Weekend Writing Warriors – 7/20/14

wewriwa_square_2Welcome to Snippet Sunday and Weekend Writing Warriors! For those new to this, fellow writers post eight sentences from one of our works. Sorry i didn’t get to everyone last week, turned out we didn’t have WiFi at the condo 😦

I’m spotlighting my upcoming release, MUST LOVE BREECHES, until its release in September. Some of you veterans from Six Sentence Sunday will remember this story, though the opening has changed a lot. Please note, that it is currently with the copyeditor, so this is an unedited version. Picking up where I left off last weekend. for those just tuning it, Isabelle is at a reenactment ball and bonding with her co-worker Jocelyn (had to do some creative punctuation so it could hang together):

Isabelle eyed a guy strolling past in tight-fitting, buff-colored pantaloons. She pitched her voice to be heard over the string quartet. “Hmm, how about the clothes on that daring derriere?”

Jocelyn sucked on her olive and plopped the empty stir stick into her martini. “Oh, yes, definitely a breech-ripper.”

Isabelle choked on her Bellini, the champagne fizz tickling her throat and nose. This was the first opportunity they’d had to socialize outside work, so she treated this moment delicately, afraid to puncture the mood. No need to point out he sported pantaloons, not breeches.


AngelaQuarles_MustLoveBreeches_200px“A fresh, charming new voice” – New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare


Isabelle Rochon, a thoroughly modern American working at the British Museum, has finally met the man of her dreams. There’s one problem: he lives in another century.

When a mysterious artifact zaps Isabelle to pre-Victorian London, a thief steals it, stranding her in a place where nobody’s heard of toilet paper or women’s lib. Now she must find the artifact, navigate the pitfalls of a stiffly polite London, keep her origins a secret, and, oh, resist her growing attraction to Lord Montagu, the Vicious Viscount so hot, he curls her toes. But when he asks her to pose as his fiancée for his scheme of revenge, his now constant presence overthrows her equilibrium and kicks in her old insecurities. Why does he have to be so damn hunky, compelling and, well, Drool-Worthy? This is not what she needs. She’d carved off part of herself for another man before and is determined never to make that same mistake again. Staying would be the ultimate follow-the-boyfriend move. In the end, she must decide when her true home lies.

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  1. siobhanmuir

     /  July 19, 2014

    Hahaha! Yeah, get it right! 😀 Great snippet, Angela. 🙂

  2. I’ll tell you what I’ve told the many others using creative punctuation to make their passages fit. I’d rather you use the true punctuation and have an extra sentence or two. That’s what I did. Are they kicking me out of the group because I didn’t count a one or three word sentence?

    I’d like to get a look at that guy in the tight pants. Woo hoo. Great snippet.


    • I know, normally I frown on doing that, but felt like the small adjustment could just as easily have been the way to write it too–just one period turned into a comma 🙂

  3. “Breech ripper”! Fantastic!

    I love that Isabella is one of those people who are scrupulous over the least historical detail, but that she also knows she needs to rein it in a little.

  4. burnsmillie

     /  July 20, 2014

    This made me giggle : ). She’s a nerd for sure.

  5. I’m certainly glad she could refrain from spoiling her new friend’s excellent remark – breech-ripper was good! Excellent excerpt as always…

  6. Gem

     /  July 20, 2014

    *ahem* her Geek is showing. 😀

  7. evelynjules

     /  July 20, 2014

    I don’t care if they’re pantaloons or breeches! I wanna know more about that daring derriere! 😉 Great work, Angela!!

  8. Sounds like a fun game they’re playing! 😉

  9. Whatever they are called he must look fine!

  10. lol – one must know the difference between pantaloons and breeches.

  11. Details are important, darn it…but I guess when you’re trying to be cool and test a friendship you bite your tongue about such things. 😀

  12. Nice detail! I really got into the moment. I was there having a drink with them.

  13. elainecsc2013

     /  July 20, 2014

    Fun. This was just fun.

  14. Nice dialogue and narration. I liked the champagne fizz tickling the throat and nose part. Nicely done 8!

  15. Karen Michelle Nutt

     /  July 20, 2014

    Wonderful banter and detail in this snippet. Sounds like this is a fun read!

  16. A true geek! Very fun with nice details. Great eight.

  17. I like the alliteration of “daring derriere,” and how Isabelle started something but her friend definitely one-upped her.

  18. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this.

  19. chellecordero

     /  July 20, 2014

    I want a look at that derriere. Lots of humor and good visuals.
    Breech-ripper!, Oh my, I do hope she remembers that no means no, unless he says yes.

  20. Fun stuff… Very crisp & clean. Nice!

  21. Pantaloon-ripper just doesn’t have the same sexy sound. LOL And it doesn’t matter about the packaging, just the merchandise. 🙂 When do we get a gander at that derriere? Great 8!

  22. I wonder how far the breeches-pantaloons disagreement can go.


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