Wednesday 14 February 2018

#MWT with an apology and a tease...

First the apology... I was all over the place last week. Literally and metaphorically, and it was only when I went into here on Saturday, I discovered I'd left my #Mid WeekTease in draft...

(Okay, source pinterest, and I couldn't find one of a cat saying 'er...what???')

Anyway, onto #MidWeekTease

Which is a tease from a WIP that is making me giggle. Another Naughty Forties book.

This one is DeAnne's story... 

The Awesome Ladies Supper Club

(She's fed up, set up and not up for it...)

Do you know how one bloody raised eyebrow and a sexy smile can reduce your friends to simpering idiots? Even as I tugged on Rhonda’s shirt and muttered ‘don’t you dare leave me with him’, she the turncoat and her sisters in crime were standing up and preparing to walk away. I began to struggle to my feet only to be stopped—on my knees no less—by Carol who pushed on my shoulder. ‘You stay there and listen.’ She fixed me with what was known amongst our mates as the Carol Crusher—it crushed all thoughts of rebellion PDQ. ‘Whatever you think he deserves his five minutes of explaining.’
‘So you’re throwing me to the wolves? Gee, great friends.’
It was a set up, I might have known. There was no way I could see Mr Great Big Movie Star, Tanner McTavish back here on his own accord. What the hell did he want?
Do I want to know? Dammit I did.
‘Actually, we are,’ Rhonda said. She didn’t sound even the smallest bit repentant. I mean she could have at least tried to pretend she was. Well no not Rhonda. She couldn’t.
 “Great friends. Pull up your big girl panties and get over it,” she said in a brisk, no nonsense fashion. “If we didn’t think it was for your own good, there’s no way we would have agreed to this, and you know it.’
I did but it didn’t make it any easier.
Especially when Tanner just stood there, with what the romance authors call an enigmatic smile playing on his face.
‘Oh, hold on.’ Carol bent down and pressed something into my hand before she sketched a wave and dashed off to catch the others up.
‘If I’m found dead under a bush, I’ll haunt you,’ I shouted after them.
The buggers ignored me.
My nemesis aka Tanner Sodding McTavish smirked.
I scowled. “Fine bloody friends I’ve got.”
‘Stop pouting, love. When you hear what I have to say you’ll realise you have. “Anyway.” He pushed his hair of his forehead with an absent, but impatient gesture that I dammit to hell so remembered. “They’re only over the hill so don’t worry you’ll forget you hate me and jump my bones instead. One love shriek and they’ll be here at the double to stop you doing something before you think about it.” He grinned. “We never did s lot of thinking did we? More act now and think later.” Then he sobered. “De, I need to talk to you. It’s important. That’s why I asked your mates to let me do it like this. Sort of so you have to.”
“I can shove my fingers in my ears and sing out of tune loudly,” I pointed out.
Yeah, but you won’t,” the bastard said confidently. “You want to know what’s so goddam important.”
Damn him he was correct.
“Okay,” I said resigned. “Hit me with it.”
He pushed me to sit down again. So I didn’t fall down?
I had that horrible ‘the shit is about to hit the fan’ sensation.
“Go on... Get it over with.” I didn’t add though I wanted to, like nasty medicine take it fast.
“We need to be a couple again. Been seen together. Show we’re happily married.”
Thank god I was sitting down.
I looked at the packet Carol shoved into my hand. Hellfire, was she optimistic or what? It was a twelve pack of condoms. Multi flavoured and various types. She’d stuck a note on it. There must be a few you like in this lot. More stashed in the picnic basket.
 Actually, I hated the damned things, but sometimes, needs must.
Somehow I didn’t think that this was one of those times.
I’d rather a nice cup of coffee and to be told it was all a big joke.

Catch all the other #MidWeekTease posts here

Happy reading,

love, Raven xx


  1. Uh, yeah, right. I don't think she's headed that way at all right now. :p Great tease!

  2. So looking forward to this one! :-)

  3. "We need to be a couple again" What the hell is that kind of need.
    "Show we are happily married." lol, that's some freaking expectation. I have no idea why her friend thought that was good for her, seriously, she should ditch them all.

  4. oh my this was such a great tease! I want to see what happens next!