Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 2
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Today’s snippet is from my new release Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. It follows on closely from last week’s opening, where Sarah walked away from her best friend.
“Just about forty minutes later, her arm aching from the weight of the bag, she arrived outside his house.
Sarah paused at the bottom of the steps; even a few years ago it would have been unthinkable for a young woman like her to visit a man by herself, but progress had come to the Empire in the form of science and invention, which in course had loosened some restrictions.
Just as long as she didn’t make visiting him a daily occurrence, she would be fine.
She hated that she had to go to him with her metaphorical hat in hand, but her alternatives were unacceptable; she exhaled, walked up the stairs and used the brass knocker in the shape of a dragon-how fitting.
The door opened to the butler, a tall, middle-aged man with the pinched lips and disapproving eyes of his profession: “Good afternoon, how may I help you?”
Sarah stepped inside the large entryway. “I am here to see—”
“Jennings, who is it?” The deep voice made her shiver.
If you’d like to find out why Sarah is at this house and don’t want to wait until next week, check out the excerpt here.
I just hit send on the first round of revisions for my steampunk Christmas novella, which means that now I am second guessing every decision I made. The only way to stop my head from exploding is to quickly get back to Tangled Redemption and have that fill my brain;).
Have an amazing week and as always 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.
Posted on April 27, 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. 16 Comments.