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Sunday, May 21, 2017

WeWriWa: A Simple Thank You


I was thrilled to get an e-mail from a reviewer yesterday that PRINCE OF HONOR, the first book in my “House of Terriot” deadly, damaged and delicious shape shifter prince series won an award. Woo Hoo! Everyone loves to be a winner, so to share my excitement, I’m posting an excerpt from PRINCE OF HONOR for this week’s 8-10 line snippet.


“Why?” 

He didn’t ask what her demand meant. “I did what any man would do to protect his mate, as I promised you I would.” 

Too simple, too complex, just like that unblinking, patient stare. 

Suddenly she was afraid to know what lay behind it, fearing the truth would shatter the delicate masquerade they’d settled into, because if she learned what motivated Turow Terriot’s action, what stirred in his earlier gaze, she’d have to recognize and deal with him as a man as well as a mate and that left her at a terrifying loss. She knew how to manipulate greed, how to bend and mold desire to her best advantage, but she had absolutely no idea how to interpret what might move this quietly powerful prince to love someone like her. 

Because knowing would require responding to the unexpected turmoil twisting inside her. 

“Thank you,” she told him again, and rolled away before she betrayed her confusion . . .and her shaky, ridiculously weepy gratitude. 

“You’re welcome.” Just that.


I took a risk with PoH, picking a seemingly unredeemable villain from a previous book as my wily heroine and pitting her against the strong, silent prince who has loved her forever and now must return her as a traitor to the family fold to face possible death. In order for him to save her life, and her, his, they make a tenuous bargain that will make or break them as a couple. Here’s what the reviewer had to say and a clip from her review:


“Per my recommendation, your book has received a CTRR (Coffee Time Reviewer's Recommend Award) from Coffee Time Romance & More. This award recognizes outstanding writing styles in all book types and genres. Your book has received this award because I feel it is above and beyond a 5 Cup Rating.”


“This is the first book in a spinoff series from Gideon’s Moonlight series. You do not have to have read that series to enjoy it, but you totally should because it is fantabulous. Gideon has a gift of creating relationships with people who are total opposites and making it work. At first I was not sure that Sylvia could be redeemed, but Gideon proved me wrong, her character depictions and their interactions are stellar and you cannot help but become invested in their lives. Besides the hot, hot sexy times, one of the best things to see was Turow working to teach Sylvia how to love. This is a superb start to a new series and I so look forward to the next one.”

Llaph

Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

I’m still aglow as I spend the weekend with part of my critique group and my local RWA chapter here in Mid-Michigan while sneaking time to dive into the second half of PRINCE OF FOOLS, Book #3 as it powers toward the finish.

Happy Writing (writing happy!)!


Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.


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25 comments:

  1. To you, a simple 'congratulations'.

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  2. I second the motion. A major congratulations to you.

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  3. Congratulations! Well deserved. So good to spend time with you yesterday!

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    1. I can't wait to plug my computer in and work in your new home. Congratulations to you!!

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  4. Great show of her internal conflict. And congrats!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Yes, conflicts aplenty!

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  5. A well deserved accolade, Nancy. Well done. Your snippet is excellent too. Good job

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  6. Congratulations on the review and the recognition! Enjoyed the excerpt...your 'voice' is so smooth, carries me along through the story very enjoyably.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! Just call me the Pied Pipper of Prose!

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  7. Congrats on the review and award. You deserve the recognition! This snippet carries so much emotion. Will knowing the truth bring them closer or drive them apart? Wondering that would make stay up all night reading.

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    1. Hate to make you lose sleep but . . .

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  8. Congratulations! I can see why this is a winner- you write wonderful interior monologue.

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  9. It's a risk to open yourself to someone, and clearly one she's afraid to take. But the pay off can be amazing!

    Congrats!

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    1. Some are worth taking!! Thanks, Caitlin!

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  10. Love this snippet so so so much, and congratulations on the recognition! That's exciting!

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  11. Loved the snippet and the emotion implied - many congratulations on the Award!

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  12. What a wonderful notice to receive! Congratulations and thanks for the great excerpt.

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  13. It's great to see you being recognized as the superlative writer that you are.

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