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Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 7

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Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. Bea and Vaughn are under attack from AirPirates and the man Bea is desperately trying to get away from. They’d slid into a secret compartment in the wall and are now trying to sneak away without being found. As always, please excuse my use of semicolons;).

“Vaughn gently nudged against her heels with the tip of his shoe; she narrowed her gaze at him; he stood on tiptoes; she nodded and did the same.

Slowly, with great care, Vaughn began to move backward, Bea tucked against his chest; she followed his every move, cautious not to drop her heels onto the wooden floor.

“Did you idiots let her slip through your fingers? Did the little bitch sneak past you?” The sound of flesh hitting flesh echoed through the narrow passageway.

Bea grabbed his shirt and paused for a moment; he nuzzled her cheek and her sensitive earlobe. “He won’t get you, I promise.” His breath teased a few strands of her hair curling around her ear; the tension did not leave her completely, but she nodded and loosened her grip.”

Sexy Steampunk 2 is done and with my editior. Now I am working through the outline of Sexy Steampunk 3, but the heroine is giving me trouble. Why has she done what she has done? Why would she risk everything the way she is doing? Let’s just say at the moment she is intriguing and mysterious;).

Happy Sunday and Happy Writing.

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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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Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 6

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Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. After all the smexy stuff we’ve had over the last few weeks here is a bit of action. Bea and Vaughn were just about to get up, close and personal in one of the cabins, when they are rather rudely interrupted by AirPirates. But these are no average pirates.

“At each cabin, the pirates dragged its female occupant before the man in black; each time he shook his head. The pirates pushed the women and some of the men who’d attempted protection back into their cabins.

“For God’s sake, how fucking difficult can it be to find one lousy female dressed in red with a ruby face mask?” roared the man.

Vaughn recognized him and refused to call the bastard a gentleman.

Anger and disgust curled in his stomach. He hated the other man and wanted nothing more than to storm out there and beat him to a pulp.

But that wouldn’t do. Not now.

He gently closed the door and turned to Bea: “Can you think of a reason why Lord Waldon is ravaging the Venia in an attempt to find you?””

I am so close to finishing the edits on Sexy Steampunk 2 I can nearly touch it. Of course that means I have to write the synopsis, but for once I don’t mind because it means I am DONE! Happy Sunday and Happy Writing.

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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.

Buy it from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 5

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Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story. It continues on directly from where last week’s snippet ended. While indulging their mutual attraction Beatrice realised that watching the other couples, and one of the triads in particular, heightened her senses. Now it is up to Vaughn to discover if it was only the shock of a new experience or if she is indeed a voyeur. I apologise for my creative punctuation;).

“Bea looked back at the trio, “But I’ve never see the like before, so I cannot really judge.”

The soldier still steadied the woman, but his hands were now below her skirts. She could judge his actions only by the milkmaid’s response; it was eager and demanding enough to make Bea believe he did what the woman wanted.

Vaughn slowly lowered Bea’s legs until she slid down his body; he kept his arm around her waist and turned her, pressing her back to his front. It was as if she stood before a bonfire-his heat enveloped her and the brand of his erection against her derriere stoked the flames inside her.

He nestled his cheek against hers and stroked his free hand down her corset and hips; and up again; and down again. On his third pass he stopped to cuddle her breast and tease her nipple; Bea bowed her back and pushed her breast more firmly into his hand. “I wouldn’t want you to leave until you can make an unbiased judgment; we will watch until you are certain.”

Happy Sunday! And to anyone out there who, like me, is waging war in the editing cave “Good Luck!”.

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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.

Buy it from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 4

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story, for you. Beatrice and Vaughn are exploring their connection. The gatherings on the Venia are like none other, filled with sensuality and a freedom of expression found nowhere else. The things happening in the ball room open Beatrice’s eyes to a whole new world. And they teach her something about herself she hadn’t known before.

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“The wildfire flared back to life between her legs.

Vaughn paused and studied her face. Color bloomed on her cheeks and she dragged her eyes away from the spectacle before her.

A dark smile lifted his lips. “You like to watch.”

For a moment Bea struggled with her answer, but then she touched her mask and remembered he would never know her as her true self. She didn’t have to hide behind a façade of respectability.

She teased his cheek with the lightest touch of her fingertips, once again wishing she no longer wore her silk gloves and could feel his skin against hers, “I believe I do.”

 

Happy Sunday!

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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.

Buy it from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon or Kobo.

Weekend Writing Warriors-Rescue by Ruin Part 2

Only a few more days to Christmas. I hope you’re all set and ready to enjoy the season.

Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating in the Weekend Writing Warriors. Today I have another snippet from Rescue by Ruin, a Victorian steampunk story, for you. Vaughn, the hero, has just caught sight of a rather unusual young lady.

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“Vaughn Kemple stared at the vision in gold and red. She looked like a woman dressed in flames. He only cared about ladies’ fashion in so far as he knew how to undress them, but even he knew her ensemble was highly irregular. The blouse followed its owner like a second skin. The deep-red corset presented her breasts to the world, lent just a hint of modesty by the sheer gold overshirt. The skirt hugged her beautifully rounded hips and made him want to follow the curves with his hands.

He balled his fists, attempting to push his instant attraction aside. Just because his best friend had dragged him here to drown his sorrows in great booze didn’t mean that he had to take the first available female who dragged him out of his brooding.

