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 .

This is from the first scene in the book where Lily enters the Velvet Basement, the illicit sexshop under a reputable bookshop in Bond street, London.


London 1898

The already dimly lit room took on foreboding shadows as her veil precluded a close observation of anything as she navigated towards the counter but there was no mistaking the type of goods sold in the shop.

The tables contained boxes filled with postcards of plump derrieres, breasts of all sizes and shapes, and their owners in every situation imaginable to the erotic and lurid mind. There was a rabbit warren of shelves and glass fronted cabinets. They housed all manner of objects: belts, buckles, batons and whips. Black in all types of materials, the textures  designed to be experienced on the skin, for both pleasure and pain. Large wood, and stone members that were sanded down into a gleaming and insert-able shine.

With a different personal history she might be shocked, even confounded by some of the items. But she unfortunately understood the use for which a good many of them were designed.


© Elsa Holland

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6 thoughts on “Snippet: THE VEILED HEART

  1. You’ve created a wonderful atmosphere ❤


    1. Elsa Holland says:

      Thx Nicolette 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Such a vivid picture of an illicit place, selling illicit things. I find myself more and more intrigued by Lily and her background.


    1. Elsa Holland says:

      🙂 Thank you Christina!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Daisy Banks says:

    I enjoyed this piece. Sorry I couldn’t comment at the weekend. I got some fabulous visuals from your descriptions, lovely.


    1. Elsa Holland says:

      Thank you Daisy 🙂 Your encouragement is always appreciated 🙂


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