Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 3!

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I’m continuing with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever. Yes, I finally have all the details to share including a gorgeous cover by the wonderful April Martinez;). It releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun with a touch of James Bond, hence the title.

The story starts with Holly storming into her boss’ office and resigning. Last week Mr. Tannenbaum informed her that Jack Smith, a member from the Cardiff office who joined the London Royal Port Authority four months ago, is also supposed to work the same Christmas Eve shift Holly resigned over, making her thoughts wander. This week they wander some more until she has an idea…

“And his smile-his features were too roughly hewn to be called handsome, but his warm smile melted many things, including women’s knees. More than once Holly had needed to pinch herself to remember where she was.

She had clung to the idea of him as a new member of staff, as someone who required her assistance. Otherwise her thoughts tended to take very different and rather inappropriate paths.

Paths that involved tingles across her body and moisture between her thighs-and copious use of her personal manipulator.

Completely inappropriate.

But if I’m leaving anyway? the idea came out of nowhere. If I’m never going to see him again, I can fulfill a fantasy; no one will ever know.” 

And here is the cover!


Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

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?

About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on November 30, 2014, in Dirigibles Are Forever, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Cover is a knockout-funny and sexy as is your snippet, Tina.

  2. I like the way she thinks! A very fun snippet – it got me to thinking about steampunk technology in an entirely new way 😉

  3. Gorgeous cover and funny/sweet/sexy MC in the snippet. Love this!

  4. Love the cover! I also enjoy the way she thinks and of course if she gives in to her desires, no one will EVER know…right LOL. Excellent excerpt!

  5. Fantastic cover, Tina! And I like the way she thinks—she’s no doubt making some assumptions, but there’s also no doubt it will be worth it. 😀

    (and also, “personal manipulator” = awesome!)

  6. Decisions based on “no one will have to know” hardly ever end well. Somebody always finds out!

  7. Wowee, ho one will ever know… I see some super-hotness that won’t stay a secret for long. Great 8.

  8. Love the cover – cute. Personal manipulator…ah ha ha! Very fun!

  9. I love her reasoning here!

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