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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 14

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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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 last week’s. They have finally ended up in the cargo hold, Clara’s goal for this trip. The tension between them is still running high. When they come to an end of the tour he asks her if it has lived up to her expectations. She’s non-committal. Here is Garrett’s response. We are in his point of view.

“Not good enough. I can’t let you out of here until we’ve fulfilled all your expectations.”

Even in the low light he saw the green sparks in her eyes growing bolder.

His cock hardened further.

She licked her lips, raising his body temperature few hundred degrees. She walked toward him, the definite swish of her hips twisting the heat inside him. He wanted to lay her out and feast.

Clara didn’t stop until she pressed close. “I believe the time for slow is over.”

What works, what doesn’t?

It’s Sunday and the sun is (mostly) shining. Fingers crossed there will be some time to enjoy it;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 13

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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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 last week’s. Garrett is taking Clara on the tour she’d asked for, but the tension between them is growing hotter and hotter. For the first time in her career Clara is struggling to focus on a mission. Just before this snippet she’s forcing herself back to the task and asking Garrett to see the cargo hold. We are in her point of view.

His brows rose; his eyes filled with a hint of suspicion. “Why would you want to look at a bunch of boxes stacked on skids?”

She waved him off, “I don’t want to look at the individual boxes, silly. I want to see how you managed to squish all the cargo into the bay and I want to see it all in one place.” She smiled. “Remember, it’s all about the size for me.”

His suspicion didn’t ease completely- a darkness filled his green eyes for a second but then cleared out again and his lips twitched as if to cover for his mental misstep. “There are plenty of things aboard the Bismarck which have a girth impressive enough to warrant your admiration.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Today is another insane day (what happened to Sunday’s being lovely and relaxing), so it may be evening or even tomorrow before I make it around. The sun is finally shining in Toronto! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this. This last winter has been endless and horrible, so not having to wear 13 layers is wonderful.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 12

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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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!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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S is for Steampunk!

Today I’m over at the Nice Girls Writing Naughty talking about Steampunk as part of the A-Z Challenge.

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Danger by Dalliance is “HOT! HOT! HOT!”

I was delighted the other day when I discovered that the wonderful Regina from Coffee Times Romance had awarded Danger by Dalliance 5 Cups, the highest rating they give. Her review is wonderful and describes Danger by Dalliance as “Hot! Hot! Hot!” and “one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read”.

Below is the full review and here is the link.

Happy Monday!

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“Sarah Rigdon is desperate to keep her father safe and happy. Unfortunately, when it comes to money and anything sensible, her father has lost his way since her mother died. With no money and the tax man at the door, she knows she has to do something desperate.

Archer Latimer is an inventor with a secret; he is in love with his house mate Warren Dorvee an artist. The two men are lovers, but…he is also very attracted to Sarah and believes she could be their third. Too bad she seems to want nothing to do with him.

Warren Dorvee loves Archer very much and even though he has some misgivings about bringing another into their relationship, he is willing to do so.

When the tax collector offers Sarah a deal she knows would ruin her and her father, not to mention just plain creeps her out, she knows she has to find a way to get the money to pay their taxes right away. Sarah is attracted to Archer Latimer but she feels she cannot act on her attraction. Archer is a known playboy and she cannot do anything to besmirch her reputation. Desperate to get the money, Sarah takes her father’s latest invention to Latimer hoping he can make it work since Sarah’s father was not able to. With fake pound notes appearing everywhere and no way to tell whether a pound note is a fake or not, Sarah’s father’s machine could be just the thing to stop the counterfeiters. But Sarah is not the only one who is desperate, Archer wants Sarah for himself and Warren, and not just as a plaything but as their wife. So, Archer hatches a scheme to have Sarah pose nude for Warren in return for him giving her the money on her father’s royalties early. To his surprise Sarah agrees. However, they all get far more than they bargained for when one of the counterfeiters targets Sarah and her lovers. Will they be able to keep their relationship secret? Or will the counterfeiter have the last word?

Whew! Hot, hot, hot! Is about all I can say for this lovely novel. I made more than one trip to the kitchen for ice water, let me tell you! This has to be one of the best steampunk romance novels I have ever read. I just enjoyed it more than I can say. It has a wonderful plot and the descriptions of this alternate universe/time line are just spectacular. This is the first book I have read by Tina Christopher but I assure you it will not be the last. I plan to go and purchase ALL her books at the first opportunity. If you love steampunk with your romance, or in this case steaming erotic romance, then you do not want to miss this book, I highly recommend it!

Regina
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More”

 

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 11

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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This will be the final snippet from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes shortly after last week’s snippet. Everything has been set in motion. Sarah will pose, nude, for Archer’s “housemate” in exchange for the money to pay off the evil tax collector. She should be  frightened and worried for her reputation. Instead she is this…

““Would you like me to call you a hansom, Miss Rigdon?”

“No thank you, Jennings, I feel in need of fresh air.” She was only capable of a short smile before she stepped outside. Her heart raced and her knees nearly buckled.

