Monday, June 19, 2017

Tuesday Tales: June 20 is Picture Prompt Day!

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales. If this is your first visit, this blog consists of scene written by select authors based on a word or picture prompt. These offerings are unpolished glimpses at a work in progress, many of which have gone on to be published novels. 

'Since this week is a picture prompt, we are limited to 300 words. Here are the pictures. Who will chose what? Can you guess?

He stopped to gaze at the sunset. It was magnificent.

Feeling whimsical and free-spirited, she clicked on ‘Bohemian.’

TRICIA ANDERSON (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)

“I’m nobody's favorite. Not Mom’s. Not Dad’s. Not yours. Try again.”

“You’re not staying long enough to enjoy a drink with me.”

I was pretty sure there were three snakes draped over the shredded curtains.

The colors swirled, bleeding together, a psychedelic pinwheel.

Before she could comment, Lucette spoke. “What did she give you?”

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tuesday Tales – word prompt ‘stone’ #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 ‘stone.’ 

Thank you for stopping by!


Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
One more thought crossed her mind. She closed the book and set it aside, then pulled her laptop closer.

Tricia Anderson (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
He was sculpted like a Greek god. Then again, from what he told her, he was one.

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
Bill grabbed his arm before Paul could deliver the punch.

V.L Locey (MM Hockey Romance)
I wanted to do something for him but there was nothing I could do. 

Jillian Chantal (Historical)
“And you’ll be comparing our stories?”

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
“I want more than a dance, but you’re not ready for that, Hannah Ross.”

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)
“Stubborn ass,” she muttered under her breath.
“I heard that.”

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)
He wasn’t on a stepping stone to move back here.

Monday, June 5, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "PURPLE" #romance #shortstory #amwriting

Welcome! It's time for Tuesday Tales. Click on the author's name to go to their blog and read their story. Don't forget to come back and visit all the authors. Thank you for stopping by. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
After having been up late the night before because he was deeply involved in a suspenseful novel, Rick was beat. 

KAREN CINO (Contemporary Romance)
The transformation from city life to country life had been tough.

V.L. LOCEY (MM Hockey Romance)
"Yeah, sure, okay. I’ll go slow. I promise.”

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
There’s nothing like the fragrance of a brand new textbook with its slick pristine pages, crisp to the touch.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
He was within ten feet of her when she went down and didn’t surface again.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)
No man is worth falling in love with. You should remember that. You live a cursed life because you fell in love with a man.

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Historical Romance)
“If I know that devil, he conjured that rain just to try to seduce a comely young lady like yerself.” 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tuesday Tales and Word Prompt Hug #contemporary romance, #FlossieBentonRogers, #JeanJoachim, #KarenCino, #love, #Mm, #Romance, #staple, #TriciaAndersen, #TrishaFaye, #VickiLocey, #whattoreadnext

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "hug". Thank you for coming!

V.L. LOCEY   (M/M Hockey Romance)
Layton would be trickier. None of the jewelry felt like him.

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)

By the time she left class, Peggy’s head was whirling with the massive assignment list the students received.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)

Suddenly, the boat’s “man overboard” alarm shrieked, bringing everyone to the port side of the boat.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 

She had paid good money for this little trickster.

JEAN JOACHIM  (Rural Romance)

There was a fine line between restful peace and quiet and it being so still you could lose your mind. 

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god romance)

Juliet hugged the sheet to her. Ares cocked his head at her. “After I rocked your world, you’re still afraid of me? 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tuesday Tales and Word Prompt Staple


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "staple". Thank you for coming!

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
The woman tucked a few stray, silver tresses behind an ear and leaned in closer. “Hi, I’m Wanda.”

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
The boat hit a wave, sending her crashing into the gunwale and she gasped. 
DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
At least I wouldn't interfere from home.
FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 
Loud snoring erupted from the front room.

JEAN JOACHIM  (Rural Romance)
Rick thought about his life. He leaned on his knees and petted his companion as he wondered what his next steps would be.

 V.L. LOCEY   (M/M Hockey Romance)
But then I saw Layton Foxx in that tiny room and all my plans kind of went left of center.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/Greek god romance)
“I will change your mind.”

