Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Orange



Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "Orange”. Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!

Jean Joachim (Sports romance)

Dale arrived at the stadium early.

Patsy Faye (Sweet Romance)

She had no intention of getting up close and personal to a cowboy.


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)

“Think mermaid! Think mermaid!”


Jillian Chantal (Regency)

Never again. Never. 


Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Romance)

Dakota scowled at him. “You got a helicopter handy?”


Susanne Matthews (Romance)

No matter what his name was, he would be Louis the Lip to me. 


Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Fall

 



Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "Fall”. Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!



V.L. Locey (M/M Contemporary Romance) 

He smiled so sinfully it was hard to breath.


Susanne Matthews (Romantic Comedy)

His grin deepened to one with all the eagerness and joy of a wolf waiting to pounce on a rabbit.   


Jillian Chantal (M/F Regency) 

  “Watch yerself, wench.”


Patsy Faye (Sweet M/F Romance) 

“No one ever had a secret around Blabbermouth Amy.”


Flossie Benton Rogers (M/F Paranormal Romance)

Communion with a cat, could you beat it?


Jean Joachim (M/F Sports Romance)

“This will never work. Why did I have to fall for her?”

Monday, September 19, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Picture prompt week!



 





This week is picture prompt week where our authors write their stories to a picture. Several pictures are offered and each author picks the one that works best with her story. Each author will put the picture she's selected on her blog. 

They also have to confine their story excerpts to only 300 words. Sometimes that's a challenge!! Hop on to each one, read their story, and leave an encouraging comment. Thanks for dropping by. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
“Damn, Robbie. You’ve been around so many women, haven’t you listened?”


PATSY FAYE (Sweet Romance)
Both tipped their matching tan, felt Stetsons at the same time. Both uttered “Howdy, ma’am” in unison.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Romance)
The red ball of a setting sun bobbled on the horizon, as if uncertain whether to stay or go.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)
How will I ever get it clean?


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)
And just like that, my rubber backbone turned to steel.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
In the last few hours he had seen things that were beyond unusual. They were horrifying, 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Anxious

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "Anxious”. Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!

Susanne Matthews (Romantic Comedy)

The cat spoke bird?


V.L. Locey (M/M Contemporary Romance)

“When did you become an expert on drag performances?  


Jean Joachim (Sports romance)

He's never met a girl like her before. 


Patsy Faye (Sweet Romance)

“Nope, when I moved here, I swore off men.”


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)

Hugo was flying to Japan?


Jillian Chantal (Regency) 

He stuffed a bit more meat in his mouth and chewed it, anxious to be gone. 


Monday, September 5, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Sign

 

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "SIGN." Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!


V.L. Locey (M/M Contemporary Romance)

"Perhaps we can even become friends as we work together to get your that crown.”


Susanne Matthews (Romantic Comedy)

Before I could close it, a raccoon raced into the house and up the stairs.  


Patsy Faye (Sweet Romance) 

“Cheesecake? You’re not going to eat cheesecake anymore?”


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Romance)

“G-godmother,” she stammered.


Jean Joachim (Sports romance) 

After glancing up at the clock, he noticed it was his time for the massage. 


Jillian Chantal (Regency)

A girl in a skirt showing off her lovely bosom could cause only trouble.  


Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Romance)

The ‘for-your-greatest-desire-sign-on-the-dotted-line' dude himself. 

Monday, August 29, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "YELLOW" #freereads #amwriting

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "YELLOW." Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Romance)
His little finger began a relentless tattoo beneath one eye.


V.L. LOCEY (M/M Contemporary Romance)
"It's frapped," Jo-Jo said then plopped another gummy bear into her mouth.


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
Well, he could dream, couldn't he?


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
"I probably would have been disqualified long before getting to this word."


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
"That thing can't be here," Sarah muttered.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS Romantic Comedy)
My brain slammed on the brakes.









Monday, August 22, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Using the Word “Mouse”

 


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of authors share their works in progress with you. Each week, we write to a picture or word prompt. This week, our word prompt is “Mouse”. Take time to read all the offerings and leave a comment. We love feedback.

V.L. Locey (M/M Contemporary Romance) 
“We’re just fine financially,” I lied like that old rug in the hallway. 

Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)
“There isn’t any wart there. You’re being a big meanie.”


Susanne Matthews (Romantic Comedy)
“Hello, Mrs. Morgan. It’s been a long time.”

Jean Joachim (Sports Romance)
Robbie leaned against the door jamb and watched her work.

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Romance)
The kid was a hurricane on toddler legs. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Picture Prompt Week

 


Welcome! This is picture prompt week. Each author has written her story to a picture. All stories must not be longer than 300 words. The pictures are listed here. Click on the author's name to go to her blog and read her story. Then come back and go to the next one.  

Thanks for stopping by. 







JEAN C. JOACHIM (Sports Romance) 

The waiter brought over the small platter with steak cooked to perfection, and lobster for Claire, Robbie’s date.


V. L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

“I think that’s Jerry Garcia reincarnated,” he whispered.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Next Saturday, my friend Leona is going to be in a County Spelling Contest. Can I go?”


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

“I’d like iced tea and an order of fries.”


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

Riding out, he could not stop thinking about the man in the café.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

Couldn’t she lose the “little” adjective?



Monday, August 8, 2022

Tuesday Tales from the Word BRANCH

 


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales, the blog where a select group of authors share their works in progress with you. Each week, we write to a picture or word prompt. This week, our word prompt id BRANCH. Take time to read all the offerings and leave a comment. We love feedback.


V L LOCEY (M/M Hockey Romance)


“That would have been my wife.” 

 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

 

Once Momma knew who sired her, it would be bad. Very bad.



TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

 Oh…there’s someone Faith’s age. Another child. “He’s in Faith’s class.”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

 A person didn’t need to be a witch or possess magic to have premonitions.

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy)

 The room had a Vegas feel.


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports romance)

 Why should he settle for the fruit of only one tree when he was standing in the middle of an orchard?

  

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

 How will I get over loving him if I keep seeing him?

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday Tales- August 2, 2022- From the word Crazy


 

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales and the first day of August, 2022 (can't believe how fast this year is zooming by). This week, the authors have another scene for you from their works in process. The word prompt is CRAZY. 

Click on each author's name to go to their site. Please take time to read all the posts. Leave a comment. We love to hear from our readers.


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance) 

We sat there on the sofa talking, fingers meshed, as storm after storm rolled past. 


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

Elizabeth and Doris chatter away like a family of monkeys. They talk so much I can’t even hear myself think.



Tricia Andersen (Paranormal Romance)

 

“Wait, wait,” Micah interjected. “You mean these things she’s carving into the trees work?”


Jillian Chantal (Regency) 

Jane hoped he did not read anything into her question. 


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Fantasy Romance) 

A sharp rap on the door startled her out of her trance.


Jean Joachim (Sports romance)   

Robbie Anthony, kicker for the Connecticut Kings and seducer extraordinaire.


SusanneMatthews (Romantic Comedy)

They could benefit from a dose or two of their own medicine. 




Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday Tales – From the word HOT #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. This week we’re writing to the prompt ‘hot.’ Thank you for stopping by!

 

V.L. LOCEY (M/M Hockey Romance)

It took me a second to actually absorb the otherworldly level of hotness that I was now staring at.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

Edward moaned, “do we hafta go to church here too?”

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

Battling this guy while wearing a suit was going to suck.

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

"It's not like in the Dark Ages, girls judge you by what you wear."

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

He loved the sparkle in her eyes.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

Not that the boarding house where she lived had many people worth robbing.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

He’d pushed one too many buttons.

Monday, July 18, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT July 19, 2022 #freereads #excerpts

Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This is picture prompt week! From a group of photos, each author chooses one to incorporate into the story. Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!






FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel Romance)

"This damnable game leg."


V.L. LOCEY (M/M Hockey Romance)

But man, a nice cold beer...


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

"Practice that one and tomorrow I'll teach you another one."


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

Tears rolled down her face.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

I fisted my hands at my side before I punched him, wiping that self-satisfied grin off his face.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tuesday Tales: From the Word ANGRY

 


Welcome to another week of Tuesday Tales. As summer moves along, so do our stories. Today's posts are based on the word prompt ANGRY. Please take the time to read all the wonderful excepts. Your comments are always appreciated. 


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

 "Do you not listen to me when I explained the three windows behind the net?”


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Speaking of mules…can I help you steer the mules today, Uncle Scott?”


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

 Any chance Merrily Adams was out there skating again?

 

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

“Has he violated you in any way?” 

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel Romance)

 His words sounded miles away.

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy)

“You’re her only living relative, aren’t you?” he challenged, knowing damn well it was true.


Monday, July 4, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Celebration

 


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 ‘Celebration.’ Thank you for stopping by!


V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

Padding around my room, dress shirt unbuttoned, I ran a hand over the mementos of four years of college. 


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

We stick together. We’re there for one another.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

“Josh, I’m trying to concentrate.”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Romantic Comedy) 

“This damn thing is intent on strangling me.”




Monday, June 27, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Easy

 





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 ‘Easy.’ Thank you for stopping by!



V.L. Locey (MM Hockey Romance) 

 I rubbed at my face, my fingers finding thick red stubble.


Trisha Faye (Historical Fiction)

I’ve got a bag of scraps so big I think the whole town could sew on them for a year.


Flossie Benton Rogers (Highlander Time Travel)

He shouted something, but the words were lost in the wind.


Jean Joachim (MF Sports Romance)

"If you run into Tyler Bentley, invite him to dinner."
"Oh? Why? You interested?"


Jillian Chantal (MF Regency Romance)

Her whole body was atremble.

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary MF Romance) 

Might Lorraine and her crazy idea about them fated to be together, as her mother and Dwayne had been, have merit? 


Monday, June 20, 2022

Tuesday Tales: From the Word RAKE

 


Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales and the first official day of Summer, 2022. This week, the authors have another scene for you from their works in process. Please take time to read all the posts. Leave a comment. We love to hear from our readers.


V.L. LOCEY (M/M Holiday Romance)

Acosta dropped down to the ground, the smoke from the tractor easing off as he stood staring at me.


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“Between Georgia and her husband, Melvin, they know just about everything that’s going on around here.”

 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)


He knew nothing about ancient symbols and had absolutely no magic other than the uncanny ability to chance into a horrifying beast one week of the month.

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel)

They didn’t make them like that back home in Cherry Grove Beach.

 

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

Footsteps rang out on the cobblestones.

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

“Call it an instinctive recognition of home.”

Monday, June 13, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "BAUBLE" #freereads #excerpts

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where a group of authors share stories based on word and picture prompts. This week's word is "BAUBLE." Click on each author's name to read the excerpt. Comments make our day!


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Time Travel Romance)

"I'm thrilled you were tagged for the gig."


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

"Go wash your faces and put on some clean clothes. Let's go see what's in Athelstan."


V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)

"What the hell did we just do?" he asked, his voice scratchy.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

He had opened his coat and exposed himself to her and the girl.


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

Merrily's phone rang. "Hello?" She fingered the diamond bauble around her neck.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

"How dare you be so rude to Phil! He's my best client," he whispered, his jaw clenched.