Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 5

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I’m continuing with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever. It releases next Tuesday (Squee!) from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun with a touch of James Bond, hence the title.

Holly stormed into her boss’ office and resigned. Then she discovered that Jack Smith was to work with her that Christmas Eve and she had an idea. This week she comes to a decision:

“Maybe…maybe I spoke too hastily. It would be rather unkind of me to leave you on such short notice, especially as Mr. Smith hasn’t worked the busy Christmas Eve before.” She had no idea if she could go through with it, but this would be her last opportunity to do something she had fantasized about for months.

The delight in Tannenbaum’s eyes deepened and a smile spread across his lips. “Really? Mrs. Acklin, that would be wonderful and very generous of you.”

Holly clasped her hands before her. “Christmas Eve will be my last day of work.

His smile dropped. “Still? That’s a shame, but I will not stand in your way.”

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 December 7, 2014, in Dirigibles Are Forever, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Good dialogue exchange and very peculiar that she chooses Christmas Eve as her last day of work. There’s something celestial about that in my opinion. Great snippet!

  2. The lady has a plan and good for her. Mischief is afoot here. I’m enjoying these eights.

  3. Has me wondering what she’s been fantasizing about doing, and what her future plans are.

  4. Why do I have this image of dirigibles crashing into each other as Holly and Jack get distracted? Very fun snippet. Can’t wait to read the entire story.

  5. For a minute there, her boss thought she was going to give up on quitting. Glad to see she’s not such a pushover!

  6. Liking this story very much, can’t wait to see what your character has been fantasizing about. Excellent excerpt!

  7. I like the way she thinks, Tina—and I’m still loving that cover! 🙂

  8. I have a feeling I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of her plan

  9. Sounds like workplace shenanigans may ensue. 😉 Great eight, as always!

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