Monday, October 25, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Sweet



Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week our group is writing to the word prompt "sweet." Click on the links to enjoy the excerpts and leave comments for the authors. Thank you for stopping by.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Romance)

"She's had time, cousin, nigh on thirty winters."


V.L. LOCEY  (MM Paranormal Romance)

That laugh of his did funny things to me. 


JEAN JOACHIM (Sweet Historical Romance)

Sarah stiffened, then curtsied. "Good day, Mr. Austin. How are Matthew and William?"


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

"I will!" Lydia blew her mother a kiss and dashed to the front door, grabbing her bundle on the way out.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

Luke had mentioned his twin was identical—but the same voice?

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tuesday Tales From the word BARE




Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. This week our prompt is BARE. Please feel free to comment on each pos. We love to hear from our readers. YOU do make a difference.  Move from one author to the next to read them all!


V.L. LOCEY (MM Paranormal Romance)

 There among at least ten other men in flannel and denim stood Eason Dunne

 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

 

She wanted to journey to far off places and relish in new adventures – even if it only was through the print form and not in real life.

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

 I could see him now, as well as his shadow.

 

JEAN JOACHIM (Sweet Historical Romance)

“What?” Her eyes widened. “What did you say?”

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

Mike frowned. If there had been no contact between them, how had she known about the twins?


Monday, October 11, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

 






Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This is picture prompt week. Each author selects from among a group of pictures to inspire her story in some fashion. Above are the pictures chosen for this week. The excerpts must be 300 words or less. Please read all the stories, and leave comments for the authors. Thanks for visiting.


I lay there for a moment, Deuce resting on my chest, whiskers tickling my scruffy chin as he watched me with his cross-eyed stare, and reminisced. 

“Cassie? Who’s Cassie?”

Mrs. Ellis was not amused at her daughter’s rogue statement.

A shadowy figure crept across the balcony.




Monday, October 4, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Paint



 Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales, a weekly blog of current works in progress from a select group of authors.  Please click on the links to read the selections. Comments are appreciated. 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“But Mother…” Lydia sighed in exasperation, “I was just getting to the good part.”


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

“She managed to spin everyone’s head around while she was here.”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance) 

“That’s just it, Mike. You aren’t their legal guardian.”


JEAN JOACHIM - Historical Romance

You look a mite flushed,” Martha said, casting a keen gaze on her granddaughter.


TRICIA ANDERSEN - Small Town Romance

To see him look at her like that filled her with a heat that she only felt in her dreams.


Monday, September 27, 2021

Tuesday Tales: From the Word CARELESS

 


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. Our word prompt is CARELESS and each scene is under 400 words. Enjoy! Feel free to comment on the posts afteryou've read them. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

“No, I’m going to go home,” he informed me as he pulled on his shirt. 

 

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Bigger? I thought that the one they just made was huge.”

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

“It’s these murders. They’re cold-blooded and vicious.”

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

“He rear-ended her car and got his grill stuck on her bumper hitch.”


JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)

Benjamin burst out laughing, his blue eyes sparkling with merriment. 

Monday, September 20, 2021

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT - SOUND

 


It's time for Tuesday Tales again. This week our talented writers are writing to the word prompt "sound." Hop to each blog to read their story. 


JEAN JOACHIM (Sweet Historical Romance)

She shook her head. Josiah’s kiss had been nothing like Ben’s. “No.”


V. L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

Martin glanced up from his phone the disquiet on the air thick as molasses in January.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Word will get around. Probably in a day or two.”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)

It felt like she had been shocked by an electric wire.


FLOSSIE BENTON RODGERS (Cozy Mystery)

His lips lingered on my temple.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

He would look after those two little ladies as if they were his own.




Monday, September 13, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

 






Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This is picture prompt week. Each author selects from among a group of pictures to inspire her story in some fashion. Above are the pictures chosen for this week. The excerpts must be 300 words or less. Please read all the stories, and leave comments for the authors. Thanks for visiting.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)
"I wish you didn't have to go."


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
"You taught Vivy well. She does know how to fry up an egg, you know."


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)
How could she have a pity party without decent ice cream?


JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)
"This is not good news," he said.


