Sunday, September 30, 2018

WeWriWa: Write In-Write on / Release Day Cometh!


Nothing like a working writers’ weekend to get a new project AND a new book release off the ground and running! With PRINCE OF DREAMS, my final “House of Terriot” book debuting Tuesday, Oct. 2 across all platforms, it’s time to snuggle in with Max Savoie and start RISE BY MOONLIGHT! Hope to share from it soon.

Following up on last weekend’s snippet, our hero, the youngest Terriot prince who picked the worst possible time to find the girl of his dreams, tells her he’s looking for a reason to remain in New Orleans. She’d hoped SHE was the reason, but suspects his interest is sparked by another, less romantic purpose . . .


Phe should have known better, but she’d wanted to believe . . . what, that a dream like Kip Terriot would fall for her without knowing, oh, by the way, her dad was one of the richest and most connected men in Orleans County? He was just like the dozens before and probably after him, looking for a quick and easy in. 

Keeping her focus on the rapidly cooling coffee, she told him evenly, “Nick is the one you need to talk to since he vets prospective employees for IT and communications for the private side of my dad’s business, and I assume that’s what you’re interested in.” 

“The guy you were with tonight?” 

“I offered to help him, too, and smart, like you, he took advantage of it.” And me, the son of a bitch. Though she should have been inured to it by this time, the pain and disappointment went as deep as her every expectation. 

She looked up then, smile fixed, its falseness hidden by experience, to say, “I’ll have him call you and set up an interview.” 

“You’ve got my number.” 

Oh yes, she did, in spades. 

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Ace of Spades or Prince of Hearts? How can he choose between family loyalty and his heart’s desire?

While my tireless VA gets PoD ready to be read, I’m burning up the keyboard with these creative sparks (and a Keurig!) to fire my creative flame . . . I’m top right, the one in black with headphone hair. Chapter 1, you’re toast!


I have an office to finish closing, an interview AND a new job waiting first of the week, so pass the RumChata coffee pods! I have a book to write . . .

Happy Weekend, fellow Warriors!


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23 comments:

  1. Nancy, you are a WOW to the max. Best wishes always.

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  2. Oh. the character building in so few lines. She is nobody's fool! Wonderful writing, Nancy. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa!! No she isn't and I like that about her.

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  3. You know, you want to believe them, you truly do - and then their true colors appear. Someday, somewhere she'll meet the one who stays true - is it this guy???

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    1. It's the guy, but he has a lot to wade through that's black & white.

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  4. Oh, drat. And the poor guy probably doesn't even realize how far he just fell in her estimate.

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  5. Awww, now I'm sad for the poor heroine :( But I'm sure the situation clears up for her later in the book LOL. A very skillfully done moment! Enjoyed the snippet...

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    1. Thanks!! She'll recover nicely. They don't call them heroes for nothing.

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  6. Heart-wrenching for her. Hope her experience turns out different this time!

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    1. He's a different kind of . . . man? She'll be fine.

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  7. You've illustrated her disappointment and heart break so well. Great snippet!

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  8. You are a busy bee, Nancy! Best of luck with all the things you have on the go! An emotional and very well-written snippet! :)

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  9. I don't think she knows the real him yet. Correct me if I'm wrong, but she doesn't know he's a prince, right?

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    1. Noooooo! No idea. But then he has no idea what SHE is either.

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  10. She's certainly lost faith in men, hasn't she! Let's hope he can get her to regain that trust.

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  11. I understand why she's hurt, but maybe this man will be different.

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  12. It always hurts to feel taken advantage of. I can only hope this time is different--or the next time, if not. Very emotional snippet, really captures that disappointment and betrayal.

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  13. She's hurt but I have a hunch she doesn't have the whole picture here. Right? I'm curious to know more.

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