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 words and picture prompts. This week's word is "PIPE." 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.



Monday, June 6, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "SIMPLE"

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales where a group of authors write stories to word prompts. Different genres, unique stories written to the same word. Hop from blog to blog to read all the amazing stories. Thanks for coming! 


JEAN JOACHIM (Football Romance)

He could never hide the truth from Andrew Forge.


V.L. LOCEY (M/M Holiday Romance)

“There’s a horse on the front. Is that horse liniment?”


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“A pretty stitched dish towel does wonders to cheer up a place.”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

Like a mother duck and her ducklings, he led then across the camp to Momma’s cabin. 


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

There’d been more than enough unpleasant surprises today.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel)

The contents of the dwelling lay strewn about.



Monday, May 30, 2022

Word Prompt "Dirty" #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 ‘dirty.’ Thank you for stopping by!


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“And? The living arrangements? Did he reply about those?”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel)

Shouts punctuated the air.

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

"If you don't mind me asking. How much did you lose?"

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

"That girl’s a tough little cookie as Dwayne used to say."

 TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

And I have significant spoiling to catch up on.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tuesday Tales May 23, 2022 Word Prompt "Pipe"

 


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


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel Romance)
"How much further?" Tor inquired, high-stepping over a patch of briars.

TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)
Probably comes from living alone so many years, just him and his mules out on that farm.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)
One thing I know is guys fight even when they are sleeping. You'll need the space.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)
For a moment, she was transported back to better times.

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
"Before you get pissed off, hear me out."

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
Playing goldfish in the bowl wasn't one of his favorite games.






Monday, May 16, 2022

May 17, Word Prompt "Cheese."

 


Welcome! This week the authors are writing to the word prompt "cheese." Hop from author to author and read all the stories, each unique and wonderful! Thank you for stopping by!

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

His former principal was a stickler for neatness and cleanliness. 


V. L. LOCEY  (MM Holiday Romance)

I pushed the button down. “Oh thank God! My savior!” 


TRISHA FAYE (Historical Fiction)

“I don’t even have the gumption to argue with any of y’all right now.”


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

And I’ve been gone long enough that an interrogation is in order.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

The man who followed her home.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel)

“Do ye traipse through wilderness with a comb?”


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

"I wanted to surprise the brother I never knew I had."

Monday, May 9, 2022

Tuesday Tales- May 10, 2022- Picture Prompt

 Welcome to Tuesday Tales.  This week, the writers are writing to a picture prompt. Each picks a photo and fits in into their story. The posts are limited to 300 words.  Sit down, pour yourself some tea and enjoy...










V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance) 

 No one, it seemed, was as dumb as me. 


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency Romance)

 It is no use to dream.


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports romance)  

"Damn. This car takes forever to heat up."


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

Somehow, he’d assumed that his sibling would be younger not older than he was. 

 


Monday, May 2, 2022

Tuesday Tales: From the Word CHIN


Welcome to the month of May and this week's Tuesday Tales. Our prompts are based on the word CHIN. Check out each post. Don't be afraid to comment. We love feedback! 


 V.L. LOCEY (MM Holiday Romance)

 I pulled slowly up to a cockeyed sign on a crooked post, rolled down the window of my Beemer, and stared through the sideways snow at the hand-painted plank.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

 Ruffians for sure.

 

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel)

 “Just when life appears level, the Chaos Fairy pops in to show us who’s boss.”

 

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

 Once he was home, everyone and his cat and dog would want to get a good look at Dwayne’s son.

 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

 “Don’t worry. You won’t need them.”


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

"Come on, Romeo," Uncle Charlie said, chuckling.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Word Prompt "Neck"


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors write weekly excerpts based on a word or picture prompt. This week's word is "NECK." Click on each author's name to read the snippet, and feel free to leave a comment. Comments make our day! Thanks so much for participating.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Highlander Time Travel Romance)

"But I want her to go, Crispin."


TRISHA FAYE (Cozy Mystery)

"You do realize that 'Seashells by the Seashore' wouldn't have the same effect nestled in the middle of your little bluebonnet covered town, do you?"


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

He patted the horse's mane.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal Romance)

You aren't relocating a family of nine to a place an eighth of the size where we used to live.


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

No wonder EJ hadn't sent flowers.

Monday, April 18, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "LAZY"

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. Our authors write to a word prompt each week. This week the word is "lazy". Jump from author to author to read the original stories. Come back each week for new excerpts. Thanks for stopping by. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

"You look great, Courtney."


TRISHA FAYE (Cozy Mystery)

Before Sammi could say anything, Iris spoke up first. “No. I’m not moving to Texas.”


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

Captain Jones rode hard into the night.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

His words flared out from behind the hellhound’s frenzied growls. 


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

He wanted to argue semantics while she might be out on her ear.


