Sunday, May 10, 2020

Weekend Writing Warriors from A Tempest of Passion #shifters #regencyromance

Happy Sunday, everyone! and Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!

Quarantine has finally gotten to me an I've dyed my hair. Hahaha. It was supposed to be a reddish brown but it's turned out a darker shade than I would have liked. Hopefully it'll fade soon.


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Last but obviously not least, on to today's snippet. I've jumped a few lines but we're still in the same scene as last week. Made some changes to keep to the Weekend Writing Warriors guidelines.

Enjoy! 
Elyzabeth



     
 Forgive the run-ons. Changes have been made to adapt to WeWriWa guidelines.
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“Mr. Dalton, I am indebted to you for I do not know what came over me last night, but I have been told that my well-being is your responsibility.  I am most grateful for your assistance.”

William smiled broadly, the motion pulling the mark beneath his eye. Emily’s breath caught and she curled her hands into tight balls at her side, aghast against the unexpected urge to touch that blemished flesh.

“It was but my duty to rescue you from the cold, heartless floor, Ms. Bunsbury,” William said with a jovial grin. Clasping his hands behind his back, he waited for her to say something.

Emily only clamped her jaws together, desperately searching for words. Speechless.  Only one other time in her life had she been unable to speak under a man’s gaze, and back then she had been but a na├»ve girl of ten and eight years. Now, she was twenty and eight years, a wiser woman who knew what a perusal like the one Mr. Dalton gave her meant. He was like all others: thoughtless to a woman’s desires and mind, only curious to what lay beneath skirts and petticoats.
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A Tempest of Passion

Emily Bunsbury is most definitely not a fainter. She prefers to leave that sort of shenanigans to young debutants and to those desperate to land a husband. She is neither.

Except last night she passed out and was rescued by none other than the town’s most eligible bachelor: William Dalton. Of course, she wants nothing to do with him, but her heart and body don’t seem to be in agreement…
Banished from his pack for a crime he did not commit, William Dalton does not have the desire or the time to court women, yet, when he meets Emily Bunsbury he is incapable of staying away. Certain that it is nothing more than a passing fancy and not the mating pull, he pursues her.
However, as the unknown threat that expelled him from his pack strikes again, William realizes that Emily means much more and he must keep her safe. Now, if only she’d agree to his terms…
As danger grows with each passing day, will the couple learn to trust each other or will their love be nothing more than a temporary tempest of passion?
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20 comments:

  1. Fascinating snippet. I pictured the scene so well.

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  2. Good characterization. Love the premise. Just downloaded to my Kindle. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, Teresa! I hope you enjoy it! <3

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  3. Elyzabeth, we just relaxed the rules on wewriwa. I wrote about it on my 8sunday post this week. You won't have to change punctuation or write run on sentences anymore. :-)

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  4. She's got a jaded view of men, but that doesn't make her wrong. Is he the one to change her mind? I hope!

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    1. She has her reasons, and he won't have it easy ;-)

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  5. I love how vivid this scene is!

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  6. Lots of emotion in the snippet, made me tense to read it but inagoodway, due to your skill at painting the picture.

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  7. I'll bet he's more interested than most in the underside of her petticoats -- but also more interested than most in her mind and personality, as well.

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  8. I think he seems a little more courteous than she gives him credit for.

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    1. Absolutely, but she's been terribly hurt in the past and doesn't trust easily.

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  9. This looks like a REALLY fun read! ~ Karysa Faire

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  10. I love the language, reminiscence of a bygone era. He's courteous and interested in her in a way she hasn't truly seen before--though she thinks she has. I hope she gives him a chance.

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