Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 13

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I apologise for not coming around last week. I was caught by the Cold To End All Colds and could make it. But I’m better know and looking forward to catching up!

I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes directly after last week’s. Garrett takes Clara on the tour she had asked for, but not to the places she really wants to see. Last week ended on “But the reward for going slow can make up for everything else.” and we’re in Garrett’s point of view.

“They stared at each other. Each of them caught in the other’s gaze. Garrett had to clench his jaw to stop a growl from escaping when she wet her lower lip with her tongue. The seconds stretched into minutes. Every breath he took was filled with her scent. All he had to do was lift his hands and fill himself with her.

But that would be rushing things.

He forced strength into his limbs and stepped back. “Maybe you should try it.”

What works, what doesn’t? This is the final paragraph in his pov, so things will move along at a slightly different pace from here.

The first draft for FPWL is DONE! I’m still missing the tie-up-everything scene at the end, but that will have to wait until I work through the whole book because so much has changed since I first started writing. For now the villain is taken care of and they said those three words a romance needs. Next it will be on to revisions: hacksaw and swords away!

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!




About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on April 12, 2015, in Dirigibles Are Forever, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. You had me until the last sentence. Then I thought-try what?

  2. Ooh, love the sexual tension here!

  3. Love it:) Maybe they could rush just a little bit?

  4. Yay! You finished the draft, and you’re feeling better.

    Garrett is such a tease! 😘

  5. Self restrain can be so difficult when passion rises. Great snippet

  6. That’s some pretty impressive self-control. He’s going to need it, methinks. Congrats on finishing the first draft!

  7. Well, there’s something to be said for taking it slow… but he better not wait too long!

  8. What’s wrong with rushing things?! Go, go, go! 😀

    Congratulations on the draft!

  9. “Rushing things…” to say the least! I don’t think she’s ready for that yet! Enjoying the story, another great snippet…

  10. Mmmmmm, nice! That left a smile on my face. Great character building–and the tension building between them is incredible. Great job writing them. Oooh, the chemistry. I love the “taking it slow” angle!

  11. Love, love, love the sexual tension in this snippet. Yummmm

  12. I’m so loving this and the whole section with their flirting, banter and descriptions are dead on

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