Weekend Three-Word Story


:bananadance: First, I want to thank everyone who introduced me to your beloved pets–the stories were touching and funny and I LOVED reading every one of them!! Now–yesterday’s winner of the PAX tote bag: comment #41–Saundra! (Email me!) I have a prizepalooza for this weekend!! Multiple prizes!!! And don’t forget, the “Extravasuzannza” celebrating The Beast Within (psst! in stores now! read an excerpt here) continues with prizes every day through July 8th!

And as mentioned previously, for those of you with your own blogs, if you read The Beast Within and I catch you talking about it on your blog, I’ll highlight your blog here and send you your pick from my backlist! Today–two catches! :mrgreen: Both of these discussions include some really funny remarks, so be sure to check them out. I love reading the variety of perspectives on the book!

Here’s what Danni from Adventures in Ordinary Life has to say about The Beast Within: “The heroine in this book (Paige) doesn’t EVER punk out! She’s a really strong woman who earns her respect throughout the book. I don’t do reviews, but I will comment on a few things that really struck a chord with me. I think this is her first para, and she really manages to add it in without beating you over the head with it. I won’t talk about plot, b/c I’m not the type to talk around it without giving it all away. I will mention the moment that I fell in love with Keiran. B/c of his accident, he is losing the ability to see green and red. The first time he drives he realizes what a problem this will be, and soon after confides in Paige…..The Beast Within accomplishes one of my highest set requirements. I really believed Paige and Keiran could be together forever, and NOT just because the epilogue told me so.” Read Danni’s entire discussion of The Beast Within here.

And, from Emily at Emma’s Ramblings! “How awesome is the PAX blurb. ‘Paranormal Allied eXperts — genetically enhanced superagents leading the world into a new era of defense.’ I dare anyone not to read those books! And Holy Tortured Hero, Batman! I just wanted to reach through the pages and give Kieran a hug (not that he would’ve let me).” Read Emilys entire discussion of The Beast Within here.

(Danni and Emily–email me with your picks from my backlist!)

Now for the weekend prizepalooza! Saturday’s prize–a PAX t-shirt, and Sunday’s prize–another PAX tote bag! Plus!!! Five autographed backlist books on Saturday and five autographed backlist books on Sunday!

The game: Three-Word Story. How it works: I start the story with three words. Follow up with three words at a time of your own to continue the story! Participate as often as you like both Saturday and Sunday but not twice in a row. In the case of simultaneous comments, just pick which one to follow up on and go on with the story. Winners will be chosen by drawing and the more often you play, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be announced in Monday’s blog–and I have something special planned for July 4th, so please plan to stop by! :yes:

And now, the Weekend Three-Word Story to be continued through Sunday (let’s make it a PAX story!):

The sexy merman………..


  1. Cheryl S. says:

    crested the waves

  2. Carol says:

    Congratulations to Thursday and Friday’s winners!

    and looked around

  3. trish says:

    wondering where the

  4. Carol says:

    loud, screeching noise

  5. Maureen says:

    hell he was.

  6. Carol says:

    He looked towards

  7. Laurie says:

    the setting sun,

  8. ruby55 says:

    shaded his eyes

  9. Carol says:

    and listened again.

  10. Katie says:

    Then, grabbing his

  11. Carol says:

    golden, jeweled sword

  12. Mary says:

    and lifted it

  13. Carol says:

    above his head

  14. Amber Smith says:

    at the giant

  15. Katie says:

    boat hull, realizing

  16. Carol says:

    the screeching came

  17. Suzanne says:

    from the woman

  18. Carol says:

    on the boat

  19. Margery Scott says:

    suspended from the

  20. Carol says:

    tallest mast near

  21. Cheryl S. says:

    the ship’s only

  22. Carol says:

    other living being

  23. patricia mangum says:

    the wicked pirate

  24. Carol says:

    that had tried

  25. Cheryl S. says:

    stealing the treasure

  26. Carol says:

    that belonged to

  27. Lynn Daniels says:

    his royal ancestors

  28. Carol says:

    many years ago

  29. Amber Smith says:

    there was a

  30. Jill says:

    gorgeous woman pirate

  31. Carol says:

    that he loved

  32. Laurie says:

    ready for action!

