Sunday, November 29, 2015

WWW: What Makes a Good Man


Take one man of honor, complicate his life with a bad girl he can’t resist, force him to make a choice between duty and desire then set this tangled romance on the verge of a Shape-shifter clan war . . .

Since my last post, I’ve been recovering from the unexpected loss of my day job and preparing for a move across the state – right in the middle of the holidays. I didn’t think I’d be able to sit at the keyboard during all the upheaval, but I haven’t been able to stay away with scene after scene in my WIP begging to be told. Here’s another teaser from PRINCE OF HONOR, the latest in my “By Moonlight” dark paranormal series:





“You’re going to stop Cale on my behalf?” 

He laughed this time, a slightly cynical sound. “Isn’t that what you wanted me to say?” 

Very quietly, she murmured, “I wanted you to mean it. I don’t know why I expected anything different from a Terriot prince.” 

“I meant it.” 

“Then turn on the light so I can see it in your eyes when you tell me again?” 

Turow hesitated, knowing he should ignore her, knowing better than to be coaxed into conversation. But on this lonely night, he wanted to see her face as much as he needed to soothe her fears, so he leaned forward, reaching toward the lamp situated between the two pieces of furniture. 

Her heel caught him in the jaw with an explosion of pain, rocking him back into a teetering crouch, and Sylvia was on him in an instant, the length of chain she’d gathered in her hands coiling tightly about his neck.

I’m loving the way this plot is playing out. After dealing with super charged Alpha males in my last few books, Turow Terriot with his purposeful silences and rock solid convictions should have presented a problem, but I’m having such fun with the sizzling undercurrent between him and the not very nice love of his life, especially when she seems determined to complicate and perhaps end it in order to escape his family’s justice.

While waiting for this release, catch up on the House of Terriot and the introduction of both Turow and Sylvia in PRINCE OF SHADOWS and UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS.




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25 comments:

  1. Wishing you well in all the changes Nancy. Keep on writing!

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  2. She quietly drew him in, and then pounced. Well written. Sorry about the loss of the day job, but hope you find solace in your writing.

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    1. It's my other, better reality! Thanks, Rachel!

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  3. I'm sorry about the loss of your day job. I know how rough that can be, but you have love from all of us. Also, this snippet is AMAZING! I absolutely loved that last paragraph, since it's pretty clear that Turow is in trouble with this woman if he's letting himself be lured by her. ;)

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  4. Yikes! I was not expecting that- great job of suckering me in to this tender moment and then whammo!

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    1. Nothing like a sucker punch to end a prologue! Thanks, Alexis.

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  5. Oh wow, I did NOT see that coming - what an excellent excerpt! Best wishes on surfing the life changes, never fun and especially at the holidays. Sending good thoughts!

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    1. It's high tide and I'm on the wave! Thanks, Veronica/Jean!

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  6. Whoa!! I was knocked over by that as much as he was...here the snippet was coming along all nice and them BLAM! Great snippet. Wondering what's coming next!

    Along those lines, I'm sorry to hear about the job and move. Lots of stress, but I do hope that better things are just on the horizon for you!

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    1. Here's looking toward that horizon! Thanks, Rose!

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  7. I would've been surprised if you could have stayed away from those compelling stories waiting to be told and I'm so happy you couldn't. I'm positive that bigger and better days are in your future!

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    1. The voices in my head won't let me! Thanks, LL!

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  8. I'm sorry about all the upheaval during the holidays. I didn't expect what happened.

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    1. It wouldn't be a holiday without drama! Thanks, Elaine!

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  9. Hope you have found new employment with the move. Love the snippet! Best wishes for the coming weeks and year.

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  10. Wow--that last para! Outstanding. I was lulled into a sense of calm, and then whammo! Nicely done, Nancy.

    I am so sorry about your day job. There is no job security anywhere anymore. I really do understand how shocking it is. I've been there. Best wishes for your move and your new home. :-)

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    1. Hehehe! My job here is done - at least in the prologue! Thanks, Teresa!

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  11. Oooh. I like the buildup to that particular aggression. Fabulous snippet!

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  12. I've always believed that things happen for a reason and that something good can come from bad fortune. Good luck with the job search and this book. Sounds like another winner.

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  13. That moment of hesitation is so heavy. He should have gone with his instinct. Looking forward to seeing where this leads!

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  14. this is my fave series by you so I'm selfish in saying "write, write,write!" Great scene

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  15. Oh, wow! I really liked the way that scene turned. Excellent and suspenseful! Not usually my genre for reading, but man I may have to change my mind! ;-)

    And I'm so sorry about the day job and unexpected move. Those are NEVER fun. Here's hoping you find peace in the chaos!

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