Sunday, April 29, 2018

WeWriWa: Opposites Attract

The rescue of a damsel in distress followed by awkward conversation, moving to sparking attraction between an unlikely pair . . . and last week’s first homecooked meal . . . Next step, sharing intimate details. Hard to do when you both harbor secrets that will ruin everything once they’re told.

He’s from a warrior shapeshifter clan planted in her father’s household to find information to destroy her family. She’s . . . much, much more than the empathetic fortune teller who intuits more than she should. But opposites still attract . . .

"I wish I could meet them."

He drew up so suddenly, she almost upended the rest of the leftovers onto his very deliciously shaped rear end when he glanced over his shoulder, his expression one of almost comical surprise as he blurted out, "Really, you would?"

"Well," she amended, "I've gotten a pretty good look at your brothers." She grinned at her recall of their R-rated dance moves, then, her smile growing wistful, she added, "But I think I'd really like your family, your mom." That came out a lot more poignantly sappy than she intended, waking a tender light in his eyes that made her laugh uncomfortably. "I didn't mean that in a needy, poor little orphan way."

"That's not how I took it."

Guys didn't want to think about their mom and sex in the same calendar year. What had she been thinking to bring up such a thing?

She'd been thinking she wanted to get to know more about him than just how he was between the sheets.

Home to meet his mother? Whoa! That’s a big step . . . especially when she doesn’t know what she’s stepping into.

Hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll have finished this portion of the book during our RWA chapter’s weekend Retreat from Harsh Reality with its hours upon hours dedicated to getting words on the page.

As PRINCE OF DREAMS revs up in its second half, here’s a reminder of what’s led up to it. There’s still time to catch up.


Prince of Honor: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads
Prince of Power: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads
Prince of Fools: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Goodreads

Happy Spring and Happy Writing, fellow Warriors!

Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly hop for everyone who loves to write! Share an 8 to 10 sentence snippet of your writing on Sunday. Visit other participants on the list and read, critique, and comment on their 8sunday posts.

Spread the word, share the love, warriors - Hashtag #8sunday.


  1. That sounds like an interesting story!

  2. Meeting the family can be very nerve-wracking, especially in this family. I'm surprised she's so willing.

  3. Maybe she needs to take a deep breath before her next comment since she seems to be getting herself in a bit of trouble here. But I loved it! Great snippet...

  4. Lovely dialogue and inner thoughts here.

  5. Phew, she's getting in deep - but I reckon she knows what she's doing, even if she is getting a bit tongue tangled!

  6. I imagine the mother of all these princes to be one formidable woman. She has no idea what she's getting into!

  7. I sense how she's tiptoeing around issues. Good job.

  8. I agree with Alexis. She might not be the likeable mama she seems to think she is.

  9. Be careful what you wish for (Ed had that on his blog today too). Mama might not be at all as appealing as her son is to Phe. Great tension starting to build here.

  10. Meeting Mom? Is that a good idea? She seems to think so. Not so sure about him. Good snippet. It was so good seeing you yesterday. Great retreat.

  11. Hmm, I agree with Jenna to be careful what you wish for!

  12. You never know how meeting mother's will go. She's sure optimistic about it.

  13. Meeting the family is a big step, and definitely divides a 'just sex' relationship from something more serious.