Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/20/16 Crashing Through Time~ A Devastating English Accent


Crashing Through Time is March’s “Book of the Month” so I’ve put up 10 lines from my fun, sexy time-travel romance.

At this point in the  story, Corrine MacGowan has fallen down a well. She recovers and      staggers out of the woods only to be almost trampled by a horse and rider. The horse shies at her, throws its rider and Corrine is left to help the unfortunate man. (Please forgive the creative punctuation.)


f553ebbcd83301f285a1dc1496d25171“Damn and blast.”

The curse brought her attention to a young man lying on the ground to her left. He lay flat on his back, his face screwed into a furious frown. If not for that, he would’ve been pretty hot. Dark brown wavy hair, a ruddy complexion, and very full, sexy lips sent a little thrill through her. A typical Englishman, he even had those odd mutton-chop sideburns like Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice. Were those back in fashion over here? She didn’t remember seeing anyone else wearing them.

“I say, have you seen my hat?”

God, he had a devastating English accent—she could listen to an Englishman talk all day long; she sighed with sheer joy.

Crashing Through Time is available in the boxed set Crashing Into Love  here.


More than hearts can be broken when you crash through time.

Theatre professor Corrine MacGowan is in a sightseeing plane that crash lands in a field in Cornwall. She wanders away from the crash site, led by a strange buzzing in her head that is coming from a black well (think The Ring). She falls down the well and ends up in Cornwall in 1868 at the home of her Master’s thesis subject, playwright Sir Robert Graysill. She immediately meets Sir Robert’s nephew, Ian Hunterly, and once she comes to terms with the fact that she has fallen through time, realizes from her research that Ian is doomed to die within a matter of days. Can she save him and change history? Or let history run its course and lose the man she has come to love?

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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19 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 3/20/16 Crashing Through Time~ A Devastating English Accent

  1. The idea of time travel sounds fun–then I remember the way medicine and hygiene have changed… Still, nice-looking guy she ran into.


  2. Delightful comes to mind while reading this snippet. I so enjoy the time during which she hasn’t a clue. lol. Great post, Jenna!


  3. I’m enjoying these moments where she doesn’t realize yet what exactly has befallen her! Great snippet…

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Those moments are some of my favorites in any time travel, Veronica. The dawning realization “I’m not in Kansas any more” and how the traveler reacts to or accepts the fact.


  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    It’s really true that someone with a British accent could read a shopping list and make it sound like Shakespeare to an American listener. He’s lucky the worst damage from his fall appears to be losing his hat. I fell off a galloping horse when I was 21 and had possible slight whiplash and couldn’t lie on my back for over a month. Everyone in my outdoors group was pretty impressed I got back on the horse and finished the ride with the rest of them.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Gracious, Carrie-Anne! You’ve led a charmed life to have escaped with only minor injuries! To be honest, Mr. Devastating Accent fell off when his horse was startled by the heroine and reared up, so it wasn’t at a gallop like you. He’d likely have not been so cheerful if he had! LOL


  5. A delicious moment in time so well written. Thanks.

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  6. What a WONDERFUL accent. I could hear his accent with your well chosen words. Can’t wait to see what happens to these two next.

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  7. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    An intriguing situation. I hope she gets to see more of him, but without that frown. 🙂

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  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Ah, now we’re getting into the meat of your story. He’s lucky he wasn’t hurt; the last (only) time I fell off a horse, I didn’t ask for my hat, I asked for an ambulance!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Good grief, Ed! Be careful. I’ve tried horseback riding several times during my life and almost always ended up on my back on the ground. Of course, I wasn’t going very fast, thank God. Maybe that saved me! You be careful next time!


  9. Kim Magennis says:

    Funny thing, that English accent! Even though its posh and can be a bit girly, it is very sexy!

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  10. laineslite says:

    Loving time travel books for the last few decades or so this sounds right up my alley and definitely has my interest meter peaked. And an authentic English accent is a plus. Now I had an older English stepfather so his relatives were English as well. So it was fun as a teen to pick up the accents and their words for things. He was not nice but his family was. So I learned a lot of English expressions. Wonder how I would do time traveling?

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Well, as Corrine quickly finds out, it’s not the language so much as the time that trips her up here and there. Still, I think most people would adapt pretty well to time travel–once they figured out what the heck was going on!


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