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!

Preliminary blurb:

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.

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About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on November 9, 2014, in Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Great snippet. I hope writing your WIP gets easier. It’s never fun when the words are being stubborn. Good luck!

  2. Great scene, very visual!

  3. Oh yay! I love your steampunk stuff and hidden identity stories too:)

  4. I loved this snippet and the story sounds like great fun, but let me pause and say “Noooooooooo!” ’cause I was really looking forward to the next installment of Tangled Redemption. Guess I have to buy it now. Grumble Grumble 😉

  5. Oh, this is PURE fun, I can tell already! Loved the excerpt, can;t wait for more!

  6. I’m wondering why Holly is resigning. I’m sure it’s for good reasons though. The only thing that got me was the sentence that introduces Nicholas. You do well explaining who he is and the significance of the port authority, but it was a lot of info for one sentence and hard for me to follow. I know you were just trying to fit so much into one sentence, but it just kinda left me needing some air at the end.

    Great snippet overall.

  7. I love the idea of a dirigible traffic controller!

    Hope you can whip (haha) that wip into shape! I usually find WWW to be an inspiring break from writing.

  8. This sounds like a fun story! Great snippet!

  9. This sounds like a fun story. Sorry to hear your other writing isn’t going well. Hate it when that happens.

  10. Great snippet! You’ve created atmosphere so quickly, and Holly sounds feisty. Not to mention dirigible is a word that makes me happy 🙂

  11. Yikes. The decision to quit–right now–must be something she thought about a great deal. Hope she doesn’t regret burning those bridges!

    Good luck with your writing!

  12. Good opening lines, Tina. 🙂 Sorry that life has been such a challenge of late. I hope it turns around. You know your writing isn’t bad–it’s just perspective. Can you take the time to let it set for a while?

    • Thank you, Teresa.
      I’ve just started a new project and need to add words. Unfortunately the Evil Editor on my shoulder keeps telling me it’s a waste of time. Fingers crossed I can push through.

  13. I like this opening—it gets things moving!

    And I hope things get better with your WIP . . . maybe set it aside for a day and let the well refill a bit?

  14. Those opening lines are a terrific hook. The only problem I had (& it might be a time or regional thing) was her use of “must” in “I must resign from my position…”, it didn’t sound natural to me. Perhaps if I read on I would see it’s indicative of the language of the day. The blurb really sounds intriguing. Great snippet.

  15. This opening has definitely pulled me in quickly, and I’d love to read more.

    Good luck with your writing! It sucks when life gets in the way and you can’t get your words out the way you want. Here’s hoping it all improves soon!

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