Weekend Writing Warriors-Sexy Steampunk Snippet 2
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I’m continuing with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella. It releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun. Last week Holly stormed into her boss’ office and resigned. We find out a little bit more about her reasons.
“A good chief spread the shift work evenly among the team. Instead, Holly had to work every occasion colleagues enjoyed family time.
Turned out she was no longer willing to accept this imbalance. Instead, she would use it to address her restlessness, her thirst for life after three years of grieving. She enjoyed her work at the Port Authority station, and it had given her the stability and routines she needed after losing David. But enough was enough.
She exhaled. “Mr. Tannenbaum, I do not care who will work the shift. Just be aware that it won’t be me.”
I’m going to be late making my rounds as I am at the Toronto International Book Fair during the day. It should be fun and gave me the opportunity to meet Sylvia Day yesterday;).
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 16, 2014, in Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged aether, christmas, cupid, dirigibles are forever, erotic, father christmas, fun, hot, keystone cops, new book, scorching, sexy, steampunk, steamy, swashbuckling, traffic controller, upcoming release. Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.
Good answer from her. Not sure it’s the right one, at least from Mr. Tannenbaum’s perspective. Interested to know what his response will be? Good snippet.
“Just be aware that it won’t be me.” Nice! I like her spunk, Tina. And you’ve written it so well. She had to be pushed to reach that point. I think most readers will be able to empathize with that. 🙂
Nice that’s she’s coming back to life and asserting herself- you did a great job of presenting her motivations in such a short snippet.
Time to spread her wings, if necessary.I know the feeling. Terrific eight.
You go girl! Enough is enough. Great snippet!
Thank you, Christina.
She’s very strong and clearly has had enough! Wonder what the response will be? Excellent excerpt!
Thank you, Veronica. She’s definitely reached the end of her rope. Or so she thinks;).
Seriously, Tina, you had me at dirigibles and Mr. Tannenbaum!
I’m counting the days to the release of this one! 😀
Lol, thank you, Sarah. I had a lot of fun playing with Christmas in this one;).
I love that she’s standing up for herself:)
Thank you, Eleri.
Yeah, enough is enough. Go have some fun girl!
Oh, she is about to, Millie;).
Just because she doesn’t have family doesn’t mean she shouldn’t get a day off. Shame on her boss. But I bet she hadn’t complained in some time, with her loss and all.
No, she’s only now realised what she wants.
I get the feeling she’s “waking up” to the reality of her situation after a long period of oblivion. I imagine her boss is shocked as well.
Very much so. Sometimes it takes something big to see clearly;).
I could just feel her backbone hardening. Great snippet.