Scene Spotlight: Another Door Opens by Sandy Wolters

Another Door Opens Book CoverPublisher: Sandy Wolters

Date Published: November 16, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance with a ghostly paranormal twist

Word Count: 45,614

Can a man who has never lacked for women in his life meet the challenge when the woman he truly desires wants nothing to do with him?

Clayton Silk has reveled in the attention he receives as a rock star. His only close friend is Lilly, another international rock star, but she has chosen to step back from the spotlight and enjoy her relationship with his brother Bruce, which has started Clay thinking about his life.

When he decides to take a break from touring and spend some time with Bruce and Lilly, he meets a woman who drives him to distraction, a woman who resists all his usual charms, and makes him wonder what it will take to break down her resistance before he loses his mind. As he discovers, it may just cost him her life.

 ANOTHER DOOR OPENS is book 2 in the Rock Star Series. Each book is stand alone.

The Scene:

They were both startled when Barney picked that moment to come running through the house. He moved back and forth in front of them with urgency. When all he got was curious looks, he stopped and gave them both an inquisitive stare.

Nancy reached for the dog. “What is it, boy?”

Barney started to whine quietly, his big blue eyes almost hidden from view because of his wrinkles, but still able to convey his consternation through his expressive face. Nancy set her beer on the table and moved forward so her knees were almost touching the mammoth-sized dog. “He looks like he’s in distress, Clay. What’s wrong with him?”

spotlightAt that moment, both Nancy and Clay heard a faint voice. “Help! Help!”

Nancy jumped back and practically landed on Clay’s lap. She grabbed his leg and held on for dear life. Never taking her eyes from the dog, she yelled, “Did you hear that? Clay, did you hear that? Did Barney just actually say help?”

Something akin to terror sparked in Clay’s eyes as he looked at the enormous dog in front of him. Shit, he thought, this can’t be happening! Did the damn dog actually find the spooks and get himself possessed? Unnerved because he no longer knew what to expect with the disembodied voices and where they were coming from, Clay’s voice broke when he spoke. “Barney?”

Panic set in, and Nancy’s fight or flight instinct raised its ugly head as the dog moved slowly toward her with a look of desperation in his expressive eyes. The death grip she had on Clay’s leg would definitely leave bruises.

The beast gradually opened his mouth and spit a slimy, mucous-covered, green mass of feathers out on her cozy, white bathrobe. Nancy jumped and gasped for air at the sight of the unmoving bird covered in goo and lying limply in her lap, its bony little legs straight up in the air with talons clinched tight in a death grip.

Nancy and Clay, stunned at the gift Barney had brought them, stayed perfectly still, not knowing what to do next or how to react.

Barney nudged the bird with his cold nose and whined. The bird chose that moment to move as fast as possible to get away from its captor. It turned quickly, gained its footing, and ran as fast as its little legs would carry it up the bathrobe. With determination, it dove down the front opening of the robe and found respite between the warmth of Nancy’s bare breasts.

Jumping up, Nancy stood there, stunned, not knowing what to do, arms spread wide, fists clenched and chest heaving, her body stiffened with pure panic. Her eyes, filled with hysteria, darted toward Clay, whose eyes crinkled with humor. He had his fist pressed against his mouth to stop the laughter, but one look at her standing there, ready to freak out, and he burst out laughing.

The bird chose that same moment to stick its head out of the opening of the bathrobe. “Help,” it yelled once again. She felt it shaking with fear and realized the poor thing was only trying to protect itself. Barney tried to reach out with his nose to comfort his newfound toy, but the bird quickly retreated back into the warmth and safety of Nancy’s breasts.

 

The author explains what’s happening in the scene:

This scene provides two important elements to the book. First, it adds some humor which my readers have come to expect from me. Second, up until this point in the book, Clay has fought his feelings for Nancy. As the scene progresses further, Clay is witness to Nancy’s nurturing and loving side which allows him to open his heart to her.

 

Casting call:

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From the very beginning, I pictured Clayton Silk as Blake Shelton. He’s just too gorgeous for words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Nancy, I picture Reese Witherspoon. She’s short and sassy and can be quite serious when need be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barney & Thelma Lou
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Barney is a lovable Neapolitan Mastiff that is a real scene stealer and Thelma Lou is an Indian Ringneck and the love of Barney’s life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sandy Wolters is a prolific writer with five other novels to date. Soul Mates, her steamy time travel romance, won first place in the Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2013 Reviewer Choice Awards for Paranormal Romance-Novella.

Author Links:

Website: http://sandywolters.weebly.com/

Sandy’s Spotlight Blog: http://sandywolters.weebly.com/sandys-spotlight

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Wolters/e/B00569J3UI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1417876442&sr=1-2-ent

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4772120.Sandy_Wolters

Twitter @SandyWolters: https://twitter.com/SandyWolters

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandy.wolters.5

E-mail: sandywolters.author@gmail.com

 

ALL TITLES BY THIS AUTHOR:

Maggie Mae – Steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist

Justice For Emily – Steamy romantic suspense/crime drama with a ghostly paranormal twist

A Brother’s Love – Contemporary romantic suspense

Soul Mates – Award winning, steamy time travel romance

Rock Star Series:

Book 1 – When One Door Closes – Steamy contemporary romance (stand alone) – Bruce and Lilly’s story

Book 2 – Another Door Opens – (Conclusion to series) Steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist (stand alone) – Clay and Nancy’s story

 

What people are saying about Another Door Opens:

“What a beautiful love story.” – Teresa Jensen

A Magnificent Story. This is a fun story to read as it has moments of unforgettable humor, paranormal events, a massive dog named Barney who saves an injured small bird, romance, and a dominating housekeeper… Read this story, you’ll love it!” – Nancy of Utah

“Ms Wolters does not disappoint writing another heartfelt love story, a bit of the paranormal, a scoop of mayhem and a dollop of intrigue.” – Gloria Lakritz, Paranormal Romance Guild

2 thoughts on “Scene Spotlight: Another Door Opens by Sandy Wolters

  1. Melissa Snark

    Hi Sandy!
    Welcome to the Snarkology! 🙂

  2. Thanks for hosting me, Melissa!

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