Monday, June 17, 2019

Picture Prompt Week







This week, the authors of Tuesday Tales are writing to picture prompts. On these weeks, the snippets shared are 300 words or less. Check them out by clicking on the name of the author. Enjoy!


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V.L. Locey (MM Historical Western Romance)
I cinched him to me, my arm around his lower back.

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romantic Suspense)
Sadly, they would never know what they’d missed.  

Jean Joachim (Urban Fantasy)
The statue of King Jagiello of Poland used to scare me when I was a kid.

Trisha Faye (Historical Short Story) 
“Ask me about crops. Ask me about livestock. Ask me about what fishing holes are the best.”

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Greek God Romance)
A smile crept on her lips. In a way, it was good to be home.

Flossie Benton Rogers  (Medieval Knight Romance)
“North wind cuts tonight.”



Monday, June 10, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "FLOWER"


V.L. LOCEY - MM Historical Romance
Three days later we spied the cabin.

TRISHA FAYE - Historical Short Story
“Quiet as church mice I see. Shoo! Go on and play. Your Daddy and I are discussing a family matter.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN - Greek god/Paranormal Romance
Pregnancy brain struck her like the plague.

DAVEE JONES - Contemporary Romance
"I remember your favorite flower.” Connor’s words floated through the air as he bent forward, plucking a tall proud Indian Paint Brush from the ground.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS - Historical romance suspense

Whoever this poor girl was, she wasn’t her Isabelle.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS - Medieval Knight Romance
The tyke’s grubby hands bespoke his morning labor in the field.

JEAN JOACHIM - Urban Fantasy
That bush was like me. Looked the same as every other bush on the outside, but inside, it’s different.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tuesday Tales June 4, 2019. Word prompt:RANCID

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a group of talented authors share scenes from their works in progress with you. This week, our 400 word offerings are based on the word, RANCID. Take it from me, working that one into the story was challenging. Take time to check out all the offerings and see how well it's been done. Feel free to comment. All authors love feedback!  


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“Where was it he lived again? Town with a funny sounding name.”



V.L. LOCEY (MM Historical Romance)
Spencer hid under my hat, his forearms up over the top of his head, the white skin of his arms now a bright pink.



JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
She kicked at the bottom of the door, desperate to escape. 



TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
This stinking, molding room was home now.



JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
I rushed home from school the day Ma said she’d be home early and make dinner.



FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
“We are being followed. Several men, maintaining at two furlongs.”



SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)

“That’s hardly what I would call appropriate dinner conversation,” Beatrice said, dropping the spoon she’d just picked up, and pushing her bowl away.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Tuesday Tales:May 28, 2019 From the Word Colorful


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, COLORFUL, and each post will be 400 words or less. Enjoy! 


V.L. LOCEY (MM Historical Fiction)
Once I was free of the tall red walls, I put my heels to Wind’s sides.

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
I melted butter in the pan, then cracked a few eggs.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
“Confession time?”

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
She reached out her hand towards the proffered envelope. “Who’s it from?”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
“It was God himself who sent you to me.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
The chamber was as colorful as thrice dead sedge.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god Romance)

He would love her with his last breath.

Monday, May 20, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "PICK"






JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)  
The sun woke me up around six thirty. Tucked into the rocks, the cops never spotted me. 


V. L. LOCEY (MM/Historical Western Romance)

Wind stomped a foot, the shallow water splashing up over his fetlocks to his knees.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“I don’t even have the gumption to argue with any of y’all right now.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
 “The starry skies seemed pleasant enough for you last eve.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
  “Oh no thank you. I’ll take the one on the right.” 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
“I belong here. You don’t.”  

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
Within weeks of her mother’s passing, Beatrice had announced the pending birth of a sixth child.  







Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday Tales- Picture Prompt- May 14, 2019

This week, the authors of Tuesday Tales are writing to picture prompts. On these weeks, the snippets shared are 300 words or less. Check them out by clicking on the name of the author. Enjoy!









V.L. Locey MM Hockey Romance

Jack ate his weight in the little pastry puffs after wolfing down a large portion of his omelet.


Trisha Faye Historical Fiction 

It always brought a warm, loving feeling to her heart whenever she stopped and took the time to look at the pieces of Grandma’s past that now graced her kitchen.


“There’s a five prong candelabra in the room next door. I’ll get it.”

Jean Joachim: Urban Fantasy

The metal of Balto's snout was cold under my hand. 


Tricia Andersen - Paranormal/Greek god romance

She used to be a vampire so that was saying something.



Davee Jones:  Contemporary Romance

The decision to eat more went round and round in my brain, while the scrambled eggs cooled to room temperature. 


Flossie Benton Rogers Medieval knight romance

It was a give and take of light and dark, unrepentant male with an air of mystery.


Susanne Matthews: Historical Romance Suspense

When Isabelle was born, twenty-year-old Murielle had become her governess








Monday, May 6, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - Word prompt "Grassy." #tuesdaytales #romance


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week we are writing stories to the word prompt "grassy." Remember to stop by all the blogs. Thanks for coming. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasty)
The guys raced after me. My feet left the grassy area and took me in the direction of Balto

V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
The first snag in my well-orchestrated plans was a big redhead in a flipping kilt waiting for me at my front door. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Greek God Romance)
For being a virgin goddess, her reading preferences indicated otherwise.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historic Romantic Suspense)
If he couldn’t trust the members of the militia, whom could he trust? 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
“I fathom not your father’s message about a secret word.”


