Saturday, November 14, 2015

WWW: Talking about Bad Girls


There’s nothing I like better than a good Taming of the Shrew story. Ever since watching Richard Burton and Liz Taylor at their debauched best in a feisty round-and-round when a young teen, I was hooked by the idea of a misunderstood bad girl forced to hold her own against a determined seemingly indifferent male. The sparks. The dialog. The passion!

Those are the things I’m bringing to the table (and the bedroom) in my new project, PRINCE OF HONOR, the first in my novella series “House of Terriot Foursome.” Take a stoic, dutiful shape-shifter prince whose job is transporting a willful bitch incarnate bent on destroying their clan to her probable doom, and add in a past encounter that neither has been able to forget, and let the clash of wills begin. Here’s my first teaser:


“Am I supposed to go in where it’s warm to sleep with you?” she drawled like that would be the worst of two evils.

“Don’t flatter yourself. Get up.”

She struggled to stand, cold limbs and stiff muscles offering little support. Keeping himself between her and escape, he snaked a chain with cuffed ends free of the heavy iron ring imbedded in the cement floor, tossing her one end with a gruff, “Put that on your ankle.”

As she bent to do as told, he ratcheted the other cuff to his wrist, winding the slack about his forearm until the chain put them an unwelcomed body length apart. He kicked the gate open wide and growled, “Walk ahead of me.”

With a barbed, “So you can stare at my ass?” she slipped by him to step out into the rain, using the blanket wound about her body to tent over her head as she started toward the house at an awkward gait. 

About half way there, Turow caught himself watching the sway of her hips. A grim smile mocked his best intentions. 

I’m just starting chapter one. Am I on the right track?

You can meet Turow and Sylvia Terriot in my new release UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS to see why I’m going to have an epic battle on my hands.



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He feared no man, no foe, no obstacle or challenge . . . 

Burdened by the weight of his secrets and his father’s sins, the need for redemption pulls Cale Terriot from his duty to his clan and the arms of his new mate into deadly intrigues in a rival territory. His dangerous masquerade in a high-stakes Shifter fight club is about to be exposed to those who would show no mercy – if he can survive in the ring. 

How to protect a prince turned king made pawn? 

Fearing she’ll lose her soulmate to the darkness he carries inside, Kendra Terriot, newly made queen in the Shape-shifter House of Terriot, must provide him with an heir in order to save his life . . . and his soul. But first she must risk all to coax him back from the edge of violence inherited with his crown. 

Can her love tear him from an unbreakable vow that can only end in death? 

“Every delicious word Nancy Gideon puts on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity. Hopelessly addicted.” —Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author

Happy Reading and Happy Fall!!




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29 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE The Taming of the Shrew - Can't wait for this book to come out!

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  2. Well, Nancy, you have a new fan! Love the flow of your writing, and the premise of this book? Sounds fab-u-lous! Awesome work! :)

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  3. That was awesome! I like her already, and the ending was priceless. Definitely like the way things are going and want to know more! Excellent writing!

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    1. Thanks, Amy!! I love the hard shelled gals with soft centers.

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  4. This is a fantastic premise! And I'd say you're off to a great start.

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    1. That first step is the hardest . . . Thanks, Christina.

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    1. Typing as fast as I can . . . Thanks, Eleri!

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  6. A great start to Chapter One! Already it raises questions for the reader.

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    1. Now to find time to get back to it ... Thanks, Frank!

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  7. You are definitely on the right track with this one Nancy, lovely writing!

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    1. Good to know that light coming toward me on the track isn't a train!

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  8. Sizzling tension! Love their interaction and your writing. Nicely done. :)

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    1. Glad to hear. I changed it when I was proofing the post to make it stronger. Whew!

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  10. Yes, you're on the right track, and I love that last sentence.

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  11. Well that's certainly tasty, enticing and intriguing! Love the premise, loved the snippet.

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  12. Wow, wow, wow... I like it, Nancy! That last line--outstanding. I'm not sure yet if I like either of them, but I am sure that they'll be fun to watch. lol. Good post!

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    1. You'll learn to love 'em . . . promise!

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  13. This was great. The tension. The tease. Well done!

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    1. It's all about the tease . . . Thanks, Jesse!!

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  14. As always, I'm "patiently" waiting for more, Nancy. Bring it on!

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  15. Wow, her attitude jumps right off the page (er, screen), she is dynamite and I am sure will prove quite a challenge to "tame". Great snippet.

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