Sunday, November 6, 2016

WeWriWa: Truth or Dare?


Trust. That key that locks a relationship up tight and secure. It’s a powerful pivot point I like to use to establish tension and secure that Happily-Ever-After. Until it’s resolved, the one can’t become the other. That’s where my characters Turow and Sylvia are in this snibblet from my new release PRINCE OF HONOR. Take a look . . .

“When I asked you about James and Las Vegas, did you tell me absolutely everything?” 

The cooling of her gaze frostbit his hopes. “Oh, you mean like am I here on Jamie’s behalf to assassinate our king, is that what you want to know? Have I been playing a game with you, becoming your mate, bending under Cale’s rules just to lull you into complaisance so I could exact some terrible plan I cooked up with James?” 

It sounded even worse when she accused him out loud, because that was what Cale suspected. 

“Please, Syl . . . it’s not that I don’t believe you.” 

Very deliberately, she withdrew her hands from his to slowly and precisely go through everything again, in excruciating detail, never once looking away from his hopeful stare, until subtly, her eyes canted down. 

She was lying to him. 

He’d disappointed her, and she was hiding something from him. What couldn’t she trust him with and how could he pursue it without damaging their fragile relationship farther?


Syl, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do, but how’s poor Row going to coax it out of her now? While they work on that, let your eyes dine on this first book in my “House of Terriot” foursome.



The hunter becomes the prey, a prisoner to his own desire . . .

Turow . . .

Strong, silent man of integrity content to serve his new king as a prince in the turbulent shape-shifter House of Terriot. A tracker and relentless hunter, he’s used to running trails alone until charged with returning a traitor to their mountain top home to face the unforgiving judgment of their clan. On the run with the bad girl he’s loved forever, the choice between duty and desire has never been more difficult . . . or deadly.

Could the bargain made to save their lives become reality?

Sylvia . . .

Manipulative schemer or victim caught between a mother’s ambition and a rogue prince’s lust for power? Trust is almost as foreign as the idea of love, but to save herself from certain death, she must risk both on the good man who deserves them . . . from someone worthy. Trapped by the only one who believes in her goodness, will she betray him and run for her life . . . or stay and destroy him with a long hidden truth?

Deadly, Damaged, and Delicious!
Brothers too H.o.T. to Handle!

Reviews (those things we both dread and anticipate!) are starting to come in from Amazon and Goodreads. “Fives” across the board. Whew.

"Intriguing, sexy, sizzling chemistry. A must-read!"

"A prince. A traitor. A blood feud. An edge of your seat, rollercoaster."

“The fast-paced action and emotional banquet is a paranormal romance lover’s feast you won’t be leaving until you finish dessert!”

“Excellent book! Fell in love with the storyline. The author did not disappoint.”


Diving into promotional stuff, including a H.o.T. book trailer that I’ll be premiering next weekend, but still barreling toward the end of PRINCE OF POWER, book 2. Lot’s to be thankful for this month . . . How ‘bout you?



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35 comments:

  1. Such fluid writing, Namcy! And so easy to visualize the scene!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa!! I so miss writing on this book!

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  2. A great snippet, Nancy. The scene instantly imprints on the mind. Would like to read more.

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  3. The cooling of her gaze frostbit his hopes.

    Brilliant line, Nancy.

    This scene is everything you wanted it to be, and more. I can feel its import in my bones.

    Congrats on the awesome reviews!

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  4. The cooling of her gaze frostbit his hopes.

    Brilliant line, Nancy.

    This scene is everything you wanted it to be, and more. I can feel its import in my bones.

    Congrats on the awesome reviews!

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  5. Trust. Isn't that what it's all about? Love can't exist side-by-side with suspicions. Such a great snippet (from a super book).

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  6. Oh, this is not a good point in their relationship at all. So much emotion! A fabulous snippet! :)

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    1. Thanks, Angelica!! I love those tight spots.

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  8. Enjoyed the snippet. she certainly does protest too much and I like the subtle body language cues you planted in the scene!

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    1. Indeed! It's that reading between the lines that tells the story. Thanks, Jean!

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  9. Enjoyed the snippet. Body language can give away a lot. Loved this line: "The cooling of her gaze frostbit his hopes.“

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  10. It's going to be interesting to see how their relationships recovers from this. If it does.

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    1. Of course it does! Have faith, Christina!

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  11. First off, thank you for the eye-candy, Nancy! lol. Excellent dialogue and description in this emotional exchange. Well done!

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  12. frostbit his hopes - fabulous description in a total of 3 words! Tweeted.

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  13. It's not that I don't believe you... except I don't believe you. Always a tough thing to work through! Love the emotion in this snippet.

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    1. Except I don't... Tough love. Thanks, Caitlin.

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  14. I love your descriptions. What is she keeping secret I wonder. Great snippet

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    1. Thanks, Naomi!! Shhhh. I'll never tell.

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  15. That's a hard thing to admit-that you don't believe the one you're supposed to love. There's a lot of angst in this snippet.

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    1. He probably has a darned good reason. Just sayin'.

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  16. Yummy cover!
    Oh ouch! I do hope he decides to trust her...and that she is trust-able. ^_^;

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    1. Thanks for the cover love, Rin-Rin!! Hey, love hurts!

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  17. Angsty, emotional and tense snippet... I love it!

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  18. I'm thankful you keep writing these awesome books featuring tantalizing, mouth-watering, sinfully sexy badboys - with a heart of gold! Keep 'em coming, Nancy! Ready & waiting for Prince of Power!

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