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Sunday, May 28, 2017

WeWriWa: More Than Just Friends . . .


A Shifter prince is leaving Lake Tahoe in a charter jet on dangerous business for his clan. A single mom is working three-to-midnight bartending in New Orleans to make ends meet. What’s the chance of a head-on collision leaving either broken heart undamaged? I’m not good at math but I think I can figure this one out.

I’m finally past the 50K mark in PRINCE OF FOOLS and picking up steam in Rico and Amber’s “Will He/Why Won’t She” relationship. The plot is thickening along with the tension . . . now if I only had the hours in the day for that dash to the finish line. Since my birthday yesterday reminded me that I’m a few springs past my sprinting years, I’ll have to settle for a quick lope. Like this excerpt suggests, the hardest part is convincing my characters to head in the same direction.

Rico stood staring absently at that closed door, savoring the sweetness she’d left on his lips. Again, a startling rumble quickened low in his belly, tightening like hunger but not quite lust, as if his body remember the taste his mind had forgotten. 

You’re going to ruin everything, you fool! 

What was he thinking, kissing her? That’s not what she wanted or needed from him. He didn’t want her to think he was just another randy guy sniffing around for a quick roll that meant less than nothing, because that’s not what she was to him. She was his only friend, the only true connection he’d made here in New Orleans . . . hell, maybe anywhere, ever. 

He had strike one against him already after that drunken disaster, and he’d never gotten a second chance when it mattered. Amber James and her daughter mattered, something real in the deceptive role he was playing, something he’d protect with every instinct . . . like family.


I’m hoping to get more pages in this long weekend. Add in said birthday, some flag waving, a family affair, and visiting all you all, and I’m cautiously optimistic.


Happy Holiday! And Happy Writing!



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25 comments:

  1. He has some powerful feelings for them. Enjoyed the snippet. Happy Belated Birthday! :)

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, indeed he does!

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  2. Her feelings for her and the child come through very powerfully.

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    1. Thanks, Ed! He's not a terribly subtle guy.

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  3. So you're spending the holiday with Rico, eh? Ahhh, what fun. Please hurry and write the rest of the story for those of us who wait impatiently.

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    1. I WISH!! I did finally get to 60K so it's cause for celebration!

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  4. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! He really cares for her and her child. I hope he gets a chance to show her how much.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica. Oh, he'll get one heck of a chance . . .

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  5. Love the way he chastises himself. Happy birthday, enjoy the long weekend!

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, as he tries to talk sense to himself! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  7. Happy birthday, Nancy. And happy Memorial weekend.
    Very intense inner dialogue, excellent job!

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  8. Uh oh. He's in trouble if he's going by instinct and thinks of her as 'family'. Can't wait.

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  9. Nice inner conflict here, although it sounds like his heart has made up its mind and is just waiting for the brain to catch up.

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    1. THanks, Alexis! Isn't that always the case!

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  10. Happy Birthday, Nancy. And congrats on your progress. He's got himself in a pickle. Will he tell her how he feels? I hope so.

    I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thanks, Di! Still enjoying it . . . One doesn't become old enough for early SS every day! Rico, sigh. He'll get around to it - eventually, but not surprising (or maybe so) before she does.

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  12. Happy Birthday! I love his thoughts here- he's a good guy!

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  13. Great snippet. Great conflict. The things we put our characters through - lol.
    Happy Birthday.
    Tweeted.

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  14. Belated Happy Birthday, Nancy. Great excerpt, he sounds like such a lovely, caring guy!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I loved seeing the situation from his point of view.

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  16. He sounds sweet--makes me wish he hasn't ruined things between them.
    Hope you had a lovely birthday!

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  17. You always write the best broody, romantic heroes. :D

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