It’s that time of the week again for Weekend Writing Warriors, a time when writers share a snippet of their work for the comments and critique by other writers. When you have read my piece, I hope you will follow the link (www.wewriwa.com) to read other posts.
After much thought, and bearing in mind some of your comments last week, I have decided that I will feature my next book, The Russian Bride, after all. You’re all grown ups, so I hope you won’t mind the odd naughty word – although I will try to exclude them where possible. Ditto the sexy scenes. If you want the hot stuff, you’ll have to buy the book! Although a few sweet sexy scenes might slip through (no pun intended). Bear in mind that the book hasn’t yet been edited.
Here is how two of the main characters, James and Natasha, meet.
James Miller saw the girl in the corner of the car park as his car headlights picked up the pale features of her face. It was late, after eleven p.m., and he was on his way home after a business dinner with some potential investors. He was tired, after a gruelling day, but the girl caught his attention, and he slowed the car. She made no move away, but stood quite still, her long brown hair looking matted and dirty, and was wearing a short black dress that was muddy and dishevelled. Despite the coolness of the evening she was not wearing either a sweater or a coat.
His immediate impression was that she was a drug addict, probably looking for a fix. He doubted that she was a prostitute, for they didn’t usually look as unkempt, and were more likely to be seen on the street, looking for their clients, rather than skulking in the corner of a car park.
He drew alongside her and lowered the window. It was probably a stupid move, but the girl looked so forlorn, and she was obviously not carrying a weapon, for there would have been nowhere to conceal it on her body. Beckoning her to the car she took a hesitant step towards him, stopping a couple of feet away.
My cover isn’t ready yet, so here is a teaser I made myself.
Natasha, a Russian-born girl living in London, catches the eye of Viktor, a middle-aged Russian gangster. He wants her as his wife, the mother of his son, and his submissive partner in the kinky sex he enjoys at his isolated home near Saint Petersburg, Russia. But he doesn’t ask her to accompany him, he kidnaps her instead.
Surprisingly, Natasha begins to accept her new life. Is she really a natural submissive, or has Viktor brainwashed her? Viktor is adamant that he will not have sex with her until they are married when she turns nineteen, but he shows her the type of life he lives by taking her to orgies, held by his friend, and tells her that this is what she can expect as his wife.
All turns sour, however, and Natasha has to flee for her life on a visit to London and a London businessman, James Miller, comes to her aid. Neither of them realize quite how much danger they will be in for defying Viktor, but James is willing to risk his all to rescue her from this man.
The book is due out on March 8 and is being published by Blushing Books in the name of Juliette Banks. Here is a link to my The Russian Bride Facebook page.