Sunday, January 28, 2018

WeWriWa: Who Is This Guy? PRINCE OF DREAMS Sneak Peek!


“Where did you come from?”


In last week’s excerpt, a woozy Ophelia confronts her rescuing hero in a daze. Not only does he appear out of nowhere, but he returns her stolen cash box, too, the same prince charming who appeared in her Tarot reading, her Prince of Cups, who she’ll be surprised to eventually discover is a REAL prince in the shape-shifter House of Terriot. Is it the after-effects of the attack or the thrill of attraction that has Phe’s head spinning as the scene continues.

Kip Terriot smiled, dimple seducing as he explained, “I was on my way back to thank you for the information. Lucky, huh?” 

More than luck . . . fate. 

“Think you can stand up?” 

The way her heart was knocking and her head went light, she wasn’t sure but she nodded because it brought his palms to cup her elbows, lifting with surprising strength until they were bumping one another, her long skirt sweeping his shoes, her knees trembled against his as her dreamy stare lifted. 

Longish hair was tucked behind his ears where the flash from his stud earrings blinded—diamonds, big ones. 

Who was this guy, her rescuer, her hero, her knight in shining 2-carats? 

“Can I drive you home?” 

And put an end to this suddenly glorious evening? 

“No,” Ophelia began then, as his expression fell, she added, “but you can walk me to a little place a few blocks up because I feel the need for tequila.”

What’s the hardest thing about writing a series where the storylines overlap? Keeping that darn timeline in sequence. If you’ve bumped heads with the same issue, how have you dealt with it? There’s got to be an easier way than thumbing through previous books every time a question in continuity raises its ugly head. Was it in Book 1 or 2? Or the prequel? Or was it all in a dream? My heroine’s not the only one who’s light headed!

Hope this past week has been one of creative revelations for all my fellow Warriors as we continue to Write On!


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31 comments:

  1. The series problem you mention is one reason why my series are all standalone books that happen to be set in the same fictional universe. That's not to say, of course, that one of these days I might not write myself into a corner.

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  2. And hopefully she can find out more information about him. Nice snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Something tells me she's going to have one heck of a time discovering anything close to the truth considering who and what he is.

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  3. Enjoying the continuation of this story, really loving it. Great snippet!

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm loving being back into the writing process again!

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  4. Hope to find out more about him soon. And I have a feeling it will be more than tequila she'll share. Great snippet

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    1. You and she are of the very same mind, naughty girls!

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  5. Well played! Tequila over that night-ending ride home. lol

    Love this: "...her knight in shining 2-carats?

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    1. Thanks,Teresa! We spent a morning during a Write In trying to decide what size his diamond studs would be - impressive but not ostentatious!

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  6. Tequila and then a ride home? Oh, she's doomed! But in a fun way.

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  7. I'm intrigued to know more about her knight in shining 2-carats. Loved that line. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I love a guy with some flash to him.

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  8. Nice save! Yes, tequila solves everything :)

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    1. Breakfast of Champions . . . oh, wait. My bad!

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  9. Haha Tequila will make their next interactions interesting! ;)

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    1. They should have asked for the bottle!

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  10. What an itriguing guy this rescuer is, I don't blame her for wanting to down a tequila! Can't wait to find out what happens next!

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    1. He's . . . different all right. But it will take her a while to fun out HOW different.

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  11. Her knight in shining 2 carats - love it.
    Tweeted.

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  12. It's sweet that he was disappointed when he thought he wouldn't get to spend more time with her.

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    1. A disappointment he'll have to get used to . . .

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  13. What an intriguing rescuer. Love the diamond stud comment.

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  14. Sounds as if a stiff drink is exactly what she needs.

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  15. At least she has the sense to keep this guy by her side. He's a keeper! I have the same problem with continuity and yes, I have all the previous books out to consult as I write. What I've heard some authors do is create a Bible of a book or a series, where all references to people, places, and things are kept. I just don't have the time to do that myself, so I'm back and forth in my series books.

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  16. What a rescuer! Handsome, strong, and a diamond ear stud. Good snippet.

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  17. I absolutely love this line, "her knight in shining 2-carats". That was beyond great!

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