Saturday, December 12, 2015

WWW: A Season of Plenty . . . of Things To Do!


With my move looming and the holidays crowding in, I’ve been scrambling to get everything taken care of . . . sometimes by combining tasks. Since I’m also over at Literary Escapism today as part in their uber fun Black Friday month-long event (where you take characters from your books and place them into the middle of shopping madness—this is my third year and I LOVE it!), I decided to multitask and use a section of my story for my WWW 10 lines featuring my WIP couple. The scene may not be in the book . . . but it could fit in nicely.

Here’s how my hero and heroine from PRINCE OF HONOR would deal with Black Friday in the middle of chapter three:
“Aren’t you carrying your princely House of Terriot gold card?” Sylvia’s chiding retort offered no warning as she turned to him with a cat-in-tasty-cream smile and the sizzling double entendre, “Remember, you get what you pay for.” 

What was he thinking? What was he thinking with? Sylvia Terriot had been entrusted into his care by his king, his only duty getting her safely and securely to their mountain compound, not horizontal in the closest hotel room. 

As if unaware of his moral dilemma, Sylvia passed the clerk her choice of drool-worthy undergarments, a pair of slim black jeans and a stretchy red top that took no imagination at all to envision hugging her tempting curves. “I’d like to try these on.” 

Seeing the clerk’s gaze widened as it followed the chain from her cuffed wrist to his, Sylvia laughed, unconcerned, then leaned close to whisper, “Consider it like one of those bungie cord things that parents use to keep track of their children in crowds.” She winked, letting a sultry glance slide up Turow’s inseam and torso to flirt with his round-eyed stare as she added, “Only for consenting adults.” 

Forget the hotel—the dressing room would do!

If you want to read the entire scene, join me over on Literary Escapism. Check out the other awesome stories while you’re there!


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25 comments:

  1. Ha! Sexy and smartly written! Loved this excerpt, Nancy. What a fun way of incorporating some seasonal shopping madness into your book, and making it seamless. :)

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  2. This is good! You really painted the scene well--and I already love these two characters. She's really put him in an uncomfortable spot. Good snippet, Nancy!

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  3. Loved the snippet. I smiled all the way through it.
    Tweeted.

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  4. Hilarious snippet, Nancy. You didn't miss a trick with all the innuendos. Delicious bit of writing.

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    1. Innuendo is my middle name(just not my given one)! Thanks, Charmaine!

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  5. OMG - that was hilarious :-)
    Tweeted for you.

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    1. Then my job here is done! Thanks, Daryl!

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  6. Wow, other people have a lot more fun shopping than I do. Really fun snippet. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I don't think I've ever had that much fun in the mall, either. Vicariously, apparently, is the way to go. Thanks Alexis!

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  7. OK that was hot and fun! Terrific snippet!

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    1. Hot and fun - my two goals have been met. Thanks, Veronica/Jean!

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  8. If this scene isn't in your book, it should be! Very hot and sexy and fun. Great holiday fare!

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    1. Now, I'm thinking of redirecting Chapter 3 to the Mall! Thanks, Jenna!

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  9. Well she's enjoying torturing him. How in the heck is she going to get that top on, with the handcuffs? I think he's in for a little more teasing.

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    1. Hopefully he didn't leave the key in the truck! Thanks, Caitlin!

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  10. Wow. This scene packs a punch and pulls me right in.

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    1. Thanks, Ed! Effing's been sharing secrets!

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  11. That was awesome! Light-hearted and fun, it definitely made me smile. I love the idea of writing stories where your characters are in a regular (if chaotic) holiday sale. I'm sure if I did it with some of my characters, a lot of things would get set on fire. ;)

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Amy. It IS a fun exercise.

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  12. This is so much fun! Most of my characters don't live in worlds even somewhat related to this one, but it would be so much fun to stick them in a similar situation. Hmmm.....Thanks so much for sharing!

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