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Monday, April 11, 2022

Tuesday Tales: From a Picture

 



Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. This is a holy week as many of us are getting ready to celebrate Passover or Easter. May this week bring peace and happiness to all.

This week, we are using a picture prompt and our posts are limited to 300 words. Pictures include the following:








FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

 He glared at her with one eye.

 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

 

Which one of his lovers decided this was a good option? It was just white like an hour ago. 

 

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency)

“...no gentleman callers allowed.”


 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

 “E J, where you taking this one?”


TRISHA FAYE (Cozy Mystery)

 “It’s a tempting display,” Iris said. “How much is it?”



Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday Tales - Careful

 



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 ‘Careful.’ Thank you for stopping by!



V.L. Locey (MM Romance) 

Did I hate my old life so much?


Susanne Matthews (Contemporary MF Rom/Com)

Was he being nice to me only to secure this investment?


Jillian Chantal (Historical) 

 “How will you serve me grog if I can’t get near ye?” 


Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Fantasy)

Resa longed to inquire what question he had asked her powerful, forbidding sister.


Tee Faye (Coxy Mystery)

Iris's big find of the day almost didn't happen. 


 Jean Joachim (MF Sports Romance)

They'd been there an hour, maybe he could escape before Coach and his brother wandered over. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Tuesday Tales - leaf

 



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 ‘leaf.’ Thank you for stopping by!

 TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

“Of course. When your eyeballs open at three in the morning.”

 FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

His smoldering eyes stilled into the faraway.

 SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance Comedy)

Mom looked haunted; her eyes fixed in that blank stare I knew all too well.

 JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

"She's no more than a fall leaf in the wind, Son."

V.L. LOCEY (MM Romance)

His hands were so strong and yet could be so gentle. 


Monday, March 21, 2022

TUESDAY TALES 3-22-2022 WORD PROMPT "NAIL"


Welcome to Tuesday Tales, where authors spin stories each week based on a word or picture prompt. The stories are our works in progress and eventually become our published works. This week's word is "NAIL." Click on each author's name to read the excerpt, and make sure to leave a comment. Comments make our day! Thanks so much for participating.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)

"Game on, war god."


V. L. LOCEY (MM Contemporary Romance)

Lucas was the only Viklund that showed up for dinner.


TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

Her reality check came as she saw the prices on the various bins.


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

Charlie nodded. "Oh, it's real all right. It's real."


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Historical)

Much more comfortable than court heels and fancy togs.


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)

Granted, never in my wildest dreams would I think I'd be having the 'do we or don't we mate like bunnies' talk with him." 


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance Comedy)

There were a dozen stairs disappearing into the darkness.




Monday, March 14, 2022

TUESDAY TALES - PICTURE PROMPT WEEK

 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales. This is picture prompt week. Each author has to write to a picture and keep the piece at about 300 words or less. Stop by each blog and find a capitvating story by our talented authors.  Thanks for stopping by.  











JEAN  JOACHIM (Sports Romance)
Merrily's hair bounced as she strode over to claim her Secret Santa gift. 



V. L. LOCEY (MM Romance)
The door opened and my physician strolled in, my file in his hands. He did not look happy. 


TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
I'd rather have the rocky cliffs and tidepools at Laguna. 


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small Town Romance)
“And how did that go for you again?”


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Historical)
Before her brothers went to war.


FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
Touching him would be heaven—and hell.  


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romantic Comedy)
"I told you it was foreplay."



Monday, March 7, 2022

Tuesday Tales: NASTY


 Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. We offer a look at our creative process, a chance to let you slip into what is possible. Enjoy and feel free to comment on each post. We appreciate your feedback.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)

I glanced up, saw that it was from Montréal-Trudeau and grinned madly.

JEAN JOACHIM (Sports Romance)

Was that Uncle Charlie?

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

Peggy simply wanted to sit like a limp dishrag and not move for an hour. Or two.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance Comedy)

Visions of an angry Aquaman, aka Jason Momoa, popped into my head.

 JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Ghost Story)

The nickname was growing on her. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

Tuesday Tales- March 1, 2022- Gray



 


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This is where a group of authors write to a word prompt. The prompt this week is "gray." Hop to each blog and read all the stories - each one unique and well written. We know you'll enjoy them all. Thank you for coming! 


TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

Peggy spent more time idling and not moving than she did with the wheels in motion.


JILLIAN CHANTAL (Contemporary Ghost story) 

She looked up at Godfrey. “How about a wager?”


JEAN JOACHIM (Sports romance)  

Why not, eh?


SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance/Comedy)

Why was it that none of my underwear ever matched? 


TRICIA ANDERSEN (Small town Romance)

 

Her body barely relaxed when Doctor Ainsworth breezed in as well. “Are you ready?”