  33. Kim says:

    just waiting there

  34. Carol says:

    to be saved

  35. Cheryl S. says:

    to be rescued

  36. Carol says:

    from the pirate

  37. Cheryl S. says:

    leering at her

  38. Carol says:

    with hot lust

  39. Maureen says:

    she opens her

  40. Steph T. says:

    mouth and yells,

  41. Carol says:


  42. Kim says:

    I need you!

  43. Carol says:

    I’m so afraid!

  44. Kelly says:

    The merman lunged

  45. Kim says:

    directly towards her

  46. Cheryl S. says:

    snatching her from

  47. Carol says:

    the hands of

  48. Kim says:

    her pirate. She

  49. Carol says:

    saw the merman

  50. kacey says:

    raise his sword

  51. Carol says:

    and cut off

  52. Saundra M says:

    the pirate’s hand.

  53. Carol says:

    Then the merman

  54. Kim says:

    grabbed her by

  55. Carol says:

    her shaking hand

  56. Danni says:

    and embraced her

  57. Carol says:

    and told her

  58. Cheryl S. says:

    that he would

  59. Carol says:

    never let her

  60. Cheryl S. says:

    because she was

  61. Carol says:

    going to be

  62. Peggie says:

    his mermaid queen

  63. Carol says:

    and have his

  64. Juanita Stender says:

    adorable love child

  65. Carol says:

    and live forever

  66. Cheryl S. says:

    under the sea

  67. Carol says:

    with me and

  68. Kim says:

    no one else

  69. Cheryl S. says:

    forever and ever

  70. Peggie says:

    She recoiled away

  71. Carol says:

    at the thought

  72. Tori says:

    because she couldn’t

  73. Cheryl S. says:

    live under water

  74. Carol says:

    started to cry

  75. Alyssa says:

    He brought her

  76. Carol says:

    to the shore

  77. Alyssa says:

    where he kissed

  78. Cheryl S. says:

    her fears away

  79. Alyssa says:

    She kissed him

  80. Juanita Stender says:

    back slow and

  81. Alyssa says:

    tender until he

  82. Carol says:

    said that he

  83. Alyssa says:

    wanted more and

  84. Carol says:

    that confused her

  85. Cheryl S. says:

    She wasn’t sure

  86. Carol says:

    if she should

  87. Alyssa says:

    give him everything

  88. Carol says:

    because he might

  89. Danni says:

    not be anatomically

  90. Carol says:

    correct because he

  91. Màili says:

    shatter her heart

  92. Alyssa says:

    She pulled away

  93. Carol says:

    when she thought

  94. Alyssa says:

    he didn’t like

  95. Carol says:

    how she felt

  96. Jillian Beane says:

    “I promise you”

  97. Carol says:

    I love you!

  98. Carol says:

    Then prove it!

  99. Cheyenne McCray says:

    had to pee.

    No, seriously. The first line of my YA L.O.S.T. is “It all happened because I had to pee.”


  100. Cheryl S. says:

    He showed her

  101. Alyssa says:

    He smiled and

  102. Estella Kissell says:

    Show me how

  103. Carol says:

    she smiled, too!

  104. Janet says:

    so he went

  105. Carol says:

    to get her

  106. Alyssa says:

    the water and

  107. Carol says:

    and brought back

  108. Alyssa says:

    a diamond ring

  109. Carol says:

    with emeralds and rubies

  110. Cheryl S. says:

    he was serious

  111. Alyssa says:

    She said, “I

  112. Carol says:

    still can’t live

  113. TeresaH says:

    am so confused

  114. Carol says:

    so where will

  115. Beth C says:

    beneath the sea

  116. Alyssa says:

    underwater, so what

  117. TeresaH says:

    Suddenly! From nowhere

  118. TeresaH says:

    the merman fell

  119. Carol says:

    and she screamed

  120. Alyssa says:

    “Take me now!”

  121. Carol says:

    below the sea

  122. TeresaH says:

    Alas, the merman

  123. trish says:

    and she grabbed

  124. Carol says:

    his long sword

  125. Alyssa says:

    could not oblige

  126. Alyssa says:

    (Oops! “could not oblige” was meant to follow “alas, the merman”, so just disregard.)

