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Weekend Writing Warriors-From Prussia With Love

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 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m taking a break from Blindsided to share a snippet from my latest steampunk release From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series. It released this week (insert excited squee;). If you stop by my blog and share your favourite James Bond movie with me, you’ll be entered to win steampunk jewellery. Today is the final day of the contest.

This snippet is only a few paragraphs after last week’s. They have finished the tour of the cargo hold and Garrett asks Clara if she has seen enough and says she has. He’s intrigued and despite everything she’s said still a tad suspicious of her, but the tension between them approaches peak levels. We are in Garrett’s point of view and he speaks first.

“And was it everything you had hoped for?”

She captured his gaze with a sharp one of her own; then she examined her surroundings and chuckled. “It came close.”

Garrett crossed his arms over his chest and blocked the way. “Not good enough. I can’t let you out of here until we’ve fulfilled all your expectations.”

Even in the low light the green sparks in her eyes grew bolder.

His cock hardened further.

She licked her lips, raising his body temperature a few hundred degrees.

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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.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week.

Happy Writing!

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From Prussia With Love Release Day and Give-Away!

Woohoo! Today From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series, release from Loose Id. A super-sexy steampunk novel with a touch of BDSM and loads of swashbuckling fun. It is set in the same world as Dirigibles Are Forever and Holly and Jack make an appearance.

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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.

To celebrate the release I’m giving away a steampunk necklace and a pair of earrings from Overman.

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For a chance to win follow me on Twitter (@TinaChristopher) and tweet about the release and the contest using #FromPrussiaWithLove. Or comment on this post and tell me your favourite James Bond movie and why you love it. Each will give you one entry into the contest, which is open worldwide. The contest runs until 12pm EST Sunday August 30th, 2015.

I have to say my favourite is probably Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan and Sean Bean. I love the action and the characters and it’s one of the few Bond movies where the plot holes are on the smaller side;). When  I worked at Harrods in London I met Pierce Brosnan and he was just wonderful. A complete gentleman and very sweet when a little boy (probably around 6 years) asked him if he was James Bond.

Weekend Writing Warriors-It’s huge!

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 to 10 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m taking a break from Blindsided to share with you a snippet from my upcoming steampunk release From Prussia With Love, book 1 in the Victoria’s Secret Agents series. Yes, I went there;). The last time you saw Clara and Garrett she had been working on getting a tour of the cargo hold so she could continue her investigation. He had been intrigued and a tad suspicious of her, but after showing her around every part of the dirigible-and their flirting reached peak levels-he finally takes her to the cargo hold. We are in Garrett’s point of view.

“Skids of boxes and crates were stacked back-to-back with limited space between them, just enough to walk through; a few lamps scattered through the length of the hold offered dim light that barely showed them the back wall. He picked up a steam torch which came to life in his hand with a click and a whirr. “Is it everything you’d expected?”

She moved past him, turning as much as the narrow space permitted; her gaze roved about the vast hold. “It’s so big,” her words were a breathy whisper, “It’s huge.” Her eyes sparkled with the mischief he’d come to enjoy during their exchange.

“It is indeed quite large. In fact, the more you…explore, the bigger you’ll find it.”

He bit his tongue to suppress his laughter at the look she threw him, but it became more and more difficult when her lips twitched. “I’m sure you’ll be only too happy to show me,” she said.”

From Prussia With Love releases August 25th from Loose Id. April Martinez has done another wonderful job with the cover. See of you can find the clockwork mouse.

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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.

I’ll be around a little later today as my day is jam-packed (or maybe it is marmalade-packed;). I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous week.

Happy Writing!

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.