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Cover and Title Reveal!

I am super-duper excited to share the cover, book and series title for my upcoming release:

*drumroll*

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From Prussia With Love is book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series and release August 25, 2015.

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It takes place in the same words as Dirigibles Are Forever, book 0.5 in Victoria’s Secret Agents, and Holly and Jack make an appearance;).

Here is the blurb:

Clara Redbeck has one goal: to prove to the sods at work—and to herself—that the best man for the job can be a woman. To do that, she must prevent a traitor from blowing London to bits. If only the dashing first mate of the dirigible she’d been tasked to plunder didn’t set her aflame.

Garrett Dewhurst has one goal: to execute the coup of a lifetime. His plans do not include a spanking dalliance with the most intriguing woman he has ever met.

With each encounter, the fire between them burns hotter and their need grows stronger. Finally, the cramped cabin aboard the Bismarck becomes their intimate playground, where Garrett introduces Clara to the pleasure of submission and they explore their passion in every way possible.

Clara and Garrett want a future together, but each holds a secret that if revealed could cost them everything. When danger closes in, they have to choose between protecting themselves or the whole of London.

What do you think? Isn’t the cover gorgeous? Let me know if you can find the clockwork mouse;).

Come on over to the Nice Girls Writing Naughty and check out my Teaser Tuesday for a first glimpse of the story.

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 9

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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This is the final snippet from my sexy steampunk novella Dirigibles Are Forever. I’ll need to leave some secrets for you to explore (and it’s January, so a Christmas novella is a little out of date;).

Last week we learned that Jack had a very good reason for being at the London Royal Port Authority. I’m moving a bit forward to one of my favourite snippets. Holly and Jack have finished with the busy traffic and the sky is empty due to the bad weather. They get a little closer. Holly may have mentioned that she’s feeling a certain hunger and that there are numerous ways to sat said hunger. Jack speaks first and we’re in Holly’s point of view.

“Give me an example.” His voice had also roughened.

Could she do it? Even if she wanted more than tonight—which she’d promised herself she did not—he’d had ample opportunity to show he was on the same page.

He hadn’t.

This was for her.

She licked her lower lip. “One night,” she whispered. “No rules, no boundaries. Only what we can do for each other.”

I hope you had a fabulous start to the New Year! May 2015 be an amazing and fabulous year for all of us;).

I’m so close to finishing FPWL, so close I can actually see the end…or at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m not looking at the outline and all the details I still need to wrap up…;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

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Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 8

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 with my sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever (currently on sale at $2.71). I’ll have one last snippet next week and then I’ll move on to something new. Maybe FPWL, the companion novel, or something completely different.

Last week we discovered how Jack felt about Holly and her plans to leave. This week we’ll learn a little bit about why he is at the London Royal Port Authority in the first place. I had to get a tiny bit creative with the punctuation to give you the full paragraph.

“His gaze narrowed; his muscles tensed in readiness-there you are. “Bismarck, this is Tower Two. Bismarck, this is Tower Two.”

I hear y…Tower Two. Plea…give us unseren Kurs.” The heavy Prussian accent echoed through their connection.

Jack understood enough German to know the Bismarck had asked for their course, but he saw no reason to be helpful—or polite—to an enemy of the Empire. “I am sorry, Bismarck, please repeat.” And there was no way in hell he would allow them to unload their cargo tonight. Not until he had time to pay the Bismarck a visit.”

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I’ve dug down deep and have been pretty much glued to my laptop for the last three days. I’m quite impressed with myself for pounding out around 16k since Tuesday (and the Saturday night is still young. I’m hoping to make it to 18k, which probably means staying up until 2am again;), especially as FPWL has made me actively run away from my computer. I have no idea yet how much is actually usable, but at least I have something to edit;).

I just wish I’d had a little bit time to read…

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

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Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 7

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 with my sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever.

Last week Holly decided to use her final night at the London Royal Port Authority to leave her grief behind and start her life again by seducing Jack Smith. I’ve moved on and we’re now in Jack’s point of view. Holly has joined him in the tower and told him tonight was her last shift, something he wasn’t too happy about, but the line of dirigibles waiting to land made it impossible to respond fully.

“Jack fought to focus on his conversations with the dirigible captains or navigators and not on the seductive woman beside him. Confidence aroused him, and Mrs. Holly Acklin carried a dirigible load of confidence.

