Sunday, July 31, 2016

WWW: Careful What You Wish For . . .


Sometimes what you see is what you get. Sometimes you get more than you bargained for. Much more. And not in a good way. Poor Nick Flynn, the down on his luck Louisiana attorney who thought he’d struck it big when he’s drawn into the lavish world of excess he’s always coveted with a secretive D.C. firm. Be careful what you wish for, Nick . . . Big isn’t always better he’s about to discover in this clip from MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE, my newly rereleased vampire romance from BelleBooks/ImaJinn Books.


He wasn’t sure what it was about the Noir, but something about this place, these people, put the hair up on the back of his neck. He recognized many of the politicians who were regulars and didn’t care if they preached family values on the front pages then broke them all behind the thick velvet curtains that enveloped dining nooks, turning them into private paradises. Even though he wasn’t a man of any particular influence or power, the women noticed him, as all women noticed him, and he probably could have gotten more than his share of on-the-house entertainments. He’d never seen such a stable of stunning females, each unique, each exquisite, each eager to please. 

But the truth of it was, the Noir women gave him the creeps. They were too perfect, too good to be true, too aggressively sexual and blatant in their appetites. Hungry as wolves circling through plump fowl seeking whom they could devour. Not him, thank you very much. 

Until he saw her and the surprise of it stopped him dead in his tracks. 

The woman from the Grover’s house . . . how could he mistake those incredible green eyes?


I had great fun teasing my characters along a twisted road of expectation, desires and unpleasant realities where nothing was exactly what it seemed. Not Nick’s posh new job. And certainly not the mysterious woman he ‘accidentally’ bumps into a second time. Run, Nick. Run! You’re in over your head. Will he listen?



Can they escape the shadows of the past? 

This time, he could lose his soul . . . 

An invitation to join an exclusive D.C. law firm seems like a chance for Nick Flynn to leave his mistakes behind. But it's his shadowy past and unrealized inheritance that attracted his mysterious employers. Once embroiled in their dark schemes, his struggle for success becomes a battle for his salvation.

And she could lose her life . . .

Loner detective Rae Borden goes undercover as a call girl to discover the truth about her best friend's death. Her carefully laid plan of revenge and personal redemption becomes a crusade against an unbelievable evil . . . with Nick Flynn in the middle.

"Nancy Gideon is one of the best supernatural writers on the market today!"-- Midwest Book Review/BookWire

While Nick and Rae flirt with deadly consequence and dodge the truth about each other and about themselves, I’ve been “back” in New Orleans and Lake Tahoe with the Terriot brothers, piecing together the scenes I’d previously written for PRINCE OF POWER with new text (kinda like quilting!). Made huge progress last weekend at the Write-In I mentioned. Here’s a glimpse of our goal-setting session that started off our Friday night.


I’m already looking forward to another All Work on Writing Weekend at the end of September – hopefully to begin Book Three of my House of Terriot Foursome!

Happy Writing!


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15 comments:

  1. Sounds like there is one who doesn't give him the creeps. Great snippet! :)

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  2. This snippet was awesome! I loved your descriptions and have to say that they were tempting and sinister at the same time. Also, the write-in looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! :D

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    1. Thanks, Amy!! Getting away for a weekend to JUST write. Nirvana!

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  3. Good foreshadowing, I definitely felt his unease and that things are not as they seem...enjoyed the snippet!

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    1. Thank you, Jean. And definitely, he's not in Kansas (or Baton Rouge) anymore!

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  4. 'Hungry as wolves circling through plump fowl seeking whom they could devour.'
    Love this description of the predatory women. Great snippet.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! A new type of man-eater for sure!

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  5. Really strong writing! Loved this bit in particular: Hungry as wolves circling through plump fowl seeking whom they could devour. - Fabulous work, Nancy! :)

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  6. Excellent snippet, Nancy. Brilliant scene setting and character insight. Looking forward to more, please.

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  7. I can see how too much physical perfection could be unsettling, even scary.

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    1. Especially when one finds out what hides behind it . . .

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  8. Where were these all work weekends when I lived in MI?!! So jealous! What am I saying? I work all day every day now! LOL! Great snippet. I love the wolves and plump chickens analogy!

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