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Weekend Writing Warriors #87!

Happy Sunday, my word-loving warriors! Hope you’re all doing well! I’ll share a couple more excerpts from Steeped in Love before I switch gears, so enjoy it while it lasts. 🙂

Continuing from where we left off…

Unwritten story forgotten, Ethan pushed his laptop toward the center of the table so he could lean forward. If he propped his elbow on the table and twisted just a little to the right, he had a much better position for eavesdropping.

“I was so glad you contacted me,” the guy said.

He was almost a full head taller than Addie while seated. Ethan hated him for that alone. The guy wore a faded grey T-shirt, his hair slicked back like he’d just gone for a run and this meeting was the next item on his to-do list. The biceps bulging beneath the stretched-out fabric probably earned him back whatever points he lost, if any, for his less than impressive first date attire.

But maybe this wasn’t a date.

“I love morning dates,” Addie replied.

Okay, scratch that theory.

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!

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Enjoy your last full week of October, my ghouls and goblins! <3

16 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #87!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Another delightful snippet. I ordered a print copy. Best always from me.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, you’re so sweet, Charmaine! Thank you! I hope you love it! 🙂

  2. Veronica Scott says:

    You’re so good at the dialog! Loved the snippet…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I always enjoy your dialogue, too, Veronica, so that means a lot! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Amy Braun says:

    I want the best for Ethan but I’m not gonna lie––date guy seems pretty hot. I can’t resist some toned biceps. 😉

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Haha, I don’t blame you for that, Amy! 😀 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Christina Ochs says:

    I have a feeling those biceps had better come with a brain or she won’t be too interested. I have my copy of this- can’t wait to get started!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Huzzah! Thank you so much, Christina! I hope you love it! 🙂

  5. Nancy Gideon says:

    Sounds like it’s time for Ethan to step up and get into the game! Because eavesdroppers never hear anything they want to hear.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Too true, Nancy! I’ll just give our Ethan a little (or big) nudge. 😉

  6. Ed Hoornaert says:

    He eavesdrops so unabashedly. Getting information for his books?

  7. Caitlin Stern says:

    If you’re not inspired to write, just eavesdrop. Sounds like a plan. 😀

  8. Diane Burton says:

    I was trying to imagine this guy being a head taller than Addie while seated. Either she’s very short or he’s extremely tall. It’s funny how something as trivial as that can take a reader out of the story. Wishing you much success with this tory.

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