Monday, June 24, 2013


Welcome! Our writers have stories they've written to the word prompt "hand" this week. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog. Thanks so much for stopping by!
JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
"The Rescued Heart" 
Be cool. Calm. Distant. Yeah, right. Good luck with that.
TRISHA FAYE (20th Century Historical)
Doris leaned in and looked closer at the little piles. She sifted through the small piles of assorted fabric bits and pieces, pointing out different patterns scattered throughout the piles.
LINDSAY DOWNS (Contemporary Suspense)
 “That would fit into his profile,” Jessica answered. “Why? Do you think it could be something else?”
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
“You’ve always liked to play hard to get,” she whispered against his lips as she wrapped her arms around his neck.
V. L. LOCEY(Sports Romance)
I was at the table before Bert could extricate himself from the tablecloth he had tucked into the waistband of his green polyester pants. 
SHERRY GLOAG (Regency Romantic Suspense)
“It is Phillipe’s brother I fear.”  ....  “He has vowed to kill Juan.”  Consuela let the statement hang in the air before returning to the sofa...
SARAH CASS (Paranormal Romance)
Eyes closed, she focused on the magic. Around

her the strings of life fell into place, each vibrating with its own ever-changing future.  
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy Romance)
 His magical black clad thugs had already spilled too much innocent blood.  And soon that murderer will claim me as his bride.   
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Throughout dinner Pia sat on edge.  The conversation between the two of them had been very general.  
JILLIAN CHANTAL (20th Century Historical)
"Senior Assassin"
“Ahh, see, I came of age when Prohibition was in and we drank a lot of whiskey in an iced tea glass to pass it off as legal.”  
The world slowed around Paul, he could see everything happen at once the beast slashed at them with it`s wing, he ducked, the others were less fortunate  
Betrayal. She looked at herself and what she had become since Charles deceived her and others into thinking she was some psychotic loony on a mission to cause them and herself harm.
Georgia jerked her arm. Nothing. Deciding on a different tack, she grasped his hand. 

Monday, June 17, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! This week we are writing to picture prompts. Yes, plural. To shake things up a bit and give our writers some freedom, they have chosen their favorite picture from four. So you'll have to click on the author to see what picture they selected and read their story. Enjoy and thanks for coming!
 JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
"The Big Lie"
She dropped her coffee mug, which shattered on the floor, spraying her legs with warm coffee.  
LINDSAY DOWNS (Erotic Paranormal)
“I know I’m not early and it’s the right day,” she mumbled to herself. “I wonder if he knows about my other half?”
V.L. LOCEY (Sports Romance)
"I couldn`t begin to make him see anything besides my lies and – and betrayals.”
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Contemporary Romance)
Chloe and Max stepped inside the small store filled with all sorts of ancient trinkets.  The room was cast in a soft gold glow.
SARAH CASS (Contemporary Romance)
The past two years had been spent in that shop. Her entire life had taken place in this small town.
Less than two minutes later after sifting through the few objects and laying the letters on the counter surface, she’d looked up and he’d vanished. 
STEFAN ELLERY(Contemporary)
Nate sat in his Adirondack next to the twin of his late wife's chair. He smiled  recalling the touch of her hand on his arm while they were watching the sun rise over the pristine lake. 
DAVEE NIELSEN (Erotic Romance)
"Sexy Bea Spelling"
“Never in a million years would I have thought a ménage a` trois would be on my bucket list.” Bea’s cheeks reddened and she twisted the scarf between her hands.

Adrift in the modern world, Georgia knew the past was her proper world. When a trip to an antique stores sends her to the past, her place may be more dangerous than the one left behind. 
What ever possessed her to think she could reignite a relationship with him in the first place was beyond her. 

Monday, June 10, 2013


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! Today our writers are writing to the word prompt, "shoes". Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Thank you for stopping by.
 JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance) 
“Why do you care if I’m engaged to Felicia? You hate me anyway…smug creep that I am.”
“I don’t hate you,” Rory turned away to hide her blush.
TRISHA FAYE (20th Century Historical)
After supper and clean up, Doris began her pleas to pull out the scrap bag.

