Sunday, September 25, 2016

WeWriWa: It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye



I’m on the last few pages of my final read through of PRINCE OF HONOR, my shapeshifter W-I-P, soon to be my next new release. Parting is such sweet sorrow when you’ve worked, lived and breathed with a group of characters for months and months and now, the creative part of that relationship becomes all business. I’ve so enjoyed the ups and downs and wild in-betweens of my noble prince, Turow and his prisoner/first and only love, Sylvia. For today’s 8-10 line sneak peek, I’ve got things all steamed up . . .


He was just going across the parking lot. How far could she get when he had the keys to the truck and she had no money for the phone? But she was a dangerously clever female, he recalled, rubbing at his still tender jaw, and he’d made the mistake of underestimating her before. 

As much as he didn’t trust her alone, he desperately needed some saving distance from the constant temptation she’d become. Remaining in the room much longer listening to the jingle of the shower curtain and the sounds of spray against bare skin presented equal dangers, like forgetting what he was supposed to be doing in lieu of what he’d dreamed of doing ever since he’d snatched her out of her bed in next to nothing. Sylvia Terriot made it hard for him to remember his priorities. 

Hell, she just made him hard. 

He could almost feel his palms working up a lather on her soft skin the way she’d been working up a lather inside him all day. A man could only stand so much torment, even a boringly dutiful man. 

Carefully, Turow eased the bathroom door open.


Whew! I need a shower. But with these two, things aren’t always as they seem and Turow’s reasons for opening the door aren’t for what you’d think, which was why this couple was so much fun to work with.

I’ve just met with my cover artist and plans for a reveal of all four in the spin-off House of Terriot series are underway. I can’t wait to share!

Watch for PRINCE OF HONOR, soon to be up for pre-order with a release in mid-October!

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18 comments:

  1. Whew! Nice description, Nancy! Best wishes on the book lunch. :-)

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  2. Oh, I wonder if he's underestimating her reaction this time. Nice snippet!

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    1. Hmmmmm. You never know. Thanks, Jessica!

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  3. Whew, Nancy! It sounds great. Your writing always amazes me. And your characters rock! Can't wait to read it.

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  4. Sounds great, and very hot. I agree, it is hard to let go of characters to move on to the next book. Good luck with the launch.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. Thank goodness they get to appear in other books in the series so I don't have to go cold turkey!

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  5. Ooo I like where this is going. ;) And I like that cover... for the same reason you're likely thinking haha. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I was thinking about scrubbing my laundry. How 'bout you?

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  6. Poor Turow has it bad, obviously! Excellent excerpt...

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  7. There are a lot of currents swirling underneath the more obvious desire.

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  8. For some reason, I'm picturing him flushing the toilet so she gets hit with cold water and finishes up her shower fast. Temptation solved.

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    1. LOL!! That would definitely kill the mood! Thanks for giving me a good laugh this morning, Caitlin!

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    2. What an excerpt! Whew!!! It is so hard to let go of characters. I can sort of see why some writers never finish a story. They don't want to leave the characters. Best wishes, Nancy.

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  9. Oh, VERY nice! I love this great insight of Turow's thoughts on Sylvie a lot!

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