Welcome to week 145th week of My Sexy Saturday This week’s theme is Sexy in Time. This theme couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. I am actually going to have a new release that is a time travel. It will be coming out this month and I couldn’t be more excited. This is the first new piece for me in a few years. I am so hoping it will be followed by many more this year but only time will tell.
While I had planned to get back to the Monday’s Scoop and the My So-Called Writing Life columns last week, not much happened. Moving, getting a new place and just life has taken precedent more times than not. Plus with the story I was just talking about, I had a deadline. The first in many years to be honest as I’ve been working on deadlines of my own making. Still, there will be much more detail and yes, I plan to get back to these columns this week. Again, there is just too much to share here and I want this to be about my new story.
Don’t forget to visit all the awesome authors of My Sexy Saturday. Each author is showcasing their book in a fun way by sharing a sexy snippet with you. Each one is special and even though a theme is given each week, authors are not required to follow it exactly as every author has their definition of sexy. And then there’s the fact that not every author writes about spaceships.
Like I said, this week I’m going talk about a brand new story. It’s in an anthology called Letterbox Love Stories and my individual story is entitled Sealed With A Kiss. The couple that I’ve introduced in it will go on to have many more stories, so this is only the beginning. Next year, this story will be released as the first story in a new series called the Time Travel Bureau series and will be the first of Tandi and Leo’s many adventures. Here’s the set up for this wonderful novella:
In 2084, time travelling detective, Tandi Reynolds, tipped off by a letter, needs to stop an assassin before he kills a newly elected leader. When she finds him in 1874, Vienna, it’s clear a cold blooded killer is only one of her problems. Time is fleeting, so falling in love with her contact, the charismatic Count Leopold Radetzky von Radetz, is a bad idea, but keeping her feelings in check is not easy when she relies on him for her every need.
Here’s my seven paragraphs from this great story:
Then nothing except a popping sound followed by pain as she was dropped on her side, the suitcase crashing next to her and the reticule clutched in her hand. Slowly, Tandi sat up and rubbed the back of her head. That was so not what she was expecting. The intense white light emitted from her mode of transportation had made her eyes burn and now she felt as if she’d been on an all-night bender with the nastiness clinging to the inside of her mouth. She swallowed hard trying to dissipate the feeling she’d felt in those final moments of being elsewhere, and prayed she was close to her target destination: Count Radetsky’s palace.
She couldn’t believe she was here, nor when here was. True time travel had always been theoretically possible, but…she stretched her neck, trying not to think about it…she had a job to do, then hopefully return to her well-ordered life.
Hell, who was she kidding? Once she got back, her life would be anything but well-ordered as she’d be unique, being someone who had successfully time-travelled. Unfortunately, that would all be kept within the confines of the Time Travel Bureau as the world could never know how they were kept safe from the Desmond Draeggers of the world. They’d even made her sign a non-disclosure document before MI6 would let her step inside their damn time travel device.
Let’s face it, the only reason she was sent back here was that the letter had come to her and it was a direct threat on the man who would lead the European Union. She tried to get her bearings as she looked around her. It took a moment before she could see the lush grounds attached to a Viennese Palace. The gentle noise from the water calmed her nerves as she moved, a little unsteadily, toward it.
She soon found herself at the edge of a magnificent fountain, complete with cherubs and horses and…what were those things? She leaned over, cupped her hands and pulled the cool water over her face. It did little to dissipate the nausea she felt welling up. She now realized she should not have eaten the huge pastrami sandwich the night before she left and heaved the contents of her stomach into the fountain.
The sharp intake of breath behind her, made her turn and sink to the ground with a slight moan. The handsome man with dark hair and blue eyes was talking to her but Tandi couldn’t understand a word he said even though she knew it was German. Any other time and she’d be drooling over how attractive the man was. Through her sickness haze, she reached up and pushed the small button behind her ear. To most, it looked like a mole but to her it would be a lifesaver as it prompted her understanding of a language she wasn’t proficient in. And the tone of the man couldn’t be more clear.
“Tell me you didn’t just puke in my fountain?” He gave a disgusted click of his tongue and frowned at her before moving to her side. His hand went to her head. “You’re clammy. Guess time travel is rough going, huh?” He questioned, switching to English. Hauling her to her feet, he then swept her up in his arms when her knees buckled. “I guess you’re the great Tandi Reynolds, the woman sent to save the world.”
My traditional ePublisher, eXtasy Booksis still having a sale on the books listed below. You can get a substantial savings and even some free things by just visiting their website. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to pick up your copies today of these fabulous sale books!
The Thing About Elves ~ Book 2 in the Santa’s Elves series
The Haunting of Maggie Grey ~ Award-winning Scottish Historical about a woman doctor
Captive Illusions: Iain and Kelsey ~ Story about a woman’s darkest fantasy
Fluke ~ Book 1 of the Orchid series, sci-fi romance
An Elf’s Desire ~ Book 3 in the Santa’s Elves series
A Love for Eggther ~ Book 3.5 in the Santa’s Elves series
Shopping Spree ~ Story about a very special dress shop
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