Monday, July 16, 2018

Welcome! This week we're writing to the word prompt "corn." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Thank you for stopping by.

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
It was a hot day in July and Jess’s air conditioning in her old jalopy was on the fritz.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
A glimmer of humor shone in Alice’s eyes and her lips turned up in a mischievous grin. “Well…you know…”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
 “What about these then? Are they your new secret vice?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Greek God Romance)
 It took a particularly nasty text from Athena’s step-mother, Hera, for the light bulb to go off in her head.

Thanks for coming. Comments are always welcome.

Monday, July 9, 2018


JEAN C. JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
Never having enough left over to make a pie for herself, Jess accepted his offer.  

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
She never could resist a set of brilliant azure eyes. It was what first attracted her to the boy’s father.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
All of this? All her misery? It was her half brother’s fault.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
Dashing quickly into the grocery store on her way home, Candace pulled her collar up to keep the cold wind from sliding down her back. 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Participating in such a venture is a crime against the colony.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Happy Tuesday! With tomorrow being the Fourth of July, Happy Independence Day to all of our American friends.  I hope the weather cooperates, and you can fully enjoy the day.

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, the weekly blog post where books are born. A select group of authors share their works in progress with you based on a picture or word prompt. This week, we're all including the word WORN in our scenes. Enjoy!

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
Jess Lennox tied the apron around her waist. The bottom edge was a little frayed and the pink had faded to a dusty mauve color.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I opted to go without socks that day.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“I’m so sorry dear. My mind simply wandered and I don’t know quite where I went for a moment.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
“This colony needs good men like you.”

Monday, June 25, 2018


This week our word prompt is "naked." A little bawdy for Tuesday Tales? Perhaps. And perhaps not. Read the stories here and decide for your self. Don't forget to come back and read all the stories here. Thanks for coming.

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
After dark on a hot night, there was nothing Jess liked better than to get naked and jump into Cedar Lake. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I could feel his gaze on me. Oddly enough, I was now getting used to it. 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Guy sat across the table from Remi Lalonde, the seigneur whose lands abutted his own, sipping a glass of warm caribou.

I hope you enjoyed our stories. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Tuesday Tales Picture Prompt

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Our motley group of writers share a snippet of their work with you. Each week we write based upon a word prompt. However, once per month, we write to a picture prompt, as you will see in the following posts.  Follow the links to read the individual contributions. We thank you for checking out each authors' blog. 

V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)
The coffee shop had fresh baked muffins so big you needed two hands to hold them. 

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romance)
“Do you think the woman on the ship have all been fortunate enough to fall in love with their husbands?” she asked.  

Jean Joachim (Contemporary Romance)
As grandma always said, “there’s good everywhere, if you look for it.”    

Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

The green threads of jealousy wrapped around Alice like a tight cord.

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)
One day these dilapidated doors will open once again with a stately flourish. 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Soaked"

Thanks for coming! This week our word prompt is "soaked." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Don't forget to come back and read all the excellent stories. Thanks for stopping by!

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“How lovely…to be able to while away the morning reading. I can’t say as I remember what that felt like…”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
And as far as Roger goes, make sure his heart and not only his stomach is engaged before you agree to anything. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
She listened for any sign of her mate. She smiled as she heard the inhuman rumble of a werewolf snore.

Monday, June 4, 2018


Thanks for coming! This week our word prompt is "silly." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Don't forget to come back and read all the excellent stories. Thanks for stopping by!

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary romance)
Once the second apartment was almost finished, her fiancé cooled.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
“Nothing, Maman. I’m just overemotional these days." 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Compared to life in the metropolis in West Virginia where they hailed from, this was still a new and rough-edged country life.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
 “You are a silly beast, aren’t you?” she said as she laughed.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Romance)
“You are woolgathering once again?”

Monday, May 28, 2018

Tuesday Tales - word prompt 'leaf' #romance

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 ‘leaf’. Thank you for stopping by!

SUSANNE MATTHEWS  (Historical Romance)
"One day our maple products may be as valuable an export as our furs, hemp, and timber."

“Lyle, Rafe, Lyle, Rafe? Bill, help!” Sandy moaned into the phone.

But, comforting an injured child ranked higher than keeping a pristine wardrobe.

The lid creaked open to reveal a miniature book.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
I’m just trying to take care of my mate. I’m trying to keep her alive, okay?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Tuesday Tales - word prompt 'mirror' #romance

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 ‘mirror.’ Thank you for stopping by!

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Seven years, Alice mused silently. We’ve been married that long?

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
When he hit the NFL, Nick had convinced himself he’d put Lizzie Wenner behind him, left her in the dust, gotten over her, whatever you want to call it.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Romance)
Twenty-six hours with little sleep was not a good look on me.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Fiction)
"Enough of these old wives’ tales and the ravings of a madman for now." 

