This snippet: Alice meets two "gentlemen."
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. 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."
Winner: BRONZE 2012 Reader's Favorite Contest, Romance: History
2011 Hope Chest Reviews Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Romance Series
Long & Short Reviews, 4 Books, 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."
Scorching Hot Reviews: 4 Stars:
Overall, a fun and breezy read that really doesn’t take itself seriously. With sweet and funny characters, the tale was enjoyable and engaging. A fantastic edition to the steam-punk genre....bring on book two :)
Hope Chest Reviews: 4.5 Stars:
Victorian Scoundrel was a nice easy read, but sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered. The pacing was pretty snappy with the plot moving right along, while the dialog was sharp and sometimes witty.
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I don't know why I love the word "guttersnipe", but I do. And I like this premise, too! :)ReplyDelete
Steampunk AND time travel! Cool! (I do it too, in a way, though the one I'm excepting today is just steampunk). This sounds like an interesting story!ReplyDelete
Interesting premise and I thoroughly enjoyed the snippet, especially when she identified herself!ReplyDelete
After an introduction like that, I now can't help wondering - will they believe her? :)ReplyDelete
I definitely want to read more! This sounds like a great story (and a great character!)ReplyDelete