Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 2/07/16 Only Marriage Will Do ~ A Slight Accident

 

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Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

After much soul searching, I’ve decided Only Marriage Will Do will be February’s “Book of the Month” so I’ve put up 10 lines from it. This is Book 2 of my House of Pleasure series.

I’m starting somewhat in the middle, with a scene I really like. Throughout the book Juliet (our heroine) has been pursued by the Viscount Philippe St. Cyr, a debonair but ruthless Frenchman who claims he is married to Juliet through a proxy marriage in France the year before.

As this scene begins Juliet believes herself married to the man she loves, Amiable, but they are estranged and she is living with her brother and sister-in-law. In this scene, Juliet and her SIL, Katarina, have been talking about whether they would like a  girl or a boy. Both ladies are pregnant and Katarina had just excused herself to go to the “necessary” room.

ONLY MARRIAGE WILL DOThe door opened as she set her cup on the side table.

“I don’t know which I want to have, Kat, boy or girl. Either would be lovely, don’t you know?”

“If he or she looks like their mother, then I will agree with you absolutement, mon chére.”

The oily voice shot a jolt of fear through Juliet. She jerked away from the sound and banged her hand against the cup she had just set down, sending it crashing to the floor. With unholy dread, she made herself look at the intruder.

A quick, cruel smile flashed in his handsome face, revealing predatory teeth. From the doorway, St. Cyr glanced at the remains of the teacup. “Shall I call someone to clean that up, chérie?”

Only Marriage Will Do is available here.

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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10 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 2/07/16 Only Marriage Will Do ~ A Slight Accident

  1. Melissa Keir says:

    Wow… now what is he doing there?? Sounds like trouble to me!

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  2. Yikes! His presence gives me chills. What business does he have interrupting? Great snippet!

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  3. Get out of the ladies room, you fool, and so it goes. men, women, babies.

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  4. danijace says:

    Fiendish bloke! Great excerpt!

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  5. Carrie-Anne says:

    That sure put a quick end to their happy conversation!

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  6. Ed Hoornaert says:

    The innocent pleasure of anticipating children-to-be makes his appearance even more menacing.

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  7. Ooh, he’s a complete dastard, right down to the predatory teeth! I hope she has a hero coming along soon…excellent excerpt.

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  8. Bad moment for him to appear, though I suspect he already knew that, the villain!🙂

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  9. Quite a dramatic entrance. Nice snippet.

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  10. Kim Magennis says:

    Talk about making an entrance!

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