Monday, February 25, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thank you for stopping by. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog.

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
The dining room table was decked out in a festive Christmas cloth. Will’s dad, Sandy, held a sharp knife and faced the succulent baked ham. 
FIONA DRUCE (Literary Fiction)
The powerful scent of exotic spice filled his nose, tangy and sharp. The drifts of aroma led him down the street in random pulls of piquant warmth or all-pervading sensuality. 
DAWNE PROCHILO (Historical Wetern Romance)
"Sarah Browning wiped aside the strands of flaxen hair that had fallen out of her bonnet and adhered to her sweat-latent cheekbone."
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
With just a towel wrapped around his hips, Tyson walked into his bedroom. Water dripping from his hair and running down his back he chuckled as he read the text from Katie.
V.L. LOCEY (M/M Romantic Comedy) 
I stared at him over my steaming mug. “You`re such a damned contradiction of a man,” I admitted, at a total loss as to how to proceed. 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Lisa took the envelope out of Pia’s hand.  Sliding the paper out, she held it between her fingers shaking her head back and forth.  “No way.”
Paul pulled back from the ledge and hugged the icy wall. He wanted to be as far away from the empty space. He didn't trust himself to be any closer. 
“All right, for those of you who’ve never been to a rodeo or seen one on TV this is where we’re going.”
SARAH CASS (Urban Fantasy)
With a heavy heart and a heap of trepidation I opened my eyes. The devastation before me wrenched my heart down to my stomach.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy Romance)
Thatcher and Miranda talked and laughed as they wandered along the sandy bank of the stream, dreaming the plans for their wedding.  Miranda felt Thatcher tense beneath her fingers holding his hand as they ascended the path to their village. 
SIOBHAN KINCADE (Contemporary Cowboy Romance)
Sentences: The anticipation of seeing Wes culminated in a heart-stopping view of his tight-jeaned butt leaning against a post near the baggage claim.  The sight was like a punch to the gut – it knocked the wind from her lungs while at the same time setting fire to her nerve endings. 
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
Hunter started to cut her hair and for some reason he found it best to stand between her legs. Her view of his belt buckle unnerved her and thoughts were most certainly not on her hair.
TAI VICARI (Fantasy/Sci Fi)
Katriana sat waiting patiently for Ishmael's double to join her in the lobby of the Golden Flower Hotel in Xian, China. She was instructed by Sabrina to take the lead of Issy, Ishmael's double. He was to meet her at 2pm in the lobby by the stairwell, she was to sit on the blue sofa with gold throw pillows. 
Snowballs Not Beach Balls
 The surf splashed against the rocks, the white caps a sharp contrast to the dark gray water. Muted light filtered through a hazy sky, preparing for the sunrise."  

Monday, February 18, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thank you for coming. Our word prompt today is Spider. Please click on the writer's name to go to their blog. To return to read other works, just click on the link back here.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Giselle locked the front door to the shop and headed for her car. Will Benson has some nerve thinking he knows how I feel about marriage!
Never without a smile, until today, John Estes swung his pickup into the half mile long road which led to his ranch. The board meeting he was returning from had confirmed his and many members suspicions.
V.L. LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
“Your pants are soaked. Give them here and I`ll toss them in the dryer,” Cooper said just the way my mother used to when I was a boy. 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Pia’s heart palpitated as she ran to her car. The two envelopes dug into her butt cheeks so badly, she had to pull over a few blocks away from her house.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy/Romance)
Miranda wrapped her arms around her knees as she watched the rays of sunlight twinkle off the clear water in the stream.  The large oak tree she sat beneath shaded her from the summer sun.  Hopefully she could sit beside this stream all day.
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
Katie had no intention losing that number. No way!
She shouldn’t have walked out in a temper like that. Ha! When did she ever listen to good advice? Even when it was her own advice?  
With Stan’s warning flitting in his mind Paul didn't pay attention to where he was walking. He started veering off the path Stan was taking them through, his head down looking at the bright snow. 
SARAH CASS (Urban Fantasy)
“You want me to die. Simple as that. No explanation required?”
DAVEE JONES (Paranormal Thriller)
"Blue Ink Jerky"
 “Wylder, I haven’t been ice skating in years. What a wonderful idea!” Joelle tightened the laces one last time on her rental skates."  
CHRISTINA COLE (Sweet Historical Romance)
Dangling the key from her fingers, Linn returned to the parlor. "Why would anyone lock an armoire? Did she think somebody might steal her clothes?"
ELIZABETH BLACK (Romantic Comedy)
I slouched on the sofa, finishing off a Sam Adams IPA. My other hand was buried deep in a bowl of popcorn, me not knowing the fright I was about to get.
“The light kept going on and off. Rays of light showed furniture and then disappeared, again. Leaving darkness.”
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
Hunter’s heart broke for her. Her pain was written in her expression and he wished he could take it all away. What he wanted most was to kick her ex-boyfriend’s ass.
TAI VICARI  (Sci Fi/Fantasy)
There was a chill in the air that crawled up and down Katriana's spine. She had been walking through the maze in the garden of Henry's estate as she often did when Sabrina would tell her to take some time for herself. This was one of those nights.


