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Weekend Writing Warriors #38!

Hiya, friends! Hope you’re doing well! I’m sharing another snippet from Steeped in Love for your Sunday reading enjoyment. Drink up!

Continuing from where we left off….

“Now, now, retract those claws and paws for the cause,” Addie teased.

Hannah rolled her eyes. “Could he not have come up with a better slogan? I bet his ‘concerned citizens’ bit only includes him and his big, fat ego.”

“Easy there, tiger,” Gwen said, laughing. “What’s your beef with this guy? It’s not such a bad cause.”

“He’s just…he’s all judgy because, well, okay, sometimes I let Muffy, my Labradoodle, off her leash…and he kind of saw me do that the other day.”

Gwen eyed her suspiciously. “He kind of saw you, or you purposely did it in front of him to set the guy off?”

“Potato, pot-ah-to.”

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! 

Can you believe that June is almost here? I have exactly sixteen more days of teaching, then exams, then marking, then report cards, then SUMMER BREAK!!! It’s just around the bend! I can practically taste the freedom! Wishing you all a wonderful and wordy week ahead! 🙂

19 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #38!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I would totally believe Hannah is capable of deliberately ticking the guy off. Hang in there until the summer break — I how I yearned for the break when I was a teacher in BC. Now that I’m in Arizona, I kinda dread the summer. It’s interminable and too darned hot.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol she’s a bit of a trouble maker, isn’t she? I don’t envy you, Ed. I was in Arizona back in March, and it was hot enough then for me. Can’t imagine being there in the throes of summer. Stay cool!

  2. Maggie Wells says:

    Heh! I love that she’s baiting him with her labradoodle!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 She’ll use any means necessary to stir up trouble with Dog Leash Dude. Thanks for stopping by, Maggie!

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    You’re having fun not only with your book but with all of us. Good snippet. I do love Labradoodles.
    Have a great summer, GF.

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Enjoying the discussion as always! Your characters have quite a lot of spirit…great snippet.

  5. Sue Barr says:

    Tomato, to-mah-to.
    If I were a dog lover, I’d love a Labradoodle and be a great proficient… Nice snippet.

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Your dialogue is always so adorable! 😀

  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    She’s so sassy – the perfect match for our all too serious writer friend. When are they going to figure it out? Not too soon, I hope!

  8. Christina Ochs says:

    Haha- Gwen seems to know her friend very well!

  9. Hywela Lyn says:

    Fun snippet, I’m a dog lover so this naturally appealed to me, LOL!

  10. Teresa Cypher says:

    I love this character!She is all full of spunk. Might have a bit of ego herself… lol

    No snippet for me this week, Julie. Just dropping by to say hello. 🙂

  11. Caitlin Stern says:

    Baiting him with Muffy’s freedom–wicked and clever. 🙂

  12. Diane Burton says:

    LOL at her letting Muffy off the leash in front of him. That must have p.o.’d him. I want her to get together with the writer. Soon!

    I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/

  13. Siren X Star says:

    She’s a trouble maker, I like her! 😉

  14. Elizabeth Alsobrooks says:

    LOL! I’m glad you’re still posting from this story. I love the characters. I think she’s the perfect match for him…and is he ever going to have his hands full, and no leash will ever work!

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