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
And I’m not a man. I’m a god.

Monday, May 14, 2018


Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tales, the blog where we share or work in progress with you. Ideas started here become stories that grow into books. Each week, our mentor provides us with a word or picture clue. Snippets from picture prompts must be 300 words or less.  Please take time to visit each author and see how well they incorporate the picture prompt into their work in progress today.

Here are this weeks images. See who chose what!

Here are this week's participants:

V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)
Keenan looked up at me, the light of the fire dancing on his face.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
The mother awakened--ancient and wild, lapping the song with 
tongues of flame.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Patoulet scoffed. “Why would the ravings of a fevered man 
concern you?”

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
He should teach them to fight. They’d kick ass in the ring. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
As he drove to the Yale Bowl, his thoughts dialed back to his old 
girlfriend. What a punch in the gut to run into Lizzie.

Monday, May 7, 2018


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. Our word prompt this week is "heavy." Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Thanks for coming! 

She raised her gaze to meet pale blue eyes in a familiar face.

V. L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)
If he came to the creek tomorrow to pray I would call him to this side. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Harold Furman Blodget…what on earth were you thinking?”

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
Athena shot him a cocky grin. “It’s not the first time I’ve seen you in a compromising position, sweet brother."

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Guy frowned. Now that he was married to the woman he loved, how could he wish any less for Sophie? 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
A wave flattened out to kiss the shore

Monday, April 30, 2018

May 1, 2018 From the Word ROSE

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where ideas become books. This week our posts, maximum 500 words, all have to include the word ROSE. 

Make sure you take the time to visit each of the bloggers to see how they incorporated the prompt in their stories. Enjoy!

V.L. LOCEY   (MM Contemporary Romance)
When he returned the smile, I grabbed tight to the sign post behind me.

TRICIA ANDERSEN   (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
Why would you help me? I thought Zeus banned the gods from helping us.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS   (Historical Romance)
In the distance, a wolf’s mournful howl split the silence.

At noon, after his parents loaded up the family car, Lizzie cried and hugged Nick goodbye.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS   (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
Her heartbeat quickened in rhythm with the stirring music.

TRISHA FAYE   (Contemporary Romance Short Story)
“Mind if I feed them here, before I take them home with me?”

Monday, April 23, 2018


Welcome! This week our word prompt is "wash".  Click on the author's name to go to her blog and read her story. Don't forget to come back and read all these works. Thank you for coming!

“You’re gonna be around all those brains. Those Yale guys. All wanting to get laid.”

V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“Bryan, maybe we should put our wine down.”  

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Romance Short Story)
“Oh, thank goodness! The cavalry has arrived.”

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal Greek God Romance)
"Maybe you still love him, not me. Am I right?”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Sometimes, necessity makes for strange bedfellows. 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
She clenched the wooden knobs of the chair arms.

He turned and called out, “Retreat.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tuesday Tales Picture

Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales, the closed blog hop where a group of writers share their work in progress with you, the readers. Each week's entry is based on a word or picture prompt. This week, we write to a chosen picture prompt. Picture prompts follow a little different rule, we write 300 words.  Follow the links to read the individual posts. Make sure you visit everyone. There's something here for everyone! Enjoy!

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS  (Paranormal Fantasy Romance) “I prefer the old ways.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN  (Paranormal/Greek God Romance) This wasn’t going to end like the myths or fairy tales. Maybe it was time to cut her losses and run. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance) Nick tossed her a towel then wrapped one around his waist

V.L. LOCEY  (MM Hockey Romance) His black jeans fit him well, as did the long-sleeved shirt he’d pulled a soft gray vest over. 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS  (Historical Romance) Only two slept at any time, the third sitting guard on the watch for hungry wolves or cougars.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary) Time slowed as she reached out.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Tuesday Tales - Cart

Welcome! This week's word prompt is "cart". Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to come back and visit them all. 
Thanks for stopping by.

V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)  
There stood a young man in a Railers hoodie with brown eyes and a mouth that poets would write sonnets about. 

Chrys N. Jay (Contemporary Romance Short Story)
“Who needs some help and what are you volunteering me for?”

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal/Greek god Romance)
He fought the urge to chase after her, to rip her a new one in front of her new temple and her new worshippers.

Jean Joachim (Romance)  
Lizzie had been curious about sex. She’d been ready for some time before Nick came along.

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romance)
"Six months ago, if you’d told me I would be entrusting my life to a Mohawk scout, I would’ve called you crazy, but I can’t think of another man I would want at my back for this."

Jillian Chantal (Regency)
They made quick work of getting the prisoners loaded as well as the dead 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
It’s not like she needed new lingerie anyway.