Did you know I used “continue” and “continued” 103 times in my book? Now you do.
From Protector of the Grey House:
“Did you need something?” She looked at him sidelong, barley turning toward him.
“I have to speak with you.”
“About what?” She took the hair dryer and plugged it in. She turned it on low to continue talking undisturbed. She felt sleepy, and calm, and wanted nothing more than to lie on her bed and drift in her thoughts.
“I just finished a conversation with Lorraine.” His eyes traced Natalia’s body, as he wished he had time.
“Your sire?” She sighed and turned off the dryer. She finally faced him, her calm still fully intact. “What’s going on?”
“I have to go. She needs my help.”