Entering a new blog hop, this week. The Weekend Writing Warriors. This week’s excerpt for Weekend Writing Warriors is from my novel Watchmaker’s Heart. A little glimpse at Cora’s first hint of the (possible) new man in our heroine Phoebe’s life.
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“Mortimer,” Cora muttered.
“So, to top everything, you’ve already memorized his first name and what he does for a living?” Cora said.
“Yes. He thinks the goddess [ed note: Phoebe’s diffuser] will work,” she said. “Even suggested I give it to—”
She glanced to Cora’s chaperone, strolling ahead, and clamped her mouth shut.
“Who?” Cora demanded.
Phoebe gulped. “I forget.”
Cora’s light eyes lit with mirth. “You do not! Tell me everything!”
She waved a hand, batting the conversation away. “No one important.”
“Important or exotic enough to make you uncomfortable.”
Who did Mortimer suggest and why does it make Phoebe uncomfortable? You’ll have to read WATCHMAKER’S HEART to find out! 🙂
Genre: Historical Romance with Steampunk elements.
London, 1898: For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.
London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.
Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?
Thanks for reading!