Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 5

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Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. It continues on directly from where last week’s snippet ended. While indulging their mutual attraction Beatrice realised that watching the other couples, and one of the triads in particular, heightened her senses. Now it is up to Vaughn to discover if it was only the shock of a new experience or if she is indeed a voyeur. I apologise for my creative punctuation;).

“Bea looked back at the trio, “But I’ve never see the like before, so I cannot really judge.”

The soldier still steadied the woman, but his hands were now below her skirts. She could judge his actions only by the milkmaid’s response; it was eager and demanding enough to make Bea believe he did what the woman wanted.

Vaughn slowly lowered Bea’s legs until she slid down his body; he kept his arm around her waist and turned her, pressing her back to his front. It was as if she stood before a bonfire-his heat enveloped her and the brand of his erection against her derriere stoked the flames inside her.

He nestled his cheek against hers and stroked his free hand down her corset and hips; and up again; and down again. On his third pass he stopped to cuddle her breast and tease her nipple; Bea bowed her back and pushed her breast more firmly into his hand. “I wouldn’t want you to leave until you can make an unbiased judgment; we will watch until you are certain.”

Happy Sunday! And to anyone out there who, like me, is waging war in the editing cave “Good Luck!”.


Forced to marry a violent man, Beatrice knows only one way out—ruin her reputation. She climbs aboard the Venia, a dirigible of ill repute, for a masquerade. Bea does not expect to run into Vaughn Kemple, the third Duke of Missenden, who eight months ago left her without an explanation. Feeling secure behind her mask, she decides Vaughn will be the one to ruin her. She may not get to spend forever with this man she still loves, but at least she can have one night of pleasure.

But a mask is not enough to hide her identity. Vaughn recognizes Bea, shocked to find her aboard an airship where sexual freedom isn’t just a thought, it’s celebrated. But her actions are far from innocent. Captivated, he’s determined to make her his.

The heat between them flares, but Vaughn is torn between desire and honor. Bea is afraid to risk her heart on a man she can’t trust. And when her future husband arrives on the scene, it’s more than their hearts in danger.

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About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on January 18, 2014, in Rescue by Ruin, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Incredibly steamy moment between them…and then adding in the curiosity of her possible gift…so much going on! I want more than this 8!

  2. This one’s so going on my TBR. Once I’m done with my RITA books, it is MINE!

  3. of course he wants to watch longer. LOL. this is a great snippet and very sexy.

  4. Very sensuous scene (also admiring the creative use of semicolons to stay within 8 sentences for us, which I appreciate, so we got the entire exchange LOL). Great snippet!

  5. I’m really liking this story. Very sensuous and naughty. 🙂

  6. Great snippet! Love the steamy imagery.

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