Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 4/10/16 Only Scandal Will Do~ A Game of Seduction


Only Scandal Will Do is April’s “Book of the Month” so I’ve put up 10 lines from my Georgian romance.


Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam has been kidnapped and auctioned in a brothel to the highest bidder, a masked man she is now trying to convince she is not a harlot. This begins only a few lines from where we left off last week.


“I tell you for the third time, I am Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam!” She all but screamed the words at him as though making them louder would somehow convince him of their truth.

“I see you would prefer to play a different scenario, my lady?” he asked, smirking as he emphasized the last two words. “I, for one, would fancy seduction rather than force.”

She clenched her hands and shouted, “But I am a lady, you oaf! Why will you not believe me?”

“Then convince me, Lady Katarina.” His voice dropped to low, sultry tones. Even worse, his mouth softened from the hard lines of the arrogant master to the soft, sensual half-smile of the practiced rake. A shiver ran through her that had nothing to do with fright.


Only Scandal Will Do is available at Amazon currently for $1.99.


He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart?

Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.

Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she’s a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he’ll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who’ll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family’s name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He’s betting their future he’ll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager?

WARNING: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.

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 ~ 4/10/16 Only Scandal Will Do~ A Game of Seduction

  1. Oh, that’s tough. How exactly is she supposed to convince him, when he clearly thinks she’s lying?


  2. The last line is great. I see lots of conflict on many levels.

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  3. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love that last line. It speaks so much about what’s going to happen in their ongoing battle, as it were.

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  4. And just how will she convince him??? Ha!

    I went to Amazon to buy it–turns it out I already own it! I have to move it to my 2nd Kindle for the TTS. I do enjoy your writing style, Jenna. 🙂

    FYI, as of this afternoon, it was priced at 1.99 on Kindle

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Oh, she has some very interesting methods in the end. LOL And I hope you enjoy it when you get it in the correct Kindle. 🙂 Thank you so much for the update on the price. I thought they’d made it perma-.99! I’ll change the sentence above.


  5. He won’t believe her no matter what she says. Written so well!.

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  6. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Oh, he definitely knows how to get under her skin, in more ways than one. Great snippet! 🙂

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  7. Good point about the way we tend to believe speaking louder will make the listeners understand us and believe us. Enjoyed the snippet!

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  8. Peter Vialls says:

    It ought to worry her that he even considers force as an alternative. On the other hand, the shiver that runs through her suggests he might well not need to try anything so violent…

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  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Something tells me she won’t be able to convince him.

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  10. Kim Magennis says:

    A shiver ran through her that had nothing to do with fright.

    I really liked your last sentence Jenna. It is as full of threat as it is promise

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