  127. TeresaH says:

    as he died

  128. Carol says:

    and cried out

  129. TeresaH says:

    You are cursed!

  130. Carol says:

    forever you fiend

  131. TeresaH says:

    and transformed into

  132. Carol says:

    a beautiful mermaid

  133. TeresaH says:

    and stabbed him

  134. Carol says:

    and then kissed

  135. TeresaH says:

    his cold lips

  136. Carol says:

    and he awoke

  137. TeresaH says:

    as she uttered

  138. Carol says:

    she loved him

  139. TeresaH says:

    and that she

  140. Carol says:

    would live under

  141. TeresaH says:

    the sea since

  142. Carol says:

    she had become

  143. TeresaH says:

    his after breaking

  144. Carol says:

    the magic spell

  145. TeresaH says:

    with her enchanted

  146. Carol says:

    red ruby shoes

  147. TeresaH says:

    and magic knife

  148. Carol says:

    and they both

  149. TeresaH says:

    shivered in anticipation

  150. Carol says:

    of their future

  151. TeresaH says:

    of breaking curses

  152. Carol says:

    and making love

  153. TeresaH says:

    All at once,

  154. Carol says:

    a genie appeared

  155. TeresaH says:

    wickedly grinning at

  156. Carol says:

    the mermaid and

  157. TeresaH says:

    changed her back

  158. Carol says:

    the beautiful princess

  159. TeresaH says:

    fled the scene

  160. Carol says:

    looking for escape

  161. TeresaH says:

    The merman disappeared

  162. Carol says:

    In his place

  163. TeresaH says:

    the smiling genie

  164. Lis says:

    beneath the sea

  165. Carol says:

    became a handsome

  166. TeresaH says:

    pure white stallion

  167. Carol says:

    that ran after

  168. TeresaH says:

    the fleeing princess

  169. Carol says:

    and caught her

  170. TeresaH says:

    as she fell

  171. Carol says:

    off a cliff

  172. Lis says:

    With shaking arms

  173. Carol says:

    she grabbed him

  174. TeresaH says:

    but she slipped

  175. Alyssa says:

    into his arms

  176. Elizabeth says:

    She looked away

  177. Carol says:

    They both fell

  178. Elizabeth says:

    Their eyes locked

  179. ruby55 says:

    on wooden planks

  180. Carol says:

    as they landed

  181. TeresaH says:

    For a horse

  182. Mary says:

    That Carol bought

  183. Elizabeth says:

    at the ranch

  184. Mary says:

    And Teresa sold.

  185. Carol says:


    For a fortune

  186. Elizabeth says:

    The sun was

  187. Carol says:

    covered with clouds

  188. Elizabeth says:

    as they walked

  189. Carol says:

    quickly by the

  190. Cheryl S. says:

    toward the sunset

  191. Elizabeth says:

    hand in hand.

  192. Carol says:

    as lovers do.

  193. TeresaH says:

    The genie reappeared

  194. Carol says:

    and cursed them

  195. Elizabeth says:

    for all eternity

  196. Carol says:

    They disappeared into

  197. Cheryl S. says:

    a parallel universe

  198. Elizabeth says:

    a fog of

  199. ruby55 says:

    into a house

  200. Jeanette Jackson says:

    black mist surrounded

  201. Carol says:

    trees and mountains

  202. ruby55 says:

    where everything was

  203. Carol says:

    very, very tiny

  204. Elizabeth says:

    and smelled like

  205. Cheryl S. says:

    except for the

  206. Carol says:

    very large insects

  207. Elizabeth says:

    which scampered everywhere

  208. ruby55 says:

    even on people

  209. Elizabeth says:

    which caused screaming

  210. ruby55 says:

    and moaning and

  211. Elizabeth says:

    itching and scratching

  212. Suzanne says:

    and crying out

  213. Carol says:

    Then they disappeared

  214. Suzanne says:

    (you guys are cracking me up!)

  215. Elizabeth says:

    then they reappeared

  216. Carol says:

    We are having fun! 😆

  217. Carol says:

    in the middle

  218. Elizabeth says:

    of a raging

  219. Carol says:

    forest fire that

  220. ruby55 says:

    The super agents

  221. Elizabeth says:

    had purposely set

  222. Carol says:

    to capture them.

