A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Snippet Sunday: 2.99 steampunk romance: Victorian Scoundrel #snippetsunday

Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday. This month, I'll be taking snippets from my steampunk romance, Victorian Scoundrel. You can find the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list at:



This snippet:      Alice Windsor, a Princess of York in 2011, time travels back to Victorian England, 1851, to follow her cousin, Edmund of Wales. Edmund however, has left Alice to her own devices, so she's made her way to Buckingham Palace in the hopes of finding him.  

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Alice spun around to find herself face-to-face with two gentlemen who stood near one of the waiting carriages. One gentleman was older, Alice guessed in his fifties, one younger. The older gentleman stared at her like she truly was a guttersnipe, but the younger one -- he was tall, with chiseled cheeks and sensitive hazel eyes. His broad chest filled his suit well and he measured her with a cool, appraising look that hinted at... appreciation. An uncomfortable feeling washed over her. Never had a man's stare made her feel so... warm. 



"Well?" asked the older gentleman.



Alice straightened her posture with her usual royal dignity and took off her glasses as she always did when she introduced herself, "I am Her Royal Highness, Princess Alice of York." 

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This snippet has been modified to fit the 8 sentence limit. 


"Victorian Scoundrel" is the first book in the Windsor Diaries series. It's 2011 and compressed natural gas has taken over from the coal producing steam machines of the Victorian Age. Alice Windsor, Princess of York, follows her mischief-making cousin, Edmund of Wales, back to 1851 where Prince Albert is hosting Britain's Great Exhibition. 


Alice soon finds herself over her head in trouble. Edmund is determined to help Prince Albert build a dirigible and the prime minister appears intent in preventing her from stopping Edmund. Alice knows it's too early for the massive flying machine to take to the air. Complicating matters is the passionate Grayson Kentfield, Earl of Swinton. Alice can't stop her pulse from pounding when she's near him. 
Can Alice give her heart to a man from the past while working to stop Edmund from changing history? 

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Reviews for Victorian Scoundrel:

Winner: BRONZE 2012 Reader's Favorite Contest, Romance: History


2011 Hope Chest Reviews Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Series

2012 Romance of the Year, Deep in the Heart of Romance

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IUYj2d7ZeY

5 Stars, Reader's Favorites, Molly E.
"I highly recommend this book."

4 Stars, Long & Short Reviews, Larkspur
It’s the perfect romance if you love the proper etiquette of the Victorian era mixed with the fantasy of time travel. This is the first in this new series and I’m excited to read the next episode." 

4.5 Stars, Hope Chest Reviews
Victorian Scoundrel was a nice easy read, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. 

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5 comments:

  1. That's one heavily impressive title. He might even stop staring.

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  2. Loved reading a snippet and remembering how much I enjoyed this story!!

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  3. Wow, I love all the twists and turns in the story synopsis and as for the excerpt, can;t wait to hear what they say to her blithe announcement of her name and title! Great snippet.

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  4. I love the way she recovered her dignity -- but I'm waiting for him to tell her that there is no such person.

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  5. I wonder who the younger man is and what she's going to do about him staring. :)

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