Sunday, April 7, 2019

WeWriWa: Where To Turn When There’s Nowhere to Run - PRINCE OF FOOLS


Amber James is a survivor. To save herself and her young daughter, she’s made a new life for herself in the middle of New Orleans’ secret shapeshifter population, hiding in plain sight, concealing a secret that could get them killed. The last thing she expects is to fall hard for the last male in the world who would give her a second glance – royalty from another clan in love with his brother’s mate, who sees her as a sympathetic ear and a one night stand he can’t remember. But heartache is preferable to the danger that surrounds them when he decides to become that better man she always knew him to be.

"I want you to know there's not a damned thing in this world that you could tell me that would make me think less of you as a person, a female, or as a mother because I know you, Amber James, that you're strong and good and kind." 

She made a soft little sound in her throat but didn't stop him. 

"Up until now, I thought my name defined me, a Terriot prince, and that was enough to get me anything I wanted except self-respect. I didn't see that as ever changing until I met you. That you could look at me, at who and what I was, at what I did, and could see something worth even a second of your time still amazes me. I want to be what you see when you look at me.” 

Her fingers spread wide, inviting his to slip between them as he continued. 

"I don't know anything about your family except what you've told me, that you have shadows in your past as dark as mine, and I will never judge you because of them. I'm not going to ask you what they are, not tonight, but I'm going to want you to tell me, not because it's any of my business, but because I can't be that man I need to be to protect you and Evie unless I know what to watch out for. I'll move heaven and earth for you . . . all you have to do is ask." 


When I started writing PRINCE OF FOOLS, I wasn’t sure how I was going to redeem the careless and self-centered Rico Terriot from my “House of Terriot” series – until I got to the tender, family-centric heart of him. All he needed was a self-reliant female, who saw him as that “more” he always longed to be, to bring out the hero inside him. And what a hero he evolves into for this desperate woman and child. But more on that next week . . .

Before you leave, pop over to my review of fellow Warrior Diane Burton’s new middle grade sci-fi release, RESCUING MARA’S FATHER – It’s out of this world awesome!! And there’s goodies! 

Write on, Fellow Warriors!!


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20 comments:

  1. Ah, but will she ask? Is that one of the story questions you want us to wonder about?

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    1. He's the one wondering but she pretty sure at this point what her answer will be . . .

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  2. Rico is head over heals for her, but does Amber want him the way he wants her? Intriguing snippet!

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    1. Oh, yeah . . . and therein lies the conflict.

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  3. I love how Rico grows (up) in this story. He really comes into his own. At first, I wondered how you could turn him into a likable hero. You did a great job. Good snippet that shows such a tender side of him Thanks for the shoutout for my new release. I'm still flying high from your fantastic review.

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  4. A Prince indeed! When bad boys turn good, they are unimaginably hot! Looking forward to more next week!

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  5. I like what he's saying to her, sounds so good and straight from the heart...but of course, you being you (which is to say a terrific author), there will be all kinds of twists and turns and problems - adding up to a delicious book. I enjoyed the snippet!!!

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  6. He sounds like the kind of guy you'd want on your side (definitely not the opposite!). The ones with an imperfect past are usually the most attractive.

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  7. Nancy, I'm in love with your story.

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  8. He sounds like a great guy. I loved this passage.

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  9. Hope he's really up to the challenge, I suspect he may have to just do that.

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  10. Finding someone who loves you unconditionally is a rare and precious thing.
    I'm very definitely the "unreliable nothing" in a family of somebodies. My brother is a retired EMS chief, and one of my cousins is an actor who has been on shows like "The Flash" and "Jane the Virgin." Me, I'm a broke schmuck in a broken body with a broken mind. When the Universe made me, it threw the mold across the room and proceeded to stomp it into dust to make sure they'd never get another one like that.

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  11. I am swooning! Love this scene. :-)

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