Monday, January 21, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt


This week is a picture prompt week. Our writers can pick from any of these pictures to use to inspire their stories. The writers are limited to 300 words only for their stories. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their work. 







Imagine having a centipede skitter over the nape of your neck after you’ve gone to bed but not being able to leap up to brush the bug off because the damn sun might touch you and turn you to dust. 

Due to the tight quarters at this end of the table, her hip was pressed against his.

She willed herself to speak slowly and softly. “Grandma…what year is it?”

It struck again like lightning across the sky. The sight froze the blood in her veins.

Maggie climbed the subway stairs, anxious to reach the street and fresh air.

Snow fell quietly out the window, and my baby rested his sleeping head on my bosom.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Tuesday Tales: Greasy


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, the weekly blog post where a select group of authors share scenes from their current works in progress with you. Scenes are based on word or picture prompts and limited to 300 or 400 words. This week, we have a word prompt, GREASY, and scenes are no more than 400 words long. Take time to read them all. Feel free to comment and let each author know what you think. We all love feedback!


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“No way I could forget,” I told him as he painted my knuckles with tender kisses.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god Romance)
“I don’t want them. I want you.”

FLOSSIEBENTON ROGERS (Historical Knight Romance)
The guests seated at the dais had quieted, no doubt in deference to their rumbling stomachs.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“But I don’t know why you call me your angel now. You never called me that when I was little.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
After a climbing three staircases, they entered a tiny two bedroom apartment.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Historical)
“I’m calling us free.” 

DAVEE JONES (Romance)
“It must’ve gotten into something greasy during the storm.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)
Lee nodded and left her to it, knowing she needed to feel the child against her—hadn’t he done the same thing?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Bracelet







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. Thank you for stopping by!


V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)

“You okay with me taking a shower here?” I asked, placing a hand on his knee and shaking him awake.

Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance)

Resigned to her father’s decision, Maggie packed her bag.

Davee Jones (Romance)

“It’s a bracelet.” Heidi whispered, her head bowed again. 

Susanne Matthews (Holiday Romance)

Lee stared at the tableau before him—the woman he’d fallen in love with, holding his niece whose words had probably shattered her soul.  

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal/Greek god)
Even if something were to happen between us, he’ll wake up someday and want someone younger. It’s inevitable.

Flossie Benton Rogers ( Sumerian Mythology)
“We speak of the old ones who from heaven to earth came.”

Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction) 
Sophie dropped her gaze to the clock on the dashboard and groaned.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Tuesday Tales – word prompt ‘year’ #romance #amwriting #freereads #excerpt



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. The word prompt this week is ‘year.’ Thank you for stopping by!


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“As long as Sister Nettie doesn’t give me the evil eye again because she thinks my skirts are too short or my sweaters too tight.”

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“Are all your parties this wild?"

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
He leaned even closer to Demeter. “No girlfriend.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
“Just don’t get preggers again. Okay?” Her mother whispered.
“It’s not like I’m going to take up with some random stranger, Mum,” Maggie said, twisting a handkerchief in her hand.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)
“Diana runned away,” the child repeated, her voice clogged with tears. "It was my fault.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Historical)
“Are you an abolitionist?”

Monday, December 24, 2018

Tuesday Tales Christmas




Welcome to Tuesday Tales. This week our word prompt is Christmas. Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to come back and read all the stories. Thanks for stopping by. 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Christmas Romance)
"Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I prefer handmade ornaments.”  

TRISHA FAY (Historical Fiction)
Wouldn’t that be just perfect? A Christmas Eve proposal?

V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I paused when I got to listing examples of Bran's influence in my life.

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
"You're so self-sufficient. You're amazing."


Monday, December 17, 2018

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT




This week is a picture prompt week. Our writers can pick from any of these pictures to use to inspire their stories. The writers are limited to 300 words only for their stories. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their work. 













JEAN JOACHIM (Small town/Holiday romance)
Holding up binoculars, she could make out the Christmas tree in the window across the street. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Why ever not? You don’t want me sneaking in and reading your diary?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
He might be married to her sister but he made it clear as crystal he felt he possessed her too.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Historical Knight Romance)
"My father keeps a hunting lodge not far from here."

JILLIAN CHANTAL  (Historical)
  “Settle in?” Theodora asked. 

V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“If I kissed you right now would that freak people out?”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Christmas Romance)
Keitha laughed. “The next thing you’ll tell me is that you’ll be decorating the place for Christmas this year.”  

Monday, December 10, 2018

Tuesday Tales from the Word BLADE


Good morning and welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the weekly blog where a group of writers share their works in progress with you. This week, our word prompt is BLADE.  There are lots of creative ways the word can be used. Take a look and see for yourself!



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Of course not, you silly goose. You know I only have eyes for Bing Crosby.


JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
Jess stretched out on the grass. She turned her head to watch the birds and a few blades tickled her nose.


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
The goalie, still in his mask and gear, rapping on the tall wall of Plexiglas trying to get my attention.


TRICIA ANDERSON (MMA Romance)
Here are the sentences:  She raised herself on her tiptoes until the tip of their noses nearly touched. “To save your life.”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Christmas Romance)

Why was it that, no matter where you lived, come the year’s first snowfall, everyone suddenly forgot how to drive?