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Weekend Writing Warriors #86!

I did it! I released my novel! Steeped in Love is out there in the world and I am loving every minute of it! 😀 I figured I’d share another snippet from Steeped since I’m still in a celebratin’ mood, so here ya go!

Continuing from where we left off…

It was hell to find inspiration when you knew what you were writing would tank before it even hit the shelves. Releasing a heavy sigh, he rubbed his temples. He could be bitter and cynical all he wanted, but the truth was that he needed to rebrand himself if he had a hope in Hades of selling anything. He’d still be a thriller author, but his stories were about to take on a different spin. According to his research, every successful book nowadays had “girl” in the title: Gone Girl, The Good Girl, The Girl on the Train, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo . . .

He looked up, suddenly curious beyond all reason if Addie had any tattoos, another detail he could add to his mental rolodex, but something else stole his attention. She wasn’t sitting alone anymore.

A man sat at her table. So that must have been what Gwen meant–this was a date. Addie Mitchell was looking for a man.

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!

The print version of Steeped in Love is now available on Amazon, and I just ordered a ginormous box of them, most of which have already been spoken for by friends and family. 🙂 There’s no better feeling in the world than seeing someone holding your book in their hands. Thanks once again to everyone for the love and support! The positive reviews are already rolling in! To get a copy of your own, visit Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes!

Have a fabulous week, my friends! <3

11 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #86!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This one’s on my Kindle now . . . along with a big backlog of other books. If my TBR pile ever falls over and hits me, it could be serious. Sigh.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, I’ve heard of such injuries. They leave quite an imprint. 😉 Thanks very much for risking your life for me, Ed! 😀

  2. Nancy Gideon says:

    Okay, that does it. Off to One Click. Congrats, Julie!! Love this story (can absolutely feel where he’s coming from in this snippet!) and can’t wait to have it pop up on my Kindle.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! Yay! Thank you so, so much for taking a chance on Steeped, Nancy! I really hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  3. Laurie says:

    *claps* *sings Celebration* *tosses confetti and other celebratory things*

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Toss some cake, will you? I’ll catch it in my mouth. 😀 Thank you!!

  4. Amy Braun says:

    Haha No wonder he’s distracted! 😉

  5. Caitlin Stern says:

    Congrats on your release!
    I noticed that trend in titles, but surely that’s not the only reason those books did well. (I hope not.)
    I missed the sign ups, but here’s my WeWriWa post

  6. Carol says:

    Ha, yes, we made many jokes here about the “Girl” trend. If it’s got “Girl” in the title, it’s got to be good, right? (Guess you should have gone with “Steeped in Girl.” On second thought…Nope! Like yours better!) So happy that some dreams are coming true for you. I’m deliriously proud of you!

  7. Brittany Harnum says:

    I want to give Ethan a hug, I had similar feelings lately. Congrats on the great news! I will eat cake in your honor 🙂

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