Monday, September 6, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Fight

 



Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales, a weekly blog of current works in progress from a select group of authors.  Please click on the links to read the selections. Comments are appreciated. 


V.L. Locey (MM Romance)

I spun from the window at the sound of Joy Ann’s meek voice. 


Susanne Matthews (Holiday Romance)

“Why not let me be the judge of that?” he argued. “We’re great together in bed, we have fun ... maybe you just don’t recognize love when you see it.”  


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction) 

The following week, Vivy came home with a unique story. “The prisoners are on strike.”


Tricia Andersen (Small Town Romance)

Morgan grinned at him. “Well, you didn’t ask.”


Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery) 

"All for that two-bit low-life."

Monday, August 30, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Bare

 


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. This week we’re writing to the prompt ‘bare.’ Thank you for stopping by!

 

TRISHA FAYE ( Historical Fiction)

When no one else spoke, she added one more tidbit to the conversation. “There was one sad thing that happened today.”

VL LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

Oh yes, a toast to the groom and groom was coming up.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)

“Earth to Morgan. Come in, Morgan.”

JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)

“And Miss Chesney, too? I’m a lucky man.” He shot her a dazzling grin.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

Did her friends really believe she was that big a drama queen, that emotionally fragile?

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

I bent down and pressed a palm to the dirt.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Simple

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week our group is writing to the word prompt "simple." 
Click on the links to enjoy the excerpts and leave comments for the authors. 
Thank you for stopping by.


She flexed her fingers over her plate as if an imaginary typewriter hovered over it.

Sometimes his stomach overrules his brain.

When I saw her glance my way, I gave a cheery wave as if nothing was on my mind.

Susanne Matthews (Holiday Romance)

Each keeping one child had been a simple solution to the problem. 


“Not too big for me.”

Monday, August 16, 2021

PICTURE PROMPT WEEK

 











Welcome to Tuesday Tales. This week we're writing to picture prompts. Each author picks a picture and writes their story around it. Above are the pictures selected for this week. In addition, the author must confine the story to a maximum of 300 words. Please hop to all the authors and read all the stories. And we love to get comments, so feel free. 

Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Then return to read the next. Thank you for coming! 

JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)
"Make sure that sheriff minds his manners. Or I'll have to give him a lickin'." 


V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)
I removed the wrapping paper from my present. 


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
“And that’s what tonight is. A special occasion.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)
She always wondered what it would be like to kiss him.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)
In all honesty if she was sick, it was probably an illness of her own making. 


Monday, August 9, 2021

Tuesday Tales From the Word CREAM

 


Where has the summer gone? Around here, we've had cool fall nights far too soon. Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales. Our authors have created scenes for you incorporating the word CREAM. Why not check them all out? Feel free to comment. We all love hearing from our readers. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)

His love for her and his father was evident, and theirs for him was just as plain.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“You ever feel worried with so many German prisoners there?”

 TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

“I’m sure he’s dying to meet you, too.”

 JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)

Martha sensed heat in her face.

 FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

“After all, her sister is in a pretty pickle.”

 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

He would’ve promised to lasso the moon if it made Luke rest easier.


Monday, August 2, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Cushion"

 




Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week our group is writing to the word prompt "cushion." Click on the links to enjoy the excerpts and leave comments for the authors. Thank you for stopping by.



FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

"Well, from what I heard it was pretty hot and heavy."



V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)

That would be no small feat but if anyone could turn the world on its ear I assumed it would be Julian Baez.



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

"What are your plans when the war is over? You going to stay here in Algona?"



SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

"I'm here, Luke." His own voice was hoarse, filled with pain.



TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

That's who he wanted, not the goth tattoo artist.


JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)


Sarah laid down the basket of flowers on the kitchen table.



Monday, July 26, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Board"


 

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write to a different word prompt each week. This week the word prompt is "board". Hop off to each authors blog by clicking on their name. Don't forget to return and read all the stories. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


JEAN JOACHIM (Historical Romance)

Opening her eyes, her gaze came into direct contact with Ben’s. 


V. L. LOCEY  (MM Holiday Romance)

The flight to the east coast was uneventful. 


