Monday, November 25, 2013


Welcome! This being the Thanksgiving week, we are trying something new, giving our writers a week off! So we've asked everyone to post one of their favorite posts from the past. This is our BEST OF TUESDAY TALES, as selected by our writers. We hope you enjoy these stories. Happy Thanksgiving! Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Thanks for coming.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Stolen Moments
"We don't need bathing suits here," Chas said as he ripped his t shirt over his head. Jenny blushed when a wicked grin spread across his face.
TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Being such an early riser, now that she hardly slept at night, Bea was surprised to hear noises coming from the kitchen already.
SARAH CASS (Fantasy)
The high pitched whine of a delivery truck’s brakes penetrated the sanctuary of peace I’d built. Heavy footsteps plodded through the snow, a shadowy form growing larger through the intricate frosted glass.
Jenny  skipped along the street, her pigtails flying, her eyes shining, and a permanent smile on her face.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Contemporary/Suspense/Romance)
"Hmm," he hummed to himself as he slapped the wood against his palm, breaking free some of the residual dirt that clung to it. "Rough.  Hard.  Dirty." 
DAVEE JONES (Erotic Romance)
“We had the lights off because the toddlers fell asleep on our bed. I wanted my Tammy time before I moved them."
“Don’t worry Ronny, I’ll keep him here,” Martina said, glaring at her husband.
JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
“That really wasn’t a very suave line, was it?”
Then Rose turned slightly towards Nicky and brushed her hair out of her face. “You’re having his baby, aren’t you?”
V. L. LOCEY (M/M, Romantic Comedy)
 “I`m not trying to pry, but is that a spider on your ass?”
MORGAN K. WYATT (Contemporary Romance)
The Inheritance
"Love is a grand adventure, not for the timid, but well worth taking."
TAI VICARI (Fantasy)
No one really hung around after midnight unless they were a drunkard.  She didn't sense any humans, just him and his minion who followed him concealed by the shadows.
Nate sat in his Adirondack next to the twin of his late wife's chair. He smiled  recalling the touch of her hand on his arm while they were watching the sun rise over the pristine lake.


Monday, November 18, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Our word prompt today is "loose". Just click on the name of the writer to go to his/her blog and read their story. Thanks for coming.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
 "Is that a threat?"
"Sure as hell ain't a birthday card."
IRIS BLOBEL (Sports Romance)
A small wooden sign hung loosely next to the door “Enter at your own risk”. She shook her head as she smiled. 
V. L LOCEY (M/MWestern Romance)
 I woke up with a start when he touched my arm.
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
“I have to admit I’m a tad bit jealous of your new beginning.” 
SARAH CASS (Historical Western) 
The moment she realized the culprit behind the whistle was Cole Mitchell, she wished she hadn’t stopped. The man always left her flustered and beside herself. 
“Is that what you’re really asking, or are you wondering whether I’m racking up your parents’ bill for my own benefit?” The reply was as straight up as his question, so why did resentment curl in his gut?
JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
There must be some mistake,” Molly said.
MORGAN K. WYATT (Contemporary Romance)
" It’s hard to believe that fifty years have passed since I told my only love that I did not love him."
LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance)
When the couple ahead moved forward he stepped up, then handed the butler his calling card. Once introduced Peter made his bows to the hostess and host then started to make his way toward her.
He finished it just in time to present it to his beautiful wife as a memento of his love for her.  When he arrived home to her lifeless body and his missing son, it was the only material item that was missing. 
TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
If I’m a birthin’ all the babies in this house, you can learn to finish up a batch of pumpkin butter.
Kai took him along a forested path towards a large dome building that seemed to stretch over miles of land. The dome had been obscured by the foliage where he had landed and he didn’t see it from space.

Monday, November 11, 2013


This week we have a couple of pictures being used as prompts and even a word or two. To find out which each writer has chosen, click on their name to go to their blog. Thanks for stopping by.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance) 
His Leading Lady
"Here's for your cab. You're one hot chick."  Darvin and Tiffany stood up together.
SHERRY GLOAG (Contemporary Romance) 
The question hovered in her head, growing, darkening, and sharpening. And in the end it refused to lie down. 
“Did you ever love me, or was it just a token duty emotion?”
V. L. LOCEY (M/M, Historical Western)
The snow flew upward as my hooves beat the wintry ground.
JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
She ran her hands down the front of the apron again and poked the
errant locks of hair that had fallen out of her messy bun behind her

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Daddy, bring me in a few of those pumpkins before you head to the pasture,” Bea called to Casey’s back.
SARAH CASS (Historical Western)
Her father chucked his finger under her chin. “This is supposed to be a surprise, not a funeral.”
LINDSAY DOWNS  (Regency Romance)
He let Sophia glance around then beamed her a smile when not only she but he noticed a heavenly fragrance coming from inside the structure.
Thundering down the mountain like an avalanche, the white stallion races towards its herd. Snow flies into the air as each hoof strikes the ground
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
Damn, the snow was sure coming down but thankfully it wasn’t sticking, yet. It made for some slick roads though. If it hadn’t been Cindy that needed his help, Maverick would still be home eating the pot pie his neighbor Joleen brought over. 
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance) 
 He would build a humidor for General Hellwig.  And it would kill him.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. This week we're writing to the word prompt "abrupt". Please click on the writer's name to go to their blog.Don't forget to come back and visit them all. Thanks for stopping by!
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
His Leading Lady
Boom! The beautiful blonde barreled into Mark’s chest right in front of Jean Louis Designs on Rodeo Drive.
SARAH CASS (Contemporary Romance)“Just turn the wheel,” She whispered. “There’s a good chance he won’t even open the door anyway, so just turn the wheel and go.”
TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Bea heard the old Chevy chugging along the dirt road towards the house.
IRIS BLOBEL (Sports Romance)
He leaned onto the crutches and placed a finger under her chin to lift her face.
“Wanna tell me what happened?”
V. L. LOCEY (Western Romance)
A man of twenty like me didn`t have time to be daydreaming, not when he had a sister and her boy depending on him. 
JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
“You can’t come here and announce that Jason was right about something
and not tell me what.”

LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance)
“Send a footman to the Dent townhouse to make them aware I’ve arrived and will be joining them shortly as soon as I change,” he ordered, racing up the main staircase.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
She tilted towards the door to peer inside the townhouse.  "May I come in?"
Paul looked at the gun he held, as far as he was concerned it was the only thing giving him any leverage. If he handed the artifact to him he would not be able to get Silf or his parents back.
SHERRY GLOAG (Contemporary Romance)
“Your grandfather was a good man, but rarely changed his mind once he’d come to a decision, and—” she snatched the key out of Norma’s hand. “— in this case he was plain wrong.” 
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
Panic filled Anora as her husband’s big hands shoved her out the door. A backpack flew past her head and landed on the sidewalk
DAVEE JONES (Erotic Romance)
Sexy Bea Spelling
“Bea, my spirited minx, what is getting into you?”
MORGAN K. WYATT (Contemporary Romance)
The Inheritance
Mary brushed past her to feed the other dogs. “Believe what you want. I’d be glad to see another dog placed. I think you just might have a place in your heart for hard luck cases.”