Sunday, September 16, 2018

WeWriWa: Appearances Can Be Deceiving . . . So Can Our Heroes


Is Kip Terriot trouble Ophelia Brady doesn’t need? Sure, her rescuer is cute and charming, but what is he hiding? Once bitten by silky lines from too many insincere guys, twice shy Phe knows ‘too good to be true’ probably is just that. Could this one be different?

“Are you a mobster?”

With their conversation treading on delicate ground, our hero tries to tiptoe around pointed questions the heroine poses with all the skill of her police commissioner father as she tries to peel away the mysteries surrounding him and his family. It’s not like he can just come out and tell her the truth – that he’s not in any way, shape or unnatural form what he seems to be . . .


“We like our privacy, so I see to that, too.”

Her suspicions weren’t calmed. “So, why are you here?”

“My family’s thinking of expanding in a partnership of sorts and I’m checking on the viability.”

“Then you’ll go back home.”

His steady stare never wavered from hers as he admitted, “I don’t think that’s my plan anymore.”

Her hopes fluttered wildly before she could catch them. “What’s here that you want?”

A grin. “One thing comes to mind.”

So, is that good news for our heroine or a run like hell warning? Her PRINCE OF DREAMS just might become her nightmare if she’s not careful. 

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IT WAS WRITTEN IN THE CARDS . . .

Kip . . . Prince in the shapeshifter House of Terriot

He'd said he wasn't a mobster. . . She should have asked if he was a monster.
Who was this too good to be true, always ready in a crisis guy working a menial job for her father? Ophelia knew things. Something was not quite normal about the Kip Terriot hiding behind another name in lace-up dress shoes and a preppy wardrobe – something wild and exciting as all hell. A dangerous something calling to that restless difference in her own soul.

Ophelia . . . daughter of his enemy, girl of his dreams

So sassy, so sweet so perfect . . . and what he had to do would destroy her.

Kip was in New Orleans to save his clan and his kind, not to play white knight for Ophelia Brady with her quirky habits, curvy body and tormented past. His deception would rip the heart from her world, not help heal it. Was his family’s nemesis using his own daughter to make Kip the played instead of the player, pulling him between love and duty to make an impossible choice?

“Emotionally captivating! A brilliant conclusion to a unique series!” – Book Bling

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With the fourth and final book of my “House of Terriot” dark shapeshifter series up for pre-order and only weeks away from reader hands, I’m jumping on the promo band wagon. Its first stop is with a Haunted Halloween Spooktacular Tour running from Sept. 17 to Oct. 31. Deets will be up on Monday if you’d like to follow along. 




There’s still time to grab up the first three books and get caught up in the thrills, adventure and romance (though PoD can be read on its own!) before PRINCE OF DREAMS is released on October 2.

Enjoy these last weeks of September . . . with a good book. Here at Weekend Writing Warriors we have PLENTY to choose from!



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22 comments:

  1. Lady, hang on to your hat and the rest of you. Be ware until you have a ring on your finger. Super snippet, Nancy.

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    1. Or a diamond in your ear. Thanks, Charmaine!

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  2. So far so good on his answers being what she probably wants to hear but we the readers know there's a lot more coming, before she gets true understanding! Very smooth and well done snippet of conversation.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, just the tip of the must have convo iceberg.

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  3. He seems like a real charmer, but will it work on her? Nice snippet!

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    1. Not so much. She's a tough act. Thanks, Jessica!

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  4. Nice vague answers there, Kip. I don't think he's doing much to alleviate her suspicions, but I have a feeling she's not going to listen to them anyway :)

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    1. She wants to hear them but can't make herself believe them. They've got a loooong way to go.

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  5. Oh, that grin. :) I'm curious to know where this conversation is going to lead.

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  6. I hope she likes to be pursued, because that what he seems to have in mind.

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    1. Both the lady and the opportunity . . . and therein lies the problem.

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  7. Why can't he just tell her the truth? He's so vague I'd wonder what he's hiding. Good snippet, Nancy. It was so good seeing you yesterday. Great program for our meeting. Wishing you all kinds of good luck in the job department.

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    1. The truth? I'm using you to destroy your father . . . that's quite the icebreaker. LOL! Yes, great meeting and company on Saturday!

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  8. I can see why she thinks he’s a mobster. And he seems to enjoy toying with her.

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  9. I think he's having a good time, and I think he's very interested.

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    1. Too interested in the female to do the job.

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  10. Fun banter! Love that line about fluttering hopes.

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  11. Love the hiddeninnuendo in that last sentence!

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