Sunday, June 3, 2018

WeWriWa: Family. An Offer You Can’t Refuse . . .


My post is short and sweet this week because I need to pack to head off to a three-day writer’s weekend to do some serious word count damage to my final 150 or so pages. My WIP heroine of PRINCE OF DREAMS doesn’t know what she’s in for when she accepts an offer to meet the hero’s reclusive family who are . . . different, to put it mildly.


“My family is . . . odd when it comes to privacy . . . you might even say it’s like a religion to them, living and staying away from the notice of those around them.” 

“Like mobsters.” 

He took a breath to disagree, but when Ophelia grinned to show she was kidding, Kip thought maybe a little protective fear was in order and conceded, “Okay, like mobsters, if that’s how you want to think of us.” 

Her amusement wavered, and she was right to worry, because it was a damned fool and dangerous idea thinking he could sneak her in and none would be the wiser, in believing no one would fault him for taking their greatest enemy’s daughter right to their front door or that she’d be safe beyond it even with him beside her. 

Forcing a smile, he offered, “I’ll get you a nice room in town, stay there with you when I’m finished with my family meetings, and my mom and gram can have dinner with us.” 

“That’s not what I’m coming all this way for.” The tightness of her tone held a stubborn edge. "I want to see where you grew up, to sit at the table with your family, to visit your boyhood room where you kept all your dreams, and I won’t find any of that in a hotel dining room, will I? Are you ashamed of them or of me?” 

Because he couldn’t let her believe either of those things, Kip told her flatly, “I’m afraid for you.”


Stick it out or run like hell? I guess we'll have to wait until next week to find out.

I’m enjoying the very late and longed for arrival of nice weather to do some play in the dirt therapy on the patio. It’s still a work in progress since the temps have been in the stifling 90's but have finally agreed to be sensible 70's. Hope to finish up when I get back on WWW Sunday between visiting other posts.



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22 comments:

  1. Oh, that's definitely a scary thought. Not sure if I'd want to meet any of them now.

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    1. Oh, they're not so bad . . . for shapeshifters. Oh, did he forget to mention that?

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  2. Talk about being nervous over meeting the parents. Ha! I already love this book!

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    1. Thanks, Dana! I can start reading it to you aloud on our drive next weekend

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  3. I'm glad he's going to tell her at least some of the truth (or so it seems from the point where you cleverly leave us dangling LOL). Not fair to take her into such danger and leave her unaware! Great snippet, really enjoyed it...

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    1. He has the best intentions . . . but you know how THOSE end up.

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  4. Run like hell. Potential In-laws are scary enough without them being dangerous reclusive mobster-like shifter people. Run! Oh, wait, but he's so sexy. Hmmmm, tough call.

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    1. Yeah, pretty much what I was going for. Nailed it!!

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  5. She's determined and he's reluctant. Hmm... I can't wait to find out what happens next. Great scene!

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    1. Thanks, Christiane. He has good reason!

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  6. The way you've set this up, a smart person would run like hell.

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  7. So good! That last line packs a punch! :-)

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  8. This is a complicated situation. She should probably run, but I doubt she will.

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  9. Yikes! I suspect she should take the safe road, but the unsafe one will make for more exciting reading!

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  10. I don't know if she totally believes him or not, but if someone said that to me and meant it, I'd run.

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  11. Oooo that's an ominous ending line!

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  12. I suspect she'll think "I can take care of myself." And she's going to have to learn the hard way that there is something to be afraid of. Great scene!

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  13. H,, not making his family sound exactly enticing, is he? Great snippet and I'm sure she's not going to be put off, but I'm not sure I'd feel the same way!:)
    Hope you're having a great writing weekend.

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  14. I hope your writing weekend went well. I'd be leery of that group. I like his response--that he fears for her. Good distinction.

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