Monday, April 29, 2019

Tuesday Tales for April 30, 2019 : Word Prompt RACE



Welcome to this week’s Tuesday Tales. It’s spring, and while the weather may be less than ideal in some places, one can’t miss the signs of good days yet to come. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site.

Each week a small group of talented authors share a scene from their works in progress based on a specific prompt. This week, that word prompt is RACE. Take time to visit all the posts. Enjoy.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

“So is this something all little boys play with?” 

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

He’d head out in the morning and Jessica would give the house ‘a lick and a promise’ cleaning, toss a load of laundry in the washer, and then get to work on her dream.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god Romance)

Hades sucked in a breath then cocked back his head to look at the Titan in front of him. “Hey, Dad.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
It’s peaceful at the pond, when the people leave

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)

“It matters not so long as we keep our heads about us.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)

“He may be implicated in Leclerc’s murder, or he may be another casualty.”

Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Click on the author's name to be directed to their blog. When you finished reading, return and move on to the next one. The word prompt this week is ‘chest.’ Thank you for stopping by!

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
Heather tried to coo and comfort the tired toddler, but he was having no parts of her. 

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
“You might take the classes, but I don’t see you turning your brown thumb green. Just the thought of you growing plants…”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
“No worries, Uncle. I like this one. He’s feisty.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
I planned ahead.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS  (Historical Romance Suspense)
Eyes wide, the man-child stared at him but didn’t speak. 


Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt!


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thanks for stopping by. This week each author chose a prompt from the pictures below.  Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Comments are always welcome.













V.L.Locey (MM Hockey Romance )
Which one is the boy duck and which one is the girl?”

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
“Who knew starting a little sideline business could take up so much time?”

Jean Joachim (Urban Fantasy/YA)
“Meet you at Balto,” Taylor said.

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
It sure as hell didn’t look like a meeting place of the gods. He was certain he didn’t want to take his pregnant wife in there.

Susanne Matthews (Historical Suspense Romance)
“You didn’t call me here to discuss wine, did you, sir?”

Flossie Benton Rogers (Medieval Knight Romance)
Agnes turned pale as death, and her palm slapped her chest.





Monday, April 8, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Tax







Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thanks for stopping by. Our word prompt this week is "road." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Comments are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by. 


V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)

“Hey,” Dan called from the front door as I made my way past his Jeep Cherokee and my shiny black Caddy SUV. “You stop at Mario’s?”

Tricia Andersen (Greek God/Paranormal) 

“Blessing? You helped me kidnap her.”

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)

“I could front you some. Say three hundred dollars. That should be enough to get you going.”

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romance Suspense)
If he was lured there, it was specifically to kill him. Why?  

JeanJoachim (Urban Fantasy/YA)
Jamie is a stupid name for a boy.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Medieval Knight Romance)
“Ye leave tonight, and that is the end of it.”

Monday, April 1, 2019

Tuesday Tales – word prompt ‘alone’ #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 ‘alone.’ Thank you for stopping by!


TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
“Are you out of your flippin’ mind? You can’t quit your job. We need the money.”

V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)
“Pardon me boss but I’m calling bullshit.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
“What if Mom and Freddy come out here?”
“It sounds like they prefer the barn.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
"No nonsense, ya hear?”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Sophie nodded. “Very well. Is there no way we women can help protect the colony?”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
“What is more befitting a lady, a shining mind or a radiant heart?”

JEAN JOACHIM (Big City Romance)
Maggie’s alarm sounded promptly at six.



Monday, March 25, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "ROAD"


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thanks for stopping by. Our word prompt this week is "road." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Comments are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)
“I’m going to suggest that the rental company put studded tires on their cars,” I announced as we crept around a sharp curve that ran past the Dewey farm, the barn situated right on the corner, and a huge, frozen pond to the left. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
She had a premonition that she wouldn’t be popping in and popping out this afternoon.

JEAN JOACHIM (Big City Romance)
“I don’t dislike you, Miss Chadwick,” John said, swallowing.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
“Including you?” Izzy asked, and he saw what it was costing her to hide her fear.  

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
He rubbed the back of his neck where the hairs stood up. 

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
Tears streamed from her eyes, but she seemed not to notice as she didn’t even try to brush them away. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god Romance)
Tiki torches burning citronella oil and the smell of a grill fired hot was just what Hades needed right now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT WEEK!











Welcome to Tuesday Tales. It's picture prompt week! Don't forget to return and read all the stories. Thanks for stopping by. 

VICKI LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)
The sun was bright, the air bitterly cold, and the scenery and speed exhilarating.


JEAN JOACHIM (Big City Romance)
She faced him. “Why did you give me that money?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God Paranormal Romance)

There are moments I wish for something like this with you so I can remember all the reasons I fell in love with you.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
The next few days seemed to drag. This time she was looking forward to her next visit with her grandmother.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
Even in his senseless condition, he groaned and heaved to one side.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
There was something even sadder than usual about a winter funeral. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tuesday Tale: Word Prompt-- Steady


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. Our word prompt is STEADY. Please take time to read all the posts. Our authors would love to hear from you. It takes only a moment to leave a comment. 


V.L.LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
Could I have something like that with Ethan? 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
I think Bobby was more excited about all the commotion taking place. I was petrified.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
But suddenly the urge to have someone waiting for him with the words “I love you” on her lips was the only thing he wanted.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Paranormal)
“Salt barrier?”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
“Saints above, the gloom lifts.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Big City Romance)
“Miss Chadwick?” He cocked an eyebrow, his gray eyes hard and inquisitive.
“You!” Shock zinged through her.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
“Like my ears are going to fall off.”