Thursday, December 1, 2011

Damn wolves, anyway.

I looked up from my laptop as the handsome man with jet-black hair and piercing green eyes sat down across from me in the booth.

Crap. Brodey Lyall.

He didn’t speak. Instead, he crossed his arms in front of him on the table and sat there, staring at me.

I couldn’t take it anymore. “What?”

“You know what, Tymber.”

“I’m working on it,” I grumbled at him.

He sat back with that wolf-like snort. “Uh-huh.” With one finger, he pushed the lid of my laptop closed. “We’ve been patient. More than patient with you. It’s all I can do to keep those two dragons from coming after you and locking you in a room without internet. And don’t even get me started on how pissy Elain is being right now. Everyone wants to know what’s in the damn letter.”

“You know, you have a lot of nerve tracking me down like this,” I shot back. “I have a life, responsibilities, other characters wanting their stories out there. By all rights, Matthias Hawthorne and his group should have first dibs on their next sequel. And Tyler, Nevvie, and Thomas. And—”

He cut me off with a wave of his hand. “Yeah, yeah, wait your turn. I’ve heard that line before.” He glared at me. “So when are we getting our turn?”

“I’m working on the bridge book now. If people don’t know how the hell the Alexandr brothers and Lina and all of them ended up a part of your timeline, nothing in book four will make sense. Especially Elain’s letter. You know damn well what I’m talking about.”

He rolled his eyes at me. It was his turn to grumble. “Yeah, I know.”

“And if those damn dragon boys hadn’t checked out on me for a while and gone on walkabout, I would have had the bridge book done by now.”

Brodey looked a little more contrite. His gaze dropped to his hands, where he started picking at one of his cuticles. “Okay, I’ll give you that one.”

“So you go back there and tell those damn dragons that I am working on the bridge book, now that they decided to check back in and cooperate. You tell Ain and Cail and Elain that once I finish the bridge book, then I can finally get the finishing touches put on book four.” I felt indignation trying to get a foothold on me. How dare this damn wolf show up out of the blue like this!

I jabbed a finger at him. “And if you want to come interrupt me while I’m working, dammit, make an appointment next time or just send me a damn email! You just cost me a couple thousand words this hour in lost productivity because you showed up here with your wolf ‘tude. I'm going to make sure my readers know you're costing me working time.”

He glared at me, but remained silent. He knew I’d just schooled him.

Damn impatient wolves, anyway.

“Yeah, well, fine. I’m sorry. But we all want to know what happens next.”

I opened my laptop. “Well, Brodey, if you’ll let me get back to work, you’ll find out sooner, won’t you?”

With a last pouty sigh, he climbed out of the booth and left. The waitress took that opportunity to refill my coffee, then left me alone.

Damn pushy wolves.


I know, I know, I couldn't resist. Brodey is so damned cute. I am working on the bridge book. I know I've been saying that for a while, but it's because this book is a pretty detailed book, and I don't want to make a mistake in the worldbuilding or timelines. As of right now, there will be a books four, five, and six in the Triple Trouble series. But since the pushy Alexndr brothers decided they were now going to be a part of the Lyall timeline, it complicated my job. LOL

So I did want to put out a note that I am working on the next book/s in the series. I swear I am. LOL There's also a little bit of performance anxiety on my part, because I know how well-loved the Lyall brothers are, and I don't want to disappoint y'all. (Getting lynched isn't on my to-do list... LOL)

If you haven't read them yet, you can read "Boiling Point" (Tasty Treats, Vol. 3) and "Steam," both Alexandr brothers books and prequels in the Triple Trouble series. They're available on my Siren author page at: And if you haven't read my books writing as Lesli Richardson, Tessa Monroe, and Macy Largo, they're also linked there.



Starfox Howl said...

Don't you just hate it when the characters push their way into your daily business? It's just so, impolite. :-)

Tymber Dalton said...

Starfox - LOL Yes, yes it is. But that's just how Brodey is, sometimes. LOL!

redjuliet said...

You are so damn clever! No wonder I love your books so much!

Tymber Dalton said...

redjuliet - LOL Thank you!! :)

Eva's Flowers said...

Ha! You told him! They are just going to have to wait their turn ;) But thanks for letting us know you are working on it, sounds like you have your hands full though...