Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 7

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I’m continuing with my sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever.

Last week Holly decided to use her final night at the London Royal Port Authority to leave her grief behind and start her life again by seducing Jack Smith. I’ve moved on and we’re now in Jack’s point of view. Holly has joined him in the tower and told him tonight was her last shift, something he wasn’t too happy about, but the line of dirigibles waiting to land made it impossible to respond fully.

“Jack fought to focus on his conversations with the dirigible captains or navigators and not on the seductive woman beside him. Confidence aroused him, and Mrs. Holly Acklin carried a dirigible load of confidence.

Her tall body with curves in all the right places was another tick on his list-he’d imagined her lush lips on all parts of him. One place in particular made him want to groan with lust.

Her stubborn chin and some of the intense conversations they’d shared over tea and coffee showed him she didn’t back down from an argument. Her wild brown curls she regularly failed to tame and her hot, chestnut-brown eyes were just the icing on the cake.

She was close to being the perfect woman-confident, alluring, and able to stand on her own two feet as she’d demonstrated since the death of her botanist husband.

The right woman at the absolute worst time.”

I hope you’re ready for the holidays and can actually enjoy it. After having worked in retail for a very long time I’m no longer that fussed about Christmas, but I’m looking forward to the time off;). Emma and I are going to huddle down and I’m planning to dig into FPWL. Fingers crossed I’ll make progress.

Whatever you plans, Merry Christmas!


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 21, 2014, in Dirigibles Are Forever, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Oh, the poor man. 🙂 I hope no dirigibles crash because he’s distracted. Lovely, juicy snippet as always!

  2. Amazing job with the description. And setting up the conflict!

  3. Amazing descriptions of her! No wonder he’s distracted!

  4. Love the last line- a great teaser. Seducing Jack will be a lot more complicated than Holly expected. I’m also a little worried about the safety of London’s air traffic.

  5. He does have it bad LOL! Really enjoyed the excerpt, he is so smitten…

  6. Aw, she sounds amazing – love your attention to detail, poor man doesn’t stand a chance!

  7. She’s the right woman all right, but I’d argue that the timing is perfect, too.

    I love this book, Tina. LOVE. IT.

    (and still crushing on the cover. 😀 )

  8. I imagine he is distracted! Merry Christmas, Tiina.

  9. Oh poor fellow, I can feel how frustrated he is at the moment, lol. Terrific description & great snippet.

  10. I love that last line after his description of her – great hook!

  11. “Dirigible load.” That’s a lot of confidence. 🙂

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