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“I’ve been dragging my feet. I don’t want them here.”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)

She didn’t know the big man could change that many shades of red but here he was looking like a fresh picked tomato.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

With the snow and ice, stopping in time to prevent the accident would’ve been impossible. 


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS  (Cozy Mystery)

“Cinnamon scones still your favorite?”

Monday, July 19, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Touch

 






Welcome to this week's edition of Tuesday Tales, a weekly blog of current works in progress from a select group of authors.  Please click on the links to read the selections. Comments are appreciated. 


V.L.Locey (MM Holiday Romance)

The glass of water in my hand nearly slipped from my fingers as I lost myself in his beauty.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Cozy Mystery)

A dimple appeared in his right cheek.  


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)


“The only thing that he cares about is this old farm.”

Susanne Matthews (Holiday Romance) 
He knew Luke was still alive, he could feel it in his heart, but he must’ve lost consciousness since the pain was gone.  



Monday, July 12, 2021

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt

 


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. This week we’re writing to a picture prompt - the author's choice of one of the five images below. Thank you for stopping by!

 







TRISHA FAYE (F/F Romance)

Paige was the one that got angry that night and signed off in a huff.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)

The good cold. The kind that made your nose hair freeze and your head ache as soon as you stepped outside.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town  Romance)

Morgan, I don’t think my being here is smart.

JEAN JOACHIM (Sweet, Historical Romance)

Unaware she wasn’t alone, she caught movement in the grass out of the corner of her eye.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Cozy Mystery)

At first I thought someone had said Bloody Mary three times when I wasn’t listening.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

“You can feel him again, can’t you? Just like when we were kids.”



Monday, July 5, 2021

Tuesday Tales: From the Word WATCH

 

Welcome to July and this week's edition of Tuesday Tales, a weekly blog of current works in progress from a select group of authors.  Please click on the links to read the selections. Comments are appreciated. 

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

 I smiled down at her then asked to see the rest of the three bed, two bath home.

CHRYS N. JAY (F/F Romance)

Not many of the approaching-50 crowd were there, and certainly not Paige.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

 

She gave him a wink. She noticed his cheeks redden after it.

 

 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

The cold cut through him, just as it had that fateful day twenty years ago, the day his parents had been killed in an avalanche while he’d survived.


Monday, June 28, 2021

Tuesday Tales: Word Prompt SOLVE

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week our group is writing to the word prompt "solve." You could make our day by reading the excerpts and leaving comments for the authors. Thank you for stopping by.




V.L. LOCEY (Contemporary MM Western Romance)

As I laid in bed after the kerosene lamp had been turned off, I had put together a list of things that I knew about my temporary cabinmate.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Holiday Romance)

This was a thousand times worse.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Tuesday Tales: From the Word QUESTION

 


Welcome to summer 2021! This week, the authors from Tuesday Tales bring you posts based on the word prompt SURPRISE. As always, click on each name to access their stories. Feel free to comment on them, too. We love feedback!

V.L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Western Romance)

 “Why would you beat up two men over a man you hate?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

 “Are you mad at me?”

 

CHRYS N. JAY (F/F Romance)

Each day found each of them struggling to hold on to two realities that were incompatible with each other.


 FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)

 “Challenge me not, ye beardless whelp.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

 When I get my hands on him…


Monday, June 14, 2021

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT WEEK!

 


Welcome! This week our authors are writing to picture prompts. Each one wrote to the picture they selected. Find the stories on their blogs. Be sure to hit them all, each story is unique. Thanks for coming. 

Here are the pictures that are used: 










JEAN JOACHIM (Historial Romance)

“Catch me, Papa,” she said, her shining eyes bright with mischief.


V. L. LOCEY (M/M Contemporary Western)

I’d have no trouble at all making it to the way station that sat by the Jante River at the end of Prairie Smoke land.


CHRYS N. JAY (F/F Romance)

“I see you have company for lunch.”


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Medieval Knight Romance)

She found ease in the steady clip-clop of the horse across the cobblestones.


TRICIA  ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)

Or was it that Morgan was standing beside Jessica’s ex, clearly about to have lunch with him?


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

The raucous sound emanating from my cellphone—screeching sirens—obliterated my train of thought.