Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 6

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Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. After all the smexy stuff we’ve had over the last few weeks here is a bit of action. Bea and Vaughn were just about to get up, close and personal in one of the cabins, when they are rather rudely interrupted by AirPirates. But these are no average pirates.

“At each cabin, the pirates dragged its female occupant before the man in black; each time he shook his head. The pirates pushed the women and some of the men who’d attempted protection back into their cabins.

“For God’s sake, how fucking difficult can it be to find one lousy female dressed in red with a ruby face mask?” roared the man.

Vaughn recognized him and refused to call the bastard a gentleman.

Anger and disgust curled in his stomach. He hated the other man and wanted nothing more than to storm out there and beat him to a pulp.

But that wouldn’t do. Not now.

He gently closed the door and turned to Bea: “Can you think of a reason why Lord Waldon is ravaging the Venia in an attempt to find you?””

I am so close to finishing the edits on Sexy Steampunk 2 I can nearly touch it. Of course that means I have to write the synopsis, but for once I don’t mind because it means I am DONE! Happy Sunday and Happy Writing.


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 26, 2014, in Rescue by Ruin, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. Great 8. I was there with the character.

  2. It seems Vaughn answered his question while asking it. I think a little bit of rivalry won’t hurt him.

  3. This is going to be such a fun read! I can’t wait!!

  4. Interesting turn of events, can’t wait to see what happens next. Great snippet!

  5. Suspenseful! Is she trapped? Will Vaughn try to help her? Will she have to face Waldon? So many questions, I’m really curious about what’s coming.

  6. *looks at outfit* What? You mean it’s unusual to be dressed in red and wearing a ruby face mask? 😀 Great scene — very exciting and action-filled!

  7. Ooh, there’s a lot of action here! I could see the whole thing playing out. Nice job.

  8. Nice twist! Go get him Vaughn.

  9. My question to her WOULD have been “Can you think of a way you are going to talk yourself out of this one?” (lol) Very good tension.

  10. Great build up. I’m eager to see where it goes. AND I love the cover 🙂

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