Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 5
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I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. It comes shortly after last week’s snippet. Warren has stepped out of the office again, leaving Archer and Sarah alone again. She has just blurted out her request for an early payment of her father’s royalties, but she will do everything in her power to stop him from finding out she needs the money because her father used the tax money for his latest invention. But this time Archer is not prepared to let her avoid him…
“She tilted her chin in that challenging manner of hers.
His temper flamed. It was bad enough that the little virgin and her voluptuous curves made him hard as a rock as soon as she walked into a room. She might look demure and meek, but deep inside her he sensed a passion that would set the world on fire if she ever released it; only he was sure she’d never done so.
Not that he ever got the opportunity to find out. She always looked at him as if he wasn’t worth her time, as if speaking to him was a strenuous task, and when he tried to engage her she excused herself within minutes.
And now she was asking him for a favor and still wouldn’t give an inch. Not this time.”
I am travelling back from New Orleans today, so I am not sure when I will be able to read everyone’s snippet. The Romantic Times Convention was crazy, insane and a lot of fun. It was amazing to meet some of my favourite authors. When I get back home I will have to get my bum in the chair and get working on Tangled Redemption.
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.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.
Posted on May 18, 2014, in Danger by Dalliance, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged archer, connected, erotic, hot, london, m/m, menage, new, new release, Rescue by Ruin, sarah, sequel, sexy, steampunk, steamy, victorian, warren. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.
You’ve done an excellent job using this snippet to show both his frustration and desire. Safe travels!
Thanks, Jess. I arrived back home.
He has pretty tangled feelings for her, doesn’t he? I bet they make for an explosive mix.
Yes I definitely got the mix of desire and frustration. Hope you have a safe journey. I’m kind of interested in going to a future RT convention.
Thank you, Frank. RT was completely overwhelming, but a lot of fun. Definitely worth going.
I love seeing her through Archer’s eyes. Nicely steamy snippet!
There’s nothing like a little misplaced anger to get things going! This should be fun! 😀
Lol, this anger leads to a whole lot of trouble;).
Oh, how people misunderstand each other! Makes for some entertaining reading, though I doubt the characters enjoy it.
Sounds like he’s more than ready to take advantage of her.
Oooh, yes. This time he wants something in return. And I can only imagine what it is. 😀 Excellent excerpt, Tina! Looking forward to more!
Lol, oh yes, he does;). Thank you.
Loved this excerpt, the tightly reined-in emotion came through beautifully in your prose! Terrific snippet!
Thank you, Veronica;).
Following from #8sunday at Weekend Writing Warriors.
Heheheh, nothing in life is free, eh? I imagine quite a bit of ‘electricity’ sparking in the room.