Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 5/25/14 Beleaguered


Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

Friday was my cover reveal for Beleaguered!  Isn’t it gorgeous?


So of course I’m going to give you another snippet from this coming release.

To recap:  Thomas has insisted Alyse dance with Geoffrey at the princess’s banquet.  Alyse fears this is a bad idea, but has no choice but to comply.   This 8 takes up with the last sentence I posted.

Mirth and Gladness Lead a Dance from Roman of the Rose

Mirth and Gladness
Lead a Dance from Roman of the Rose

He leaned in closer to whisper, “I must lift you now.”

Before she could grasp that staggering news, his arm went around her waist and he lifted her, twirling them around full circle. She panted, blood pounding in her temples, roaring in her ears.

They continued to dance, but she moved as though she were a doll made of rags, her legs barely able to stand. Her world narrowed to the single source of light and life that was the man who held her in his arms again. The man whose love she could no longer deny. Despite the agony of the betrayal, in the core of her being she knew neither the vows she had spoken to Thomas nor the passion they had enjoyed in his bed would ever match the intensity of love and belonging she shared with Geoffrey. As soon compare a candle’s flame to the sun.

That’s my 8 for this week. If you want the story from the beginning, both Betrothal and Betrayal, Books 1 & 2, are available at AmazonBeleaguered is currently set to release on July 11, 2014.

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


When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive?

Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas return to their roles as courtiers to Princess Joanna. Their passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything.

During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance with Geoffrey, her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse’s love and desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband.

Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head, decimating the princess’s retinue and threatening all their lives. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?



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19 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 5/25/14 Beleaguered

  1. Omigosh! Loved it! And that last line…what a hook!


  2. Fabulously intense scene!


  3. lizaoconnor says:

    I was hoping for a menage de trois, but I fear poor hubby is going to bite black plague.


  4. Love the writing particularly in these eight, very poetic.


  5. I like how she focuses in on him!


  6. Evelyn Jules says:

    ‘Her world narrowed to the single source of light and life that was the man who held her in his arms again.’ – Love this line! Your writing is beautiful. Excited to read more! 🙂


  7. I feel so sorry for her. Your writing is just beautiful and now I’m a mess wondering how her life can ever have an HEA (and also glad I didn’t live in the Middle Ages). Excellent excerpt!


  8. melissakeir says:

    I can only imagine her feelings. How horrible to have a marriage and know that it won’t compare to what she had before.


  9. You portray passion, emotions and love that jump off the page. Wonderful, Jenna.


  10. S.J. Maylee says:

    I can feel her emotions. Well done.


  11. Taryn Tyler says:

    That is a beautiful cover. It’s hard not to love medieval court intrigue 🙂


  12. Powerful snippet, Jenna! I tweeted.


  13. burnsmillie says:

    Oh boy, a candle compared to the sun…that’s a pretty large disparity.


  14. Wow, tough decision in her future. I forgot to sign up, but my sentences are at http://www.elainepcantrell.blogspot.com if you’ve a mind to read them.


  15. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Oh the decisions… great snippet. Love the book cover! Congrats on the upcoming new release.


  16. Cara Bristol says:

    Love how tortured she is!


  17. Gem says:

    “Torn between two lovers…” Visual and provocative snippet. Great 8.


  18. Oh…I could cry for her! You’ve certainly tortured this poor girl, Jenna! I thought I knew how this would go (book 3) but now, I’m not so sure. I. CAN. HARDLY. WAIT. TO. READ. THIS. BOOK. 🙂
    And the cover is gorgeous! I think it’s outdone the other two. Great job!


  19. Carrie-Anne says:

    She’s got some agonizing decisions she’ll have to make about which guy she wants to be with.


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