Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 12

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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 a little bit after the last one. Garrett and Clara are having a bit of a difference of opinion on how the tour of the dirigible should be conducted. After a few intense moments he is showing her around, but Clara is struggling with his method. We are in her point of view.

“On the outside he was the perfect gentleman, courteous, charming and thoroughly entertaining. And so very, very helpful. He did not miss any opportunity to assist with the stairs, a narrow walkway or an obstacle in her way. At the end of the hour and a half she wanted to scream with need. His touch drove her crazy.

She’d tried to give as good as she got, but struggled to see the same response in him that she experienced herself.

It disconcerted Clara how easily Dewhurst distracted her. She’d always taken pride in her focus, in her ambition to do the best she possibly could. She had to.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Today is an insane day for me, so it may be evening by the time I can make my rounds. I missed last week as I was at Romancing the Capital, the first Canadian Romance Writer and Reader conference in Ottawa. It was an absolute blast and so popular that the author slots for 2016 were gone within a few hours. I had been to a couple of the big conferences, but this was the first where everything was about the readers and it was wonderful. I had opportunity to wear my steampunk gear and introduce new readers to my mash-up of past and future;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!




About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on April 26, 2015, in Danger by Dalliance, Dirigibles Are Forever, Fun, Rescue by Ruin, Weekend Writing Warrior and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. I’ll bet she’s affecting him just as much . . . but I still think he’s messing with her.

    I wonder what her revenge will be? 🙂

  2. I think Garrett just has good poker-face and underneath it all he’s going just as crazy as she is. But he can’t let her know that, can he? I love how this is playing out.

  3. Love the way you’ve written her inner thoughts. I’ll tune in next week, Tina.

  4. Love the way the tension is building between these two. I like that she can’t see past his cool facade.

  5. I enjoy that she’s coming up against something or someone she can’t control or even “read” too well. It’s good for her and good for us, the readers! Great snippet!

  6. Great eight. Interesting about Romancing the Capital, too, as I’m always looking for professional excuses to make it back to the old homeland. I’ll have to Google it.

  7. What a great way to be distracted!

  8. He’s probably hiding his attraction for her which probably makes him even more attractive – this will be fun when they finally both give in.

  9. The tension winds ever tighter and higher with each word. Really fun writing!

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