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Tuesday Tales: Writing Snow

Tuesday TalesTuesday Tales is a weekly blog featuring diverse authors who post excerpts from their works in progress based on word and picture prompts. We’re a book hungry troop that enjoys reading as much as you do. Today our prompt is snow. We continue the story of Ivy and the new man in town, demon hunter Gavin. Of course her sisters are always central as well. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.

When they paused outside Uncommon Scents, he cleared his throat. “Thank you for showing me around town. I’ll phone you tonight if I may.”

Her hand on the doorknob, she half-turned to him, surprised. “Won’t you come in and say hello to my sisters?”

Churning hazel eyes met hers, bringing a delicious shortness of breath. “Forgive me. I must get back to my hotel and prepare some things.”

Her lips softened. “Later then.”

“Please give them my regards.”

“I will.”

“But you’ll keep what we learned to yourself for now?”

“You mean not tell my sisters that Mrs. Jenkins has a haunted store window?”

“Exactly. Until I can further research the matter and we know for certain what we’re dealing with.”

“All right.” She made a zipping motion over her mouth and then blushed at the juvenile act.

He seemed not to notice. “Ivy, no slipping down to Mrs. Jenkins’ store without me, is that clear?”

“Loud and clear. I have no desire to pick at that demon.”

With a satisfied nod, he left her, stepping off the sidewalk and crossing the road toward where he had parked the car. A cloud obscured the afternoon sun, making the day seem farther along than it was.

Sighing audibly, she went inside. Rowena was nowhere to be seen, but Shale had a good rhythm going as she worked a pestle over fragrant leaves. “Hi, sis. Long tall sexy had enough small town vibes for today?”

Ivy plunked her crossover bag on top of the glass covered gemstone display and let her eyes scour the ceiling in response.

Shale frowned. “Well, are you seeing him tonight or what?”

She shrugged. “He said he’d call.”

“Then he will. He strikes me as sincere.”

“It’s not like that. He’s here on business. Apart from that he doesn’t know I exist.”

Shale rested the pestle on the green onyx mortar and her eyes rounded to incredulous. “Doesn’t know you exist? Don’t be a dim bulb. The man looks at you as if you just emerged from a John Waterhouse wading pool.”

She laughed despite herself. “You can’t snow me. He thinks I’m a child.”

Shale’s curls bounced as she shook her head. “No. He doesn’t. Maybe he’s concerned he’s a few years older than you, but believe me, he sees you as a woman fully grown. Or maybe a witchy nymph.” With a grin she tossed a pinch of fragrant oregano in her direction. “Begone ye sorceress who hath bespelled the great Sir Gavin, the honorable knight come lately to our castle abode.”

Ivy’s humor returned, as she gave into the sisterly play. “Waste our herbal store on knights and faux creatures, will you? I’ll see you in the moat for that, Lady.” She eased a bottle of water from her bag.

I hope you enjoyed the snippet based on the word prompt snow. Thanks for stopping by. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.

Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic in Romance

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Paranormal Romance Tour 7 (1)WHO: 12 Amazing Paranormal Romance Authors

WHAT: International Paranormal Romance Blog Tour

WHEN: Every Thursday, starting October 1st and lasting through December 17, 2015

WHERE: Right here in my little ole cyber crib

WHY: Your chance to discover some fab paranormal romance authors and books!

 

Authors in the tour are:

Cassandra Ulrich – http://cassandraulrich.blogspot.com/

Kimbra Kasch – http://www.kimbrakasch.com

 Lyndi Lamont http://lindalyndi.com/

Carmen Stefanescu – http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.ro/

M S Kaye – http://booksbymsk.com/

Penny Estelle – www.pennyestelle.blogspot.com

Margo Bond Collins – http://www.MargoBondCollins.com

Daisy Banks – https://daisybanks.wordpress.com/

Adrienne Woods – https://woodsadrienne.wordpress.com/

Julie A. D’Arcy http://juliedarcystoryweaver.blogspot.com.au/

N. N. Light http://princessofthelight.wordpress.com

And me, who will be rolling out the process by posting my book information here tomorrow – Flossie Benton Rogers – http://flossiebentonrogers.com/blog/

See you right here tomorrow!

Many thanks to the amazing Carmen Stefanescu for organizing the event.

Cheers & Happy Reading!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Romance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hump Day Hook: Kestrel

Lermontov's Demon as interpreted by Mikhail Vr...

Lermontov’s Demon as interpreted by Mikhail Vrubel, 1890 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the 14th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. Find a list of HDH authors here. Everyone would appreciate a comment and for their post to be liked and tweeted, using the hashtag #HDH. Join the FB page  here.

The following is from KESTREL, a post apocalyptic dystopian WIP from NaNo 2011:

The demon snarled at me from behind the man’s eyes. His jaw showed a tendency to twitch, but other than that the refugee seemed oblivious to the long-toothed reptilian inside him. I had the same choice I always had—declare the man possessed and doom him to death, or lie and take my chances.

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Ghost?!

Ghost?! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the 10th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. Find a list of splendid HDH hook authors here. Everyone would love a comment and for their post to be liked and tweeted. Join the HDH Facebook page.

The following is from Wytchfae – Runes, the first book in the Wytchfae series. Faery witch Kelly is working hard to transition the spirit Cora to her afterlife, when intruders appear:

Kelly jumped as raging howls pierced the air. The coyote lunged at the Viking, who gripped hanks of fur. Her heart thumping, Kelly prayed the Viking kept the beast from tearing out his throat. With grunts and snarls, the two fell to the ground fighting. Harsh popping sounds drew Kelly’s attention from the battle. Electrical flares skittered across the circle, knocking Kelly and Cora to the HumpDayHooklogoground.

 

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Ghost Contact

Ghost Contact (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the 9th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. Find a list of splendid HDH hook authors here. Everyone would love a comment and for their post to be liked and tweeted. Join the HDH Facebook page.

Today’s offering is from Wytchfae – Runes, the first book in the Wytchfae series. An intruder appears while Kelly is transitioning the ghost Cora to her afterlife:

A spirit demon. A scout for the Grims. Kelly’s blood froze. Her eyes locked with his lime-yellow ones, and the coyote growled. He bounded back and forth, saliva dripping from his immense jaws. Kelly knew he’d give his eyeteeth to get inside. He couldn’t, as long as she maintained control.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit again this weekend for the Secret Cravings Dessert Blog Hop. Find some new sweet treats to delight your tastebuds!

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