Sunday, May 27, 2018

WeWriWa: It’s In The Cards . . .


Remember the expression “It’s fate!” I always thought that was a cop out, meaning you’d might as well give up, there’s no bucking the system, so why try? Why resist? But in today’s Weekend Writing Warrior’s excerpt, it’s just the excuse my WIP characters need to stop fighting the pull they feel between them . . .

“I don’t want to lose you. But I already have, haven’t I? You’re a million miles away right now and almost out of reach.” 

“I’m right here.” 

His argument brought her to him, her knee stepping over his lap to straddle him, arms circling his shoulders, face nestling against the curve of his throat where she felt his hard swallow. He held tight, trying to believe they could make this moment last, this glorious, fiery, tender moment that offered so much and promised so little. 

“You are my prince,” she whispered, breath moist and soft against his neck, “my Prince of Cups. You rode into my life bringing romance and shaking my world to its foundation that first night I met you. It was in the cards.

Funny, she didn’t bother to tell him the card after the Knight of Cups was the Tower, bringing destruction to all she knows and loves . . . but I guess I can leave that for another post.


Finally, good weather and a good loooong weekend. I’m using mine to add to the 75K on PRINCE OF DREAMS and celebrate my birthday. And to remember . . .


What are your weekend plans, fellow warriors?


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31 comments:

  1. Feels like quite the bittersweet moment

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    1. The tug that can go either way . . .

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    1. I like a heroine who knows her own mind! Thanks, Charmaine!

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  3. Love it! Fabulous snippet. Very evocative.

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  4. A poignant moment, when things could go either way, it seems. Enjoyed the snippet!

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  5. Fantastic and romantic snippet, and I love that mug! If only I were the youngest... ;)

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    1. Thanks, Amy. Yeah, the youngest is the place to be!

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  6. Lovely moment between them. And the tower card offers hope for renewal, so, you know, once she gets past all the destruction and despair...I get the sense he's worth it.

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    1. Thanks, Alexis. Yep, the Tower is a do over card and he definitely is!

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  7. So romantic, and a little scary. Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

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    1. Yes, it is! Oh, you meant the scene. Yes, much more romantic and a little scary than turning 63!

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  8. Julie Evelyn JoyceMay 27, 2018 at 4:49 PM

    What a beautiful, tender, and sexy moment. I always enjoy reading your excerpts, Nancy, because they're packed with so much emotion. Happy birthday/long weekend to you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie! As always, over too soon (but the rest of the year doesn't have to be in such a rush!)

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  9. As the eldest,I sadly agree with that mug. My sister should have it. LOL The snippet has such a layer of sadness under it. I hope things turn out all right for the characters. And Happy Birthday!

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    1. Mine both fit the bill perfectly for theirs. Thanks, Elyzabeth.

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  10. Sensual, tender scene. Nicely written!

    Happy, happy birthday!

    Maybe a little fire later in the fire ring, s'mores, mountain pies, wine. lol

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! Oooh, I like the way you plan a birthday!

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  11. Great snippet, just enough steamy and mysterious. Happy Birthday!

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  12. Fabulous snippet! Such tender emotion with an undertone of wonder that things just might work out. This series is on my summer TBR list!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna!! Just might is always the teaser . . .

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  13. I hope this turns out well between them.

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    1. That's always the hope . . . how they get there is the fun!

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  14. "I couldn't help it" is always a... well, not good, but... an excuse. Lots of chemistry here!

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    1. Thanks, Caitlin! Yeah, that darned Fate. Whatcha gonna do?

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  15. Sorry I'm even later than usual getting round to commenting this week, but I hope you had a great birthdya. Lovely sensuous snippet!

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  16. Whew! Is it hot in here or is it the weather??? Very nice scene. You just ramped up the sexual tension. Good job.

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