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Sunday, October 1, 2017

WeWriWa: You Don’t Know Me . . .

That feeling you get when your book is edited and ready to leave the nest . . . 


Next stop, PRINCE OF FOOLS to readers’ hands . . . well, after a detour to my trusty assistant, The Novel Difference to get it sized up and tucked between its sexy covers. Though chafing to dive into Book 4, I’m busily planning promo for the release date, just 22 quickly ticking down days away. To keep myself from hyperventilating, I’m bringing you the rest of last week’s scene. We left poor down-and-out Rico supposedly adrift in the comforting care of the solicitous Amber who is trying to bolster his battered ego after he claims, “You don’t know me, always looking for something in me that’s not there, and why is that?”

“I do know you,” Amber vowed, her fingertips brushing the bold angle of his jaw. “You’re strong and kind and loyal to those you love, and if you have a fault, it’s caring too much about them and not enough about yourself.” 

Rico held himself still, fighting the desire to push into her palm for more undeserved praise and affection. She’d supply that and anything he asked for, he could tell by the lambent heat in her stare and the longing in her caress. He’d taken advantage of it once out of weakness and vowed not to do so again. 

“I’d rather you not stop by for a while.” 

Her remembered words supplied the necessary strength of will to stay his unpleasant course. 

Fitting his hand over hers to gently but firmly guide it away from where he didn’t dare let it linger considering what he had to do this night, Rico tore his gaze from those trusting pools of plenty to the three figures at the door. The three who’d chatted him up at the bar.

Game on.

Hmmmm. More to him and this scene than meets the eye! I wonder what Rico’s involved in. I love a surprise, don’t you? Let’s hope Amber does.

Happy October, all!! And happy writing!!


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26 comments:

  1. Uh-oh! Sounds like trouble has arrived, or is about to happen.

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  2. Loyal to those you love-isn't that a great attribute! Great graphic.#wewriwa

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    1. It's my favorite! Everything's better with Channing!

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  3. I don't know if I've ever felt quite that sexy ;) especially since I always seem to be in my robe and slippers when I finish a project. Great snippet. Really shows how torn he is and why he sticks to his "unpleasant course".

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    1. Thanks, Alexis! Hey, a robe can be sexy when you channel your inner Channing!!

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  4. It looks like trouble has found him. Tender scene between him and Amber. There is obvious warmth between them. I understand the nerves waiting for your book to come out.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. The separation anxiety has set in!

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  5. She believes in him, and he wants to be a better person... Now he just has to figure out that he have a real connection with her, and then he isn't taking advantage.

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  6. Uh...there were words on the page all I saw was Channing. LOL
    Great snippet and yay!!!!!!!!!! on edits being done. Sometimes it seems they will never ever end. Tweeted.

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    1. I know, right! I lost half my morning before I could blink!

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  7. Congrats on sending another from the nest! I LOVE the GIF lol.

    Plenty of emotion in this scene--and who are the three who chatted him up??? :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Those three figure in HUGE!

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  8. I'm kind of wary of any surprises coming along, but inagoodway! Really hooked on this story - another excellent excerpt.

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  9. Oh, such a touching excerpt and some interesting questions waiting to be answered. Congratulations on the forthcoming release, always exciting, although as you say, a bit nervewracking too!

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  10. Great excerpt. Wonder what Rico's up to.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine. I don't think HE knows!

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  11. There are some interesting questions. Love the gif of Channing Tatum. :)

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    1. It was a dirty job finding JUST the right gif . . .

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    2. "Dirty job," indeed. I'll bet you enjoyed finding that gif.

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  12. That video says so much. Cute, too. LOL What a feeling when all your work is done. The snippet brings up so many questions. Something bad is about to happen.

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