Monday, September 16, 2019

It's Picture Prompt Time on Tuesday Tales


Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales. We hope you're all enjoying this weekly peek at our works in progress. As is our way, picture prompt scenes are limited to 300 words. Enjoy, and feel free to comment on the posts after you read them. It always amazes me to see how two authors can use the same picture so differently.
This weeks pictures include:





And here are the links to your favorite stories. Take time to read them all. You won't regret it!


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“Hurts Bill,” I groggily said, blinking at the sticky dark hair glued to my face and eyes.

JEAN JOACHIM(Urban fantasy)
“Guys don't cry, right?”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
“It's a little early for Halloween.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)
Second thought, he should scrap that thought.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
“We saw the blood on the floor in the office and assumed it was all Roger’s.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
She was a dream, pure and simple.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Tuesday Tales and Evil

Tuesday Tales:May 28, 2019 From the Word Evil

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


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)

There is evil in this world, one your puny Yankee mind couldn’t comprehend.


VICKI LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

He certainly had the look and carriage of duke or a czar, and maybe even the wardrobe as well.


 JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)

Who could I trust?


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)

The man's got a touch of pure wicked about him.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)

Giving up, I flushed the toilet—just in case someone was standing outside—Weird quirk of mine.  


 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)

"Anselme Raymond has been found."







Monday, September 2, 2019

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


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
She planned to give it all back to the Older’s. In exchange for some pretty bits of fabric, of course.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)
“No, no, I understand. I no never make oatmeal again.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
Murielle fought not to cry, not to let her broken heart show. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)
“All due respect, bro.” Ezekiel tapped the screen to end the call then powered the phone off.

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
Time seemed to stand still, then rush by. How weird is that?

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
“We never spoke of it again.”

Monday, August 26, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Door







Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of writers give you a peek into their works in progress. This week the word prompt is "Door".  Enjoy and have a great week!



V.L. Locey (MM Contemporary Romance) 
Hazel eyes lifted from the readouts and papers strewn across his desk. 

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Fantasy)
 We sealed it with primordial power.

Jean Joachim (Urban Fantasy)
“We don’t have a lot of rules. But one is you must always knock before entering a room when the door is closed.” Mrs. Gold stood in the doorway.  

Tricia Andersen  (MMA Romance)
Stay. I need to know you’re okay.

Trisha Faye (Historical Short Story)
Sarah fell asleep with quilts dancing in her brain.

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romance Suspense) 
She nodded, unable to speak, unwilling to cry.  

Monday, August 19, 2019

Tuesday Tales - August 20, 2019 - Fall

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of writers give you a peek into their works in progress. This week the word prompt is fall.  Enjoy and have a great week!



V.L. Locey  (MM Contemporary Romance)


Caiden reached across the table to tap my wine glass with his bread stick.

Trisha Faye (Historical Short Story)

With a little more practice she felt that she would be ready to tackle one of the applique patterns that the women passed around to each other.

Tricia Andersen (MMA Romance)

 Casey didn’t miss the smirk on Lily’s face even on video. “Just goes to the gym, huh?”

Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Romance)

No such luck.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Fantasy)

That flipped her from rattled to mad in two seconds flat.

Susanne Matthews (Historic romantic suspense)

“I understand, mon oncle, but I don’t have to like it.” 







Monday, August 12, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt Week

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of writers give you a peek into their works in progress. This week is picture prompt week and our scenes are limited to 300 words.  Enjoy and have a great week!





V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)
Friend. Well sure that fit, I guess.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense) 
Uncle, please. If we’re to go, come with us,” Murielle begged. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“You don’t need to look so worried. I’m not about to ask for the moon.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (MMA Romance)
The feelings she had for him were well past taboo for family.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
“You need a stiffener.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
“Today’s your lucky day,” said Mrs. Plaid as she pushed up from her desk. “We’ve found  you a foster home.”


Monday, August 5, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "GROAN"

elcome! This week our word prompt is "groan." We welcome you to our weekly blog. We hope you like our stories. 

JEAN C. JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
Words flew at me like tiny knives, razors cutting into my skin, but none sunk into my brain. 


