Sunday, October 19, 2014

Snippet Sunday #2--Tin Heart

Welcome to my second Snippet Sunday entry, where I'm joining Weekend Writing Warriors from across the globe in posting 8-10 sentences of a story they have written.

My post is again from my romantic steampunk series Tin Heart. In this passage Lady Anne describes the predicament she is in concerning the her future.
Blessed with glossy dark curls, Queen Victoria’s eligible granddaughters were fashionably plump whereas Anne, with hair so fair it appeared almost white, could not have been more opposite. She silently cursed her small breasts and thin frame, which had kept her safely on the outskirts of the marriage market, but now appeared to be the winning favour in the Duke’s eye.
 If rumors were true, Cleone didn’t stand for conventional tastes. He liked women in his bed who were not merely slender, but childlike. Disturbing, but what did Anne know about Andovian men, least of all their conjugal practices?  She had never met one in person, thank heavens, and gossip about the Madagascan island enemy could hardly be solid fact.
She knew only one truth for certain: The Andovians had murdered her parents in a despicable act of cowardice that had nearly destroyed her. She would rather marry a pocket watch than the Duke de Cleone.

I hope you enjoyed this snippet.
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***Mark your calendars!***
Ever wonder what makes dirigibles fly?
On November 4th am honoured to be visiting the Coffee Time Romance Steampunk blog to discuss Air Ship Adventures! Stop by and learn about lighter-than-air travel and what it was like when giant Zeppelins dominated the skies.
AND... I will also make an exciting announcement concerning Tin Heart! *squee*


Thanks for stopping by.
~Kate


11 comments:

  1. The last portion makes the whole excerpt work just right!

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    1. Thank you William :) Lady Anne might have a happier marriage if she *does* marry a pocket watch, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I sense a little prejudice here, but it's beautifully written (and somewhat logical) prejudice!

    And if she's a reliable narrator, that pocketwatch would look pretty good to me, too. :D

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    1. Thanks Sarah. She doesn't know it yet, but her impending forced marriage is the least of Lady Anne's troubles. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Even skinny girls aren't happy with their bodies. Good snippet, Kate. :)

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    1. lol, Siobhan. Is anyone truly happy with how they look? Lady Anne thought she was safely plain and not in high regard. However, greater plans are afoot, which make her appearance the least of her concerns. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Interesting snippet, Kate. So much info in a few sentences. Well done.

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  5. It seems that he will have to work really hard to get her. Good start!

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  6. The last paragraph is the strongest... Nice snippet!

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