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Weekend Writing Warriors #50!

Hey there, fellow warriors and wordsmiths! Happy Sunday! As I type this, I’m busily working away on my novel, Steeped in Love (yes, you can totally type two things at once), with a goal of finishing it by the end of the night. And I WILL finish it! Yes, I will! I will, too! I know you are, but what am I?

Anywho, while I’m arguing with myself, here, have another free sample of Steeped!

Continuing from where we left off….

“Yeah!” she said. “After each show, before the credits roll, Alex could read a list of names….”

Jeopardy! wannabes who’ve jeopardized their chances of appearing on Jeopardy!” The sound of her laughter almost soothed his tattered ego. Almost.

“What’s with all the weird, bordering on unhinged, guys out there, Hemingway?”

He’d admit to being a bit eccentric, but unhinged? Okay, maybe when she blinked those doe eyes at him, like she was doing right now. He shook his head to clear it. C’mon, Holtz, it’s now or never…make your move.

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!

In other exciting news, this past Friday I was offered a long-term position teaching Physical Education for the remainder of the semester at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School! I’ve never been there before, so it’ll be a new, exciting adventure that begins on Monday! Wish me luck, my friends! Happy writing to all of us! 🙂

15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #50!”

  1. Teresa Cypher says:

    Yeah, Holtz! This is your big chance! Do it!!!

    I can hardly wait to read this!

    Congrats on the new position! I hope you like it!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 That makes me so happy, Teresa! Thank you so much!!!

  2. Maggie Wells says:

    Almost there! Almost there! Write! Write! Write!

  3. Charmaine Gordon says:

    alright already,finish the book so your pals can read it. BTW I have a new book coming out soon:Beware the Blue eyed Thunderbolt. You’ll love it, i know. Picture two young sisters with no good home, 4 cats and one dag and a woman known as the best dressed one around who cares for them.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Love the sound of your new book, Charmaine! Stop by next Sunday for the good news–’cause this story of mine will be D-O-N-E! 😀

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    He should probably act on that now or never signal! Enjoyed the excerpt…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yes, he should! I’ll tell him that! 😉 Thanks, Veronica!

  5. Carol says:

    Good luck to Ethan, congrats and good luck to you, and Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School is the most awesome name I’ve ever heard!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! Thank you! We’re the knights. Sir Guy Carleton Knight, at your service, madam. 😀

  6. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I hope he goes for it and makes a move, but on the other hand I wonder whether you’ll make it that easy for him.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’m kind of cruel that way, aren’t I? Lol, thanks, Ed! 🙂

  7. Amy Braun says:

    I love their flirting!

  8. Caitlin Stern says:

    Yes, keep it together! She needs someone who’s the right kind of unhinged. 😀

  9. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    Oh, I hope he found his courage! Good luck on your new job! I hope you had a great start to the week!

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