Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/09/14 Only Scandal Will Do

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! I’m changing gears this week and giving you a sample of my Georgian romance Only Scandal Will Do, which is once again available at Amazon!

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This is from the beginning of the novel, which is set in London, 1761:

carriagel“Put her back in the carriage, now!” Her assailant snarled the brusque command, sending a shiver of fear through Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam.

An unseen attacker seized and tossed her into the coach. Gagged, hands pinioned behind her back, ankles bound together, she lay trussed like a Christmas goose in a cramped bundle on the hard plank floor of the dim carriage, her diaphanous Grecian costume in ruins. Schemes for escape flashed through her head in a dizzying whirl.

The horses jerked forward, the uneven cobblestones of London’s streets jouncing her already aching body.

All because she’d been bored.

Doggedly, Katarina tested the bonds securing her hands, strained against the coarse rope then relaxed, seeking play in the cords–none. 

If you want more before next week, Only Scandal Will Do is available at Amazon on SALE today for $3.19!

In the mean time, check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

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25 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/09/14 Only Scandal Will Do

  1. Harliqueen says:

    Incredible excerpt!

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  2. Carrie-Anne says:

    That’s such a dramatic opening, putting the reader right into the thick of things. Congratulations on your re-release!

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  3. Susan says:

    that’s great that you have it back!

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  4. She really shows her mettle here, going from struggling to sneaky in one scene, as she tries to get out of her bonds. This is a fantastic book. I’m tempted to buy it again, now that it’s a Kensington property! 🙂

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  5. Excellent snippet! I remember this story from before and I’m glad to see it’s back. 🙂

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  6. lizaoconnor says:

    This is a fabulous book. I highly recommend it. Although I read once about the changes Jenna had to make to get it published, and I’d really like to read the uncensored version. However, the published version is a great book.

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  7. Your romance books have become my guilty pleasure! I just bought this one. Good 8, very intriguing. And I like the description on Amazon. Great job writing it.

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  8. I enjoyed this book, and I remember this dramatic scene. A great story.

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  9. Frank Fisher says:

    Nice scene! Oh, those cobblestones! You captured her reaction to that one very well.

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  10. Tense situation but I admire the way she keeps her head and tries to plan. Excellent excerpt!

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  11. Exciting feisty heroine and wonderful description of inner thoughts with a touch of humor. Christmas goose gave me a chuckle.

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  12. D'Ann says:

    Great scene! I’ve always loved this book!

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  13. Loved the snippet and the book!! tweeted and shared on FB!

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  14. melissakeir says:

    Kat has that feisty streak but she’s also not a drama-queen. She’s thinking and careful of her actions. She knows she has the upper hand and will get free at some point.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      You’re right, Melissa. She’s definitely not a drama queen, although her life in the book is filled with drama. LOL She always has a positive attitude and enough self-confidence to act on it. Thanks so much for coming by!

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  15. gemmabrocato says:

    I loved this story and had forgotten how quickly you dragged me into it. That opening scene was incredible. But then, so was every other scene.

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  16. Marcia says:

    Jumping into the thick of it right away! You’ve got tension here, for sure. I like that she doesn’t just lay there hoping a man will save her 🙂

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Katarina would never wait for a man to save her! LOL She’s very independent due to her upbringing in the colonies and believes she’s every bit as good as a man–with good reason too. 🙂 (She quite often is!)

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  17. An exciting set-up, to have her not only kidnapped but tied up so completely. She sounds like a tough one, though, in immediately trying to test the rope to see if it would come off.

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  18. Millie Burns says:

    Oh, she’s got some pluck. I’m glad to see she’s exploring avenues of escape…even if they don’t pan out right now : )

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