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Weekend Writing Warriors #49!

Hiiiiii! How the heck are ya? Here we are, mid-September already. Sheesh! But, hey, at least we’re still rocking the warm weather! And here’s something else warm…another sip from Steeped in Love!

Continuing from where we left off….

His appetite suddenly gone, Ethan pushed his half-eaten danish aside. Another guy? So biker dude was still in the picture? How many guys would she date before she gave him a chance, or would she ever?

“We met up this morning at a breakfast place in Madoc. When the waitress asked him how he’d like his eggs, he said, and I quote, ‘This egg dish is stirred, beaten, and cooked together typically with milk, butter, and variable other ingredients.’”

“What are scrambled eggs?”

She rolled her eyes. “You’re not helping.”

 “They should have a rule that you can only fail the online test ten times before you’re blacklisted, Jeopardy! shamed, publicly humiliated by Mr. Trebek himself.”

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 working hard this weekend to wrap up this story. I hope to type THE END in the coming days! Wish me luck, my friends! Happy writing to you, and I hope the week ahead is filled with wonderful things for all you wonderful people! 🙂

23 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #49!”

  1. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Love the Jeopardy reference! She does sound like a hard sell, but I’m pulling for Ethan. 🙂 Nice snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Jenna! The right guy will win her heart, but it’s gonna be a long, fun ride! 😉

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Always with a sense of humor, this is funny and I love it.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you so much, Charmaine! Your comments always make me smile! 🙂

  3. Mags says:

    You can dooooo it!

  4. Nancy Gideon says:

    Snort! She knows how to pick ’em. When is she going to pick the RIGHT one right in front of her?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      All in good time, Nancy. Can’t rush these things. 😉 Thanks!

  5. Veronica Scott says:

    Good thing Ethan seems to like Jeopardy. Interesting dialog today – enjoyed the snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol I think he likes it a little too much. 😉 Thanks, Veronica!

  6. Amy Braun says:

    Ah, unrequited love… great snippet and good luck with your story!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Amy! I’ll take all the luck I can get! 🙂

  7. Kimberly Gould says:

    I don’t know how I would have handled that as the waitress. Not well I think. Great snip.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! I probably would have laughed it off and slowly backed away from the crazy person. 😉 Thanks, Kimberly!

  8. Hywela Lyn says:

    Love the underlying humour in this, but feel so sorry for Ethan – why can’t she see what’s under her nose! 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Oh, there are reasons, but she won’t be blind to him for much longer. 😉 Thanks, Hywela!

  9. Jacob Rosemeier says:

    “What are scrambled eggs?” haha nice job Julie.

  10. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I’m trying (and so far failing) to imagine how a Jeopardy-style wedding proposal could be worded. “It starts with the knees and ends with the lips, perhaps?”

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha! I think I may need to incorporate that into the dialogue, Ed! Love it! 😀

  11. Caitlin Stern says:

    Ethan is stewing over all these contenders, but has he told her he’s interested? He has to hit the buzzer if he wants to win!

  12. Carol says:

    Ha, love that we’re still discussing the Jeopardy guy. How annoying would HE be, huh?
    Much GOOD LUCK to you – I know you’ll get to those two magic words soon!

  13. Diane Burton says:

    Love the banter between them. She needs to open her eyes and really see her buddy. Love the Jeopardy reference.

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