Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Life







Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 

Our word prompt this week is "Life". Please read all the stories. Click on the author's name to get to their blog. Thank you for coming. 



V.L. Locey (M/M Shifter Romance)

Rugby hurried to the front doors, pulled the massive things open, and bowed deeply to the four massive wolves padding through the doors. 

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)

“I’m supposed to be a hermit. I bought this place to stay away from people, not rush out and meet ‘em.”

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)

“We all let life get in the way.”

Susanne Matthews (Fated, Short Story)

Part of me is missing, and I have to find it.

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal MMA Romance)

"How far out of town?” Delilah asked. There was hesitation in her voice. “You’re going to want to hang on, sweetheart.”

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)

The memories of a childhood mid-September first day of school, with an early fall chill to the morning air, were something from the past.

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)

Jill gasped when she walked into Umberto’s Restaurant dining room.  In the far corner of the room was a table filled with all different colored wild blowers.

Jillian Chantal (Historical Romance)

"Good Lord, what have you done?" 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - Picture Prompt Week!

Welcome! This week we have picture prompts, instead of words. Each author picked one picture that worked for their story. The word limit is 300, to make it challenging. To see the picture and story, click on the author's name. 
Remember to hit everyone as each story is different. Thanks for coming!

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)
"I don't think pugs eat rabbits."

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
Whatever could grow between them had to be nurtured and fed, like the first shoot of a new plant.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
She stood by the bed, her vision blurred.


Jillian Chantal (Historical Romance)
I nodded but stayed silent as I didn't trust my voice not to give away my tears. 

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
By the time the next weekend arrived, Peggy wondered if the weekend away was even worth it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "LAKE" #romance #shortstory


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "lake". Thank you for coming!

JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
“Better get your ass up outta there before another car comes along.”

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
The open laptop sat on the desk, beckoning to her in a come hither manner.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
I’m wide awake and since this storm seems intent on staying around, I won’t be able to sleep anyway.

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“We always enjoyed going to the lake.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency Pirate Story)
“Don’t be mad at me and the boys for going, will you?”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
Her wintry gray eyes glittered.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal MMA Romance)
“Yeah. Tell me about it. I think I might have married me a psychopath.”

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Writing to Number

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "NUMBER"

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "number". Thank you for coming!

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
But for now, for these few hours, she could relegate her concerns to the back of her mind and enjoy the sisterly camaraderie.



SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
How could anything as fragile as this house on stilts withstand such a battering?



DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
They had my number.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 
The waves stroked her lotion into coconut scented beads.

 JILLIAN CHANTAL  (Regency Era Romance)
“I must confess, I even failed as an altar boy.”

JEAN JOACHIM  (Contemporary Romance)
Deserted by his adoring public, his friends, the three women he'd been sleeping with and even his mother, he had become a recluse.


V.L. LOCEY   (M/F Hockey Romance) 
“Is your husband happy about coming to Philly?” I asked Cami.

Monday, March 27, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "DICE" #romance #shortstory


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. our word prompt this week is "dice". Please read all the stories. Click on the author's name to get to their blog. Thank you for coming. 


JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
Seedy came to mind. Along with dilapidated and creepy. He shivered. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal MMA Romance)
Cay was serenading Ruby with the greatest hits of Eminem. Curse words and everything. 

V. L. LOCEY (M/F Erotic Hockey Romance)
I went to him, slid my arms around him, and rose to my toes to press my mouth over his.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Vintage Paranormal Romance)
 (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
The sweet sour nectar trickled down her throat.

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
A knot the size of Gibraltar lodged in Peggy’s stomach.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
“You are as safe here as you would be in your own bed,” the manager answered.

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 21, 2017 Tuesday Tales Picture Prompt Theme: Windows


Hello and welcome to spring and this week's picture prompt postings. We are a small but dedicated group on this spring day. Once a month, we post something from our current works in progress that fits with an image we're given. This month we had a theme: windows. Which one would you choose?  