Her tall body with curves in all the right places was another tick on his list-he’d imagined her lush lips on all parts of him. One place in particular made him want to groan with lust.

Her stubborn chin and some of the intense conversations they’d shared over tea and coffee showed him she didn’t back down from an argument. Her wild brown curls she regularly failed to tame and her hot, chestnut-brown eyes were just the icing on the cake.

She was close to being the perfect woman-confident, alluring, and able to stand on her own two feet as she’d demonstrated since the death of her botanist husband.

The right woman at the absolute worst time.”

I hope you’re ready for the holidays and can actually enjoy it. After having worked in retail for a very long time I’m no longer that fussed about Christmas, but I’m looking forward to the time off;). Emma and I are going to huddle down and I’m planning to dig into FPWL. Fingers crossed I’ll make progress.

Whatever you plans, Merry Christmas!

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Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 6

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I’m continuing with my sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever, which is out now! *happy dance* If you comment here there is a very, very (did I mention very;) good chance for you to win the steampunk jewellery I’m giving away to celebrate the release.

Last week Holly decided to give her boss Mr. Tannenbaum one final shiftas Aether traffic controller. I have moved forward and it is now Christmas Eve. She has arrived at work excited and a little apprehensive. She’s getting ready to head up to the tower.

You will seduce Jack Smith tonight. She would step out of the protective bubble she’d only recently realized she’d surrounded herself with after David’s death. Today would be the first day of a new Holly. Or rather the return of the old Holly who’d disappeared after finding her husband’s dead body in their tent during a botanist expedition to the Amazon.

She didn’t want to hide any longer.

She wanted to live again.

And one passionate night of sex would set her on her new path.

Holly exhaled and closed her locker with a slam.”

FPWL, the next book in the series, is killing me. It has been suggested that I sit down with a glass of wine or other alcohol when I next try to write to shut off my inner editor and just push through. This advice came from at least 4 other authors, so I assume there’s something to it;). I don’t like the taste of alcohol, but I will try it. Wish me luck!

Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

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Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 5

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 with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever. It releases next Tuesday (Squee!) from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun with a touch of James Bond, hence the title.

Holly stormed into her boss’ office and resigned. Then she discovered that Jack Smith was to work with her that Christmas Eve and she had an idea. This week she comes to a decision:

“Maybe…maybe I spoke too hastily. It would be rather unkind of me to leave you on such short notice, especially as Mr. Smith hasn’t worked the busy Christmas Eve before.” She had no idea if she could go through with it, but this would be her last opportunity to do something she had fantasized about for months.

The delight in Tannenbaum’s eyes deepened and a smile spread across his lips. “Really? Mrs. Acklin, that would be wonderful and very generous of you.”

Holly clasped her hands before her. “Christmas Eve will be my last day of work.

His smile dropped. “Still? That’s a shame, but I will not stand in your way.”

Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

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Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Dirigibles Are Forever Snippet 3!

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 with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella Dirigibles Are Forever. Yes, I finally have all the details to share including a gorgeous cover by the wonderful April Martinez;). It releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun with a touch of James Bond, hence the title.

The story starts with Holly storming into her boss’ office and resigning. Last week Mr. Tannenbaum informed her that Jack Smith, a member from the Cardiff office who joined the London Royal Port Authority four months ago, is also supposed to work the same Christmas Eve shift Holly resigned over, making her thoughts wander. This week they wander some more until she has an idea…

“And his smile-his features were too roughly hewn to be called handsome, but his warm smile melted many things, including women’s knees. More than once Holly had needed to pinch herself to remember where she was.

She had clung to the idea of him as a new member of staff, as someone who required her assistance. Otherwise her thoughts tended to take very different and rather inappropriate paths.

Paths that involved tingles across her body and moisture between her thighs-and copious use of her personal manipulator.

Completely inappropriate.

But if I’m leaving anyway? the idea came out of nowhere. If I’m never going to see him again, I can fulfill a fantasy; no one will ever know.” 

And here is the cover!

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Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

Dirigibles Are Forever blurb. You can read a sample chapter if you follow the link.

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew?