KAREN CINO  (Contemporary Romance)
This will be your outcome if you don’t stay away from Charlie.  These words encrypted on two tarot cars had not only haunted her, but had changed the course of her life.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Welcome to our very first Tuesday Tales bookstore. We are so grateful for your support! After so many years of posting free stories with no promotion, we decided to offer you the chance to purchase some of the stories that started here, or other books we've written that you might enjoy.

Each author has posted a teaser or offer of some sort. Click on her name to go to her blog and see what she's got going. Thank you so much for visiting us every week. It means the world.

Get up close and personal with a book that started right here in Tuesday Tales! Can you guess what it is? It's on my blog today. Along with a free book! Stop by. 

Meet Derrick Andersson, leading man of my best-selling M/F hockey romance, "O' Captain! My Captain!" today on my blog.


Can Charley break an age-old curse and find love again?  Visit my blog for another taste of Hello Again, one of the novels I've written thanks to Tuesday Tales. In appreciation for your interest and support, there's a gift there, but the offer expires on May 22, 2017

Do you love summer? How about Scotland? How about a hunk in a kilt?? Check out Dreamily Ever After. 

Jenny’s second chance happened 25,000 feet up in the air, when a sudden cardiac arrest caught her unawares. But it’s Tuesday Tales that brought her story to life. It’s on my blog today. Come take a peek!

Cast your gaze toward my blog at Conjuring the Magic. You’ll find me there when I’m not off flying with Tuesday Tales.

Want a sexy read to keep your mind occupied in outrageous ways? Check out my reads with free samples! 

Lorenzo of the New York Pelicans baseball team meets Pia. Mystery and deceit plagues their relationship. Will their love for one another out way the deceit?

Monday, May 15, 2017

May 16th. From a Picture #romance #freereads

Welcome to this week’s picture edition of Tuesday Tales. Each week, the talented bloggers here share a scene from their works in progress with you. Most of the time, the scenes are written around a word prompt. Once a month, we use a picture instead and limit the scene to 300 words. This week, there were three photographs to choose from. Click on the links below to see who chose what.

V.L. Locey   (M/M Shifter Romance)

Perhaps we all could stand to learn to be more accepting. 

Karen Cino   (Cozy Mystery)

Connie walked into her brand new kitchen and placed two plastic shopping bags full of baking products onto the kitchen counter.

Jillian Chantal   (Historical)

“Ye gonna stand there or are ye gonna shoot?” Bruno asked.
Tricia Andersen   (Paranormal/Greek God Romance)

It wasn’t that Ares was rough with her. On the contrary, he was the most gentle and tender lover she ever had in the few centuries she walked this cursed planet

Jean Joachim   (Contemporary Rural Romance)

Chief mischief maker on his block, little Rick Winslow always had a frog in his pocket and a scheme up his sleeve.

Susanne Matthews   (Contemporary Romance)

It would take a machete to cut through the tension in the air.

Monday, May 8, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "MOTHER" #romance #shortstories

Hidey ho! Welcome. Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Appropriate word prompt today, don't you think? Don't forget to return and read the rest of the great stories. Thanks for stopping by. 

JEAN C. JOACHIM (Rural Contemporary Romance)
The receptionist turned to her. “What planet is that man from?”

TRICIA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
Peggy expected a semi-conspiratorial grin from the one other student that was older than the youngsters surrounding them.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal/MMA Romance)
“Werewolves are mythical creatures. I want solid, scientific fact. That’s what I base my life on.” “Well, sweetheart. You’re going to be in for a surprise.”

V.L. LOCEY (M/M Shifter Romance)
By Fenris, my parents! What had become of them?

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
"And speaking of predators,” he indicated a table in the far corner with a nod, “looks like they made it through the night.”

“What’s that mean?” 

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“My mother only wanted to help.

Monday, May 1, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - CRY - #romance #shortstories

Welcome! This week's word prompt is "cry". Click on the author's name to go to their blog. Please return to read all the works. Thanks for stopping by. 

JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
Panic captured his breath. He couldn’t lose this little critter.