She had only one problem. Sarah had no idea if this weakness was due to worry or excitement. The thought of spending more time with Warren Dorvee, the idea that Archer Latimer would be close by should make her shiver with dread.

Instead it made her tingle.

And this is the end of Chapter One. I hope you enjoyed our little excursion to Victorian London. One of the highlights of my week was when I stumbled across a 5 Cups Review (the best they give:) from Regina at Coffee Time Romance for Danger by Dalliance. She called it “HOT! HOT! HOT! (ice water was involved” and “one of the best steampunk romance novels she had ever read”. Let’s just say that was pretty epic for me;).

Next week I’ll either share from my WIP Tangled Redemption or from one of the other sci-fi books.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Danger by Dalliance

Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.

Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.

But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes shortly after last week’s snippet. Sarah has just had a flashback to the creepy tax collector propositioning her and is weighing her options: pose nude or be at the mercy of the tax collector. Creative punctuation;).

“She straightened her shoulders, I have no choice. Whatever Mr. Dorvee planned couldn’t be as bad as the alternative.

Sarah met Latimer’s thoughtful gaze, “I trust your word.”

“Or you could tell me why you really need the money. No sane woman would risk her reputation for clothes.”

As much as she longed for someone to share the burden with, her father’s good name was hers to protect. Latimer could never know the truth. “Then you obviously know less about women than you thought; I will be back tomorrow morning.”

I have reworked the outline for Tangled Redemption and am back to writing, something I am very excited about. Happy start of summer! I am hoping it is finally here to stay. Usually by this time I have my fan running 24/7, but it hasn’t been warm enough for that. Fingers crossed it now will be;).

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Danger by Dalliance

Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.

Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.

But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 9

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes a little after last week’s snippet. Sarah has just agreed to pose nude for Archer’s “housemate” Warren in exchange for an early royalty payment, driving Archer crazy because he still doesn’t know what she needs the money for. We are now in Sarah’s point of view and find out more about her motivation. Archer speaks first. Mr. Kemmer is the tax collector and not a character I have shown in the snippets until now.

““And if at any point you would like to tell me what you require the funds for, we can reevaluate the situation.”

When hell becomes an ice skater’s paradise.

She flashed back to Mr. Kemmer. The broad jaw, wide shoulders and dirty-gray eyes. His onion-filled breath. His long fingers on her shoulders. His chapped lips against hers.

“We could come up with other ways for you to pay your taxes, Miss Rigdon, other ways indeed.”

I am re-evaluating my outline for Tangled Redemption. Things aren’t coming together the way I want them to, which may mean deleting everything I have so far and starting from scratch. *prays to the writing gods that this won’t be necessary*

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Danger by Dalliance

Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.

Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.

But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 8

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. This comes immediately after last week’s snippet. Archer just informed Sarah that she would pose nude for his artist friend Warren. In exchange for that he would pay her father’s royalties early. He is pushing her to share the true reason for needing the money. You’re about to find out how successful he is! I have used some creative punctuation to give you the whole passage;)

“She jerked back and straightened, “What?”

Here we are; now she would have to tell him why she really needed the money and he could assist her with whatever her problem was.

She turned sheet white; panic glimmered in her eyes before she looked down and tugged on her cuffs.

Archer felt a little nauseated; it had not been his intention to scare her; he sat back down and waited for her surrender.

“All right.”

He struggled to control his expression, “Excuse me?”

Miss Rigdon looked back up, a mulish tilt to her chin, “I said all right.”

What the fuck am I supposed to do now? Talk about a plan rebounding.

BEA was a lot of fun, but exhausting. The banana pudding was heavenly. If you like pudding and are heading to New York let me know. I will share the secret;). When I got home work exploded in my face, pretty much keeping me away from my computer for the whole week. Fingers crossed things will get a little bit better next week.

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Danger by Dalliance

Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.

Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.

But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 7

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating. better-wewriwa

I am continuing to share snippets from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. It comes a couple of lines after last week’s snippet. Archer is very attracted to Sarah, but she is not prepared to share the reason she needs money. Her distance drives him crazy and may have irked his temper a little bit. Not that she is calmness personified… I have used some creative punctuation;)

“Her tone of voice grated on his nerves: “If you were anyone else I would say pose for my friend, but I cannot see you being a model.”

She came half out of her chair. “And why on earth not? It is not exactly challenging to stand or sit while someone paints you.”

“Really?” He mirrored her pose and leaned forward until they were only a few inches apart. “Well then, if it is so easy let’s make this the condition for the early payment.”

“All right,” her easy acceptance drove him crazy. He still didn’t know why she needed the money, “And you will pose nude.”

I am travelling back from New York today, so it probably be Monday before I get a chance to read everyone’s snippets. I was at Book Expo America (BEA) and staying an extra day to enjoy the sights. And the banana pudding. A colleague of mine knows the best places for food across the city and I’m looking forward to discovering them;).

Have an amazing week and as always Happy Writing!

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Danger by Dalliance

Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.

Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.

But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon and Kobo.