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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.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Danger by Dalliance Snippet 6

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 paragraphs after last week’s snippet. Archer and Sarah are alone. She has asked Archer for an early payment of her father’s royalties, but will not tell him what she needs the money for. When he prods her she blurts out she needs a new wardrobe. His response follows and it may have been just a little snarky … I have used some creative punctuation;)

“Archer didn’t believe her-Sarah Rigdon was not the type of woman who would come to him asking for money for something as frivolous as new clothes. Hell, most of the time she was buried under so many layers she probably had enough clothes to last a lifetime. “Do you seriously expect me to believe you need more clothes?” He gestured at the three layers that covered her, “You appear to be wearing enough clothes to cover yourself and three more people.”

She narrowed her gaze; her nostrils flared: “Will you do it or not?”

He shrugged. “I don’t know. What are you willing to do in exchange?”

Life at work is still crazy. Tangled Redemption isn’t coming together the way I like it, which means I have to push through the first draft and hope I can fix it in edits;).

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 5

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 shortly after last week’s snippet. Warren has stepped out of the office again, leaving Archer and Sarah alone again. She has just blurted out her request for an early payment of her father’s royalties, but she will do everything in her power to stop him from finding out she needs the money because her father used the tax money for his latest invention. But this time Archer is not prepared to let her avoid him…

“She tilted her chin in that challenging manner of hers.

His temper flamed. It was bad enough that the little virgin and her voluptuous curves made him hard as a rock as soon as she walked into a room. She might look demure and meek, but deep inside her he sensed a passion that would set the world on fire if she ever released it; only he was sure she’d never done so.

Not that he ever got the opportunity to find out. She always looked at him as if he wasn’t worth her time, as if speaking to him was a strenuous task, and when he tried to engage her she excused herself within minutes.

And now she was asking him for a favor and still wouldn’t give an inch. Not this time.

I am travelling back from New Orleans today, so I am not sure when I will be able to read everyone’s snippet. The Romantic Times Convention was crazy, insane and a lot of fun. It was amazing to meet some of my favourite authors. When I get back home I will have to get my bum in the chair and get working on Tangled Redemption.

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 4

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 shortly after last week’s snippet. Sarah is sharing the reason for her visit with Archer when Warren interrupts them. Their combines presence has an impact on Sarah.

““Miss Rigdon, please let me introduce Warren Hugh Dorvee, a dear friend and housemate.”

Dorvee bowed, “At your service, Miss Rigdon.”

Sarah swallowed. Their combined gazes made her shiver. The office seemed unnaturally hot. Even in their somewhat casual state of dress Latimer and Dorvee dominated the room. She wanted to get up and touch them, rub her hand across Dorvee’s muscular abdomen and see if the dark hair on Latimer’s forearms, bared by the rolled-up sleeves, was as soft as it appeared.

These shocking thoughts pulled Sarah back from the brink.

If you’d like to find out what happens next and don’t want to wait until next week, check out the excerpt here.

I am in New Orleans, so it will be late by the time I come around to everyone’s snippets;).

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 3

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

Today’s snippet is from Danger by Dalliance, a historical erotic menage with steampunk elements. It follows on closely from last week’s. Sarah is now in Archer’s office and sharing the reason for her visit.

“I am here for two reasons,” she lifted the bag onto her lap and opened it. With a hiss the pneumatic shrinking device that matched the bag to whatever needed carrying released, and she removed a square metal box with two colored lights on the top. “This is my father’s latest invention; he calls it the Rigdon’s Banknote Verification Device.” She set it on the desk. “You feed a banknote in here,” she pointed to a slit on the side. “The RBVD will test it; if the note is false, the red light will flash.”

He stilled for a moment, his brow furrowed, before pulling the machine closer. “What made your father go in this direction?”

If you’d like to find out what happens next and don’t want to wait until next week, check out the excerpt here.

My editor loved the revisions of my steampunk Christmas novella, which really brightened my rather crappy week. I may have printed and framed the two emails…no, I didn’t frame them, but I did print them;). My day job has been utterly insane, which means I have made no progress with Tangled Redemption.

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.