Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 1/03/16 Time Enough to Love: A Shocking Proposal



Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

Thank you to everyone who came by to visit last week!

This week I’m changing gears for the New Year, with a snippet from Time Enough to Love, my medieval romance. This scene is from Book 2, Betrayal. After the devastating news that Geoffrey, her betrothed, has married another, Aylse has just been astounded by a proposal from his best friend, Thomas.

tetl-frontShe stared at the handsome face, furious, wondering just how far into hell she had to go before reaching its icy core.

“Thomas!” She tried to wrest her hand from his, but he would not loose her fingers. “I had thought your attentions these many days were out of respect for your friend and the love you bear him. I see now ’twas for your own benefit alone.”

“Nay, my lady,” Thomas said as he rose to his feet, still not relinquishing her hand. His voice matched hers, cool and removed. “Not solely for my benefit; indeed, not for my benefit at all.”

Those words jolted her, and she stilled.

He took advantage and pressed her down onto the bench again, asking, “Are you with child?”

An interesting question for an unmarried woman in 1348, don’t you think?

Blurb for Time Enough to Love:

When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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.


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23 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 1/03/16 Time Enough to Love: A Shocking Proposal

  1. Hum, and how would he happen to know that? She should be scandalized! Great snippet! I love Medieval romance 😀


  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This makes me wonder why he asked this question … and whether he’s right.

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  3. Daryl Devore says:

    Now that’s a cliff hanger – is it yes? is it no? Does she slap him!

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  4. Well, okay then. He seems like a jerk, and yet… I sense something underneath all this coldness. He doesn’t have to offer marriage, after all, and a lady with a broken engagement could often find herself in big trouble!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Yes, she could, Caitlin. I think more of his motives will be revealed in the next couple of weeks. This scene is from the second book of the series, so there’s definitely some history here.


  5. danijace says:

    Nice cliff hanger for the snippet. She’s already angry with him, will she slap his face for such a risque question?

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  6. Quite the situation but I love all the twists and turns. Minor nit – it’s 2016 now LOL (re the blog post headline)! Can’t wait to read more excerpts from your books, really enjoy them.

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  7. Such a great snippet. 1348 was a bad year for unwed mothers, and for just about everyone else, too.I think she should consider his proposal carefully!

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  8. A very interesting question. Waiting to see what the response is 🙂

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  9. What a lovely scene full of passion and conflict. Excellent writing, Jenna

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  10. Kim Magennis says:

    I suspect our hero has decided to be the fall guy. Intriguing idea! Looking forward to the next piece.

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  11. Cara Bristol says:

    That would be an important bit of information to know.

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  12. Carrie-Anne says:

    That’s an extremely forward and scandalous question for a gentleman to ask a lady! If I were Alyse, I’d be tempted to use my other hand to slap him.

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