  223. Elizabeth says:

    Will it work?

  224. Carol says:

    They escaped by

  225. Elizabeth says:

    weaving and snaking

  226. Carol says:

    through the trees

  227. Elizabeth says:

    crying and sputtering

  228. TeresaH says:

    You Can’t Catch

  229. Carol says:

    Us Ha Ha

  230. Elizabeth says:

    then the wind

  231. Carol says:

    got much stronger

  232. Cheryl S. says:

    the skies darkened

  233. Elizabeth says:

    and whipped them

  234. Cheryl S. says:

    mercilessly and they

  235. Elizabeth says:

    fell to their

  236. TeresaH says:

    knees and wept.:cry:

  237. Carol says:

    The good fairy

  238. Elizabeth says:

    kissed their foreheads

  239. Carol says:

    and whisked them

  240. Cheryl S. says:

    waved her wand

  241. Carol says:

    They found themselves

  242. Cheryl S. says:

    locked in a

  243. Elizabeth says:

    book of Suzanne’s!

  244. Carol says:

    They were thrilled!

  245. Elizabeth says:

    Then someone turned

  246. Carol says:

    the book upside

  247. Cheryl S. says:

    the page and

  248. Elizabeth says:

    down and out

  249. Carol says:

    they fell out!

  250. Elizabeth says:

    Oh good Lord!

  251. Cheryl S. says:

    They looked around

  252. Elizabeth says:

    and were surprised

  253. Carol says:

    and excited about

  254. TeresaH says:

    It was Disneyland!

  255. Elizabeth says:

    Finally we can

  256. Carol says:

    have some fun!

  257. Cheryl S. says:

    Hand in hand

  258. Elizabeth says:

    they strolled along

  259. Carol says:

    into the sunset

  260. Elizabeth says:

    smiling at eachother

  261. TeresaH says:

    the parade’s starting!

  262. Elizabeth says:

    We’d better hurry

  263. Elizabeth says:

    or else we

  264. Gladys Paradowski says:

    will be late

  265. ruby55 says:

    because we have

  266. Gladys Paradowski says:

    wasted too much

  267. Elizabeth says:

    time walking around.

  268. Gladys Paradowski says:

    doing nothing much

  269. Elizabeth says:

    but hunger pangs

  270. Lis says:

    Suddenly she was

  271. Elizabeth says:

    struck with emotion

  272. TeresaH says:

    “There’s Mickey Mouse!”

  273. Carol says:

    with Cinderella and

  274. Alyssa says:

    Donald Duck, too.

  275. TeresaH says:

    Yay! Picture time!

  276. Peggie says:

    with the little

  277. TeresaH says:

    intelligence she had

  278. Alyssa says:

    would help her

  279. Janet says:

    whipping out her

  280. TeresaH says:

    enchanted golden saber

  281. Maureen says:

    and swinging it

  282. Laurie says:

    Escaped to Bali!

  283. Cheryl S. says:

    What adventure awaits?

  284. Laurie says:

    Breathtaking azure waters

  285. Cheryl S. says:

    meet the horizon

  286. Maureen says:

    towards unkown lands

  287. Alyssa says:

    where they could

  288. Estella Kissell says:

    live and love

  289. Alyssa says:

    each other now

  290. Cheryl S. says:

    planning a future

  291. Carol says:

    Genie found them!!

  292. Cheryl S. says:

    Genie was lost

  293. Kim says:

    without his lamp

  294. Cheryl S. says:

    lighting the way

  295. Shari says:

    to new exciting

  296. Cheryl S. says:

    and unfamiliar places

  297. Kim says:

    never seen before

  298. Cheryl S. says:

    a secluded cabin

  299. Robyn says:

    surrounded by trees

  300. Cheryl S. says:

    beckoned the couple

  301. wanda flanagan says:

    to enter and

  302. Gladys Paradowski says:

    pause a bit

  303. wanda flanagan says:

    what they saw

  304. TeresaH says:

    granting three wishes

  305. Gladys Paradowski says:

    was a surprise

  306. wanda flanagan says:

    the room was

  307. Gladys Paradowski says:

    smaller than expected

  308. Cheryl S. says:

    painted purple paisley

  309. Gladys Paradowski says:

    rather strange indeed

  310. Alyssa says:

    with sex toys

  311. Gladys Paradowski says:

    a greater surprise

  312. Robyn says:

    The patchwork quilt

  313. Alyssa says:

    was colored ambergris

  314. Juanita Stender says:

    it was inviting

  315. TeresaH says:

    come lay down

  316. Robyn says:

    and rest awhile.

