Welcome to my latest Six Sentence Sunday Offering. If you've been following my work, you'll know I try out varied genres during my writing career. For the next two weeks, I'm focusing on my historical works.
This week, I'm looking at Miss Elspeth's Desire.
He followed her to the small sitting room, where Lady Manton, in her most elegant day gown, sat on the chaise lounge with Miss Isabelle. Miss Forster—Elspeth—captured his attention, looking ravishing in a pale green dress that picked up the tones of her eyes.
“Major Fitzsimmons, Miss Forster.”
He bowed low at Jacinthe’s words and entered the room, taking in the tableau in an encompassing glance. Fortescue and Albemarle stood off to the side, as Elspeth was serving tea.
“Why, Major! It’s so good to see you today.”
Miss Elspeth's Desire:
Elspeth Forster, the eldest spinster sister and part owner of Forster Shipping Line, has never known passion. But that’s about to change.
After their youngest sister marries, Elspeth and her middle sister Isabelle decide to use their ships for more than just business by taking the adventure of a lifetime. In India she might find a man who can teach her all the things that will keep her warm in her advancing age. But she never expected that an unscheduled stop would put her within Aeddan Fitzsimmon’s sights.
Returning from a top-secret mission, English spy, Aeddan Fitzsimmons, finds passage on the Zephyr, a vessel in the Forster fleet. From the moment he steps aboard, the statuesque redhead entices him like no other ever has. Now in India he has a new mission: keep the elegant Elspeth safe from those who’d use her connections for their own purposes, while wooing her into his bed.
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I wrote Hesparia's Tears several years ago. It uses one of the tropes "Mars Needs Women" type of scenarios but this time there's a reason and they aren't just coming to take them. There's no slavery, just consensual agreement.
I wonder what you think? Comment below on the reading.
Four years after finishing Starburst, Olivia and Jod were both demanding their stories be written. Jod is a minor character in Starburst, but important to the Ru'Edan & Earth treaty.
Here is their story.
He slid the straps down, eager to touch every inch of her skin. The straps sagged but caught on her suit where it lay open, caught up at her elbows. "Let me."
He slowed the pace, aware of the thrumming of his blood and the lust that drove him mercilessly. The first time shouldn't be a race, he tried to tell himself as he completed the unbuttoning of her suit.
She watched him, eyes wide with surprise.