Have a look at what each of us chose. 


V.L. Locey   (M/F Hockey Romance)

We all bobbed our heads and said “Uh-huh” in tandem.

Susanne Matthews   (Contemporary Romance)

Memories of her brief and yet far too long encounter with Mark made her shudder.

JeanJoachim   (Contemporary Romance)

“There’s no budget for a crew, Cassie. You’ll have to do it yourself.”

Flossie Benton Rogers   (Paranormal Vintage Romance)

A phantom of her former life welcomed the morning rays.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tuesday Tales -Word prompt "Lemon" #romance #shortstory


Welcome! Our writers create stories to word prompts every week. Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to return and read everyone's story. Thanks for coming. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
The smell of bread baking beckoned her to the kitchen. She stuck her head in.


V. L. LOCEY (M/F Hockey Romance)
Bruno stood up and pulled out my seat. The other men rose as well.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
But as troubling as Mark’s presence was, it was the kiss and the need for more of them that had him completely off kilter


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
“You look like you’ve seen a ghost.”


DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“Can we meet for coffee, lemon pie, or something similar today?”

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Tree


TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "TREE"

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "tree". Thank you for coming!



TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

Peggy glanced up and bit back the retort that was on the tip of her tongue.

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

MJ nodded, too confused by Paul’s words and actions to say or do anything else.

 

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)

A tree was the perfect memorial.

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 

Let night fall like a curtain rather than fade like a song.

 

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)

Cassie returned to her apartment, poured a glass of wine, stripped off her clothes and slipped on a shift before she called Ned.

















 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tuesday Tales - air


Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales. It's a perfect time to find some new reads. Check out the excerpts using this week's word prompt ‘air.’ Click on a writer's name to visit their blog. Then return here to read some more stories. We hope you enjoy!

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
She thought if she repeated the thought to herself often enough, it would make it true.

V.L. LOCEY (M/F Hockey Romance)
Thank God for room service and hotel laundry.

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
“As I was saying, it’s a program about bringing people together. Unscripted, reality TV.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
“You’re a stranger in town poking his nose where it don’t belong.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
MJ stood there, suddenly unable to pull the air into her lungs she needed to breathe as panic filled her.

TRICIA ANDERSON (paranormal MMA romance)
Micah demanded as he felt his blood run cold. “How could you possibly know who I am?”

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“I gulped trying to take in some air.”

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt








Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales. This week we have a picture prompt - author's choice - so all excerpts must be 300 words or under and reflect the chosen image. Click on a writer's name to visit their blog. Then return here to read some more stories. We hope you enjoy!

V.L. Locey (M/M Hockey Romance)
“I’m sure.” I stepped into him and kissed him with all I had, our clasped hands pinned between his chest and mine.

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal MMA Romance)
He was strong. He was dominant. He was sexy beyond imagination. And somehow he’s my mate.

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
Did he feel trapped yet?

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
It was one thing to have a dream and the desire to follow it.

 Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance)
Mike looked at the pretty, young woman. What she was presenting was ridiculous.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
No more eerie music or jasmine.


Monday, February 13, 2017

February 14, 2017 Tuesday Tales From the Word Love


Happy Valentine's Day.  Love is in the air and you'll find it in all of this week's posts. So, take a few minutes to visit each of our bloggers. You're going to love their stories. 



V.L. Locey  (M/M Hockey Romance)

“Okay.” Playing seemed less dangerous than thinking about his whiskers.

Karen Cino  (Contemporary Romance)

Robbie had a limousine waiting for their trip into Manhattan to get Jill heavier winter clothes.

Trisha Faye  (Contemporary Fiction)

A slideshow of snapshots drifted through her mind, memories of a happier time.

Susanne Matthews  (Contemporary Romance)

“I know you two have a few wrinkles to iron out, but my gut tells me things will work out just the way they should.”

Davee Jones  (Contemporary Romance)

“I’ve never felt more pain than when love was involved in my heart.”

