RWW – Flying the friendly skies

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The Romance Writers Weekly crew is a group of romance writers who hang out on our Facebook Page, and do a weekly blog hop to answer questions about our writing and face writing challenges.

Daughter of Darkness by S. C. Mitchell

Daughter of Darkness by S. C. Mitchell

If you’re joining me from S. C. Mitchell’s blog, or starting your hop here with me, welcome aboard.

I supplied today’s topic – Flash Fiction Challenge: Planes, trains, and automobiles (or even boats) give us a quick scene set on/in a moving vehicle.

I picked this topic because I was remembering back to my entrance into the Mile High Club: https://marcstevenserotica.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/jet-lag-and-the-mile-high-club/

It was an interesting time in my life. I never did get around to writing the whole story, and I’m probably never going to. I’ll leave that to your imagination. But that experience inspired today’s challenge to my RWW teammates.

So, here’s something new, and (mostly) fictional:

The Friendly Skies

By Marc Stevens

 

“Welcome aboard, Mr. Matthews.” The stewardess’ broad, genuine smile warmed Clive’s heart. Her short skirt and long sexy legs caused heat in a somewhat lower region.

Clive was more used to flying commercial, crushed between two strangers in the center seat with someone’s baby screaming in the seat behind. Okay, not always that bad, but God, he’d been there. He’d rather drive, take his time, and arrive with his mind intact.

“We need you today.” Tom Wendt wasn’t just offering him a part in his new movie. He was giving him the roll of a lifetime. Slade Steele, in the movie version of Marc Stevens’ Suburban Spies.

Clive couldn’t say no to next summer’s hottest romantic blockbuster.

Then Tom surprised Clive by sending a private plane. “I know how you hate to fly.” A comfortable Leer jet, pilot, co-pilot, and Jennifer.

“Nice.” He was talking about the plane. Then again, maybe he wasn’t.

Jennifer motioned him in. “Take a seat, Mr. Matthews. We’ll be taking off shortly.”

He buckled into the cushy single seat. I could get used to this.

She took the seat across from him, giving him a chance to study her.

Piercing blue eyes, and plump red lips were framed by a fall of golden curls. A low-cut uniform that offered a generous hint of cleavage.

“I loved you in Island Heat.” Her eyes widened as her tongue dragged across her lower lip.

“Don’t tell me you actually watched that.” Nobody admitted to watching Island Heat. While Clive thought he’d turned in an acceptable performance, the film was so poorly edited, it was almost unwatchable. Still, there was that love scene that went viral on Youtube, but with the lovely Miss Paige playing opposite, that wasn’t really acting.

Jennifer unbuckled her seat belt as the plane leveled off. “I thought you were great.”

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God. Clive Matthews. Everyone knew he was the next big thing in Hollywood, even though Island Heat bombed at the box office something fierce. That hadn’t been his fault, and his performance shined through the shitty production. Especially that hot sex scene.

Jennifer took a deep breath, trying to center herself. This was no time to go all fan-girl over him. “Can I offer you coffee . . . something stronger?” Me?

“Wine, if you’ll join me.”

What girl in her right mind would turn down that invitation?

She fought to keep the excitement from her tone. “White or red?”

His gaze captured hers. Dark, bedroom eyes that held erotic promise.

“Surprise me.” His tone dripped with orgasmic invitation.

A sensual wave cascaded through her.

Oh, she planned to surprise him.

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Sorry. I gotta stop there. I’ll let you fill in what happens next.

Then hop a train over to A. S. Fenichel’s bog as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues: http://asfenichel.com/blog/

Tainted Bride by A. S. Fenichel

Tainted Bride by A. S. Fenichel

 

 

 

Cover Reveal – Foolish Bride

Today I have a cover reveal from fellow Romance Writers Weekly author A. S. Fenichel:

Foolish Bride

 

 

 

Title: Foolish Bride
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Series: The Forever Brides
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By A.S. Fenichel
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Genre: Historical Romance
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Release Date : 3/28/2017
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Publisher : Kensington Books
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ASIN: B01HWKOF1K
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ISBN: 9781601839657
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Blurb

Sadly ever after. . . unless some dreams really do come true?
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Elinor Burkenstock never believed in fairy tales. Sure, she’s always been a fool for love—what woman isn’t? But Elinor knows the difference between fiction and truth. Daydreams and reality. True love and false promises. . . . Until the unthinkable happens, and Elinor’s engagement is suddenly terminated and no one, least of all her fiancé, will tell her why.
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Sir Michael Rollins’s war-hero days seem far behind him when, after onelast hurrah before his wedding, he gets shot and his injuries leave him in dire shape. He wants nothing more than to marry Elinor, the woman of his wildest dreams. But Elinor’s father forbids it . . . and soon Michael is faced with a desperate choice: Spare Elinor a life with a broken man or risk everything to win her heart—until death do they part?

