I have news to share: A Flash Fiction win, a new flash in the Roxanne and Jonathon saga and a new review for my debut, TAKING CHANCES.
You know I love Flash Fiction. Last Thursday, I participated in Siobhan Muir‘s #ThursThreads and my flash was picked as the winner. Yeah! 😀 It turns out, my flash is a perfect fit for the epic Sci-Fi Romance I’ve been developing.
The fabulous A.S. Fenichel was the judge last week and here’s what she had to say about my flash:
The tone was set from the very start. It grabbed me and didn’t let go. I’m ready to read the entire book. I loved the way the author conveyed a huge amount of information and even backstory with so few words. Really well written.
“Fucking war.” Jocelyn turned around and watched the explosions lighting up the night sky. “We never should have agreed to this.”
“We weren’t given a choice.” Nathan packed his canteen into his satchel.
As darkness reached out and touched her ships, she knew the real end was coming. With each fleet that left for their chance in the sky, she knew it was just a matter of time before Nathan would need to leave.
She pushed her fingers into the glass, sending the last of her day’s power to the troops. She gave all she could and in the end it was only a small aid to their feeble attempt to remove the evil from her safe place.
“You can’t go, not yet.”
“Jocelyn, you know I must.” He wrapped his arms around her. “If I’m going to secure a new source for your power, I must go now.”
She fell to her knees. The strain of war was leaving its mark. “It’s no time for tears. I know, but I fear what losing you will do to me.”
“Jocelyn, my love you’re the strongest of us all.” He caressed her cheek and dragged his fingers over the emptiness left behind from where her magic once lived. His lips slipped over hers and he confirmed what she already knew. It was the one thing she had to believe. “I’ll always come back to you.”
On Monday, I added the 6th installment in my ever growing story of love. You can find all the other flashes in this series at my Roxanne and Jonathon page.
The pictures that inspire this flash can be found at Daily Picspiration. I have linked each flash on the R&J page to the original post at DP and I’ve also done so below.
January 6, 2014 – Safety First (Roxanne’s POV)
“Jonathon, look. He has little pictures back here.” Roxanne dragged her gaze over each little beauty. Strong arms wrapped around her and Jonathon snuggled close. His public displays of affection were just one of the many reasons she loved about him.
She swayed as warmth spread through her limbs. In such a short time, Jonathon had become a life necessity. She could no longer imagine life without him.
“Is it odd that the photographer has captured so many of the places we’ve been?”
“What is it, honey?”
“It is strange and I’m not sure what to make of it.” He looked towards the back of the shop. The door opened to a little room, but no door, just a barred window.
“You’re starting to scare me. What’s going on?” She pulled at his arms and finally grabbed hold of his chin. “Jonathon?”
“I think we should leave as quietly as we came in. No eye contact with the clerk, okay?”
“Fine, but then you need to tell me what’s going on.”
He leaned in and gave her sweet chasted kiss. “Fine, I just want you safe first.”
The Romance Market Place posted a fabulous review of TAKING CHANCES on Sunday.
Lydia and Jake’s story? What can I say?! The way Ms. Maylee entwines the reader into their lives and story was sheer joy! Hard to believe this is a debut book and author.
Normally I don’t read and review higher than sensual reads but something about this book spoke to me and I am so glad to have read it. If you’re looking for a quick read, I highly recommend Taking Chances. I look forward to more books from Ms. Maylee.
I don’t want to give away what happens but… be prepared for some ‘cold shower’ references when done reading.
My favorite line “When he moved away she whimpered at the loss of his warmth, but he slithered down the bed, and it became clear he was not leaving the bed or her body.” What woman doesn’t want that!
I love that review. 😀 For more information visit my TAKING CHANCES page.