Weekend Writing Warriors-Sexy Steampunk Snippet 1
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I am moving away from Sci-Fi and introducing you to my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella DAF. I’ll share the title when I have a cover to go with it;). It will release December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun Here are the opening 8 sentences.
“Holly Acklin stormed into her supervisor’s office without knocking. “Mr. Tannenbaum, I’ve had enough. I must resign from my position as traffic controller, effective immediately.”
Nicholas Tannenbaum, chief Aether traffic controller for the London Royal Port Authority, the largest and busiest dirigible port in England, looked up from his mountain of paperwork and stroked his long white beard. The sparkle in his eyes dimmed. “Indeed? Mrs. Acklin, I’m very sorry to hear that. What has brought on this rather abrupt decision?”
Holly straightened her back and lifted her chin.”
Things have been exhausting and frustrating with work, family and writing. FPWL, my current WIP, is killing me. Nothing is coming together and I hate every word I write. I’m looking forward to my tour of the WeWriWa and catching you snippets. Fingers crossed they inspire me to push through the crap (no pressure;).
Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!
Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.
Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.
When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.
But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew? Can Jack trust her with his true identity? Both of them have to reassess if duty is more important than love.
Posted on November 9, 2014, in Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged aether, christmas, cupid, erotic, father christmas, fun, hot, keystone cops, new book, scorching, sexy, steampunk, steamy, swashbuckling, traffic controller, upcoming release. Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.