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Weekend Writing Warriors #52!

Gooooood morning, all you fabulous people! This is the 52nd Sunday snippet I’ve posted on my not-so-new-anymore blog, which is a whole year’s worth of writing! How cool is that? Thanks to all of you for visiting each and every Sunday. Now, here’s a special treat for your loyalty…a hot and fresh snippet from Steeped in Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off….

Say something, you idiot. Quickly, before she goes. “You’re welcome.” Wow, that was Oscar-worthy.

Addie waited a beat, but realizing he was either short on words or temper, she turned on her heel and headed for the door. He watched her as she reached for the handle and exited the shop.

What did she see when she looked at him? An intellect she could trade barbs with? A lonely, pathetic, and soon-to-be-broke poser who was anything but publishable? He’d been published multiple times, damn it, and he didn’t need her or anyone else to validate his skill in the craft.

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 missed posting last weekend on account of celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with my family, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t say how thankful I am for all of you and the endless support you provide throughout the year. You can’t imagine how helpful and encouraging your kind words and comments are to me. *Group Hugs* I’ll be away next weekend on a trip to Connecticut for Gilmore Girls Fan Fest! Stay tuned for pics and endless gushing! 😉 Enjoy your week, my friends!

23 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #52!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Always a delight snippet from your charming book.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, my friend! I greatly appreciate your positive words! 🙂

  2. Veronica Scott says:

    Ethan needs to improve his timing on snappy repartee or he’s going to lose his chance here…but I always enjoy these slices of life from your book’s world! Great snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol he’s always been just a touch too late where she’s concerned, but not for (much) longer! 😉 Thanks, Veronica!

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    Ahhhh! Just what I need this cold, drizzly Michigan morning. Go, Ethan! Good for him!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      😀 Glad this helped! It’s a cold, dreary morning here, too. Hope the sun comes out again soon. Thanks, Nancy!

  4. Maggie Wells says:

    Yay for your stick-to-it-tiveness! I totally made that up just for you. To celebrate, you know…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’m totally stick-to-it-tive…at some things. 😀 Thanks, Maggie! *tosses confetti*

  5. Amy Braun says:

    Poor guy’s got it bad… 😉

  6. Hywela Lyn says:

    Poor Ethan – I don’t know if I want to shake him or hug him!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol a combo of the two should do it! Thanks, Hywela! 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks so much, Christiane! I really appreciate it! 🙂

  7. Kimberly Gould says:

    Ouch, sounds like his esteem has been a bit trodden on.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      The self-esteem thing is something I think all authors struggle with at various points in their career. His is just compounded by other goings on in life. 😉 Thanks, Kimberly!

  8. Caitlin Stern says:

    Wow, someone is getting awful defensive with the voices in his head. He needs to pull back on that a little.

    Enjoy your time with Rory and Lorelei and the gang!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’ll tell Ethan to tone it down a bit. 😉 Thanks, Caitlin!

  9. Christina Ochs says:

    Ooh, I wonder how he’s going to impress her? Though he’d better not try too hard.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! That’s the ultimate question. You’ll just have to wait and see! 😉 Thanks, Christina!

  10. Carol says:

    Wow, I did not know you were going to Fan Fest! Wow again! Have an awesome time and I expect a full report! Now to the snippet…Come on Ethan! I’m rooting for you. Don’t let this thing between you and Addie simmer for 8 long years, OK?

  11. Diane Burton says:

    I want to smack Ethan. Come on, guy. Speak up. She even waited for him to say something. Ah, well. If he did, that would be the end of the book. LOL Good job.

  12. Ed Hoornaert says:

    An insecure novelist? Who’s going to believe such a preposterous notion? 😉

    Sorry for being tardy to comment. Blame *#@!@ LAX for getting me home a day late.

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