Sunday, June 17, 2018

WeWriWa: A Blast from the Past . . .


One of the absolute best things about writing a series is the ability to bring back characters you love! While rushing toward the finish line of PRINCE OF DREAMS, I’m indulging in a bit of nostalgia. For the next few weeks enjoy a fun scene between hero, Kip, and his “first” infatuation who was actually ALL the brothers’ first, their rite of passage into manhood with a good girl forced to bad things by her ambitious mother while searching for her own prince to rescue her . . . or the other way around. Say hello, again, to the determined survivor from PRINCE OF HONOR, Sylvia Terriot . . .


"Hello, stranger." 

Kip turned away from Cale's door right into Sylvia Terriot's arms, arms that insistently pulled him down onto her luscious lips. His brain kicked in quickly enough to stop his body from responding.

Sylvia had been his first and most memorable occasion until Ophelia Brady. He'd crushed on her since adolescence, as had all his brother's, yet somehow, he hadn't been as shocked as the others when she ended up with the most reserved of his kin. She and Turow, despite their polar opposites, fit perfectly together, but the first spark he'd felt for her was still evident in Kip's blush. "Hey, Syl," he muttered like a ten-year-old. 

"Hey, yourself." Before standing down from her tiptoes, she gave a curious sniff about his collar demanding, "What's this? Are you cheating on me?"


If there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to fall from grace, it’s Syl. That’s what makes her the perfect confidante. A tough realist when it comes to life’s hard knocks as well as its indulgences, she’s evolved from traitor to her clan to one of its most valuable assets. Here’s a look at her book and her prince . . .



Could the bargain they made to save their lives become their reality?

Turow . . .

Strong, silent man of integrity content to serve his new king as a prince in the turbulent shape-shifter House of Terriot. A tracker and relentless hunter, he’s used to running trails alone until charged with returning a traitor to their mountain top home to face the unforgiving judgment of their clan. Isolated with the bad girl he’s loved forever, the choice between duty and desire has never been more difficult . . . or deadly.

Sylvia . . .

Manipulative schemer or victim caught between a mother’s ambition and a rogue prince’s lust for power? Trust is almost as foreign as the idea of love, but to save herself from certain death, she must risk both on the good man who deserves them . . . from someone worthy. Trapped by the only one who believes in her goodness, she must betray him and run for her life . . . or stay and destroy him with a long hidden truth.

Deadly, Damaged, and Delicious!
Brothers too H.o.T. to Handle!

If I didn’t get to visit all my fellow Warriors last weekend, it’s because I was on the second of THREE writing weekends away, this last one at my critique partner’s home where I set up my little corner of writer’s heaven in a bedroom, so I could rise and shine before the actual shine without waking anyone else up (and without coffee until they did!) . . . and managed to get to 96K!


This weekend is my Mid-Michigan RWA chapter meeting then it’s back to the keyboard and hopefully, the finish line!!

For more on the “House of Terriot,” visit my Friday post for the SPLASH INTO SUMMER BLOG HOP where I’m showcasing my H.o.T. heroes and giving away an Amazon gift card.


Happy almost Summer, fellow Warriors. Let’s see what you’ve been doing . . .


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28 comments:

  1. Nancy, your snippet is not only fun but it brought memories racing back from my high school years.

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    1. Thanks, Charmaine! You dated shapeshifters as a teen? Who knew!

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  2. Great snippet! Sounds like Syl could be a source of conflict later in the story as well.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! She's a source of conflict every time she appears which is why she's so much fun to write!

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  3. Writing before coffee? Does not compute. I wonder what Ophelia will make of this old crush? I predict a teensy bit of friction.

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    1. I know! How barbaric! I don't think Sylvia's the threat she's worried about.

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  4. Haha! That is a nice touch of nostalgia. It's weird how some people, some scents, some places, or some songs can take a person back to another time.:-)

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    1. Different time as totally different people.

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  5. Well I find it all intriguing, all the backstory and the current plot...nicely done scene, I really felt how his memories were almost pulling him under. Great snippet!

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  6. Cute scene. I gather he isn't worried that she'd actually cheat on her chosen guy?

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    1. Thanks, Ed. Nope, no worries there at all.

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  7. Wow, she sounds like a really interesting character! No wonder you enjoy bringing her back!

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    1. I like 'em dark and deep . . . and fun as much as I like bringing them back for more.

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  8. What a tease! This girl is trouble--or would be if not already spoke for. Still, I sense she likes playing with...guys. :) Fun snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! She enjoys teasing from a secure position as a sister-in-law!

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  9. Loved the scene and the backstory of his relationship with her. She seems like an interesting character.

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    1. Thanks, Karen!! And a useful one, it turns out.

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  10. I remember Sylvia. She's trouble...or not. So good to see you Saturday. Hurray for hitting 96k.

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  11. Julie Evelyn JoyceJune 18, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Delicious excerpt, as always! I love how she's had such an impact on all the brothers, and it's no small wonder! :D

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  12. Hmmm, I suspect he would be better politely giving his leave and getting as far away from her as possible - but he's not going to, is he!

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    1. Sh's safe. They've just entered . . . The Friend Zone!

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  13. I'm not sure this teasing falls into the 'kind' category, but I suppose she'd know him better.

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