About the Author:

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas andA1 Headshot asf pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Look for her on the Historical or Paranormal Romance shelves. A.S. is the author of The Demon Hunters series, The End of Days Trilogy, Wishing Game, and more. A.S. will be bringing you her brand of edgy romance for years to come.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden. Her babies are both rescues and include; a demanding dog and a temperamental cat, both bring constant joy and laughter.

A.S. loves connecting with readers. Here’s where you can find her.

Web Site- http://asfenichel.com/

Blog – http://asfenichel.com/blog/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/A.S.Fenichel

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5154640.A_S_Fenichel

Twitter – https://twitter.com/asfenichel

Google +1 – https://plus.google.com/113195747154467378107/posts

 

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We’d Love to hear what you think of this new cover. A.S. Will be checking in and responding to any comments.

RWW- What’s on my plate

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Welcome to the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop.

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The Backup by Kathryn Renard

The Backup by Kathryn Renard

If you’re joining me from Kathryn Renard”s blog, or starting your hop here with me, welcome aboard.

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

Today’s topic come from Fiona Riplee – I’m curious what everyone is working on. Write about a new work in progress, new idea, or some characters that just won’t leave you alone.

I’m currently working on A Passion for Painting, the first of what I hope to be a series set in my new home town of Bayside. And the character who won’t leave me alone right now is Jack Thompson.

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Jack is an artist with a whole lot of money and a whole lot of personal baggage he’s hauling around. He’s running away from himself and the ghost of his father. Rachel, our local barista, is going to have her hands full with this one.

I have a lot of work to do still on this story. No release date yet.

What is Lyra Parish currently working on? The Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues with her at: http://lyraparish.com/blog

Weakness SeriesAnd check out Lyra Parish’s amazing Weakness series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011M9NSNS/

RWW – Pets

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Training Rain

Today I’m once again taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Have you checked out her amazing Psychic Mates series?

Brenda Margriet provides today’s topic: What kind of animal person are you? Do you have pets? If so, how do they influence your writing, or don’t they? What is the most unusual pet you’ve had, either as a child or adult?

This is an interesting topic for me. Having missed having a childhood, and being thrown into a very active adult life, I’ve never had time to get a pet. But now that Amy and I are starting to settle in to a more comfortable life in Bayside, I’m thinking now is the time to add a pet into the mix.

But I wouldn’t be me if I just settled on a common dog, cat, bird, or fish, so I am opting for a ferret.

Funny ferret on bamboo mat

I think I’ll name him Timmy. Yeah, Timmy the Ferret. He can hide in the pocket of my coat and pop out to charm the ladies. Amy loves the idea, so we’re going shopping later today.

Wish me luck.

Now, hop on over to Dani Jace’s blog to learn about her pets as the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop continues: http://www.danijace.com/

Game On by Dani Jace

Game On by Dani Jace

RWW- What sparked the idea?

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Coming soon - Preorder now.

Coming soon – Preorder now.

Today I’m taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Are you as excited as I am about her new Forever Brides series?

Ms. Fenichel also supplied today topic: Choose one of your books and tell us where the idea came from. Was it a dream, an overheard conversation, did it spark from a previous book you wrote? How did the idea come to you and how did it evolve into a full story. If you want to share a snippet, that would be awesome too.😀

 

It’s hard to believe this happened over three years ago. It seems like only yesterday I was messing around with the Points Club. I consider it my “growth” period. Anyway, speaking of messing around, the inspiration for Whipped Cream and Other Delights actually came from an old record album cover, but it turned into a tasty sexual encounter.

Whipped Cream Cover

I’ve already blogged about how it came to be and you can read that here: https://marcstevenserotica.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/whipped-cream/

And instead of just giving you a snippet, I’ve decided to give you the whole thing. Right now you can get Whipped Cream and Other Delights #FREEClick Here.

Then continue your blog hop with the amazing Fiona Riplee at: https://fionariplee.com/blog

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

Circle of Lies by Fiona Ripplee.

 

RWW – Setting the Mood

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Today I’m taking the hand-off from the amazing A.S. Fenichel. Have you discovered her sexy Psychic Mates series yet? If not, check it out here: http://asfenichel.com/books/the-psychic-mates-series/

 

The Defiant Bride by Leslie Hachtel

The Defiant Bride by Leslie Hachtel

Today’s topic is all about getting in the mood.

Leslie Hachtel asks: A writer I know sets her mood with candles and music that suit her characters. Do you do anything special to put you in the right frame of mind to sit down and create?

 

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in my local coffee shop, Harbor Grind. The owner, Rachel, has been very accommodating, giving me a corner table with an excellent view of her shop and the interesting people flowing through it every day. And nothing gets me in the mood to write like one of her caramel mochas. Write, drink, repeat.

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Rachel and her customers have inspired countless stories I’m in the process of writing, and her coffee always puts me in the mood.

So, what gets Fiona Riplee in the mood to write? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues here: http://fionariplee.com/blog

And check out her amazing Circle of Lies (Alien Prophecies Book 1):

Circle of Lies