Jean Joachim (Contemporary romance)

Cassie arrived at the bar first.

Flossie Benton Rogers  (Paranormal Vintage Romance)


The weeping angel sheltered the earthborn memory of the woman now gone.

Monday, February 6, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - Prompt "Metal" #romance #amwriting

Welcome! The word prompt this week is "metal". Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to return and read everyone's story. Thanks for coming!

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
There it was. The answer to her problem.

V. L. LOCEY (M/M Hockey Romance)

Man, that smile…it changed him

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

“It’s my little passive-aggressive way to get back to him for being such a butthead sometimes.”

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)

Jill stepped back out of Robbie’s embrace. The thought of this going any further spelled disaster.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

“Okay, Mr. Davis. Magic it is. Let’s get this party going.”

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)

“I wish my heart was made from metal.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance)

“How do I know you won’t skip town at the sound of the next lonesome whistle?”


Monday, January 30, 2017

Tuesday Tales - WORD PROMPT "TRACK"

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "TRACK"

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "track". Thank you for coming!


TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
"Once I had a 'Mrs.' in front of my name, Derek didn't like me going to school and being out in the evenings."


V. L. LOCEY  (M/M Hockey Romance)
This was my time now and I was going to bask in the limelight until I was burnt.

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
That night, Jill lay in bed for the longest time not being able to fall asleep.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
MJ gasped, knowing her cheeks flamed. "Mama!"

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
A little sleepy, I closed my eyes hoping for a little catnap before the rolling pain struck again.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 
He knocked a nickel in the juke box and punched E9.

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Boom! There it was. The answer to her problems.



 









 

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt






Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales. This week we have a picture prompt - author's choice - so all excerpts must be 300 words or under and reflect the chosen image. Click on a writer's name to visit their blog. Then return here to read some more stories. We hope you enjoy!


V.L. Locey (M/M Hockey Romance)

My eyes were exhausted, my back stiff, and my brain fried like a ham steak. 

Susanne Matthews  (Contemporary Romance)

Mother of God, what have I done?

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Romance)

“You lost your mind, girl? Inviting kids in to play pranks?”

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)

Jill closed the door when Robbie disappeared behind the pine trees and walked into the living room where Robbie had a started a fire.

Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance)

She sighed. The things she had to do to get Ned Collins to commit.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)

Sunrays gleamed on the smooth granite surface.

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)

“When I need peace, I look to the fresh snow.”

Monday, January 16, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "TRAIN"


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "train". Thank you for coming!


JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
“You. Sanderson doesn’t know you’re my partner. You’ve never met. Didn’t you date some loser named Mike something?”

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Romance)
“These books aren’t going to keep you warm at night, girlie.”

V. L. LOCEY  (M/M Hockey Romance)
I’d gone about half a block when I heard Tommy’s distinctive raspy voice calling people over to play three card monte. 

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Jill sat back on the couch with her legs resting on Robbie’s lap. As he massaged her feet, she felt a feeling of calm.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Holiday Romance)
Santa has a strange sense of humor.

DAVEE JONES
Maybe a distraction would help, since my other strategies were starting to give out.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Romance) 
Her physical body could not go with her.


Monday, January 9, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "COFFEE"


Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales.  It's a perfect time to find some new reads. Check out the excerpts using this week's word prompt coffee. Click on a writer's name to visit their blog. Then return here to read some more stories. We hope you enjoy!


Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)
“You are a guest in my house. I want you to sit back and get comfortable. All work related talk is off the table as of now.”


Trisha Faye (Contemporary Romance)
Carmen glared, a cutting look passing across the space between them.


V.L. Locey (M/M Hockey Romance )
His hand continued moving over my back, keeping me in touch with him and this place so far above where I had lived for seven years.


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)
Whoa. Dial it back a lightyear or two.


Susanne Matthews (Holiday Romance)
“So Mr. Kayne-Lamont, what do you really want from the town of Willow Grove?”


Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance)
“I have good news and bad news. Which do you want first?”