Welcome to Week 162 at My Sexy Saturday and thanks for being here with me. This past week has been a flurry of writing and entertaining my youngest, his girlfriend and their incredibly big, dopey dog. It’s been a fun week as we’ve gone to restaurants, hiked and did things we’d otherwise not be doing. And I’ve decided, I’m not going to make promises any more. See, I did this blog consistently for years and it’s only been recently that it’s been so sporadic. Life has a way of you making different priorities and I know that’s what’s been happening with me. So, I’ll post when I can if that works for you.
This week the theme is Sexy in History and what is more sexy than time travel. Going back to another time has always been a fantasy of mine and I just love writing about it. This story is from the Letterbox Love Stories Anthology and will be on sale for another maybe just another week. So get your copy today! Here’s the setup:
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.
I love Tandi and Leo not only because of their history but by the very fact they are trying to save their world. They know that by doing so, it will mean everything stays the same and history as we know it will be saved. What can be more sexy than that? Here’s my seven paragraphs from this wonderful story:
Aloisia had come in just today and relayed a story she’d heard from the butcher’s wife about the floozy living in the Radetzky palace. She let Tandi know she’d set the woman straight. After all, it wasn’t her fault that she’d been born with the barbarians across the sea. Everyone knew the people from the western part of that country were plagued with Indians and buffalo and who knew how many other awful things.
Tandi was not sure they needed to go to this ball then have a soiree themselves the following week. Both men assured her the only way to bring out the enemy was to make some public appearances. In the time she’d been here, she’d visited the dressmaker and the milliner as well as the shoe maker, the jeweler, and the list went on and on. And that didn’t even cover the social events they went to during the last week. They went to concerts, dinners, strolls through various museums and parks.
Leo wanted to make sure she appeared to be a rich young woman, sympathetic with the radicals and lower classes. Twice now during their daily walks through Stadtpark, she had pulled off a ring or bracelet to give to some political party or charity organization.
Though Leo had pretended to be offended, he was watching those around them carefully. Someone knew they were here and had orchestrated them to be together in this time. But they probably didn’t know Tandi would bring an instrument for their escape back to their own time. Or that person just didn’t care because they felt their change to the timeline would be devastating. Still, there was something the three of them were supposed to see or do, and good or bad they needed to finish this and go home.
He also wanted people to think she was available and no matter how much she told him she wasn’t interested in anyone else, he still insisted she be presented in society as looking for a rich young man to fulfill her dreams. Which meant he was also available and that in itself made her privately fume.
Her attention was brought back to the present when she stepped on Desmond’s foot, once again. Her hand went over her mouth. If she’d been paying attention…
“I am so sorry.”
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Don’t forget to check out the other My Sexy Saturday authors. They are all sharing great snippets from their books and they are hot, sexy plus well-worth the read.
Have a great weekend...see you next week!