Monday, September 21, 2020

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "WIN"

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! The word prompt this week is "WIN." Click on the author's name to go to her blog and read the excerpt. Make the rounds of these excellent stories. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

I ran a hand down the rough front bumper.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

She resolved that she wasn’t going to let the devastating war news ruin her festive Christmas spirit.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/paranormal Romance)

“I want a kiss,” she bartered. “And if you win?”

JEAN JOACHIM (Genre: Women's Fiction)

Good memories of long days spent at the Zoo with Robbie and his best friend five years ago washed over her.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Thriller)

Within less than a square mile rose more than one hundred publicly owned apartment buildings, almost nine hundred stories of misery. 


Mr. Hawtrey cleared his throat. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Tuesday Tales: From the Word Skinny


Hello one and all, and welcome to mid-September. Hard to believe summer's all but over. 2020 has been a year of disappointment. Hopefully, now that fall's here, things will improve.

Tuesday Tales is a weekly blog where a small group of talented authors share their works in progress with you. We write to either a word or a picture prompt. This week, our word prompt is skinny, and we are limited to 400 words.  Feel free to comment on the individual posts. Writers love feedback! 

Here are this week's scenes.

V.LLOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

 I was the most exasperating person she knew.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

 By the time she turned up their front walk, she was filled with resolve.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Thriller)

 “Is that a brand on her ass? It looks like a horseshoe.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)

His cell rang. It was Allison, the real estate agent.



 They moved along at a quick pace, both man and dog battling the cold.

See you all again next week!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt Week


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, the place for weekly FREE READS! Click on the author's name and go to their blog. When you finished reading, return and move on to the next one. This week we’re writing to a picture prompt. The authors chose one of the pictures below to incorporate into their snippet. Picture prompt weeks are quick reading – only 300 words each snippet!

Thank you for stopping by!



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“I wasn’t going to go to town. I’d run into too many people I know.”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

As much as he missed Khalil, he was aching to kiss her.


JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)

“Oh, one thing I forgot to tell you.”



“Never mind that. I want to know about…you know.”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Suspense Romance)

Try to push the ‘concerned citizens’ to the other side of the road.


Monday, August 31, 2020

Tuesday Tales - Lonely


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! The word prompt this week is "Bark." Click on the author's name to go to their blog and read their story. Make the rounds of these excellent stories. 

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V.L. LOCEY - MM Hockey Romance
The moon was a fat ball of white in the dark night sky.

“Now she’s as dead as he is.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN - Greek god/Paranormal Romance
Just a couple of drinks then he could go home and wallow in his broken heart

SUSANNE MATTHEWS - Romance Suspense
“Madre de Dios, no. We found her here,” he struggled to speak English.  
TRISHA FAYE - Historical Fiction
Ruth Ann giggled amidst the sniffles. “And a band-aid…for the really big ones!”

JEAN JOACHIM - Small Town Romance
“Maybe nothing good in a restaurant, but how would you feel about buying and restoring a bar?”

Monday, August 24, 2020

Tuesday Tales - Bark


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! The word prompt this week is "Bark." Click on the author's name to go to their blog and read their story. Make the rounds of these excellent stories. 

Thank you for stopping by! 

V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)
That made my drummer snort. “I fell asleep in a bush.”

Susanne Matthews (Romance Suspence)
Killing a man was easier in simulations and training exercises than it was in real life  

“If anyone tries to claim the dog, have them call on me.” 

Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)

Apollo stepped in before they all witnessed just how vicious his sister’s bite really was.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

My bare legs brushed against creeping thyme and chocolate mint.

Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

She knew Frances would drool over that gift; nylons were so difficult to get a hold of.

Jean Joachim (Small Town Romance)
"I'm sorry but the traffic was terrible. Did I miss the funeral?"


Monday, August 17, 2020

Tuesday Tales: From the Word Slowly

 The dog days of summer are upon us, but this summer is unlike any we've ever had. Life has changed, and for many, each day is a struggle. If you need to escape from your reality, there's no better way than to immerse yourself in a book.

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. I hope you'll enjoy this inside look at our writing processes. We offer you laughter, tears, a glimpse at the past and a chance to dream. This week's prompt is the word, SLOWLY. Read and see how all of our authors have used it. Feel free to comment on the various posts. We all love to hear from our readers. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

“What kind of mad house is this, exactly?”

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

With a grin and a wink, Frances left without replying to that retort.

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)

“None of your business.” Jeff increased his pace.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romance Suspense)

“Yeah, but you have to believe in that crap to let it get to you.”

 TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek god/paranormal Romance)

For being the almighty King of the Greek gods, he acted like a

 toddler at times.


The priest seemed friendly enough, but Charles knew he still needed to be on his guard.


“I don’t keep up with everybody’s family snarls in Glisten.”

Monday, August 10, 2020



Welcome! This week, our authors are writing to picture prompts. We provide pictures and they choose w(hich ones to put in their stories. And each story can only be 300 words, max! Stop by and read them all. Thank you for coming!

Here are the pictures we are using: 

JEAN C. JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
 Jeff Barrett gripped his mother’s hand as his father’s casket was lowered into the ground. 

V. L. LOCEY (M/M Hockey Romance)
My whole mental state went blank as I gaped at the tiny baby staring up at me from within its carrier-tote thing. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Thinking about it? Since when? This all just happened. We’re not even at war.” 

Not the truth, though.

TRICIA ANDERSEN  (Greek God Paranormal Romance)
He couldn’t tell if the greeting was forced or genuine but he watched Poseidon throw out his arms like the sea god was excited to see his younger brother and his wife.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Suspense)
Bat-shit crazy might well be the right term for this caller.  

“You’ve got to do something, Peri!”