Happy November! It’s Weekend Writing Warriors time and it’s also the second day of NaNoWriMo, that month long event for crazy, masochistic writers like myself who just can’t get enough of making stuff up. This month I thought I’d
subject you to share with you snippets from what’s falling out of my brain pan currently. I can’t decide what to work on so I’ll be testing the waters on several stories I started during the last year. Maybe at the end of the month I’ll conduct a survey to see which story gets the most votes. Today I’m sharing from a contemporary m/m romance about a tough guy gay reporter who discovers he’s the inspiration for a womanizing hero in a series of smutty romances. He’s not happy about having intimate details of his life show up in print, and is determined to track down the elusive author.
Here’s the opening 8:
The twist of Melanie’s lips told Aaron everything he needed to know. Add the sparkle in her eyes and the way she lightly fingered the skinny pink straw in her drink spelled nothing but doom. Instinct told him to leave her sitting there, go home, eat a tub of ice cream and forget all about the message she’d left on his phone.
Instead, because curiosity hadn’t killed him yet but it did pay the bills, he threw his satchel on one of the empty seats at her curbside table and sat down.
“So what’s the big joke?”
She batted her thick lashes at him. “Did I say there was a joke?”
“Well, all the laughing you were doing when you asked me to meet you indicated some sort of humorous development at my expense.”
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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or copy & paste this address: http://www.wewriwa.com
Official Blurb for To Catch a Threeve ~
Axel Blackwood catches a thief and is astounded to see that he closely resembles Liam Alloway, the love he lost seven years ago in an attack by the evil woodland folk known as threeves. Axel suspects he’s fallen prey to dark magic, but can’t help becoming infatuated with his prisoner. He’s overwhelmed with the hope that he can at last bring his lost lover home, despite everything that warns him it’s all a diabolical trick.
Bryn Darrow, the half-threeve, half human orphan sent to trick Axel and rob him of much more than a simple gem finds himself equally as fascinated with his handsome human captor and the lure of someplace to call home, but he knows deep down that the constable is in love with a dangerous illusion. When he’s commanded by the threeves to murder Axel and steal a witch’s powerful grimoire, he’s forced to decide between the only family he’s ever known and the one person who might rescue him from a life of isolation and pain.
Will Axel and Bryn be forced into a deadly confrontation before they can discover the truth?