Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 7/20/14 Beleaguered ~ A Better Solution

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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

 Beleaguered, the novel-length final installment of my medieval serial novel, Time Enough to Love, released this past week!  Hooray! So of course this week I’m spotlighting it again. 🙂

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I thought I’d find a happier snippet to tempt you with this week.  This is from the first chapter, where Alyse and Thomas are finally allowed to disembark from the Phillipa, where they’ve been waiting all day for their turn to go ashore. This snippet takes up where last week’s left off.  (I have been somewhat creative again to get this whole bit in eight sentences.) 🙂

Bealeaguered_ThomasWhen Thomas arrived beside her, she reached for his arm, lest she topple over.

“Why does the land move so?” she asked fearfully, trying to remain standing while her feet seemed to wander to and fro.

He laughed and held her steady. “We have been moving constantly for the past ten days. ’Tis the ground that stays still while your body thinks it continues to move. ’Twill pass in a few moments.” Then, to her surprise, he scooped her up in his arms and started for the last waiting carriage saying, “I believe this is a better solution to your predicament, madam.”

Laughing, she wrapped her arms around his neck, pleased with his public attentions to her.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this snippet from Beleaguered, which is now available from Smashwords, ARe and Amazon.  It will be available elsewhere as well shortly.

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 her 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?

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

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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 7/20/14 Beleaguered ~ A Better Solution

  1. Cara Bristol says:

    Fun little snippet. Yes, the ground does continue to move after one gets off a boat.

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  2. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love the interaction between them, though I hope that carriage doesn’t immediately start moving! That’s the last thing she needs if she’s feeling a bit shaky from the sea voyage.

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  3. Completely charming, Jenna. How can she resist him? I can’t.

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  4. Aaw, sweet solution by him! love their interaction 🙂

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  5. Oh, so sweet and romantic!

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  6. Nice! I have to read this. It’s my next book purchase. Payday… I was not a Thomas fan in Betrothal, but he grew on me in Betrayal. And Geoffrey was a bit of a selfish jerk in Betrayal–just a bit. Wonder what happens now… 🙂 Congrats on the release!! 🙂

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  7. gemmabrocato says:

    Very nice. I’d say Thomas is a keeper.

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  8. What a lovely excerpt…so romantic and sweet. Thomas can be a scamp, but he really does redeem himself well in situations like this.

    Love your new blog background, Jenna. 🙂

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  9. I didn’t like him either in the first book, but now I’m seeing another side of him. I can’t wait to read what happens next. Tweeted.

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  10. S.J. Maylee says:

    Aw. This is a sweet snippet. A couple learning and experiencing life together. Very nice. 🙂

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  11. danijace says:

    Like the way he solves her problem!

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  12. Gem says:

    Sweet scene that makes me like them both. 🙂

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  13. Congratulations on the Release! I certainly liked Thomas today…excellent excerpt!

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  14. I like Thomas. Tweeted and shared.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      He is quite the hero and very likeable…except when he’s not. I remember a lot of comments in Betrothal that no one liked him very much. 🙂 I think he’s grown on people. Thanks for stopping by, Ella.

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  15. melissakeir says:

    Thomas is quite the romantic. 🙂 ❤

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