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Weekend Writing Warriors #42!

Hiya! How ya doin’? Ready for more reading fun this Sunday funday? Well, why didn’t you just say so? Pull up a carpet square and prepare yourselves for another snippet from Steeped in Love!

Continuing from where we left off (Addie shouted ‘No!’ when Hannah contemplated dating Ethan)….

The emphatic ‘no’ practically echoed through the interior of the coffee shop. Both women gave her the stare-down. “Um, I mean…I just really don’t think he’s your type. You know, you’re so upbeat and, um, bubbly, and he’s very surly. Not really all that friendly, and I don’t think he’s even looking for anything long-lasting anyway.”

Gwen’s laser beam stare sharpened, but Hannah perked up in her chair, seemingly pleased by her analysis. “Who is, honey? Well, besides you, which I think is adorable and perfectly right for you. But people like Ethan and me…we’re just looking for a good yank on the ol’ chain.”

Gwen rolled her eyes.

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!

I’ve been writing up a storm this past week and hope to keep a steady pace going this coming week as well. I have a book to finish, my friends, and the end is in sight! In other news, I’ll be teaching summer school for three days this week. Science, of course! I’m gonna try to make the getting-to-know you games and introductions last at least one day. For the remaining two…chemistry, biology, climate change, oh my! I will try not to overREACT. 😉 Have a good one, you guys! See you next week! 🙂

21 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #42!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I’m guessing Gwen suspects the truth.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      That Gwen is a clever one. Although, Addie isn’t all that good at keeping her emotions in check. 😉 Thanks, Ed!

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    So much fun in this snippet just like you, the writer. Best always from me to you.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, much appreciated, my friend! I wish the best for you, too! 🙂

  3. Jacob Rosemeier says:

    “…good yank on the ol’ chain”. Wow that’s a new one haha. That has to be hard for Addie, who’s actually seeking a meaningful relationship, to have to put up with talk like that.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol I’m sure I’ve heard it somewhere. 😉 Addie will get her chance, just you wait and see!

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Well Hannah’s clearly not getting the subtext yet. Enjoyed the snippet, the three women seem very real to me.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      That’s awesome to hear, Veronica! Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. Kimberly Gould says:

    Enjoy your summer classes! Sounds like having you teach would be fun.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Kimberly! There’s never a dull moment, if I can help it. 😉

  6. Carol says:

    Yep, don’t overreact, like Addie! Great snippet. Good luck with the writing and the teaching – you’re a natural in both! Have an awesome week!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, A-M, you’re the best! I hope you have an awesome week, too! xo

  7. Nancy Gideon says:

    I like Addie’s summation of the yank on the chain. Yep. Sometimes it’s all in the supposed conflict.

  8. Caitlin Stern says:

    I don’t think anyone bought that back pedal. But, hey, she tried.

  9. Diane Burton says:

    Interesting how her friends see Ethan. Good snippet.

  10. Sue Barr says:

    I guess everybody needs a good yank on the chain… Good snippet, Jules.

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