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Sunday, February 12, 2017

WeWriWa: With This Ring . . .

I’m celebrating the second book in my “House of Terriot” shapeshifter series with a 02-11 to 02-25-17 Goodreads Giveaway of four signed trade paperback copies of PRINCE OF POWER.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Prince of Power by Nancy Gideon

Prince of Power

by Nancy Gideon

Giveaway ends February 25, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

With the e-book now up for preorder and release day on 02-27-17, it seems only fitting that I share the opening lines from Colin’s story for today’s sneak peek:


A ring. 

Colin Terriot studied the scorched circle placed in his palm, brow furrowing. The wide band of polished steel never left his step-father’s finger. A gift from their king, it was Abel Conroy’s most prized possession, a symbol of prestige and loyalty. 

Her sudden slap nearly knocked him to his knees, not from the strength of the blow, but because he’d never in his fourteen years felt the brunt of a hand raised in anger by someone he loved; as the son of a king, reared in the shadow their clan’s fiercest warrior, no one would dare, and surprise left him defenseless.

Fury throbbed in his mother’s voice as she demanded, “Where were you when they were dying?

They’d died? His step-father, his half-brothers? The shock too huge to absorb all at once, he looked up, eyes tearing, throat too tight for speech as he put his other palm to the fiery mark on his face. Meeting his mother’s glare, a crystal-clear understanding settled deep and cold inside him: His protector was dead, and his king indifferent, and in that moment, Colin knew everything in his world had changed.


Here’s another look at my brawny prince . . .




Obsessed with an enemy - the only female to ever walk away from him . . .

Colin . . . Prince in the House of Terriot

Brawny, cynical negotiator for his clan, Colin Terriot sees a move to New Orleans as an escape from a painful past and his reputation as a legendary lover. What he didn't expect was to fall hard for a rival spy, the female who tricked and betrayed him by leaving his bed for his brother's. Now, he now must work with her, up close and personal, as the envoy for her clan. Things are about to heat up.

Determined to have him - even if having him means losing all . . .

Mia . . . Strong-willed Guedry heir

Denied her rightful legacy, Mia Guedry plans to stake her claim over the bodies of those who killed her family. But best laid plans fall before her desire for the one male she can't resist, the one who will never trust her once burned by her necessary deceptions. Saving her Terriot prince from plans already in motion may cost more than her inheritance . . . the price could be her life.

“Get ready for fifty shades of tall, dark and deliciously dangerous with Colin Terriot, the hottest shifter yet! Five Stars!” – Book Bling

“Hold onto your heart (& your panties, ladies!) . . . the Terriot princes are back! Things are heating up in New Orleans in this powerful story of obsession, betrayal and revenge. Intricately woven plot lines and complex characters carry PRINCE OF POWER to a block buster revelation in another Page Burning Must Read! Five Hearts!” – Cross My Heart Reviews

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Okay, enough excitement. Back to doing my taxes . . . as soon as I see what my fellow writers have been up to. Happy weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!



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36 comments:

  1. Nice! That just sucked me right in. I swear I could see the hand-print on his face! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! I could hear the sound when I wrote it!

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  2. Moments that change someone's life make great scenes. Good job.

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  3. Not only is he presented with a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of guilt. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Oh, yeah. Guilt by the boatload that totally crafts his character.

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  4. And a new era begins for the young prince. A rude awakening. Well done!

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine! The event that makes him what he ultimately becomes.

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  5. A pivotal moment for him obviously. Very tense and dramatic snippet!

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    1. Thanks Jean! Gotta start off with a bang.

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  6. Wow, talk about a revolution. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. Yes, indeed. Quite the change to lose a loving, supportive family and be kicked out in the cold (whoops, spoiler!).

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  7. The world has changed, and not for the better I suspect! Great hook.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. Changed in every way and not in a good way (except for plotting purposes!).

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  8. Wow, what a powerful scene! Love all the little details, right down to the palm print on his face. Great work, Nancy!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. It was the product of many re-organizational bouts to get it tight and just right!

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  9. Wow. What an opening! I could feel his life changing in that split second. Well done.

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  10. A powerful scene. The moment his life changes forever. A great start, Nancy. I must try and read this series!

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  11. Wow, great opening. Talk about an inciting event...

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  12. I entered the contest because mmmm that cover would look good on my shelf. Yummy. Anyway, this scene was powerful and I really wanted to read more into his emotions and find out what happens next. Great work!

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    1. Oh, yeah! I had it as my background on my work computer last week wile my attorneys were off at a conference. Ummm, kinda distracting . . .

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  13. Wow- What a powerful scene. Great snippet!

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  14. What a powerful scene! I want to know where he was when all heck broke out too. Everything's changed.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! That guilt hangs on him for ages!

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  15. An excellent beginning to the book. I'd keep reading for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! That's my hope - fingers crossed!

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  16. A big moment, delivered with appropriate impact!

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    1. A huge, defining moment with impact that left a mark!

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  17. Powerful - dramatic - awesome scene. Tweeted.

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  18. I don't see how this is his fault, really. Though she clearly blames him for it! Quite an emotional punch.

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    1. Thanks Caitlin! The reasons are made very clear in the next few paragraphs.

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