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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!
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.