Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 9/25/16 A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe: A Mind of Her Own


This should be the final snippet of Heart of Delight, which released this week, however, A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe is FREE thru midnight tonight, so I thought I should excerpt it instead. And show off my new cover for it!



Jenny and the other young people at her aunt’s Christmas house party are out in the woods cutting greenery for decorations. They spy a mistletoe ball high in a tree and begin to play a game of running beneath the mistletoe. The forfeit for being caught ~ a kiss.

Jenny leaped forward, so intent on running her feet tangled together. She stumbled to a halt not a yard from Lord Somersby’s tall figure; another awkward step and she would have sprawled at his feet.

His face lit up in a self-satisfied grin. He nodded almost imperceptibly, as if acknowledging a signal.

Did he think she had done that on purpose? That she wanted him to catch her? She had, in fact, set out to be caught, but that smug smile changed everything. Determination fired her spirit. She’d show him she had a mind of her own. Springing forward, she raced away just before Somersby launched himself at her.

A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe is available at Amazon currently on sale for FREE!


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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9 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 9/25/16 A Kiss Beneath the Mistletoe: A Mind of Her Own

  1. Gem says:

    Wonderful snippet. Wishing you great sales on your release this week!


  2. I love the cover! Wow….and I enjoyed the twist of his smug smile changing her mind, at least for now. Wonderful emotions at work here.Terrific snippet!


  3. What a woman and what a fun scene!

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  4. A lovely snippet. I don’t blame her for not making it too easy for Alec. Best to make them jump over a few hurdles first.


  5. Great snippet, lots of fun to read and leaves me wanting more!

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  6. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Your new covers are all so beautiful! After that smirk, I’d run, too, make it harder for him. Though, I’d likely trip again. LOL

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  7. I liked this book! What a wonderful story with a satisfying end!

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  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I doubt she could ever convince him her stumble was an accident, so fleeing is probably a good plan. Don’t know if it’ll succeed, though!

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  9. Carrie-Anne says:

    I don’t blame her for being upset at that smirk. I’d want that cockiness to be dialed down a notch before proceeding with the chase.


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