!

Hope you’re having a great week-end!

Gemma Parkes
8 years ago

Pulled me in straight away, great snippet Heather!

8 years ago

Nice to make your acquaintance. This eight drew me in, and I too, liked that he wasn’t sure why he was chasing her down, yet…he does : )

8 years ago

Excellent choice for meeting the 8 sentence challenge. Don’t you love it when the interest is first captured? Well done!

8 years ago

Best wishes on the Release and I can’t wait to read it! today’s excerpt was excellent, so many questions raised!

8 years ago

Love this! The intrigue is built up and delivered spot on! I’m looking to more next week!

8 years ago

Great job showing the hero’s inner conflict with pursuing the woman.

Donna Cummings
8 years ago

II love the descriptive first paragraph! And I love how he chides himself for chasing after someone who didn’t give him another look. This sounds like a wonderful story — I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

jJeanne Miro
8 years ago

I’m thrilled that Heather’s Hunting the Hero is being released today! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading one of her books than run don’t walk and pick up a copy of her latest released today!