Monday, January 28, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. Thank you for stopping by. We're writing to the prompt "Light" this week. Just click on the author's name to go to their blog and read their story.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
She knew when that being in the same small town with Will Benson wasn’t going to be easy. He had moved on but had she?
DAWNE PROCHILO (Contemporary Romance)
“You just stay in there until you sober up, buddy.” The metal clinking of the jail cell door echoed through Rand Bartlett's brain, causing his head to throb even more.
CHRISTINA COLE (Sensual Historical Romance)
Three days. Not a moment longer.  She would attend to business first thing Monday morning, 
and by Tuesday afternoon she would be on her way back home to San Francisco. 
“Are you hurt?” The voice came from somewhere far away, and Jim struggled to focus on the source. A figure in front of him swam into view.
“Not physically,” he uttered in a voice devoid of emotion.
LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
Twenty-five minutes later, the yacht tied to the pier and on shore power, Jessica sent the two SAS members up for food. She then turned to the others and with a smile gathered them to her.
V. L. LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
“Let loose the Kraken!”  
E.A. IRWIN (Romance)
Aquamarine panorama fills my vision. Pounding surf, upon ancient rock, seduces my ears. 
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy)
Miranda swept silently down the dirt path beneath the lush fragrant canopy of the towering pine trees.  The light of the full moon above cast everything in the forest in an unearthly pale glow.
It happened so fast Paul did not have a chance to panic. Stan smashed the window with his fist jumped grabbed Paul around the waist with a strong arm and jumped through.
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Pia to this day remembers repeatedly asking him to bring her back to her hotel room, but Larry kept saying soon. 
SARAH CASS (Urban 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. 
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
“Why are you here?” she asked, facing him again. He couldn’t get enough of looking at her.  
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
Rolly Ford had been a classmate of Maggie and Hunter. He was the high school quarterback, sexy as all get out. 
“Look, look, he kissed her again!” Little girl giggles broke out across the darkened room."  
SELAH JANEL (Dark Fantasy)
As they approached the village it became easier to see actual details of the little houses. It was so easy to think of towns as collections of ragged thatched roofs, walls that would need to be repaired after another hard winter, doors that kept people out as much as they welcomed. 
TAI VICARI (Sci Fi/Fantasy)
It had been months since Katriana had become immortal. Her training with Sabrina was brutal at times and she couldn't wait to be in Junior's arms after her sessions were over. She found herself sometimes regretting her decision but every night she knew why she did.


Monday, January 21, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. Thank you for coming. Our writers are writing stories to the word prompt, "package". To read each story.
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
Katie was glad Ty had pulled her down to sit next to him. That kiss had not only stolen her breath, but also gave her jelly legs.
VL LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
'There are caves and then there are caves.'
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy Romance)
Miranda silently paced the ghostly white marble floor, her crimson silk gown brushing against the silver veined stone.  She sent all the servants away wishing to be alone for the day.
It was not long before Silf and Stan took action, the first thing they did was gather their belongings. They went to leave the room but it was locked.
CHRISTINA COLE  (Paranormal Romance)
"Love Spells"
Ellie dropped the deck of cards.
Could Miranda be right about Stefan? The magic he possessed was too strong to be denied, 
but was it a power for good? Or was his magic dark -- and dangerous?LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
Separating his mouth from her she said in a whispered sensual voice, “Think we got time for some hot sweaty sex?”
 E. A. IRWIN (Drama)
Barbara didn’t need the incessant ring of the doorbell adding another layer of nuisance to her already harried day.
SELAH JANEL (Dark Fantasy)
The sun had barely  crept under the frosty horizon, stealing light and comfort from the mountain village. Above the thatched rooftops that leaked pleasant-smelling smoke and food smells, far up the mountain, the soft, insistent footsteps crunched…and stopped.
He braked to a halt, hauled in a deep breath and eased out of his car. Shocked had drained all colour from the farmer’s face where he stood leaning against the huge back wheel of the tractor. 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Larry had gotten them a package deal to Las Vegas.  He found some prime real estate he thought they should invest in.
