Weekend Writing Warriors #4!


Hey, y’all! I’m writing this whilst in the great state of Arkansas with two of my bestest girlfriends. It’s basically been a food fest, which is the only way to have a vacation, right? Right. Anywho, I must go and hop on a plane back to Canuckland now, so I shall leave y’all some reading! Ready? Here goes!

Continuing from where we left off….

Addie ordered, then took a seat a couple tables over, her back to him. She pulled a tube of lipstick from her pocket and used an old bicycle side mirror from her bag to apply it, which he found more comical than peculiar. Her short hairstyle emphasized the long, slim column of her neck. She was jumpy, anxious. Her aquamarine bike shoes slapped against the floor, like it pained her to sit still for too long. He found himself growing impatient along with her.

Gwen returned to Addie’s table with a steaming mug. “Here’s your tea,” she said. “Good luck. Hope you find what you’re looking for.”

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!

Well, my adventures in Missouri/Arkansas have sadly come to an end. MOAR Tour, 2016 was a smashing success! I’m taking home wonderful memories, fistfuls of American goodies, and two new fabulous pairs of athletic shoes! Sometimes a girl just needs to be with her besties, and I’m so grateful to have had this time with them. Wishing y’all a brilliant week ahead! 🙂

28 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #4!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Oh, I love the charm of this story and I’m thrilled you took a mini pal vacation. Enjoy every moment, dear friend.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, my lovely friend! It was exactly what I needed. 🙂

  2. Rin says:

    Cute! And the summary of the book seems really interesting. 🙂

  3. Christina Ochs says:

    Good mornin’ y’all! 🙂 I love Addie’s contagious impatience, and have to wonder what she’s looking for. So glad you got some fun downtime!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      You’ll find out soon–maybe even next week! 🙂 Thanks, Christina!

  4. Margaret Ethridge says:

    The MOAR tour has been a great success! You’ve just let me and I am stalking your blog…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, you miss me! You’re a schmoopy girl, Margaret Ethridge, whether you like it or not. 😉 I miss you MOAR!

  5. Amy Braun says:

    Great snippet! Loved all the detail. 🙂

  6. Veronica Scott says:

    Addie doesn’t sound too restful – she’s making me nervous with those slappin shoes LOL, so well done! Sounds like the two of them will fit together pretty nicely.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Veronica! I think those two are a perfect match. Now, they just need to figure it out. 😉

  7. Stephanie Ingram says:

    She is obviously a fun character. I enjoyed reading the snippet and wish it would continue. Have fun with your friends in Arkansas!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Stephanie! Sadly, my vacation has come to an end, but I’m back home and ready write, write, write! 🙂

  8. Kim Magennis says:

    I suspect Ethan has found what he’s looking for, Julie. I am not so sure Addie realises it yet 😉

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Nope, not yet. But she will. Eventually. 😉 Thanks, Kim!

  9. Carol says:

    I feel like I can already picture Addie perfectly. Great job with the details! One of the two pairs of shoes you’re taking home aren’t aquamarine, are they? Glad you had such a good time here in the States!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, yay! That’s so great to hear! No aquamarine shoes for me, but I got a rainbow-coloured pair that have a touch of turquoise in them, and a black and orange pair that are perfect for Halloween…and every other day of the year. 😀 Next time I’m coming to visit you!

  10. Teresa Cypher says:

    I’m sure she’ll find what she’s looking for–even if she doesn’t realize what it is she’s hunting. 🙂

    I’m so glad you got a vacation with your buds! Good for you, dear girl. 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you, Teresa! You’re so sweet. 🙂 It was a very rejuvenating vacation, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to take it.

  11. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I like how you showed that her anxiety and impatience were contagious.

  12. Caitlin Stern says:

    Yay for hanging out with friends!
    She is quite agitated, which never helps you do anything. Maybe she needs to drink her tea and calm down.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yay, indeed! You’re right. I think the tea will do her good. 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Elizabeth! So glad people really felt the anxiety in this excerpt! 🙂

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