Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 5/15/16 A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe: A Wicked Game


This month A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe is “Book of the Month” so here’s the next snippet of this midwinter Regency.


Miss Jenny Crowley has found out on her 18th birthday that instead of getting her long-promised season in London, she’s instead been betrothed to the boy-next-door, Alec Isley. To give her a chance to socialize before her parents insist she marry, her aunt invites her to a Christmas house party where she can meet other young men. Jenny is attracted to Lord Somersby, who proposes a game of Blind Man’s Bluff between sets in an evening of dancing.

IMG_3472“This seems much more wicked than the game I played as a child,” she whispered to her friend.

“I daresay it will be for you, my dear,” Celinda said and leaned toward her. “I believe Somersby aims on catching only one person.”

Jenny’s head went up, her gaze drawn back to Somersby who stood like a beagle sniffing the air, turning his head from side to side.

“I think you’re going to be it.” Celinda laughed and scooted away as Lord Somersby made a rush toward them.

Jenny squealed and dodged around his outstretched arms, barely escaping the fingers that stretched toward her. She inched around the side of the ballroom, trying to slip behind some of the other players. They, however, kept constantly pushing her and the other girls into Somersby’s path.

What would his forfeit be if he caught her?

A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe is available at Amazon currently on sale for $.99.


Is one kiss ever enough?

Jenny Crowley has been duped! At her eighteenth birthday celebration her parents announce that instead of having the London Season she’s dreamed of for years, Jenny has been betrothed from birth to Alexander Isley, son of family friends and heir to a title. A distraught Jenny refuses point-blank to marry Alec, and when her aunt offers to whisk her away to a Christmas house party, complete with many eligible young bachelors, Jenny jumps at the chance to enjoy a variety of entertainments, be courted, and perhaps fall in love.

Alec Isley is between a rock and a hard place. He desires a marriage with Jenny no more than she does, but when his family’s dire financial status is revealed, he follows Jenny to the house party in hopes of convincing her to marry him after all. When he discovers who else is courting her there, Alec is frantic to keep her from making a dreadful mistake. Struggling with new-found feelings for his childhood friend, can Alec convince her of his love in time to save her from being ruined under the mistletoe?

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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8 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 5/15/16 A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe: A Wicked Game

  1. Gem says:

    I haven’t read this story yet. It is on my TBR pile now. Thank you for pointing the way. I love it. (Yes, for me the weeks are running together too.)

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  2. Carrie-Anne says:

    That sounds like a fun game, so long as you want to get caught by the person!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This was such a fun snippet. And it came from a wonderful story. 🙂

    Jenna, I didn’t see your name on the linky list.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Kim Magennis says:

    Aah, the days when a stolen kiss took a young woman to the edge of ruin! And yet, how they flirted with it.

    Liked by 1 person

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