WRECKED Blog Party – Post 4 – The Quotes

May 16, 2015


In my final post, I want to talk about the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. When I first started writing WRECKED, it was after visiting the Key West Shipwreck Museum in Florida. I was so fascinated by this intriguing pocket of history that I began reading everything I could about the era. While doing this, I found all of these awesome quotes like this one:

Key West is a little village of hardy seamen undisturbedly reaping a rich harvest from the enormous losses of commerce on the Reefs.” —Gov. William P. Duval; 1st civilian governor of Florida, 1832

Does the name Duval ring a bell?

Well, if you’ve ever been to Key West then you probably walked down Duval Street…..one of my favorite things is doing the Duval Crawl! Those are some of the best times I barely remember. LOL #goodtimes

But on a serious note, while I was reading these great Key West specific quotes, I decided that I needed to find a quote to open each chapter. I was also in the process of reading the books that my hero Mathew would have read, like Moby Dick…aka The White Whale in 1858 when my story takes place. And yeah, I read it! That is where I got my favorite quote from the entire book:

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” —Herman Melville; an American novelist, 1819-1891

One of my favorite quotes of all time (which did not end up in WRECKED) is this:

There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” —Jane Austen

What about you? Do you have a favorite quote that touches you in some way?


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Blurb from WRECKED:

Off the Key West coast, Rief Lawson works as a wrecker, salvaging ships and their cargo. Exiled to the outskirts of society because of his mysterious gift of sight, Rief’s only respite from his loneliness is painting an unknown blond man. When a merchant ship wrecks during a violent storm, Rief rescues a drowning victim and comes face-to-face with his destiny.

It is the man from his art!

Heir to an English barony, Mathew Weston entered the merchant trade with his greedy father and soon-to-be father-in-law. Dominated by his father and smothered by the people around him—including his sweet but tiresome fianceé—Mathew is terrified to follow his true desires. Marriage and obedience seem safer than a life of secrecy and possible prison.

After the daring rescue, a fire ignites between the two men. Powerless to resist his desire, Mathew learns what it means to be a man in Rief’s arms. With this newfound confidence, Mathew teaches Rief through gentle touch that he deserves the affection he’s long been denied. Yet their affair is doomed from the start. Two desperate men, wrecked in heart and mind, must find a way to salvage the chance at love fate has given them.


Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.


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