Sunday, February 26, 2017

WeWriWa: A New Hope for a New Release (Day, Tomorrow!!)


Sometimes strength is discovered in realizing you can’t do things alone. A larger threat can bring even the most determined enemies together to fight for the survival of all . . . if that tricky thing called trust has its way. PRINCE OF POWER, my new release (as of 02-27-17!) finds the opposing factions in my shape-shifter world forced to set aside old animosities if they want to save their freedom and way of life. Not an easy task as these three negotiators from the Lake Tahoe, Memphis and New Orleans clans met to agree not to disagree.

“Since we don’t trust each other worth a damn, let’s start with the threat to all of us,” Colin began, pouring another cup of the strong chicory brew. “My clan is tempted to hunker down on our mountain and say to hell with you, let them destroy you all then we’ll pick through the pieces.” 

“Like scavengers,” Mia sneered, “the coyotes of our kind.” 

“Survivors,” he corrected, “that don’t need you since we aren’t vulnerable to outside attack or influence.” 

“We’re all vulnerable,” Silas cut in, “because we think we’re our greatest enemy, which is a mistake, and if we continue to glare and squabble among ourselves, they’re going to sweep in like a plague and infect us all with their stronger will. What’s more important, our petty differences or the survival of our people?” 

“I kinda like being petty,” Colin muttered, but his expression grew thoughtful as he added, “We’re not much for politics outside our own, but I’m here to learn what they want from us and to stop them.”

“We’re a resource,” Silas laid out simply, “and they’re not going to leave us alone unless we show them we’re not to be toyed with, by getting over our differences and joining together, to make them fear us instead of the other way around. That’s why we have no time for pettiness and politics, even though I enjoy both as much as the next guy.” He quirked a smile at Colin before concluding, “I know we’re talking generations of bad blood and ugly deeds here, but we’ve got to learn to trust each other before we find our families on the bottom of their sensible shoes.”


Starting Book Two off on uneasy ground, the terms of the new allegiance are strained by deception and an unexpected attraction that threatens to burn down their best laid plans . . . as well as burn up the pages. And that’s just in the first few chapters. Welcome to the “House of Terriot” and Colin, PRINCE OF POWER.




Obsessed with an enemy - the only female to ever walk away from him . . .

Colin . . . Prince in the House of Terriot

Brawny, cynical negotiator for his clan, Colin Terriot sees a move to New Orleans as an escape from a painful past and his reputation as a legendary lover. What he didn't expect was to fall hard for a rival spy, the female who tricked and betrayed him by leaving his bed for his brother's. Now, he now must work with her, up close and personal, as the envoy for her clan. Things are about to heat up.

Determined to have him - even if having him means losing all . . .

Mia . . . Strong-willed Guedry heir

Denied her rightful legacy, Mia Guedry plans to stake her claim over the bodies of those who killed her family. But best laid plans fall before her desire for the one male she can't resist, the one who will never trust her once burned by her necessary deceptions. Saving her Terriot prince from plans already in motion may cost more than her inheritance . . . the price could be her life.

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Hope to see you on the e-shelves tomorrow when PRINCE OF POWER roars to life in print and e-formats.

Happy Reading!!



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36 comments:

  1. Talk about an uneasy alliance! Loved Colin's line, "I kinda like being petty." Great snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! It's the kind of line that makes writing characters like Colin so much fun!

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  2. Your dialog rings true. Enemies who need each other to survive but really don't want to admit it.

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  3. Very intriguing! Makes me wonder if they'll truly be able to work together to defeat their common enemy.

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  4. Thanks, Jessica! They'll have to work at it but that's half the fun!

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  5. I like Colin. His 'I kinda like being petty' made me chuckle. Great banter in this scene as they decide if they can work together or not to survive. I loved to find out what's next. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Colin is my favorite (though don't tell the others!)

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  6. There comes a time when you have to act together - even with people you don't trust. Good luck with tomorrow's release!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! That grand leap of faith . . .

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  7. It's true, there's something comforting about clinging to petty disagreements. Nice observation of human nature.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. The small things that are easy to control versus the great big stuff that could crush you. I'll take petty!

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  8. I hope they can learn to cooperate. And congratulations on the release!

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    1. Thanks, Ed. I hope my nerves learn to cooperate!

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  9. I'm assuming they'll argue the point a bit more before they agree...

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  10. So true to real life. Well done, Nancy.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine! We're all a scrappy bunch!

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  11. I'd listen to that voice of reason coming from Silas. :-)

    Congrats on the release! Best wishes!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. There's that one voice in every crowd . . . thank goodness!

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  12. Congrats on the new release, Nancy. They'd better join together. Here's hoping they'll put aside their differences.

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    1. Thanks, Di!! Shouldn't we all do the same!

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  13. Not the sensible shoes! ... They better work together, petty or not--they can always pick up the feud later.

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  14. Really enjoyed this snippet! Can't wait to see what happens next!

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  15. Congrats on the release! I love the banter, very aggressive male. :D

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  16. Great dialogue- really enjoying the banter!

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  17. "I kinda like being petty." :) Love it.

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