Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 4/05/15 Only Marriage Will Do




Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

Happy Easter!  May all your chocolate bunnies be delicious!

I’m back again this week  with more of my soon to be released Georgian historical Only Marriage Will Do. This is the  book some of you might have been waiting for, as it is the next book after Only Scandal Will Do in which we will find out just what happened to the Marquess of Dalbury’s sister, Juliet.  There has been some very creative punctuation demonstrated in this snippet this week to make it 8 sentences. Please forgive the awkwardness.

And here is my gorgeous cover for Only Marriage Will Do! Tomorrow is the official reveal, but I thought you all should get a sneak peek (since it’s technically already on Amazon and  B & N).

In my snippet this week, I’m back-tracking to earlier in the novel. Juliet has just asked Amiable to  play along and pose as her husband to get rid of the man who claims to be her husband.

Marriage 2“Juliet, mon amour,” St. Cyr said, reverting to his native French, “he is a barbarian compared to me, my dear. I can make you forget him, forget any of his crude gestures of love. Do you remember our embrace at the king’s Christmas court ball? Such a quaint custom of the mistletoe. You seemed to long for more than just my tongue that night, my sweet.”

“Philippe, please,” Juliet said and shrank from him, blushing until her face matched the hue of her dress.

“I fear you did not heed my words earlier, St. Cyr,” Amiable replied in flawless French, pulling his sword free. “You have just besmirched the honor of my wife and I will have satisfaction of you.”


Blurb for Only Marriage Will Do:

Not every happy-ever-after begins at “I do.”

When the hero of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the man claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero, Captain Amiable Dawson, to escort her to her family estate, hoping that along the way she can win his love.

Amiable is charmed by the sweet, beautiful woman he rescued, and although he has grave reservations about her marital status, he allows himself to be swept up into Juliet’s romantic spell and the promise of a happy-ever-after.

The spell breaks when legal questions arise and Juliet faces the horror of not knowing if she is married to her knight in shining armor or the cruel viscount who is determined to have her at any price.

Only Marriage Will Do is on pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it!


And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.


Marriage 2


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15 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 4/05/15 Only Marriage Will Do

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    Congratulations on an awesome cover and excellent snippet. Things are about to get much more interesting!


  2. Fabulous cover. And in that little snippet I was drawn into the story.


  3. Sheri Fredricks says:

    I love the old-school look of your cover. Brings back great memories of reading my summers away. Awesome excerpt – enjoyed every line!


  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    Congratulations on your release! I love all the detail on the cover. I’ll be looking forward to reading the entire book.


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Well, this is just the cover reveal. Marriage is available for pre-order, but it won’t release until June 9th. I wish it was sooner! But thanks, Carrie-Anne. I hope you enjoy it!


  5. You’ve taken us to a different time and place. Wonderful and you caught me off guard thinking it was some kind of a game. Well done.


  6. Gorgeous cover! And I thoroughly enjoyed the flow of the dialog and description in the excerpt….terrific!


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thanks so much, Veronica! I love that cover so much! And I’m glad the description worked well for you. I tend to struggle with description because I have the scene so firmly in my head I think the reader automatically knows what the rooms or clothing looks like too. LOL I hope I’m getting better with that.


  7. Daryl Devore says:

    Oh that’s not good. No besmirching a lady’s honour. Can’t wait until next week to read more!


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Daryl! If you subscribe to my newsletter you won’t have to wait for next week. The newsletter has an exclusive excerpt that contains this entire scene. 🙂 It should come out on Monday in conjunction with the cover reveal.


  8. St. Cyr might accuse Amiable of being crude, but his own inferences are pretty tasteless. I like the contrasts you’ve painted. Well done, Jenna.


  9. lizaoconnor says:

    Can not wait. How long do I have to wait? It sounds so very good and I loved the first book. Actually, I’ve loved ALL your books, so I have high confidence in this one. 🙂


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you so much, Liza! I’m still trying to find out if Kensington does ARC copies. If so I may be able to get you a reviewer’s copy by May. I’m really hoping you’ll like this one too. 🙂


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