A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, April 26, 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.  On the way, confronts two gentleman near the palace. This snippet picks up where last week left off. 

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"And you may call me Prime Minister."


A look of befuddlement crossed Alice's face. "Prime Minister?"

Grayson's companion, Sir John Russell, crossed his arms. He was just as tall as Grayson with salt and pepper hair around the temples and weary brown eyes, made so by the exertion of day-to-day politics.
"Yes, I'm the prime minister and this is Earl Swinton. Why are you here at the palace?"

Alice paused, pursing her lips, and tried to quickly think of an explanation. 
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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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4 comments:

  1. Great excerpt. Seems like an interesting development. I look forward to seeing what happens next. :)

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  2. Poor Alice, things aren't going her way right now. she should have thought it all through a bit more...interesting snippet!

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  3. She's in too deep but I have a feeling she'll slide out the problem. So amusing.

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  4. I love time travel romance. Hope she's quick on her feet!

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