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.
Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. Bea and Vaughn escaped the AirPirates in a dashing flight filled with swash and buckle. Now they are back on the ground and Bea has to decide on what she wants to do next.
“He studied her face. “Is that really what you want? Don’t you think we have a few things to talk about, Beatrice?”
Bea wanted to curl her cheek into the warmth of his hand. His eyes, even covered by goggles, held a need and a vulnerability she couldn’t ignore. Nor could she ignore the demand inside herself to spend more time with this exciting and fascinating man.
And they had to talk about how to move on from this tenuous position.
I am currently enjoying the beautiful sunshine on St. Croix. Here is the view from my window:
Happy Sunday and Happy Writing.
Forced to marry a violent man, Beatrice knows only one way out—ruin her reputation. She climbs aboard the Venia, a dirigible of ill repute, for a masquerade. Bea does not expect to run into Vaughn Kemple, the third Duke of Missenden, who eight months ago left her without an explanation. Feeling secure behind her mask, she decides Vaughn will be the one to ruin her. She may not get to spend forever with this man she still loves, but at least she can have one night of pleasure.
But a mask is not enough to hide her identity. Vaughn recognizes Bea, shocked to find her aboard an airship where sexual freedom isn’t just a thought, it’s celebrated. But her actions are far from innocent. Captivated, he’s determined to make her his.
The heat between them flares, but Vaughn is torn between desire and honor. Bea is afraid to risk her heart on a man she can’t trust. And when her future husband arrives on the scene, it’s more than their hearts in danger.
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Woohoo! Tangled Indulgence, book 3 in the Celestial Surrender series, comes out today.
Reassigned to the nether-end of the galaxy and facing her last night on the planet, Adira has had better days. She shouldn’t have ruffled so many feathers with her investigation, but the trail of missing people was too important to ignore.
She knows exactly how to spend her evening. At an exclusive sex club, she’s determined to confront the Vampire who’s never far from her mind. She only has a few hours, but surely she can entice the sexy bartender to share them with her.
Malachy is more than he appears. Working undercover has him ready for anything… except Adira. The moment he laid eyes on the Sentinel he knew he’d found his lifemate. Unfortunately, the prickly mortal has a wall as hard as a spaceship’s hull around her heart.
Only hours remain to convince her she belongs in his arms, and his bed. As the heated night turns molten, duty and desire collide. Following their hearts will only complicate matters.
Inside Scoop: Our heroine gets the shock of her life when she discovers her voyeuristic nature, and the fact that it is the male-on-male action, as opposed to a ménage, that really gets her juices flowing.
In a moment where her emotions run high Adira had to do something completely out of character. She walks into a sex club and discovers more about her sexual fantasies than she had ever imagined.
I’ve been in that situation. No, not the one walking into a sex club;), but the one where I discovered something surprising about myself. I grew up close to the sea, but never felt very drawn to it. I hate swimming and deep water scares me. Walking along the beach was nice enough, but pretty much the same as walking in the woods or anywhere else. Then I spent two months in Alaska while working on my dissertation and I fell in love with running water. I kid you not, I must have dozens and dozens of pictures of springs, waterfalls, rivers and creeks. The colours, the beauty, the landscape around it. There is a serenity to it that makes me want to sit and daydream. And to this day I am drawn to any flowing water, no matter the location.
To celebrate the release of Tangled Indulgence I am giving away two prizes. Tell me what you discovered about yourself that surprised you in the comments. The first winner, chosen by numbers.org, can choose any of my four books in your preferred eformat, and the second winner receives a copy of Tangled Indulgence. Tell me about the moment you discovered you enjoy deep-fried brussel sprouts or the moment you discovered you like being tied up in bed. Your choice;)! The contest is open until Thursday 7th March.
Have a wonderful Friday!