Weekend Writing Warriors #17!


Hiya! Happy Sunday, my friends! Who’s ready to read some tea leaves? More Steeped in Love, coming right up!

Continuing from where we left off….

It was one thing to talk about sex, and a whole other thing to fully expect it to happen at the drop of a hat. Jonathan’s hungry gaze suggested he’d be ready and willing to take her on the table if she gave the green light.

She’d never been that girl. The kind that jumped into bed with a perfect stranger, despite whatever urges or inclinations she might have felt in favor of doing so. But maybe she could be that girl, or should be that girl. She wasn’t getting any younger, plus, he was really—like, really—hot. And it had been a long time since she’d been…serviced by such an attractive man.

Needing a shot of courage, she drained her mug and folded her arms on the table, but a disturbing pattern in the leaves caught her eye. Noooo, not a snake. Anything but a snake.

Here’s the blurb:

Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate. 

Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.

Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Boy oh boy, has this ever been a busy week for me, but man, it was fun, too! I played two double-headers (one in dodgeball and one in soccer) and my teams won three out of four games! Not too shabby! I really hope this next week zooms by because Friday = Gilmore Girls Revival! I cannot freaking wait for that! GG is the reason I started writing in the first place, and having my beloved show back on my TV again is a dream come true. One of my besties is coming to visit me for the weekend and we’re gonna have a slumber party with enough junk food to make Lorelai Gilmore green with envy. It might make us green, too, but for an entirely different reason. 😀 Enjoy your week, my friends!


26 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #17!”

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    A snake is definitely something to separate the men from the boys, Julie. Can’t wait to find out what happens next.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      So true, Kim! We’ll continue from here next week! Thank you! 🙂

  2. Naomi Shaw says:

    Ooh a snake! Wonder how she’ll deal with that being around. Great snippet

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Good question! You’ll have to wait and see! 😉 Thanks, Naomi!

  3. Amy Braun says:

    Pretty sure the leaves gave her the answer she needs. Hot doesn’t mean good!

  4. Angelica Dawson says:

    I hope she stays true to herself. A man can wait.

  5. Christina Ochs says:

    Ooh, I have a feeling the tea leaves are wise, though maybe not very fun! 😀

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      LOL, maybe not so fun to start with, but it’ll get better. 😉 Thanks, Christina!

  6. Charmaine Gordon says:

    A snake is a warning. Wonderful snippet. If your book is finished I want it. Yes I do. My best to you and your Dad on Thanksgiving. Love, Charmaine

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It’s just about finished, Charmaine, and then I’ll be entering it into RWA’s Golden Heart contest. There are big things in store for this book o’ mine! 🙂 I’ll keep you posted, though!

      We celebrated our Canadian Thanksgiving back in October, but we’ll certainly celebrate in honour of our American friends on your special day, too. Love you right back. xo

  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I love the humor of this snippet. As a guy with a dirty mind, I can’t help point out that in this context, ‘snake’ could have an entirely different implication.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, my dirty mind is very well aware of that. You’ll see in next week’s snippet! 😉 Thanks, Ed!

  8. Andrea says:

    I think this is my first time reading your work. Cute! I’ll be back.

  9. Diane Burton says:

    Uh, oh. A snake? That can’t be good. Can’t wait to read more. Great snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Snakes are never a good sign, are they? Thanks, Diane!

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    Doing something outside your comfort zone is one thing–doing something without any thought of regrets is another!

    Enjoy your return to Stars Hollow. I’m looking forward to seeing the Girls again, too.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      You speak the truth! 😀

      Thanks, Caitlin! I can’t wait for Friday to get here! Is it Friday yet? How about now?

  11. Veronica Scott says:

    Thank goodness for those tea leaves! I have a strong feeling she was about to make a big mistake there. Great snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I think you’re right, Veronica! Those leaves are oh-so wise. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Nope, otherwise it might bite her in the asssssssp. 😉 #snakepun

      lol thanks, Elizabeth!

  12. Carol says:

    Well, if we’re going Gilmorian, let’s say “It’d be nice to get…you know.” But Addie, I’m pretty sure this isn’t the guy for you, no matter what the tea leaves say. Escort him out and pour yourself a new cup of tea! Better luck next time!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! I think, deep down, Addie knows that too. Gotta go with the gut, as Luke says. 😉 Thanks for stopping by, A-M!

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