Sunday, February 4, 2018

WeWriWa: A Future Foretold In the Cards


Ophelia Brady is sure that that someday her prince will come has finally arrived. A chance meeting is followed with a rescue by the handsome young man foretold of in her cards. Their connection is undeniable as they share a drink and teasing conversation in a French Quarter restaurant. It's an evening she doesn't want to end as he walks her back to her truck and takes her into his arms for a fairytale (or Valentine's!) kiss . . .


The first urgent shock of pressure brought her hands up to frame his face, fingertips tracing the sharp ledge of his cheekbones as the intensity eased into a lusciously warm caress that had her body melting against surprisingly solid terrain. By the time he lifted away, she sagged, all liquid and breathlessly. 

His quiet, “Thank you,” had her eyes popping wide open, blinking quickly, as she stammered, “I’m supposed to be thanking you . . . for the rescue." 

“For the fortune,” he returned with a slow, devastating smile, adding, “and the phone number." 

She climbed up onto the worn seat before he could offer an assist, and started the engine as Kip closed her inside, hands lingering on the window frame. 

“Good night, Christopher.” 

He stepped back with another flash of his grin. 

As Phe pulled away, she couldn’t resist a glance in the crooked side mirror, framing him as he stood just within the reach of the gaslight, diamonds winking in his ears, his eyes a glitter of gold. 

Startled, Ophelia almost bumped the side of the building, because that sight woke another more frightening memory she’d assumed was a trick of a nearly concussed mind. 

Of the shadowy figure leaping into the bed of her truck, hunching there for a brief instant, eyes flaring, brilliant twin flames, glowing gold then red, like hot coals . . . and of the flash of very, very sharp pointed teeth.

Wow! Not the ending she was expecting, either! Who is this gorgeous guy who shows up out of nowhere? Could her potential dream come true be some kind of wolf in knight's clothing? Obviously, Kip Terriot is more than what he seems, but does she have the courage to discover what that might be? We'll just have to wait and see.


Speaking of Valentine's Day treats, sink your teeth into this goodie! MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT from my "Touched by Midnight" vampire series, is on SALE for only $.99 through February 15! I'll be sharing from this dark and dangerous romance next week. Here's a taste . . .


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A deal with the devil. . .

After a 400 year existence as a vampire, Gerard Pasquale wants only to be left alone to shadow the midnight streets of turn of the century New Orleans . . . until blackmail binds him to a mortal bride who throws his dark world into an upheaval. Certain he can escape the unwanted bargain through the treacherous terms he makes, Gerard discovers his new wife may not be as helpless to resist his will as he at first believes.

. . . that might save them both!

Haunted by a whispered past of witchcraft and voodoo, Laure Cristobel became a bride out of necessity to protect herself and the unborn child she carries. Though alarmed to find herself wed to a monster, she's dangerously close to falling in love with the man he once was-the man she hopes she can make him once again . . . .

"This story is 'rich, dark, verdant with abundant life, decay and inevitable death.' The very aura of horror permeates every aspect."-Old Book Barn Gazette.

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21 comments:

  1. You've done a good job of injecting tension and suspense into what had been a pleasant flirtation.

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    1. Thanks, Ed! With that knowledge, I can now go in comfort to start my income taxes!

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  2. Ooh, that took an unexpected turn. Mysterious!

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    1. Thanks, Christina. I love a surprise, don't you?

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  3. I loved everything about this snippet--the kiss, the description of him, and then the memory flash. Is this book published yet??

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    1. It will be if I ever get the **** finished! It's the final book in the "House of Terriot" spin-off series. I'm thinking probably summer.

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  4. Oh boy, this scene was so good!

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    1. Thanks, Amy!! Taking that to the bank . . . hopefully with my tax return!

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  6. What a great snippet - all romantic and sweet - then the twist at the end when she's hit with that scary memory!

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    1. Thanks, Lyn!! A twist in the tale gets 'em every time!

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  7. Marvelously descriptive without feeling over-described...if that makes any sense? Your writing is so fluid. I aspire to such. ~sigh~

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    1. Thank you, Teresa!! Perfect sense! So good to know!

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  8. Very intense in so many ways! I have a feeling that's not the last time she going to encounter either one of those beings.

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  9. Great snippet. Romance and a twist. Love it

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  10. Oh my, very dramatic flashback she has there! Loved it, can't wait to keep reading more. Excellent excerpt...

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  11. That should give her pause. Great snippet.

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  12. She's all dreamy and ooey-gooey inside over the kiss then--wham!--the memory hits her. Geez, couldn't you let her enjoy the kiss a little longer??? You are so cruel.

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  13. Phe isn't the kind to forget something like this... and especially now that she's had that scare.

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  14. Romantic and sweet then the memory of those eyes... those teeth... Loved the snippet.

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  15. Hum, I wonder what the parallel between seeing him and the memory flashing means.

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