Monday, December 9, 2019


Welcome! This is picture prompt week. The writers have taken one of the above pictures to build their story around. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Holiday Romance)
“Good Lord! Miss Laura?” 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
He halted mid-sentence, watching her lick sugar crystals from her bottom lip.

“First you’re fighting me as if you’re possessed by demons and now you’re snickering?”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
"Pounding the dough relieves my tension on these long winter days of inactivity." 

DAVEE JONES  (Contemporary Romance)
Laurel Cranmer made tracks down the snow-covered mountain. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction Short Story)
“I can almost smell the lussekatter now. And it’s not even mixed and baking yet.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Frozen

Tuesday Tales: December 3rd, 2019 From the Word Frozen

Hello again and welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where select authors share scenes from their works in progress with you. Take time to read them all. Comments are always appreciated.

This week, we have the word prompt, FROZEN, and each post will be 400 words or less. Enjoy! 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction Short Story)

It seemed before she could even blink, it was December 12th and Astrid found herself pacing the house, waiting for Ola's arrival.

VICKI LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

I took a sip of my lemon selzer water, observing them as they moved through the well-dressed crowd.

 JEAN JOACHIM (Holiday Romance)

"I don't know, sir. I just hope she's not on her way here."

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)

He made her mouth water like a melting hot cinnamon roll.


Alas, it didn't happen.  

 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)

"Not frozen yet, but definitely in need of refreshing."

Tricia Andersen  (MMA Paranormal Romance)

Ryan is more of a double agent so you might want to be ready to fight your way out.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Thanks

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 the prompt ‘thanks’. Thank you for stopping by!

V.L. LOCEY (MM Romance)
Standing so close I could smell his ginger and citrus aftershave.

JEAN JOACHIM (Holiday Romance)
The next morning, Laura wandered around, frowning, and restless.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction Christmas Short Story)
“It seems I got more done with two young children underfoot than I do now that they’ve grown and moved out to own homes”, she grumbled aloud.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (MMA Paranormal Romance)
He curled around her the best he could, using his large body to shield her from the crowd.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
Firm and warming, her fingers kneaded his palm.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
She smiled at Felix. “And thank you for attending to the food.”

Monday, November 18, 2019


Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday Tales. We hope you enjoy our scenes based on the word "FUDGE". Comments are welcomed and appreciated by all the participants! 

V.L. LOCEY - MM Romance
Tavi was napping on the dark blue bathmat while I bathed. 

TRISHA FAYE - Historical Fiction Short Story
“Are the children joining us for Lucia Night also?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN - MMA/Paranormal Romance
“When you get over your fear of spiders, I will.”

Of course, her mother didn’t like that. 

JEAN JOACHIM - Holiday Romance
Laura attended the town meeting.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS - Paranormal Fantasy
The wytchfae chanted in low, melodic tones.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS - Historical Romance Suspense 
Izzy frowned. “Make a fire? Here? With the snow coming down? That’s impossible.”  

Monday, November 11, 2019


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, picture prompt week. These are the pictures our writers have chosen. Stop by each writer's blog and enjoy a great short story. Thanks for stopping by. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Holiday Romance)
“Right here.” George stood in the archway to the living room, a package in his hand. 

V.L. LOCEY  (MM Romance)
The air was chilly and crisp. 

TRICIA FAYE (Historical Fiction Short Story)
With each stitch Astrid calmed. By the time she set the project aside an hour later, she was peaceful and full of loving feelings again.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (MMA/Paranormal Romance)
“Fantastic. One more gang of vampires after us.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency Romance)
“Do you ever speak?” 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
Cat paws plodded up the torturous highland trail.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
She took his free hand and touched it to her rounded stomach hidden under all the clothes she wore.  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Tuesday Tales From the Word HOWL

Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday Tales. We hope you enjoy our scenes based on the word HOWL. Comments are welcomed and appreciated by all the participants! 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance) 

He gave me a brilliant smile. I felt a swoon coming.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction Short Story)

“You are ‘warrior’ and my name, means ‘divine strength’.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)

“Uh, no. Thanks. Cows, bears, deer, yes. Moose are fantastic. Not people.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency Romance)

And ran pell-mell into Mr. Cavanaugh.

JEAN JOACHIM (Holiday Romance)

“You whine like a spoiled child.” George put down his tea cup.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)

That woman would pound him into grits.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)

“Lift your feet,” Guy said, startling her.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Black" #tuesdaytales #stories

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of diverse writers craft stories to word and picture prompts. This week's word prompt is "black." Click on each author's name to read the story excerpts. We so appreciate your comments. Enjoy!

V.L. LOCEY - MM Romance
“You’d think the parks department would pay people to come around and scour the nasty off the chairs every hour or so.”

TRISHA FAYE- Historical Fiction Christmas Short Story
She knew that her mind worked best while she was doing something she loved to do.

TRICIA ANDERSEN - Paranormal/MMA Romance
“Just trying to be polite since I’m just your friend.”

JEAN JOACHIM - Holiday Sweet Romance
A week had passed with no word from either Craig or George. 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS - Paranormal Fantasy
Shadows cavorted on his flesh.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS - Historical Romance Suspense
“Being by your side is all the comfort I need.”