Michelle Howard – - Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance Author

Weekend Writing Warriors


Another week of snippets with my fellow warriors who share snippets in 8 sentence increments of their latest work or WIP. Visit here for other peeks www.wewriwa.com. I’m sharing another peek at my upcoming release Torkel’s Chosen. I skipped ahead a small bit to get to more dialogue. Our heroine has decided on Torkel much to his surprise.

She was a small thing. Maybe five and half feet. Torkel bent at the waist and lowered his head. “Slide it over my neck,” he murmured for they were attracting stares. Partly because they were the last couple on the sands and partly because of the momentous occasion. Torkel, the unwanted, was being chosen.

Unable to believe he finally had a woman of his own, Torkel asked, “What’s your name, Chosen?”

“Faith Reid but I prefer Faye.”


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What would you do if Earth didn’t have enough men?

Would you take a chance and leave the only world you knew behind?

This is the decision Faith Reid faces. Placing all her hope in a new government program, she seizes the opportunity that offers a chance for the women of Earth to find love among the stars, on a world beyond the one they know.

How many times can one man risk rejection?

Would you give up on your dreams?

Torkel Alonson has had enough of being ignored and looked over by females on his adopted home world of Enotia. His pride has suffered and he must accept the painful truth. Females will never choose a male with his evil lineage despite his honorable service to his government’s military.

Can two people looking for the same thing find not just what they want but what they need in one another?

19 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors”

  1. Daryl DevoreDaryl Devore

    Drat – the 2 commenters above used the words I wanted to – that was a heartwarming and intriguing snippet.

    January 25, 2015
    • michellehowardwritesmichellehowardwrites

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Daryl. Sometimes the same words are the best words 🙂

      January 25, 2015
  2. evelynjulesevelynjules

    I freaking love this premise. Love! So excited to read more about these two. Fantastic snippet! 🙂

    January 25, 2015
  3. Victoria AdamsVictoria Adams

    This hero just grabs at your heart. Great job.

    January 25, 2015
  4. veronicascottveronicascott

    I’ve got it pre-ordered, can’t wait to read the entire book but in the meantime I’m enjoying the snippets very much!

    January 25, 2015
  5. Lorien LynLorien Lyn

    Sweet and heart-warming moment. So glad for him and I love your hero even more. 🙂

    January 25, 2015
  6. Ashley YorkAshley York

    So intriguing! Great eight.

    January 25, 2015
  7. Jenna JaxonJenna Jaxon

    Wonderful premise for this story. And this snippet really hooked me in. Is this out yet? Looks like a winner!

    January 25, 2015
  8. Kate WarrenKate Warren

    Wait, which one is the Chosen? I thought he was, and she was the Chooser? Either way, that’s a sweet eight!

    January 25, 2015
  9. Alexis DuranAlexis Duran

    I love the image of him bowing down to receive the pendant. Very nice snippet.

    January 25, 2015
  10. AheïlaAheïla

    I’m new to the story, but I can already see the connection between them. Maybe it’s because this snippet has an underlying element of “us vs them”. Well-played. 😉

    January 25, 2015
  11. Tina ChristopherTina Christopher

    Love the snippet. Can’t wait to read more!

    January 25, 2015
  12. Millie BurnsMillie Burns

    Michelle, this is delightful. Makes me wonder why this poor guy has never been chosen before.

    January 26, 2015
  13. GemGem

    “… Torkel, the unwanted, was being chosen…” I’m totally hooked.

    January 30, 2015

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