Sunday, October 29, 2017

WeWriWa: New Release! Knowing is Half the Battle!


When my eldest was in elementary school, he’d get dressed in the morning in front of the TV watching GI Joe cartoons (I’d be watching, too, but pretended not to! Cross Country was my favorite! Of course now it’s Channing Tatum . . . I mean Duke.) He’d be sitting there with one pantleg on, mesmerized (by our shared ADD!) until I reminded him to complete the task at hand. But how could I not let him finish the show because it ended with the best saying ever – “And knowing is half the battle!” True in cartoons, true in life, true in fiction. Facing your greatest fears is easier if you know right up front what you’re dealing with, as Rico Terriot declares in this snippet from my brand new release, PRINCE OF FOOLS.


"How much do you want to know?"

He and Colin were just finishing their drinks at Pat O’Brien’s when the New Orleans leader suddenly filled an empty chair, just like that, sitting between them with that disconcerting “Now you See Him, Now You Don’t” way he had about him, putting Rico’s already frayed nerves to the test as he bit out, "All of it."

Then Max turned it a notch tighter by saying, "It's bad."

He'd already known it was bad, a nightmare still terrifying mother and daughter, paralyzing them with fear and distrust – “bad” was nowhere near a strong enough word for whatever they'd gone through. 

Colin gripped his shoulder for a firm, stabilizing press, cautioning quietly, "Knowing might change things."

Rico stared at him, temper percolating as he snapped, "Change the way I look at them, the way I feel about them? What kind of shallow, self-centered son of a bitch do you think I am that anything those two suffered would be too much for me to hear about third-hand? I love them and nothing either of you can tell me is going to change that one damned bit, so tell me!"

His brother gave the back of his head a light tap and smiled at Savoie with a smug, "Told you he's a tough guy."

"He's a pissed off and scared right down to his socks guy whose gonna start throwing punches if you two don't start talking like right f-ing now!"


Forewarned is forearmed, he’ll soon find out. But is he strong enough to accept that awful truth he hears?


A dark prince to her Cinderella barmaid . . .

Rico . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

Reckless, hotheaded Rico Terriot seeks purpose and a sense of pride training the resentful guardians of New Orleans to defend a city besieged by a deadly outside force. Torn between his desire for his brother’s mate and the woman tied to the child of another, protecting their future happiness means denying his own on a dangerous path to redemption.

One night of stolen pleasure he didn’t remember and she couldn’t forget…

Amber . . . a single mother hiding a terrible past

Rico Terriot was the stuff of dreams . . . lately all of hers. But there’s no happily-ever-after for someone living in the shadows, protecting dangerous secrets that threaten her and her daughter. Dare she believe in a fairytale prince when he comes to her rescue, not knowing the price he’ll pay for making her troubles his own? From world’s so far apart, is love strong enough to hold them together . . . and keep them alive?

“5 Captivating Stars (or Hearts)! A stunningly raw, heart racing story that held me in a trance from cover to cover! Intense and seductive paranormal romance/suspense at its best – PRINCE OF FOOLS is another Page Burning, Must Read by an author that delivers every single time!” – Cross My Heart Reviews

It’s been a hectic release week stuffed with events and giveaways . . . and quite truthfully, I can’t wait to put all the hoopla aside to get onto the next project, PRINCE OF DREAMS, the concluding book in this mini-series. I get a date for a knee replacement this week and hope I can sneak some keyboard time in before the narcotic stupor sets in. But then again, I just ordered a lap desk for recovery time . . .

Hoping your Halloween is filled with delightful scares and lots of sweet treats!



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26 comments:

  1. Eek! He’d better not keep him in suspense much longer. That really is a great saying.

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    1. I used to refer to it regarding their education . . .

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  2. Always good, Nancy. You are terrific.

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  3. Wow. Those are some intense words that are not to be ignored!

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  4. Compelling snippet! This is on my TBR list...sigh, so many books, never enough time. I did mention the release in my New Releases post last week, hope it's doing really well! Best wishes on the knee replacement...

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    1. Thanks for the shout out!! Always appreciated!

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  5. Rico is an intense dude- I admire his passion and loyalty.

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    1. That he is. And he doesn't get nearly enough credit for it.

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  6. Great snippet from what sounds like an intriguing story. And I love your writing.

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  7. A very powerful, tense snippet! Good luck with the knee surgery and wishing you a swift recovery.

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    1. Thanks. I've got my Kindle well stocked!!

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  8. Lots and lots on conflict and questions. Good job, Nancy.

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  9. This is a snippet filled with tension. I hope what he hears won't hurt him too much.

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    1. There's nothing in the past that can hurt him. It's the now that's might be the problem.

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  10. I hadn't thought about G.I. Joe until you mentioned the ending: knowing is half the battle. Wow. Isn't that the truth?! A tense snippet. Congrats (again) on this new release. So happy for you.

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    1. Thanks, Di. Let me know what you think.

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  11. I'm not sure I believe absolute, unshakable love is a common thing--or that you can always know you're feeling it. He just might discover 'bad' is too much. But I sure hope he can deal.
    Love his snark in that last line!

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    1. Thanks Caitlin! This won't be his breaking point.

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  12. Knowing is better, but knowledge can be a cruel thing. I hope Rico has enough strength in him if this knowledge is truly devastating. Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Don't worry. He IS a tough guy.

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