Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Snippet 9

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Today I have the final snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. Bea and Vaughn escaped the AirPirates and Lord Waldon and withdrew to Vaughn’s house where they shared some alone time. They were just getting to the juicy bits when they are interrupted by Gerrard, the butler.

“Sir, it appears that your expectations were indeed correct. Lord Waldon decided to visit, but due to the late hour he chose to come through the back door and be accompanied by four automatons; rather large automatons.”

Vaughn came to attention. “Are you and the rest of the staff all right?” Bea came to stand beside him; he held the receiver so she could hear what Gerrard had to say.

“Certainly, sir, the rest of the staff has left and your AetherBomb worked just as you planned. No machinery works inside the radius. It is as if an invisible shield surrounds me; two of his Lordship’s automatons attempted to come through, but just froze and then deactivated.” 

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 23, 2014, in Rescue by Ruin, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I like that solution, very clever. I have no sympathy for Lord Waldon or his automatons! Great snippet!

  2. Oh that’s awesome. I can just see Gerrard speaking matter-of-factly. This made me laugh a little : )

  3. I like it! I like the technology, and I like the premise, too. Nicely done, Tina. 🙂

  4. A machine that nullifies machines. Cool.

  5. I love that his first question is about the safety of his staff. Says so much about him.

  6. Automatons are one thing, but rather large ones are another thing entirely. Save yourselves! 😀

  7. AetherBomb . Caught my fancy. Sounds like it delivered precision sunspot devastation on those darned machines.

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