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Love Lust and Lipstick Stains

First Chapter Friday

from Love Lust and Lipstick Stains

Many thanks to the wonderful blog Love Lust and Lipstick Stains for publishing the first chapter of my fantasy/sci fi Heavenly Revenge.

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Snippets from Victoria

Snippets

Another little excerpt from Heavenly Revenge. The story started a few posts ago. Just go back there, if you’re not sure what the story is about. :)

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Still cuddled within Lily’s soft arms, Rose glanced around with wonder. “I’m…really dead?”

Wilma nodded, and Lily hugged her harder.

“How do you know about me?”

Lily backed away from Rose but still clung to her hands. “We’ve always known about you, my dear. It was terrible when your parents died. You were so young.”

Wilma’s eyes softened. “We were proud of you, Rose, always. After such a dreadful start in life, to emerge so strong and talented is a credit to you.”

“When you won your scholarship to the Conservatory,” Lily said, smiling, “I thought I’d burst with pride. But then…”

Drawing her hands away from Lily’s, Rose finished her sentence. “But then I met Josh.” Sympathetic silence ensued as she remembered what she now knew were the last moments of her life.

On stage, as she’d waited for Joshua, she’d stared out at the empty seats, to be filled that night with eager, music-loving bodies. The famous orchestra, presumably minus the lead violin, tuned up behind her. But the billboards outside screamed only two names—Joshua Davis and Rosalind Harris. She and Josh had come a long way since meeting up at the Conservatory. He played the piano superbly, and she played the flute brilliantly. A match made in heaven.

Josh. God, she’d been such an easy mark for him. A sucker. Straight out of school. A virgin. She’d fallen for every one of his lies. The biggest one being that he loved her.

You can purchase Heavenly Revenge from Secret Cravings, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand and ARe.

Snippets from Victoria

Snippets

Third little snippet from Heavenly Revenge. Hope you’re enjoying it!

 

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Hurt and that terrible agony had clutched at her again. She had stared at Josh in silent horror as she absorbed his cruel words. He had stepped into his jeans and, with difficulty, zipped them. A roll of fat spilled over the waistband. She’d never noticed that before.

“I mean,” he had continued, a sneer marring the boyish handsomeness of his face, “for God’s sake, look at you. The only time you don’t wear track pants and a T-shirt is when you’re up on stage performing. And look at your hair—always shoved underneath that stupid baseball cap.”

She’d lost the ability to breathe. Her mouth dry, she had stammered, “But…I thought…you said you loved me.”

Josh had rolled his eyes. “For God’s sake, Rose, grow up. We had sex. That’s all it was.”

She was proud of her response. It had been dignified. Aloof. “I’ll see you up on stage in a minute. You’re still not getting the introduction right, and the start of the third movement, when you come in with the orchestra, sounds terrible.”

He was lucky she hadn’t flown at him and gouged great runnels down his sneering, arrogant face.

As Rose became aware of her surroundings once more, she felt the moisture trickling from her eyes and fiercely wiped her face with the back of her hand. She hadn’t cried since she was a child. With her lips pursed, Wilma seemed to find something on the ground absorbing. But Lily, her eyes also brimming with tears, reached for Rose and enclosed her in a soft, comforting embrace.

“He was a bastard, wasn’t he?” Rose whispered, resting her head against Lily’s chubby shoulder.

Lily nodded vehemently. “Yes dear—though we don’t like to use that word here.”

 

 

 

You can purchase Heavenly Revenge from Secret Cravings, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookstrand and ARe.

Victoria’s new post on Love Lust and Lipstick Stains

I posted an excerpt from Heavenly Revenge on the new British blog, Love Lust and Lipstick Stains.

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Hot Hump Day Excerpt plus giveaway: Heavenly Revenge by Victoria Black

Get ready for another Hot Hump Day excerpt…and keep the cold shower running! Today’s excerpt is courtesy of Victoria Black from her hot romance, Heavenly Revenge. And if this isn’t enough for you, then check out our giveaway below for your chance to win a copy!

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“Do I meet with your approval, my pretty little enemy?” He lay down next to her and reached out for the sheet that wrapped around her, slowly drawing it away.

There’s more to the excerpt, but it includes a rude word!