Sunday, April 22, 2018

WeWriWa: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?


That first meal cooked for your hopefully soon to be significant other. Lights low. Anticipation high . . . That's where today's excerpt finds my hero and heroine from PRINCE OF DREAMS. Bon Appetit!

The kitchen was dark, a faint flicker of light leading him through an equally silent dining room to a bumped out private nook lit by candles . . . and by Ophelia Brady's tempting gaze. 

"I bet you're hungry," she purred, pulling out one of the two tapestry chairs for him to settle into. 

"Starved," he assured taking the seat, inhaling in anticipation, drawing in the rich flavors of the meal and the more appealing aroma of the female whose fingertips traced along his shoulders as she moved to sit opposite. Muted shadows played over her features in a caress as tempting and mysterious as her small smile. 

"I hope you'll find everything worth the wait." 

"Oh, I have no doubts whatsoever." 

They ate in silence, his low moans of pleasure and gratified glances as he devoured the meal conveying everything Phe needed to hear as she kept their glasses refilled with a very nice wine. The decadent spiced food, the tickling bouquet of spirits, the visual feast her dinner companion presented combined to overwhelm her senses. If Saint Peter snatched her out of her chair at that very instant, she'd have no regrets. Except one. The one promised in his simmering stare.

We’ll find out where this intimate dinner takes them next week . . .

FINALLY! With my new “Fridays are writing days” schedule in place (down to a 4-day work week), I'm past the halfway point in PRINCE OF DREAMS. After spending last weekend doing a complicated time line, because the events from all four books in the House of Terriot series overlap (Whose brilliant idea was it for THAT to happen?), things are really on a roll. Now, I’m looking forward to our Mid-Michigan Chapter of Romance Writers of America's annual Retreat next weekend. Because I'm job free on Fridays, I can attend the all-day Write-In that day and sneak off to my favorite inspirational window on the world for some snatches at the keyboard time on Saturday. Writer nirvana!


Now that it's FINALLY spring here in Michigan (Hope I didn't speak prematurely!), I'm looking forward to writing with windows cracked open to invigorate the ole brain pan. Hope all my WeWriWa pals are ready to bloom where their stories are planted!

Happy (finally/hopefully) Spring, fellow Warriors!


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29 comments:

  1. Food - the way to a man's heart. A great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Yes, it's all about the enjoyment of the meal.

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  2. Hi Nancy, this is wicked and so romantic. Save a bite for me.

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    1. LOL! Thanks, Charmaine. I'm glad you found it yummy!

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  3. Enjoyed the snippet - so very sensuous, mood building and full of hidden meanings - really GREAT.

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    1. Thanks, Jean!! I love table conversation.

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  4. Lovely, sensuous details. If I were her, I'd be very angry at Saint Peter for snatching me away before dessert! And by dessert, I mean sex.

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    1. That's what I'd prefer on my plate if I were her! Thanks, Alexis!

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  5. I think we know what's going to happen next. Or, at least we hope what's next. Such sensuous details. I admire your ability to find just the right words to set the mood. See you next Saturday. Looking forward to Retreat.

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    1. Thanks, Di! Can't wait for the weekend as well!

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  6. Nice job with the senses in this passage. I can picture the scene, and imagine the looks across the table. Love the "simmering stare!"

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    1. Thanks, Alexandra! Look simmering is my long suit.

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    2. Burning off calories with those smoldering glances!

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  8. Wonderful imagery as always. But what are they eating?

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  9. Thanks, Christiane. Crab Sukka. She's been keeping it warm for him. The recipe is in the Pintrest box on my blog sidebar. Yummo!

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  10. The senses are all engaged. Great snippet.

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  11. Hmm, I wonder what "dessert" will be like. ;)

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  12. Julie Evelyn JoyceApril 22, 2018 at 10:28 PM

    Well, damn, girl. I wish all my dinners were this delicious. ;) Fantastic scene, and happy spring to you!

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    1. Thanks, Julie!! Vitamin D Therapy time!!

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    1. Thanks, Christina. Non-caloric, too!!

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  14. What sensuous setting for two. Loved it!

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  15. What a simmering, sensuous snippet. I especially love the line 'Muted shadows played over her features in a caress as tempting and mysterious as her small smile.'

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  16. Haha! What's for dessert? :-) WOnderful job of using the senses!

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  17. What a dinner to remember! And I'm sure it won't end there. You set up a wonderful ambiance for them. Can't wait to see what they do with it. :) Great snippet!

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