Monday, October 28, 2013


Welcome! This week our writers are writing to the word prompt "sweet". Just click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Don't forget to return and visit other writers.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Echoes of the Heart
“Every woman pokes through her husband’s wallet at one time or another.”
Dale swallowed.
SARAH CASS  (Contemporary Romance - Valentine's)
“You never let me make my confession.” 
"Confessions are overrated."
JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
“You’re tearing that ribbon to shreds.” He nodded at her hands. 
LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance) 
Sophia, with a smile, accepted a plate from Peter then proceeded to make her selections. Once satisfied, she hunted out her parents as she wished to dine with them.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
His lips curled in a smile as he remembered Emma.  Her soft curves beneath her pale blue gown, her perfect chiseled features, her jeweled blue eyes made his heart rage.
IRIS BLOBEL (Sports Romance)
“My knee, my injury, my questions.” He raised his eyebrow slightly. 
“My privacy.”
V. L. LOCEY (Paranormal Romance)
Gerard pushed me aside and leaped to his feet.
TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Papa tipped up his saucer full of coffee and looked at Bea. “I need you to gather honey with me today.”
MORGAN K. WYATT  (Contemporary Romance)
The Inheritance
She didn’t really remember what happen after that. Barbara claimed she’d attacked her like a wild animal when they brought her back.
She knew. She’d been there when the same horse, startled by a barking dog that ran in front of it, had bolted down the road. 
DAVEE JONES (Paranormal Thriller)
Blue Ink Series 2 - Jerky
 “I’ve seen the near impossible happen right before my eyes so you know I believe you Jo, and it’s hard to imagine some mortal human was capable of something like this.” 
STEFAN ELLERY (Middle Grade, Halloween Fiction)
Sadie had a problem,  something she dared not tell anyone. She hated sweets.

Monday, October 21, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! To read the short story by a writer, just click on their name and you'll go to their blog. Thank you for stopping by.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Dale stared at her son. “I don’t know what romance novels you’ve been reading, but Cliff doesn’t love me. He loves his wife.”
 JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)
Clasping her hands around her bare arms and wishing she had her
sweater, she called out, “Who’s there?”
LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance)
“In that you’re correct m’ lord. Now that you’re here, with your permission I’d like to try him at a little higher fence,” she asked with a smile.
V. L. LOCEY (Paranormal Romance)
 Have you ever had an otherworldly entity pass through your body? It`s not pleasant.
TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Dust swirled up around the old Chevy as it slid to a stop in the graveled turn out.
IRIS BLOBEL (Australian Sports Stars Romance)
And for crying out loud, she smiled at him. She was so close it would’ve only taken him a small move to touch her lips with his.
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
“I want you to make me a contraption.”  
 “A contraption to do what?”  
 “Kill my husband.” 
SARAH CASS (Paranormal Romance) 
“Can you tell what’s ahead?” 
“I know our lives will be in danger.”
The ramp to the ship was dropped and Paul walked down its length. Seeing the horde of Norg standing there with guns pointed at him, unnerved him, his knees felt weak and he wished he had a rail to hold onto while descending the ramp. 
DAVEE JONES (Paranormal Thriller) 
Blue Ink Series, Book 2 - Jerky 
Holding onto the railing for support, Joelle’s stomach lurched. The macabre scene in the room below her tested the very limits of humanity.  

Monday, October 14, 2013


This week we are writing 300 word stories to either of these two pictures. Each writer can select the picture for their story. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Thank you for stopping by!
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Echoes of the Heart
“How come Cliff has a picture of you in his wallet?”
DAVEE JONES (YA, Paranormal)
Finding Love in a Black Lagoon
“Just down that lane is a pet cemetery.” Pearl pointed in the direction of a heavily treed road."

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Bea dropped the water pails on the ground with a clang. "Casey Jones, get that thought out of your mind right now!" 
LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance)
The trees and bushes hadn’t changed greatly, only now the colors seemed more vibrant to her. Could it be because of the gentleman sitting beside her?
He would board a dirigible once more.  When he saved enough money he would travel to the Colonies to start a new life, leaving London and the torturous memories of his family's murder behind.
TAI VICARI (Thriller)
Grabbing the items she needed she went inside the country store.  There was only one patron ahead of her at the register.
IRIS BLOBEL (Contemporary Romance)
Anyway, my name is Sadie. Yes, please spare me the old John Farnham tune, I’ve had it most of my life.
SHERRY GLOAG (Paranormal)
“You’re scaring me, Max.”  ... “There’s nothing to be afraid of, I promise you,” he said, and hoped it would be the last lie he ever told her. 
MORGAN K. WYATT (Contemporary Romance)
The Inheritance
Her exterior might be different from Angelique’s, but inside they both were cold, calculating bitches who knew how to squeeze the most out of a trusting male.
 The beginning of the end came on a beautiful autumn day. I remember clearly.
Golden, red and green the leaves of the forest shout out their splendor as I walk to my winterized cottage. The American flag sticks out in stark contrast. 

Monday, October 7, 2013


Welcome! Only one word this week. Please click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their story. Thanks for coming.
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
Echoes of the Heart
Dale put down the phone. She didn’t want to talk to Joe, to explain the complications in her life.   
Unlike Barbara Streisand’s song Ellie didn’t consider there was anything evergreen about love. To her it nearer resembled an off-piste ski-run for a non-skier, than an easy chair.   
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Steampunk Romance)
The meaning of life existed on this side of that weathered wood door.  What lay on the other side was misery, deceit and heartbreak.  At least that was what Gideon believed.
LINDSAY DOWNS (Regency Romance)
“Jean, it would seem our gentlemen aren’t pleased we were secreted away in your suite the entire time,” Dawne whispered.
V. L. LOCEY (Paranormal Romance)
“She`ll come out of the pond within the hour,” the old woman said as she padded over to the window. 
IRIS BLOBEL (Sports Romance)
“Hi there,” Tyra said quietly. “Erik’s asked me to accompany you to the hospital.”
She seemed so scared, he wanted to comfort her and let her know that he meant her no harm.
MORGAN K. WYATT (Contemporary Romance)
 On the eighth try, a metallic thud rewarded his jab.  Excitement bubbled through his body, causing him to drop to his knees and paw at the dirt.  
DAVEE JONES (Sweet Romance)
 Black Diamond Hearts Are the Most Difficult
"The drought left the pasture as dusty, dirt colored cement." 
JILLIan CHANTAL (Young Adult)
She seemed so scared, he wanted to comfort her and let her know that he meant her no harm.