Weekend Writing Warriors-Sexy Steampunk Snippet 3

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I apologize for not adding the genre when I added my link to the WeWriWa page, I saw it too late. I write the naughty stuff;).better-wewriwa

I’m continuing with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella. It releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun. After storming into her boss’ office and resigning we discovered a little bit more why she behaved that way last week. Today’s snippet is only a few lines after last week’s. She has just discovered that Jack Smith, a member from the Cardiff office who joined the London Royal Port Authority four months ago, is also supposed to work that Christmas Eve shift. And as usual, a man may change things…

“Images of the man who had arrived four months ago flashed through her mind. The tall, rugged figure. The black hair and azure eyes that captured her every time he looked at her. The edge of danger surrounding him.

Since Her Majesty Queen Victoria had passed the Equal Rights Act shortly after she took the throne, men had needed to adjust to changes in their lives. Even now, nearly five decades after the law passed, Holly still found some men staring at her with a frown when they realized they were required to follow her orders. As if she couldn’t do the same work as good if not better as her male colleagues.

But Jack Smith had never responded in that manner.” 

I have seen two preliminary covers for DAF and they were both utterly incredible;). I hope I can share the final cover with you very soon! FPWL, my current WIP, is still fighting me tooth and nail for every word, but I’m doing my best to push through. Even if I only write 100 words it’s 100 more than I had. Hope all the NaNo-ers are doing well and are getting ready for the final sprint.

Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

Preliminary blurb:

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew? Can Jack trust her with his true identity? Both of them have to reassess if duty is more important than love.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Sexy Steampunk Snippet 2

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. better-wewriwa

I’m continuing with my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella. It releases December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun. Last week Holly stormed into her boss’ office and resigned. We find out a little  bit more about her reasons.

“A good chief spread the shift work evenly among the team. Instead, Holly had to work every occasion colleagues enjoyed family time.

Turned out she was no longer willing to accept this imbalance. Instead, she would use it to address her restlessness, her thirst for life after three years of grieving. She enjoyed her work at the Port Authority station, and it had given her the stability and routines she needed after losing David. But enough was enough.

She exhaled. “Mr. Tannenbaum, I do not care who will work the shift. Just be aware that it won’t be me.”

I’m going to be late making my rounds as I am at the Toronto International Book Fair during the day. It should be fun and gave me the opportunity to meet Sylvia Day yesterday;).

Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

Preliminary blurb:

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew? Can Jack trust her with his true identity? Both of them have to reassess if duty is more important than love.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Sexy Steampunk Snippet 1

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I am moving away from Sci-Fi and introducing you to my upcoming sexy steampunk Christmas novella DAF. I’ll share the title when I have a cover to go with it;). It will release December 9th, 2014 from Loose Id and is swashbuckling, tongue-in-cheek Christmas fun  Here are the opening 8 sentences.

“Holly Acklin stormed into her supervisor’s office without knocking. “Mr. Tannenbaum, I’ve had enough. I must resign from my position as traffic controller, effective immediately.”

Nicholas Tannenbaum, chief Aether traffic controller for the London Royal Port Authority, the largest and busiest dirigible port in England, looked up from his mountain of paperwork and stroked his long white beard. The sparkle in his eyes dimmed. “Indeed? Mrs. Acklin, I’m very sorry to hear that. What has brought on this rather abrupt decision?”

Holly straightened her back and lifted her chin.”

Things have been exhausting and frustrating with work, family and writing. FPWL, my current WIP, is killing me. Nothing is coming together and I hate every word I write. I’m looking forward to my tour of the WeWriWa and catching you snippets. Fingers crossed they inspire me to push through the crap (no pressure;).

Have a great Sunday and as always Happy Writing!

Preliminary blurb:

Working as an Aether Traffic Controller saved Holly Acklin after the death of her husband, but now she wants more—including a night of uninhibited passion with Jack Smith, whose very presence has kept her body tingling for months.

Special Agent Jack Smith kept his identity a secret when he came to the London Royal Port Authority with one assignment, one he cannot fail. It holds him back from following his attraction to Holly. But on the eve he must complete the mission, Holly asks for one night with no rules or boundaries, and his control snaps.

When London experiences an unexpectedly white Christmas, all dirigible traffic is grounded, leaving Holly and Jack free to act upon their stormy passions. Holly finds her determination to stay emotion-free crumbling unaware Jack is experiencing the same need. Each lover wishes for more, but fears it can’t be. Instead they focus their desires in mind-blowing passion.

But when Holly discovers that Jack isn’t who he claimed to be, everything is thrown into turmoil. Can she trust the man she thought she knew? Can Jack trust her with his true identity? Both of them have to reassess if duty is more important than love.