Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 4/24/16 Only Scandal Will Do~ Safe at Last


Only Scandal Will Do is April’s “Book of the Month” so I’ve put up 10 more 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 a page or so after last week’s snippet. Upon learning that her father is dead, the masked man begins to comfort Kat.


“Lean your head just there, sweet.”

She could hear the strong beat of his heart, smell the clean, comforting citrus of his cologne. The fresh scent reminded her of home.

“You will be all right now,” he whispered, holding her securely to him. Safe at last. She closed her eyes and leaned into his caresses, contentment stealing through her for the first time since leaving Virginia.

With a finger beneath her chin, he lifted her face up to his. Her eyes flew open and peace fled as he pressed her mouth with a gentle kiss that stole what breath she had left. His lips–soft, warm, insistent–generated heat all the way to her toes. A sensation so overpowering she forgot everything around her, giving herself completely to the pleasures of that kiss.

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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24 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 4/24/16 Only Scandal Will Do~ Safe at Last

  1. Oh yea – I remember – this is a great book 🙂


  2. Carrie-Anne says:

    Given their previous sparring, I wouldn’t be so sure this moment of peace lasts too long! I wish my ex had been able to kiss like that.

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  3. Gem says:

    Great hook and lovely kiss. 🙂

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  4. Cara Bristol says:

    I read this book way back when. I really enjoyed it. Great setup.

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  5. Ooh, quite the kiss! Great snippet!

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  6. Forget the honor-go for the romance. Hot scene and I love it since my hip is broken and I don’t forsee heat in my life unless it’s the weather.

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  7. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    A very tender and sexy moment. 🙂

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  8. Hard to resist such lovely kissing! What can she do? 🙂

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  9. Choices. Always choices. Love it. Great snippet.

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  10. Kim Magennis says:

    She is in trouble, for sure! I suspect she will be wanting much more than a kiss in a short while! I enjoyed how you wrote this, it had a sense of newness I don’t usually get in the ‘kiss’ scenes.. Nicely done.

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  11. Hmmm…walking a fine line between holding out to prove her claim and her innocence…and giving into passion. 🙂 Nice! Good snippet, Jenna!

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  12. Ed Hoornaert says:

    For a moment there, I thought he was about to be completely honorable about this. Now I’m not so sure.

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