Monday, July 30, 2018

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

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Opening his eyes wider, William tugged at both ears as if in search of errant nuts.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I grimaced and then slowly turned to look down on Liam, wearing a stern look, cradling his stuffed Captain America doll.

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
“Come on, bro. Put the puzzle pieces together. It’s not that hard.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL  (Contemporary)
“It’s as bad as all that?”

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
“How come the guy who inherited that awful house on the lake didn’t put it up for sale yet?” she asked him.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Why had the near slip of the tongue on a word beginning with the letter c or k upset them so much?

Monday, July 23, 2018


Welcome! This week is picture prompt week. The writers can pick from any of these pictures for their story. Remember to return and read all these great stories. Thanks for stopping by! 

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
“Sometimes I wish you were my mother.”

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
“How was morning skate?” I asked as I dumped some cream into my coffee.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)
“Is that who you’re dressed up for? I told you if you hurt her that I’d kick your ass.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
“I’m not drinking.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Taking out the carefully wrapped, hand-painted bowl Izzy, Guy’s wife, had given him, he smiled. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Welcome! This week we're writing to the word prompt "corn." Click on the author's name to go to her blog. Thank you for stopping by.

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
It was a hot day in July and Jess’s air conditioning in her old jalopy was on the fritz.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
A glimmer of humor shone in Alice’s eyes and her lips turned up in a mischievous grin. “Well…you know…”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
 “What about these then? Are they your new secret vice?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Greek God Romance)
 It took a particularly nasty text from Athena’s step-mother, Hera, for the light bulb to go off in her head.

Thanks for coming. Comments are always welcome.

Monday, July 9, 2018


JEAN C. JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
Never having enough left over to make a pie for herself, Jess accepted his offer.  

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
She never could resist a set of brilliant azure eyes. It was what first attracted her to the boy’s father.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Greek God/Paranormal Romance)
All of this? All her misery? It was her half brother’s fault.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary)
Dashing quickly into the grocery store on her way home, Candace pulled her collar up to keep the cold wind from sliding down her back. 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
Participating in such a venture is a crime against the colony.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Happy Tuesday! With tomorrow being the Fourth of July, Happy Independence Day to all of our American friends.  I hope the weather cooperates, and you can fully enjoy the day.

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, the weekly blog post where books are born. A select group of authors share their works in progress with you based on a picture or word prompt. This week, we're all including the word WORN in our scenes. Enjoy!

JEAN JOACHIM (Small Town Romance)
Jess Lennox tied the apron around her waist. The bottom edge was a little frayed and the pink had faded to a dusty mauve color.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
I opted to go without socks that day.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“I’m so sorry dear. My mind simply wandered and I don’t know quite where I went for a moment.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Romance)

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Historical Romance)
“This colony needs good men like you.”