V. L. LOCEY (MM/Shifter Romance)
 “I’d say we’re far past a refined and tasteful meal now.” 

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
Peggy’s feeling of pride deflated as soon as she rounded the corner and saw the line of barely-twenty-somethings waiting to enter the classroom.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
They’d crossed a bridge and burned it behind them.

"That ain't no option"

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
Probably babies were involved.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal MMA Romance)
“What the hell?” Josiah stammered. “There has to be a mistake.” “There’s no mistake,” Samuel replied. “I have two mates."

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
I just wanted one full day when I didn’t cry.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Life

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 

Our word prompt this week is "Life". Please read all the stories. Click on the author's name to get to their blog. Thank you for coming. 

V.L. Locey (M/M Shifter Romance)

Rugby hurried to the front doors, pulled the massive things open, and bowed deeply to the four massive wolves padding through the doors. 

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)

“I’m supposed to be a hermit. I bought this place to stay away from people, not rush out and meet ‘em.”

Davee Jones (Contemporary Romance)

“We all let life get in the way.”

Susanne Matthews (Fated, Short Story)

Part of me is missing, and I have to find it.

Tricia Andersen (Paranormal MMA Romance)

"How far out of town?” Delilah asked. There was hesitation in her voice. “You’re going to want to hang on, sweetheart.”

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)

The memories of a childhood mid-September first day of school, with an early fall chill to the morning air, were something from the past.

Karen Cino (Contemporary Romance)

Jill gasped when she walked into Umberto’s Restaurant dining room.  In the far corner of the room was a table filled with all different colored wild blowers.

Jillian Chantal (Historical Romance)

"Good Lord, what have you done?" 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - Picture Prompt Week!

Welcome! This week we have picture prompts, instead of words. Each author picked one picture that worked for their story. The word limit is 300, to make it challenging. To see the picture and story, click on the author's name. 
Remember to hit everyone as each story is different. Thanks for coming!

Jean Joachim (Rural Romance)
"I don't think pugs eat rabbits."

Susanne Matthews (Contemporary Romance)
Whatever could grow between them had to be nurtured and fed, like the first shoot of a new plant.

Flossie Benton Rogers (Paranormal Vintage Romance)
She stood by the bed, her vision blurred.

Jillian Chantal (Historical Romance)
I nodded but stayed silent as I didn't trust my voice not to give away my tears. 

Trisha Faye (Contemporary Fiction)
By the time the next weekend arrived, Peggy wondered if the weekend away was even worth it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

TUESDAY TALES - WORD PROMPT "LAKE" #romance #shortstory

Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "lake". Thank you for coming!

JEAN JOACHIM (Rural Romance)
“Better get your ass up outta there before another car comes along.”

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
The open laptop sat on the desk, beckoning to her in a come hither manner.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
I’m wide awake and since this storm seems intent on staying around, I won’t be able to sleep anyway.

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
“We always enjoyed going to the lake.”

JILLIAN CHANTAL (Regency Pirate Story)
“Don’t be mad at me and the boys for going, will you?”

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Fantasy Romance)
Her wintry gray eyes glittered.

TRICIA ANDERSEN (Paranormal MMA Romance)
“Yeah. Tell me about it. I think I might have married me a psychopath.”

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday Tales - Writing to Number


Welcome to Tuesday Tales! 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 "number". Thank you for coming!

TRISHA FAYE (Contemporary Fiction)
But for now, for these few hours, she could relegate her concerns to the back of her mind and enjoy the sisterly camaraderie.

SUSANNE MATTHEWS (Contemporary Romance)
How could anything as fragile as this house on stilts withstand such a battering?

DAVEE JONES (Contemporary Romance)
They had my number.

FLOSSIE BENTON ROGERS (Paranormal Vintage Romance) 
The waves stroked her lotion into coconut scented beads.

 JILLIAN CHANTAL  (Regency Era Romance)
“I must confess, I even failed as an altar boy.”

JEAN JOACHIM  (Contemporary Romance)
Deserted by his adoring public, his friends, the three women he'd been sleeping with and even his mother, he had become a recluse.

V.L. LOCEY   (M/F Hockey Romance) 
“Is your husband happy about coming to Philly?” I asked Cami.