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Sunday, January 22, 2017

WeWriWa: In This Corner . . . the Release Date for PRINCE OF POWER!


I needed something to perk me up and get me going this cold, dreary January morning, and coffee wasn’t cutting it. So how ‘bout this excerpt from PRINCE OF POWER as I enter the final round of line edits toward a February 27, 2017 RELEASE DATE! That’s just five weeks away and I’ve got to get this second book in my “House of Terriot” shape-shifter paranormal series into lean, mean, fighting weight. Cue the Rocky theme . . .

Dull, early-morning light filtered down through a slant of dingy windows overhead, sending swirls of dust motes drifting about the lone figure punishing the heavy bag, lending a grainy, old-film quality of stark relief to fiercely defined muscles, bunching, flexing, gliding in a shadow play of near-poetic movement. 

She’d wanted to make sure he was all right, that’s all, and obviously, he was . . . so, she should leave before he noticed her, but Colin Terriot, gorgeous, cut, the perfect solid, sexy male, held Mia entranced. 

The rhythmic thud of the gloves drew her appreciation to caress glistening flesh stretched taut and tempting over a purposefully honed physique, not that of a sleek, dark Porsche like most Guedry males, but a Land Rover, built to conquer with force, to withstand harsh elements and still provide an enviable ride over the roughest terrain in a journey not about comfort and speed, but rather the dangerous thrill. Drawstring shorts rode his hips, hugging nicely-rounded butt and sturdy thighs. She’d never thought of thighs as particularly erotic, but his had her imaging herself trapped between their compression. 

The handsome Terriot unbalanced her. Today, Mia needed to recover it. 
She hadn’t made a sound but suddenly he tensed, aware of her, turning, gloved fists raised as if expecting a fight that she’d happily provide. 

“What’d that bag ever do to you?” 

He drawled low and gruff, “It got in my way.”


Whew, I’m all warmed up and out of breath and ready to face my next challenger – back cover copy and pre-order status. Those should be ready for the next round on the 29th! Ding-ding. In this corner, the champion, weighing in at . . . seriously, that’s TMI. But here’s another look at Colin, PRINCE OF POWER to provide the necessary workout.


Happy Sunday and Happy Writing my WeWriWa and reader pals!!



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31 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the upcoming release, Nancy!

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    1. Thanks, Ed! The fun's over . . . the real work begins!

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  2. You are so freaking good at the descriptive writing, Nancy! This is awesome! And ditto what Ed said. Best of luck! :)

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  3. You paint an amazing scene with all the elements enough to bring this reader into the story. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine! Sometimes it's broad strokes, sometimes it's all in the details.

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  4. I love this snippet. Your descriptions are great. Good luck with the launch.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. I can't believe it's a month away.

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  5. Something raw and animalistic in the brawling nature of boxing. Well described!

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  6. Wonderful descriptive writing!

    And I thoroughly enjoyed the fight ring themes of your entire post. :-)

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  7. I love his response! And I'd take a Land Rover over a Porsche any day. :)

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  8. So descriptive. I could see the whole scene so well.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! My glasses were fogging up.

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  9. Collin is one of my all time favorites. He's certainly a hunka-hunka burning love! Great scene! I love this book!

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  10. She wants a ride in that Land Rover for sure.
    Good luck with your edits!

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    1. Thanks, Caitlin! I'm hanging on for dear life!

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  11. I love these kinds of scenes. Awesome! :D

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    1. The hot, sweaty ones? Shame on you, Amy!

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  12. Poetry, Nancy! Your description had me drooling💝

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  13. Poetry, Nancy! Your description had me drooling💝

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  14. Enjoyed the excerpt - I think I was as entranced with his bout against the bag as your heroine was LOL. Great snippet!

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    1. Nothing like a good, sweaty go 'round!

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