I relented.
Her body felt three times as heavy and it took a lot of effort for her to stand, but she reached for the phone. “Ty, I’d appreciate if you’d stop calling.”
None of the dogs had greeted me with their usual enthusiasm. Something was off.
The pain that streaked Jake's heart at the line of packing boxes against her wall eased when he found her with her head buried deep in a box, her gorgeous ass wiggling with each grunt of displeasure.
She muttered, “Where the hell is it?” 
“I see what you both mean and agree. Then my question, who the hell is that? And who would want to hurt me so much?” George all but demanded of the two women. 
I will take the eyes first and then once I have flayed the face from the bone and settled them all in the formula............
Paul licked his dry lips,and kept himself alert for anything that may cause trouble for him and his group. The screeching sound caused the hairs on his arms to rise. 
“Great. Trapped on seventy tons of steel with an obnoxious American who doesn’t seem to have any manners at all.” 
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance) 
At the end of the game, Pia sat in her seat, not sure what to do.  Lorenzo never told her where she should meet him. 

"Miranda will never marry you."

"I believe differently.”
"Twister Fate"
"Organized chaos surrounded the wide swath of destruction. Errant sprinkles of rain dropped from a clearing sky."
She bought a few outrageous nighties that she planned to treat him to. 
Most people drooled over gourmet food, Lidia thought, while others lusted after jewellery or the latest fashion in clothes. For her it was shoes.

Monday, June 3, 2013


Welcome! Sample some awesome writing by our gifted writers. Click on the writer's name to go to their blog and read their story. Thanks for stopping by.

JEAN JOACHIM (Contemporary Romance)
"The Rescued Heart"
“Rory, you stupid ass. You’re in love with that insufferable man.”
LINDSAY DOWNS (Contemporary Romantic Suspense)
“Hello. Who’s this?”
“Who I am doesn’t matter. All that does is, if you want to see Roger alive you’d better do as you’re told,” the voice said.
KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
Pia held her cell phone in her hand waiting for it to ring.  She had called Lorenzo two hours ago, and then twenty minutes ago.
V.L.LOCEY (Sports Romance)
“I really like him, Alain that is,” I explained and looked at both of my aunts. They bobbed their heads in understanding. 
TRISHA FAYE (20th Century Historical)

Ignoring Doris for the moment, I headed over to the sideboard. Grabbing a pot from below, I sat it next to the water pail and dipped out a few dippers of water, tipping the bucket to pour the last of it into the pot.
IRIS BLOBEL (Aussie Romance)
It was Anita, and the sound of her unnatural American accent uttering the words, made him sick.
SARAH CASS (Contemporary Romance)
“Who the hell does he think he is?”
“I’m pretty sure he thinks he’s Thomas Strayer, an antiquities dealer—and he’d be right."
 JILLIAN CHANTAL (20th Century Historical)    
She knew her mother would think it scandalous that she’d let a strange man touch her in such an intimate way but she had no choice if she didn’t want to show up at dinner half dressed. 
TRICIA ANDERSEN (Medieval Fantasy Romance) 
He glanced around the throne room wildly looking for Miranda.  Home is not home until she is in my arms. 
"Twister Fate" 
"The smell of roasted corn, barbeque, and kettle corn filled the air.  A clear blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for the small county fair in rural Oklahoma." 
Paul felt heat rising out of his body and along his veins, it was not a burning sensation more like a warmth that spread around him, his body lit up and the light shone through his clothing. 
ELIZABETH BLACK (Paranormal Erotic Romantic Comedy) 
"That's the Spirit"
We missed the train, and Eric wanted to stay in a lovely bed and breakfast. He forgot to tell me the place was haunted. 
KATHLEEN BALL (Western Romance) 
A new bride. I bet you kept her up late.” She laughed and winked at him. The sparkle in her eyes had him shaking his head. 
 “I am just very nervous. It is all such a black area for me. I have researched a little and found some aspects quite terrifying...
TAI VICARI (Sci Fi/Fantasy) 
His office building was highly guarded. Cameras were everywhere. Sabrina walked next to a woman with similar features as her and swiped her building pass from her purse.