Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 1
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Today’s snippet is from my brand new release Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. Danger by Dalliance is a sequel to Rescue by Ruin, but either book can be read independently. Comment here for a chance to win a copy of Danger by Dalliance or a steampunk necklace and earrings.
Here is the opening to Danger by Dalliance.
“Miss Sarah Emma Rigdon wrinkled her nose and turned her back on her best friend since childhood. A gasp went through the crowd of people surrounding them. She wanted to turn back, show her support, be there for Beatrice. But she couldn’t afford to draw the attention of gossipmongers.
She continued on with measured steps, ignoring the whispers and stares around her. Her grip tightened on the handle of the bag she carried. Her purse over her other wrist, she walked along the path. Only a few more steps, you’re nearly there; Sarah kept her face expressionless, pretending not to see or hear anything.”
If you have read Rescue by Ruin you may remember this scene from a different point of view;).
I am hard at work at revising the Christmas novella I’ve sold to Loose Id and adding words to Tangled Redemption. I am back to needing more hours in the day and a full-time job that doesn’t require most of my brain function. Oh, and I desperately need to find a solution to my procrastination;).
Happy Sunday, Happy Easter to those who celebrate and Happy Writing!
Danger by Dalliance
Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.
Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.
But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.
Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.
Posted on April 20, 2014, in Danger by Dalliance, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged connected, erotic, london, m/m, menage, new, new release, Rescue by Ruin, sequel, sexy, steampunk, steamy, victorian. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.
Very interesting snippet – not sure how I feel about Miss Sarah Emma Rigdon 🙂 but would want to read more to understand her behavior. Nicely done.
Thank you, Susan, that’s the plan;).
This is a good opening. I like how Sarah ignores the resentment around her.
She has to if she wants to survive. Thank you, Frank.
Great opening. It really gets me asking questions, which is good, and it put me right in the scene.
Thank you, Alexis.
Very effective scene to grab the Reader’s attention, raises all kinds of questions and I definitely want to keep reading. Excellent excerpt!
Thank you, Veronica;).
Ooh. Really wondering what’s up with the beginning of this snippet. And the blurb sounds very intriguing. Nicely done. 🙂
Thank you, Beth;).
The contrast between actions and desires is intriguing.
Thank you, Sue Ann. She is in a difficult spot and trying to do the right thing, no matter how much it hurts.
Bam! Intrigue! Great job–I’d definitely continue reading, Tina. 🙂
Thank you, Teresa;).
Oh man, I hope she has a really good reason to turn her back on a friend in need…got me curious!
That’s the plan, Millie, and I think she does…
I haven’t read Rescue by Ruin yet, but now I’m wanting the sequel too. Great 8 as usual! 😀
Thank you, Sarah. Comment on my post before this one for a chance to win Danger by Dalliance. Your chances are very good;).