V. L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)
I glanced down at my cell, wondering if I should just call an Uber and make the dash of shame. 



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“Don’t let the man fool you. He is. ‘Bout as laid back and easy going as anyone I’ve ever met.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
“Don’t compare me to this low, cold creature.”



TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
“I didn’t think it was that bad. Or do you wake up all your morning afters this way?” 




SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
 Had he been the one she’d seen earlier in the ruins?  


Monday, July 29, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Plaid"



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 ‘plaid.’ Thank you for stopping by!


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction-Christmas Short Story)
I’ve got some squares that will work together into a nice, easy nine-patch for you.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I pulled him into my arms, the bags sliding to the carpet, and kissed him on the nose. 

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
Jonathan stared at me with concern. “What’s wrong?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
“Duly noted,” he replied, his mouth still brushed against hers. 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
She soothed the leopards with a pinch of ambrosial catnip.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
“What in the name of the almighty is that smell?” Talon asked, pulling out a scented handkerchief and holding it to his nose.

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
Within minutes, the apartment was filled with people.


Monday, July 22, 2019

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "HARDY"






JEAN C. JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
I rubbed my eyes, unable to believe what I had seen.

V. L. LOCEY (MM  Hockey Romance)
“Dave, I meant to come back, I did."

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“I’ve got a bag of scraps so big I think the whole town could sew on them for a year.”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
“I’m sorry. Did you just call me sweetheart?”

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“Aw, hush, get in, we’ve got work to do with these hardy guys.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
Damn! Sis could read her mind.   

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
 “I think you’re wrong, Martin, but we’re all entitled to our opinions.”    

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
“There’s someone up there,” Murielle indicated the top of the hill.  




Monday, July 15, 2019

July 16, 2019 Tuesday Tales From a Picture


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of writers give you a peek into their works in progress. As always, our scenes are based on a prompt This week is picture prompt week and our scenes are limited to 300 words.  Here are the pictures we chose. Can you guess who used which one?









V.L LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
Holy mother of a happy baby Jesus. Davy had aged really well.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
He could handle all of it if his body wasn’t burning with a white hot lust he didn’t understand.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
“In fact, we’re almost done with a second quilt right now. For Katie Fidler.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
A flash of lightning lit up the sky around Jag and his horse. 

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“I’m not sure when I can make it through a storm without wanting to throw up.”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)
Ugh cinnamon. Never again!

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
Pounding at the door startled Murielle from a deep sleep.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)

"Did you pay your fare this time?"

Monday, July 8, 2019

Tuesday Tales - Weak






Welcome back! This week our word prompt is "Weak". Make sure visit all the great authors by clicking on their names. 

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V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance)
“Are you still dating that actress?”


Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Romance)  
His ground game was weak as hell but his striking game was deadly.


Jillian Chantal (Contemporary Romance)
And now here I was, acting like he was my best friend and needing defending from bullies.  


Trisha Faye (Historical Short Story)
“You’ll see it. The brick building on the corner – used to be the bank.”

Susanne Matthews (Historical Romance Suspense)
“I have friends in New France, your grace,” she said, her voice barely above a whisper, “although I doubt you would know them.”

Jean Joachim (Urban Fantasy)
Fear spiked through me. The adrenaline rush almost made my heart burst. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

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


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“Fried taters for supper tonight. That’s about all I can manage right now.”

V.L. LOCEY (MM Historical Fiction)
“You do realize that those men are here under false pretenses?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
He’d be far more goofy if he could get some sleep.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance Suspense)
Murielle reddened. Such two-edged gallantry was unexpected, considering her age.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
Heck, I’ve never even been kissed.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)
“The smell of blood is in the stones.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Urban Fantasy)
Smelling that chicken as I walked home, my mouth watered.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Tuesday Tales CARTON


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



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Short Story)
Uncle Vern smirked. “Going to be a big change around here, having the young ones here. I can tell already.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romantic Suspense)
Not rotted fish, but a carton of decayed fruit someone forgot in the rush of the harvest.  


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.”