Weekend Writing Warrior-Rescue by Ruin Snippet 8

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.


Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. Bea and Vaughn escaped the AirPirates in a dashing flight filled with swash and buckle. Now they are back on the ground and Bea has to decide on what she wants to do next.

“He studied her face. “Is that really what you want? Don’t you think we have a few things to talk about, Beatrice?”

Bea wanted to curl her cheek into the warmth of his hand. His eyes, even covered by goggles, held a need and a vulnerability she couldn’t ignore. Nor could she ignore the demand inside herself to spend more time with this exciting and fascinating man.

And they had to talk about how to move on from this tenuous position.

She nodded.”

I am currently enjoying the beautiful sunshine on St. Croix. Here is the view from my window:



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 February 15, 2014, in blog, Fun, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Okay, I’m slightly jealous…St. Croix! Soak up some sunshine and salty sea air for the lot of us! I’m wondering what she wants to do…and what her options are…good job.

  2. So jealous give Lexi a big hug from me. I’m loving the tension building up between them.

  3. I think she needs to spend more time with that exciting and fascinating man. (And I am SO jealous!!!)

  4. Wow, what a beautiful view! I can only imagine how inspiring a setting like that is. Enjoyed this snippet, especially the bit about his eyes. Well done! 🙂

  5. First off…totally jealous of your view. Ugh….

    And also…again, Rescue by Ruin is so at the top of my “buy next” pile…I’m so intrigued by it! I have got to read faster and get through my massive pile of books so I can justify buying another. lol

  6. Nice moment between your two characters, although the mention of the goggles made me smile…great snippet, enjoy the beach!

  7. Very fluid writing, Tina. And the mention of goggles brought me right back to steampunk. Good 8.

    Enjoy the sunshine and water! Lovely view. 🙂

  8. I love the premise—and the idea that there’s a place somewhere in the world that’s sunny and warm, even if I’m not there! 🙂

  9. Your present location looks pretty good from Alaska. Sounds like steampunk is definitely before women had much choice in who they married.

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