Sunday, June 11, 2017

WeWriWa: Crisis of Conscience

I'm taking a break from PRINCE OF FOOLS excerpts as I enter my last 100 pages of the first draft, so I'm turning to a different kind of break - a break at the checkout. BelleBooks has listed a price break to $0.99 on my vampire romance MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE so I decided to double the discount with a price slash to $1.99 on REMEMBERED BY MOONLIGHT, the book that brings the Terriot clan down off their mountain to tangle in New Orleans, leading into my current "House of Terriot" series. The price drop runs from June 16-30, so I'll be using the rest of June's weekends to bring back fond memories of those two titles. Here are the deets:


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MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE comes toward the end of my "Touched by Midnight" series but it's a particular favorite because its hero, Nick Flynn is an attorney (as these folks still pay my weekly salary, yeah for attorneys!!) Only as Nick is invited to join a new exclusive D.C. firm, he starts having doubts about their integrity in this revealing snippet:

“Just a moment,” Grover interrupted, his voice filled with a renewed tensile strength, “I need my glasses.” He reached into his desk drawer, but instead of a 20/40 prescription, came up with a snub-nosed .38. 

Nick froze while beside him, Kaz looked momentarily startled from his smugness . . . just before Grover pulled the trigger. 

“No!” Nick cried, surging up from his chair, lunging across the desk to halt the concluding action, the report of the pistol echoed through his head even as he reared back from the dampness splattering his face. 

“Sonofabitch,” Zanlos growled, jerking the papers away before they could be contaminated by Grover’s defiant response. 

Nick collapsed into his seat, staring at the ruin of the man before him, and as he sat, dazed and disbelieving, he watched Kaz stuff a pen into the limp fingers to scrawl out an obviously practiced signature on the final page before he returned the contract to Nick’s briefcase and looked to him impatiently. 

“Let’s go. We got what we came for.” 

Nick had gotten much more than he’d bargained for. 

What kind of firm was he working for?

Okaaaay, I'm sure I wouldn't want to be notarizing that contract! Poor Nick! His heart's desire and now he's got a crisis of conscience - and he didn't even know he had one! Just wait until my heroine starts twisting those troubles tighter. Here's a look at MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE.


This time, he could lose his soul . . .

An invitation to join an exclusive D.C. law firm seems like a chance for Nick Flynn to leave his mistakes behind. But it's his shadowy past and unrealized inheritance that attracted his mysterious employers. Once embroiled in their dark schemes, his struggle for success becomes a battle for his immortal soul.

And she could lose her life . . .

Loner detective Rae Borden goes undercover as a call girl to discover the truth about her best friend's death. Her carefully laid plan of revenge and personal redemption becomes a crusade against an unbelievable evil . . . with Nick Flynn in the middle.

"Nancy Gideon is one of the best supernatural writers on the market today!"— Midwest Book Review/BookWire

Hope you all are busy writing. I know it's nose to the grindstone for me. Last 100, here I come!


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27 comments:

  1. Just checking: what is it that makes Nick think he's at the wrong firm, the gunshot or the faked signature? ;-)

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    1. Or maybe it's that vampire thing . . . just a thought.

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  2. And this from someone who works for bloodsuckers...er, um, lawyers!

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  3. That firm is definitely more than he bargained for. Very intriguing!

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  4. That is one messy way to get a signature!

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    1. Glad I don't have to clean it up! Oh yeah, I guess I did.

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  5. Damn. He must be in shock. Interested to know where it's going to go from here.

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    1. To some very dark places he never expected!

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  6. Wow, Nancy. That was not what I expected! Good job!

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  7. I bet that's more than he bargained for.

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    1. Probably not in the job description.

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  8. That's what I would call a bad day at work. Guess it's too late to back out, what with witnessing a murder and all.

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    1. Not exactly a murder but one heck of a refusal. Does that guy know how to close a deal or what?

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  9. Wow, I'd be rethinking that offer.

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  10. Wow, quite a scene, so much drama packed into such a few sentences! Probably too late for him to refuse the offer LOL. Loved it!

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    1. An offer he obviously couldn't refuse . . .

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  11. Holy smokes, that was a fantastic scene! I loved it all! What kind of firm, indeed! :D

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  12. The guy killed himself and they're still using him? Wow, that's pretty rough. I'd definitely try to distance myself from that kind of company!

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  13. That scene was riveting! You are such a good writer, Nancy! :-)

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  14. Wow! What a nailbiter of a snippet! Almost a short story in itself, so much packed into it! Good luck with the last 100 pages, by the way!

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  15. Riveting scene. Like watching a train wreck. Holy cow! WHat has Nick gotten himself into? And how does he get out of it? Good luck on those last 100 pages.

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