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.
“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.
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.