TAINA VICARI (Fantasy/Sci Fi)
Sabrina was watching from a distance the inauguration of the newest President of the United States. All had gone as Ishmael planned. She new it was only a matter of time before there was going to be another war. A war that this world could not possibly fathom.
DAVEE JONES (Demonic Paranormal Thriller)
"Blue Ink: The Skin Stalker"
When Colin returned from the run, The Skin Stalker was still in the same location."
The bruises on her body were testament that her choice to leave was unwise. He wanted to cradle her and tell her that everything would be all right 
It was a small package. Brown casing. Gold ribbon tied very carefully to give it an elegant look, but still a very manly look. It had been wrapped with love, with excitement, with anticipation.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Welcome! Thank you for stopping by. This week our writers are writing 300-word stories to this picture prompt. Click on the writer's name to view their story. Then come back for more.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Giselle looked out the big picture window in the dining room of her tiny new home in Pine Grove.
The snow was crisp and the air cold, giving a pleasant tint to the scenic view. Trees sloped downward to the valley and mountain after mountain rose on its other side.
 V. L.  LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
It was a nice change of scenery.
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Pia sat on the cushioned window seat staring out into the valley.  
LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
“We need for you to describe what you can remember about the place you were held,” Jessica said, stepping forward.
Greg sat in his deer stand waiting for a buck to show. It was hard not to be distracted by the view of the snow trees and the distant mountains.
Like living frames, the pines flanked the view of the distant mountains from her window. Three years ago she’d crossed those snow-capped mountains and bought this former royal hunting lodge, and still didn’t know when cowardice or courage had driven her away from everything she held dear, and everything she’d lost.
CATHERINE GREENFEDER (Adult Paranormal Romance)
"Moonlight Becomes Him"
She inhaled the scent of pine and glanced at the lake beyond the snow draped branches of the evergreens. A mist rolled over the mountains. 
"Black Diamond Hearts Are the Most Difficult"
"Not a better backdrop existed on the planet for cozying up to an intimate interlude."
KATHLEEN  TIGHE BALL (Historical Romance)
She’d doubted her survival the minute they banned her from the wagon train and now her doubts were a certainty.
CAROLYN GIBBS (Romantic Suspense)
It was the perfect getaway, with the perfect guy. Claire sat cozy in the passenger seat of Sam’s black Lexus SUV, on their way up to his cabin for a short writer’s retreat.
IRIS BLOBEL(Romance/Fiction)
I couldn’t believe it when I found Grandma’s diary amongst mum’s boxes a few weeks back. It was a bit like a “wow” moment and I remember staring at it for a while.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Welcome back! Our holiday break is over and we are back with new stories written to the word prompt "GIFT". Thanks for stopping by. To visit a writer's blog, just click on his/her name:
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Finding Love in Santa's Thrift Shop
Giselle squatted down to be on eye-level with little Bobby.  She looked into a pair of young, gray eyes just like his father’s.
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
The whole drive home, Pia’s mind raced in all different directions.  Twice she had to pull over to blow her nose and wipe her tears.
V.L. LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
'You`d think a woman going into battle would at least cover her tuppie.'
They were given a large single room for them to rest in. A room that they could not speak in.
LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
 From the shadows of a nearby doorway he watched as she climbed into the back of the vehicle. The others he didn’t recognize but was sure they were part of bringing his empire down.
CATHY GREENFEDER (Paranormal Romance)
"Angels Among Us"
 “Suffice it to say I have known you a long time. And I know your gift did not protect you tonight.” He stared a moment at her neckline.
ELIZABETH BLACK (Contemporary Romance)
"Fear of Flying"
Gina Hartlove gripped the armrests so hard her knuckles blanched. This plane is going to crash, and I'm going to be tossed in dozens of pieces all over the Rocky Mountains.
The gift lay on the passenger seat. Small, oblong, and beautifully wrapped in bright red foil paper with a large red bow on the front. Front, Jim, thought, or top?
TAI VICARI (Fantasy Sci Fi)
The crowd of onlookers were in awe at Junior and his newest "girl toy" as the press named her. They were on the red carpet at The Grammy's. Katriana was so elated because she had never been exposed to such famous people.
"Just as she turned to look up toward the slope, Matthew skidded comically on the packed powder rapidly advancing toward her."