  317. Cheryl S. says:

    The bed transformed

  318. Alyssa says:

    into something quite

  319. Juanita Stender says:

    fantastic and magical

  320. Cheryl S. says:

    a magic carpet!

  321. Alyssa says:

    The carpet was

  322. Cheryl S. says:

    ready to fly

  323. Alyssa says:

    they jumped on

  324. TeresaH says:

    flying to magical

  325. Alyssa says:

    cities where they

  326. Lynn Daniels says:

    watched silently as

  327. Alyssa says:

    Then they kissed

  328. Juanita Stender says:

    the city lights

  329. Alyssa says:

    and made love

    (C’mon, people, they need some action! They’ve been through a lot so far.)

  330. Robyn says:

    with wild passion

  331. Kim says:

    it left them

  332. Alyssa says:

    happy and sated

  333. Marcy says:

    and surprisingly, pregnant!

  334. Kim says:

    her belly was

  335. Juanita Stender says:

    full of life

  336. Kim says:

    and getting bigger

  337. Lynn Daniels says:

    “Does this mean

  338. Kim says:

    there’s more than

  339. Juanita Stender says:

    one love child?

  340. ruby55 says:

    Will she go

  341. TeresaH says:

    OH NO! Quintuplets!:rotfl:

  342. Juanita Stender says:

    she was overwhelmed

  343. Kim says:

    and fainted when

  344. ruby55 says:

    the doctor told

  345. Juanita Stender says:

    them the news

  346. Kim says:

    She didn’t know

  347. Alyssa says:

    what to think

  348. Màili says:

    bemused while he

  349. Marcy says:

    Hit the floor

  350. Alyssa says:

    after hearing about

  351. Cheryl S. says:

    the cost involved

  352. Kim says:

    How would he

  353. Elizabeth says:

    be able to

  354. Katherine says:

    go back to

  355. Cheryl S. says:

    the spy business

  356. Elizabeth says:

    if she was

  357. Jeanette Jackson says:

    going to have

  358. Carol says:

    so many babies!

  359. Cheryl S. says:

    to interview nannies??

  360. Robyn says:

    To the rescue

  361. Carol says:

    comes her mom

  362. Kim says:

    who will help

  363. Carol says:

    with the babies

  364. Marcy says:

    while her dad

  365. ruby55 says:

    will keep the

  366. Carol says:

    neighbors from making

  367. Kim says:

    a stink about

  368. Alyssa says:

    too much noise

  369. Lis says:

    too much noise

  370. Marcy says:

    Suddenly, the phone

  371. ruby55 says:

    rang shrilly. It

  372. Marcy says:

    was the neighbors

  373. Alyssa says:

    wanting to know

  374. Marcy says:

    if they could

  375. Alyssa says:

    borrow some sugar

  376. Marcy says:

    to bake a

  377. Alyssa says:

    cake to celebrate

  378. Marcy says:

    their doggy’s birthday

  379. Marcy says:

    but you can

  380. Alyssa says:

    buy cake instead.

  381. Marcy says:

    or banana bread. :bananadance:

  382. Alyssa says:

    Our happy couple

  383. Juanita Stender says:

    now was faced

  384. Alyssa says:

    with time alone

  385. Juanita Stender says:

    to consider the

  386. Marcy says:

    possibilities, and the

  387. Juanita Stender says:

    busy future ahead.

  388. TeresaH says:

    Once the initial

  389. Juanita Stender says:

    shock wore off

  390. TeresaH says:

    they realized that

  391. Juanita Stender says:

    things were getting

  392. TeresaH says:

    more and more

  393. Juanita Stender says:

    complicated. Just then

  394. TeresaH says:

    his commander arrived

  395. Michelle says:

    and ordered him