He had not given up hope of persuading Miss Beatrice Trevan to see reason.”

Enjoy your weekend and if you would like to win a copy of any of my books come over to Darker Temptations and tell me what you’re excited about this Christmas.

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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.

Buy it from Ellora’s Cave, Amazon or Kobo (BOOKRIOT50 gives you 50% off select titles on kobobooks).

Weekend Writing Warriors Snippet 4

Happy Sunday, everyone. It is time for another Weekend Writing Warriors snippet. Check here to see all the other amazing authors.

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This is the fourth snippet from my current, untitled WIP, Sexy Steampunk 2, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin. The book is not yet finished and has no blurb. Archer and Warren want Susan to be their third. London 1897 does not exactly have an open society, so they have to be very careful on how they approach her. Susan went to Archer, who she has a crush on, for help and ended up posing naked for Warren, who is a painter. They had just introduced her to their touch and she had responded with a proposal neither man had expected. Unfortunately it had thrown Archer into a tailspin, leaving Warren to do everything in his power to get them back on track to fulfilling their long-term goal. And if it means driving Archer wild so he finally gives up control and sees the bigger picture, then so be it.

“Archer was exquisite as he lounged on the bed, the tanned skin of his naked torso shimmering in the soft light. The narrow line of hair that disappeared behind the top of his trousers and the hard cock pushing against the cotton.

Warren swallowed. God, he loved Archer so much and he wanted nothing more than to see him happy. But this campaign for a third was hurting both of them on different levels. They had to find their balance again, their foundation, otherwise everything they did could be for naught.

“I don’t see you taking off your clothes,” Warren’s voice was rough, his desire too strong to appear unmoved.

And Archer knew it; he grinned like a cat that had swallowed the canary as he slowly, oh-so-slowly, rolled off the bed and to his feet.”

As always, this snippet has not yet been polished;). Have a great Sunday and a fabulous week.

Weekend Writing Warriors Sunday Snippet 3

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This is the third snippet from my current, untitled WIP, Sexy Steampunk 2, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin. The book is not yet finished and has no blurb. Archer and Warren want Susan to be their third. London 1897 does not exactly have an open society, so they have to be very careful on how they approach her. Susan went to Archer, who she has a crush on, for help and ended up posing naked for Warren, who is a painter. She has just finished her first full session, which also involved getting physically closer to her two men, something that could cost her everything.

“Susan had never felt like this before.

Archer’s heat behind her, his strength holding her up. Warren’s gentle, yet so titillating touch before her.

When they’d stopped the session she had been mentally and physically exhausted. Far more than she had ever imagined from standing still. She’d been sweaty and sticky. When Warren had started to clean her she’d been relieved she didn’t have to do it herself.

Each touch was a caress and the support and tantalizing feel of Archer behind her pushed her further and further down a path she had planned to avoid.”

Please remember this story has not yet been edited or polished;). Have a wonderful week.

Weekend Writing Warriors Snippet

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The Weekend Writing Warriors are at it again! Click the link to see the rest of the brigade;).

The eight sentences are from the sequel to Rescue by Ruin again. To save herself and her father Susan has agreed to pose for Warren, no idea if he can even paint. She got a little bit more than she bargained for;).

“He saw everything.

Nothing escaped his eyes. With just a few lines in charcoal he captured the essence of his subjects.

He hid none of it.

The good, the bad and the ugly. He brought everything out on paper.

And now he was about to use her as his subject.

Susan wasn’t sure if she could stand what his image would show of her.”

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.

Sentence Sunday with the Weekend Writing Warriors!

I have joined the Weekend Writing Warriors. Click on the link to find all participants.

I am sharing 8 sentences from my current untitled WIP Sexy Steampunk 2, the sequel to Rescue by Ruin. Warren has just met the young woman Archer has feelings for and would like to bring in as their third in late Victorian London.

“Archer leaned forward and kissed Warren. “She is the one for me.”

Warren nodded. “I know.”

Anxiety curled through Archer’s stomach. “And you?”

Warren cupped Archer’s cheek and kissed him softly. “She grabbed me by the throat the minute I saw her.” He stroked his finger across Archer’s cheek.”

Thanks for stepping by and join me next Sunday to find out more about how Archer and Warren deal with this change in their lives.

Sneak Peek Sunday-24/03/13

Here is my Sneak Peak for this Sunday. Check out the other fabulous Sneak Peeks here.

This is an snippet from Tangled Hunger.

“Something tickled the outside of her left wing. She shook it but the tickle didn’t go away. She looked over her shoulder and saw the Vampire gently, teasingly stroke along her feathers. Tanasha was just about to shake them again when she caught the look in his eyes.

Eyes that had taken on the now familiar silver tint.

But not with anger.

“What are you doing?” She had to clear her throat a couple of times before she could actually form a sentence. Having him stroke her outer wing feathers had the same impact on her as his caressing her breast would. The closer to the center of the wings the touch went, the more sensitive they became.

He didn’t look at her but focused solely on her wings. Duncan ruffled the feathers, going against the grain only to stroke them back down.

Her heart skipped a beat and her simmering arousal sprang to life full force. She grew wet. Jade, did he have any idea what he did to her?”

Have a great week!