Sunday, July 14, 2019

WeWriWa: She’s Got the Look - MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE $.99 SALE!


Nick Flynn’s got it bad . . . he just doesn’t know HOW bad yet. He’s beginning to suspect the dream job that took him from disgrace in Louisiana to the high roller’s attorney table in D.C. is more nightmare than blessing with its mysterious agenda and forceful way of getting what they want. Now, he’s met HER and is about to realize everyone – including him – is hiding behind a mask of darkness.


The Noir women gave him the creeps, too perfect, too good to be true, too aggressively sexual and blatant in their appetites, hungry as wolves circling through plump fowl seeking whom they could devour . . . not him, thank you very much. These man-eaters were out of his league, and he didn’t mind admitting it.

Until he saw her, and surprise stopped him dead in his tracks.

He hadn’t thought her particularly glamorous at their first meeting, looking like a long night on the Red-Eye, but here, under the muted pseudo-candle glow of the Noir, she sparkled, a jewel reflecting flame. Despite the statuesque build, the eye-popping display of bosom, the legs that went on longer than most new television series, and the glam clothes, there was a hint of vulnerability in the pale shade she’d chosen to shape the refined line of her lips, a fragility to the porcelain fairness of her skin even as it smoothly wrapped nicely defined muscle . . . and there was a glint of the dangerous in those constantly moving emerald eyes.

Here was a woman he wanted to know.

She didn’t move as he approached nor did her gaze ever leave his, but locked solid as if in challenge. She did none of the usual body language things women did when he drew near—none of the subtle thrusting of the chest, sultry pouting or inviting flutter of thick lashes. She waited with a combative readiness—a Green Beret in a Givenchey gown.

Family secrets about to be unburied, scandalous doings where nothing – and no one – is what they seem to be . . . and vampires(!) up the stakes for our hero and heroine. Neither Nick or Rae are perfect people, but if they want to remain human, they’d better find a way to reveal what’s behind the masquerade of wealth and power.


There are two days left in the MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE $0.99 Sale! Grab up a copy and settle in for the night with a spine-tingling read.

I’ve got my grandguy visiting me for the better part of the week, so my goal is to catch up with what everyone’s doing before he gets here. The good news is my writing roll on my W.I.P. continues, and this coming Saturday, I’ve got another day-long write-in to attend so I’ll be putting my hands down like this . . .


Well . . . maybe not just like that.

Happy Writing and have a great weekend fellow Warriors!


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20 comments:

  1. He's definitely intrigued by her, even though she sounds like she would challenge him every chance she got. Nice snippet!

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  2. I love how effectively you use all the details to build the intensity of the scene. And now of course I definitely want to know more about him, about her and about what will happen next...great snippet.

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  3. Excellent descriptive writing! You can't help but see her perfectly through his lens. And anticipate their meeting. Great snippet!

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  4. "A Green Beret in a Givenchey gown." What an image! You always find the right descriptions to entice and surprise the reader.

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    1. Sometimes you have to search everywhere. And sometimes, they're just right in front of you. I wish it was always that easy.

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  5. What a great description of her. "A jewel reflecting flame" . . . wow.

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  6. Great metaphors here - legs longer than most new TV series - lol

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  7. Great characterization, and I love this line: the legs that went on longer than most new television series.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine, from this stubby-legged author who is so jealous.

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  8. I love the description of her!

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  9. What a great imagery of her. Love the way you described her.

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  10. Holy cow, Nancy. What a description!! I don't know how you do it. But I just bought it. Half--because the story premise is so good, and th eother half is I want to study how you do it. :-)

    Enjoy having your grandguy visiting. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Teresa!!! And the whole story was conceived because of creepy subway escalator during an RWA conference in D.C. You never know where inspiration will strike.

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