Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.


I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes shortly after last week’s snippet. Sarah has just had a flashback to the creepy tax collector propositioning her and is weighing her options: pose nude or be at the mercy of the tax collector. Creative punctuation;).

“She straightened her shoulders, I have no choice. Whatever Mr. Dorvee planned couldn’t be as bad as the alternative.

Sarah met Latimer’s thoughtful gaze, “I trust your word.”

“Or you could tell me why you really need the money. No sane woman would risk her reputation for clothes.”

As much as she longed for someone to share the burden with, her father’s good name was hers to protect. Latimer could never know the truth. “Then you obviously know less about women than you thought; I will be back tomorrow morning.”

I have reworked the outline for Tangled Redemption and am back to writing, something I am very excited about. Happy start of summer! I am hoping it is finally here to stay. Usually by this time I have my fan running 24/7, but it hasn’t been warm enough for that. Fingers crossed it now will be;).

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

Danger by Dalliance full

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.

About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on June 22, 2014, in Danger by Dalliance, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. As always, lovely 8. I’m enjoying getting to see more about Sarah. Congrats on getting your revised outline done! I know how much of a roadblock having to change things up can be!

  2. Ah, ok, this about her father’s good name….that clears up some of the mystery for me. Another great 8!

  3. “No sane woman would risk her reputation for clothes.” – Well, I might for shoes. lol. I have a bit of a shoe fetish–athletic shoes. 😀 Great eight, Tina!

  4. Well done. I like her guarding of family secrets. Good eight.

  5. Aha! Great insight into her motivation. I was wondering about that.

  6. Argh! Why can’t she just share? She knows her father will mess up again, it sounds like a pattern with him…

    I can understand the pride and the love that drives her to lie, though. And since she can’t see his thoughts, he seems way less trustworthy to her.

  7. This has intrigued me. I’m eager to read more.

  8. A woman must a secrets! Great snippet. BTW my fan is running 24/7 here in southeast VA.

  9. chellecordero

    I admire her willingness to go to extreme lengths for family. I hope she doesn’t get burned by her loyalty.

  10. I don’t think I’d believe it was for clothes, either.

  11. elainecsc2013

    Intriguing. It makes me wonder what dear old dad did.

  12. He certainly knows less about THIS woman than he thought! 🙂

  13. Wonderful 8, Tina. I’m enjoying her deception, and your way of injecting humor into the story! Nicely done. 🙂

  14. Oh, poor brave daughter. I love her : )

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