Monday, February 11, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. Our writers are writing 300-word stories to this picture prompt. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Thank you for stopping by!
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
 Christmas Day was the quietest day of the year in Pine Grove.  Giselle arose early. Her small house seemed more lonely than usual.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Contemporary Romance)
Rico limped on his cane across the sterile hospital room.  His smile widened as he placed the small red box in Max’s hand.
SARAH CASS (Urban Fantasy)
The markings on my hand tingled. Itching fire crept along every line until it flamed bright red against my flesh. 
V. L. LOCEY (M/M Romantic Comedy)
“You`ve been shuffling? Mister I-Don`t-Do-Emotions has been shuffling?” I asked incredulously. 
CHRISTINA COLE (Sweet Contemporary Romance)
“Now you see it, now you don’t.”  Michael held out a tiny box wrapped in red paper.
SHERRY GLOAG (Valentine's Story)
She looked at the box, then at the man, and her heart turned over in her chest. Love, as warm and red as the gift-wrapping, and as bright as the silver ribbon, neatly topping it with a tidy bow, blazed in his eyes.
ELIZABETH BLACK (Contemporary Romance)

Lucy found roses by her door. Who sent them?
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Lorenzo stood outside a jewelry shop on Rodeo Drive.  After this set of games in Los Angeles, there was a two game series in San Diego before he returned home.
Susan held out the small gift wrapped box in both her palms, sweat ran down her face and along her slender neck. She ignored it and hoped Girt did not notice.
LINDSAY DOWNS(Sensual Suspense)
With the first round of rescues completed everyone waited for word on when and where the next would take place.
DAVEE JONES (Sweet Romance)
"In a short period of time, Irene deduced her complex word usage was a sad attempt to hide behind her fear of speaking to a handsome man." 
LENA HART (Contemporary Romance)
What a crock. That old Indian woman didn't know what she was talking about. Mya would find love again.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Thanks for stopping by. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their story with the word prompt "Silver". 
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Muriel Benson stomped the snow off her short boots in the foyer of her tidy home. “Will! Get in here and help me, will ya?”  
LINDSAY DOWNS (Sensual Suspense)
From her hidesight in the storm drain Jessica had a clear view of the house in question. Tonight, unlike the previous two, the moon illuminated the building and street with a soft silver hue.
SARAH CASS (Urban Fantasy)
Whatever was in that box could, and likely would, ruin the busy life I had now -- only to make it more chaotic. I'd done my time, earned this vacation.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy Romance)
Miranda stumbled between Brunon’s men as they dragged her mercilessly to the throne room.  She dropped her head forward allowing the oversize hood of her cloak to hide her face.
CHRISTINA COLE (Contemporary Romance)
"Love Spells"
David called on Monday morning. Ellie’s hands shook so bad when she heard his voice, the phone fell from her grasp. 
V. L. LOCEY (Romantic Comedy)
"Just for the record I personally have nothing against marine life of any kind."
Sheila looked from the coin in her hand to her friend, Martha, sitting across the table from her. 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Pia sat crossed leg on her bed looking at all the proof.  What didn’t she understand?
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
A matter of time 4 u 2 find out, I s’pose. Wld still love 2 see u again
They trudged through the storm until it stopped. The sun made itself known and spread it’s light across the vast expanse showing silver speckles of light shimmering of the new snow.
"They toured homes during the hot, sticky month of July. Matthew threatened several times to bail on the arduous task of finding the home of their dreams." 
TAI VICARI (Fantasy, Sci Fi)
His embrace was warm and inviting as he took her in....Gasping for air Sabrina woke up. It had been a dream. A dream that had seemed so real. So intense. Demetri was able to get through to her while she slept. 
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance)
"I’m just a piece of trash he tried to turn into silver. I tarnished and no matter how hard I tried I never gleamed again."