Sunday, August 25, 2019

WeWriWa: The Danger Zone . . . RISE BY MOONLIGHT


Opposites attract, but those differences that once seemed so appealing can quickly become an obstacle if not careful. Max Savoie, the hero in my W.I.P. RISE BY MOONLIGHT is nothing if not careful until he falls hard for that irresistible opposite. The week’s excerpt sums it up.


He was a criminal turned business powerhouse, leading a clan of shapeshifters threatened with extermination. 

She was a fiercely determined detective sworn to protect a very different kind of citizen from a deadly truth about to overtake them.

Charlotte walked the streets of New Orleans where its citizens were in blissful oblivion of the danger closing in on them. Part of her job was preserving their right to ignorance. The death of his mobster mentor had pushed Max’s profession upon him at the same time he’d discovered that there were others like him. His kind existed by keeping to anonymous shadows, working and living undetected next to their human counterparts in a delicate balance. 

Together, the unlikely couple walked a parallel line of complications both tried not to cross. Their paths were different yet led to the same end . . . the survival of those they loved. But these recent discoveries forced their goals to merge in startling new directions, bringing those staunchly held objectives at odds once more. 

And upped the level of danger beyond Max’s comfort zone.

As if they didn’t already have enough to overcome! But they will . . . at least they have about eight more chapters to make sure that happily-ever-after is secured. Those eight chapters I’m determined to get through even though my anticipated release date will come and go. Life . . . sigh. It throws unexpected curves, some unwanted, some thrilling. I’ve been riding out a combination of both but now my writing life is settling back into a productive rhythm and I’m focused on that end . . . getting this book and this series to its long-anticipated end. Thanks for your patience (though mine has been severely strained,more often than not!). 


Here's how cool my new office is – they’re letting me use our cushy conference room to host my critique partners for Write In weekend after next! Whaaaaat? That’s the best work perk yet! Now, to make use of it and WRITE ON!

I’m double-dutying it today with a post on Paranormal Romantics, so pop over and weigh in on what you think my next project should be.

Hope you’re enjoying the waning days of summer, fellow Warriors. Write On!



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21 comments:

  1. Sounds like it's not going to be easy for either of them.

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    1. They're not the kind to ever take the easy way.

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  2. Nancy, you write the most interesting snippets. This one is so interesting and I do believe romance is in the future.

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  3. Life hits us and we explore the effects in our characters and stories.

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  4. I'm seriously coveting that coffee mug. I'm on version I hate my life final final really though.docx. Enjoyed the snippet, as usual.

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    1. LOL! I'd love to have it, too - if I had room for another writer's coffee cup!

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  5. You've definitely set up imposing challenges for your couple, yet I'm confident they'll get through the adventures together (because you're their author LOL). Terrific snippet.

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    1. Thanks for you confidence. We're still working on their "issues".

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  6. The Godfather meets a love interest who may actually make a difference in his life!

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  7. I'm getting more and more excited for Rise by Moonlight!!!

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  8. This is a great excerpt/teaser. I want more now! I also want that coffee mug - it sums up perfectly my on-line file for the current WIP!

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    1. Thanks, Hywela! I'll be thrilled just to get out of Draft 1!

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  9. This doesn't seem like an easy relationship. I look forward to reading how they overcome some of those obstacles.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. I don't do 'easy'. To quote Tina Turner, I like them "rough."

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  10. Wow--outstanding! I love the relationship dynamics you've created in this story. Coming to the end of this series must seem bittersweet.

    And fantastic--that your employer is allowing you to use the conference room. :-) !

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    1. I know, it'll be like moving away from friends and family you've hung out with every day. Sniff . . .

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  11. Underneath it all, they seem to have more similarities than differences. It's just a matter of them discovering it. Loved the snippet!

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