Elsa Holland

Historical Romance Writer: LUSH SENSUAL READS

Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday

#sexy snippet & #mysexysaturday

The Weekend Writing Warriors share  8 sentences over the weekend. Here are mine from the start of a historical novel set in Victorian London called THE VEILED HEART ( formally Lily & the Mechanic).    

The mechanic, has just left the shop where he met Lily for the first time. He should head home….. he sees her coming out of the shop in the reflection of the carriage door…


London 1898

Watching the reflections in the glass he saw the shop door open. His fingers tightened on the frame. Lily stepped out, gave a furtive look left and right and then slipped into an older styled carriage, the ridiculous box of sheaths under her arm.

The carriage was the kind that used to belong to an aristocratic family and got sold on. There were still a few of them in operation, sold due to changes in fortune and were a lower end service.

He shook his head.

What was she thinking traveling in it with no companion; she was not even in her own carriage where loyal staff would keep their mouths shut and make sure she was safe.

“Follow that cab,” he nodded in the direction of her carriage, “but stay back.”


© Elsa Holland

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10 thoughts on “Snippet: THE VEILED HEART

  1. Kiru Taye says:

    His need to protect her is so apparent, even if he doesn’t know it yet. Fab snippet.
    I’m so intrigued by this story. I want to know when the book is out.


  2. Kiru Taye says:

    Forgot to say, Happy New Year, Elsa!


  3. I love how instinctively protective he is. Another great snippet!


  4. Sorry I wasn’t around last weekend – house full of sick guests!! Drat that flu.
    How wonderful romantic his desire to protect her. Lovely snippet.


  5. Daisy Banks says:

    I love this story. I hope I get to see a lot more of it and soon. Good luck with all your projects in 2015.


  6. I love how intrigued he is with her. Nice snippet!


  7. You’ve got to love a man like him. Well written snippet, Elsa.


  8. Alexis Duran says:

    Hmm, what’s she up to, I wonder? An intriguing snippet.


  9. “Follow that cab.” YAY, love it! Enjoyed the excerpt, am fascinated by this story ever since you shared the first excerpt.


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