Weekend Writing Warriors-Tangled Shadows Snippet 1

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Today I am sharing the opening to Tangled Shadows, book 1 in the Celestial Surrender series.

Hot Jade, somebody broke the mold after creating those two.

Brooke Deverell slouched in her chair and admired the man candy who walked into the bar. Her hormones sat up and danced, telling her it had been far too long since she’d had anything other than solar-powered toys between her legs.

The bar had seen better days, but that was the norm for a remote outpost like Teren. Smoke and the scent of cheap meat cooking hung in the air like a wet blanket. A handful of customers sat scattered throughout the dimly lit, one-room building, the majority of them pilots and mercenaries taking a quick break for refueling. One youngster, judging by the way he threw his credits around to entice enthusiasm out of the bored street courtesans, had just gotten paid.

Three men sat around a table close to the entrance, opposite from Brooke, dressed in flight suits scarred by experiences and battles, carrying their weapons in the open; one of the mercenaries called out, “Galen.”

I am currently working on Tangled Redemption, the fourth and final book in the Celestial Surrender series. It is fun to dive back into my sci-fi world after spending a lot of time in steampunk London. At the moment all my characters are somewhat prickly, but I am hoping once I get a little deeper into the story they will start to talk to me.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a fabulous week. As always, Happy Writing!


After losing not only her ship but also three days of her memory in a freak explosion, Space Captain Brooke Deverell wants only to forget her troubles for one amazing night and fulfill her wildest fantasy.

She gets that and more from Vampire Nikolai and ArchNaema Galen. The men have long been lovers and welcome her into their world of extraordinary sensuality. For one blissful night, Brooke believes she’s found her soul mates—but her happiness is short lived when she realizes she’s actually been kidnapped. The men hunted her down under the assumption she sold her crew and human cargo to Feral Vampires as blood slaves.

After realizing her amnesia is real and of a paranormal nature, they find themselves at an impasse. To prevent a galaxy-wide war they must work together. The three discover their sensual partnership can heal her mind. But for a complete and successful union, Brooke has to decide if she can forgive the initial deception and open her heart to the two men who stir her blood.

You can buy Tangled Shadows from amazon, Ellora’s Cave or Kobo.

About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on March 1, 2014, in Tangled Shadows, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Great job of setting up the scene. Curious to see where this goes!:D

  2. Hehe…”solar powered toys.” Nice. Love the world being built…you’re really skilled at that!! Looking forward to more (even though I do enjoy your steampunk :D)

  3. Very nice scene setting. Can’t wait to get a better look at the “man candy”.

  4. I could certainly visualize the scene from the excellent description and i’m left anticipating whatever is going to happen next. Great snippet!

  5. Nicely done. Love the description of her hormones…

  6. You set the scene wonderfully. I feel like I’m there (not sure I’d want to be really LOL). I hope she’s going to make a move on Galen. 🙂 How much fun would that be? 🙂

  7. Great opening. I like the way you set the scene without long paragraphs of description. I’m curious about what happens next.

  8. If the opening sentences hadn’t hooked me, the premise would have done the job. Hot with a (clever) plot works for me! 🙂

  9. Sounds like you belong in the Science Fiction Romance Brigade.

  10. Great snippet! Of course, I’ve read Tangled Shadows so I know it just gets steamier:)

  11. This is fun. I love it.

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