I am incredibly excited to share the new title, cover and series title for my upcoming release:
From Prussia With Love is book 1 on the Victoria’s Secret Agents series and a sexy James Bond-like steampunk novel. It takes place in the same world as Dirigibles Are Forever (a Christmas novella which is an introduction to the world but doesn’t have to be read first;).
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.
And here is today’s Teaser Tuesday:
Clara Riesenbeck, my heroine, is attempting to gain access to areas not open to the public on the dirigible Bismarck. She’s trying to get the young steward Jens to take her on a tour when First Mate Garret Dewhurst, my hero, interrupts them. He finds himself rather intrigued…
Garrett remained silent and continued to study her.
It was fascinating to watch her. She’s downplayed her intelligence when talking to Jens, but when she looked at him, her true self came right to the forefront. Jens shuffled his feet, his gaze jumping between Garrett and Miss Riesenbeck, but Garrett didn’t allow himself to get distracted.
Her lips, until now curved in a slight smile, firmed and straightened.
He raised his right eyebrow.
She didn’t respond. Instead she studied him from the tips of his boots to the top of his head and every inch in between. Heat spread through his body, unexpected and not completely welcome.
Then she mirrored his stance right down to the raised eyebrow.
Unable to help himself, he smiled.
It had been a very, very long time since a woman had intrigued him after exchanging just a few sentences. She took his breath away and made him want to laugh. Judging by her frown, this was not the response she’d expected.
Garrett turned to Jens. “I believe you have other passengers to look after. I’ll take care of Miss Riesenbeck and anything she may require.”
Jens nodded. He bowed to both of them and practically ran away.
“I don’t know if I should be insulted at the speed of his departure or pat his cheek.”
Garrett chuckled. “Neither. I just think you are too much woman for him. He wouldn’t know how to handle you.”
She widened her eyes. “And you do?”
He curved his lips and knew his smile carried an edge. “Would you like me to prove it?”
She scrutinized him, leaving him hanging on the lip of the abyss, waiting for her response.
“Give me the tour Jens had promised to escort me on, and I will let you know at the end.”
Challenge curled through him. He bowed lightly but continued to hold her gaze captive. “Please step into my cargo hold.”
Her smile lit up her face. Her beauty was not conventional, but in that moment, it grabbed him by the throat. “Said the spider to the fly.”
“Will you step into my web?”
She turned around and threw a glance over her shoulder. “That has yet to be determined.” She strode to the door, and Garrett fell into step behind her.