Sunday, June 24, 2018

WeWaWri: She’s Only Human . . .


If anyone understands making and surviving mistakes, it’s Sylvia Terriot, a heroine in her own right in PRINCE OF HONOR, but doing empathetic secondary duty in my WIP, PRINCE OF DREAMS, as she quizzes our hero on his choice of lady loves. This scene immediately follows last week’s as Sylvia teases Kip about replacing her in his,ummmm, heart.


"I had to let go of the dream or risk Row taking my life," Kip teased, grinning as she rubbed her lipstick off his lips.

"Hmmm, and now you have a new dream that Turow hinted is inappropriate, so I like her already."

"She's part of the job I'm doing in New Orleans."

"The job's not all you've been doing. Good for you." Catching his uncomfortable squirm, she frowned then prompted,"Not good?"

"Not one of our kind."

"Mia Guedry is here in these hallowed halls tonight and the ceiling hasn't caved in."

"She's more than just an outsider, Syl, she's . . . human."

A startled blink and a stammered, "A . . . what?"


Of all the objections a family might have to a prospective new member, who would have thought THAT would be it? Of course, if you’re part of a secretive band of shapeshifters . . . and being human isn’t the WORST of her sins. I guess that leads us to next week’s post.

And while we’re on the subject of our hero, meet Kip Terriot, my PRINCE OF DREAMS (or should that be DREAMY?)



Sigh. Now you know why it’s taken me soooooo long to get to the end of this book.


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24 comments:

  1. Everyone's reaction to his bringing a human has been fascinating to watch through the various snippets. Enjoyed the excerpt, can't wait for more!

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    1. Squee! Just (like an hour ago) finished the first draft. 512 flabby pages with a weighty 108K word count. To the word chipper shredder, Batman! I can't wait to finally read the whole thing! (Hope it doesn't suck . . .)

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  2. Great dialogue, looking forward to seeing more reactions!

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    1. Thanks, Leigh! I'd write 'em all like screenplays if I could get away with it.

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  3. Nancy, this snippet has humor and intrigue all in one package. Very compelling.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine. They've been very cooperative by being amusing.

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  4. Oh no - she's human?!?! Great snippet. Tweeted.

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    1. How do you explain THAT to the parents???

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  5. Everyone knows humans are nothing but trouble. Fun snippet. And yes, the Prince is very Dreamy. Searching out the perfect cover model is quite to arduous chore, isn't it?

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    1. Actually this one was easy. Just went to the graphic of the hero on the book and looked up what other shots the model had available. Sneaky . . . And yes, a dirty job I'm happy to do!

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  6. Her reaction really highlights what kind of a bind he’s gotten himself into.

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    1. Maybe he enjoys getting tied up . . . oh, wait, it's not that kind of book.

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  7. Interesting storyline and very intriguing characters.

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  8. I can see where that might raise a few eyebrows. Humans can be so...messy and indiscreet. No wonder there are red flags flying. :) Loved the snippet and ready for more!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna. I don't know HOW they put up with us!

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  9. *Gulp'* Not an actual human! Great snippet, and I'm intrigued to see where this goes!

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  10. He knows she's not going to be well received. And, somehow, things will get worse, I'm sure!

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  11. Human? OMG, how awful for her. *smirk* I loved Syl in her own story. Glad you brought her back to "help" Kip. Dreamy hero!!!

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  12. Haha! I like the reaction! And yes, Kip is "dreamy". :-)

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  13. Great reaction! Can't wait to see what happens next.

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