Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/11/17 To Woo A Wicked Widow~ The Toll Booth


I’m back after my May hiatus, and starting with a new work (well, it’s one you may have seen a year or so ago), To Woo A Wicked Widow, the first book in The Widow’s Club series, set to release in April 2018.

I’ll start with the beginning, as Lady Charlotte Fownhope is running away to Gretna Green to marry her groom, Edward. This snippet has been slightly modified from the final copy to conform to WWW rules. Edward is the first to speak below.

“Toll keeper!” he called, rending the silent night; after a moment he called again, still with no result.

“He must be dead asleep.” The wind had risen, causing Charlotte to tug her cloak closer.

 “Dead drunk’s more like.” Edward dismounted, strode to the toll house door, and knocked.

The door jerked open and a huge hand grasped his shoulder, dragging him inside.

“Edward!” Charlotte dropped the reins, peeled her aching leg from around the horn of the sidesaddle, and slid to the ground. As her boots hit the dirt, two men appeared from nowhere.


Charlotte, Lady Cavendish has been nothing but unlucky in love. Ripped from her lover’s arms and forced by her tyrannical father to wed a man she hated, the now widowed Charlotte swears never to marry again. A discrete affair, however, with the Earl of Wrotham would be an excellent compromise. Yet the dashing earl sets off alarm bells in her heart, and her vow of independence slips as she grows closer to Nash.

Although drawn to the vivacious Lady Cavendish, Nash, Earl of Wrotham, deplores her outrageous conduct. The beautiful woman was all but compromised by the ton’s most notorious rakehell, garnering her the nickname “The Wicked Widow.” It’s enough to take her off Nash’s list of possible wives. When her father blackmails him into wooing her, however, Nash reluctantly agrees to keep the lovely widow out of the rake’s bed, off the scandal sheets, and totally unaware of her father’s scheme for their marriage.

But when Charlotte discovers Nash’s treachery and her father’s involvement, can she trust him enough to risk her heart again?

Thank you all for coming by. One book has been sent to my editor, and with the second one the deadline was moved to August. So  I’m really glad to be back!


Coming in late June,  Handful of Hearts Volume 1:

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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28 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/11/17 To Woo A Wicked Widow~ The Toll Booth

  1. Pingback: Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/24/17 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ A Shocking Tableau | Jenna Jaxon Romance–because passion is timeless.

  2. Diane Burton says:

    What a place to end the snippet. It guarantees we’ll be back next week to see what happens.


  3. Sue Barr says:

    I’m thinking this does not bode well for the wedding night…


  4. Yes. I do remember this one! Looking forward to more, Jenna! 🙂


  5. Uh oh! Not a road I would want to travel haha. Can’t wait for more!

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  6. Something is afoot–and neither of them are prepared for it. Things are about to get dangerous!

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  7. Uh oh, that was not a good thing to have happen! I fear the elopement is going to have more than the usual complications. Excellent excerpt!

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  8. daryldevore says:

    Oh that doesn’t sound good. I’m guessing something bad is going to happen and then someone handsome will have to rescue her 🙂

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  9. uhoh. That doesn’t sound good.

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  10. Yikes! Something is way wrong here!

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  11. Exciting snippet. I always felt toll roads were dangerous and this proves it!

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  12. This elopement is definitely not going according to plan!

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  13. Oh no! Things aren’t going to go well for either of them, are they?

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  14. Carrie-Anne says:

    I’d guess the trouble is only just beginning. Things will probably go from bad to worse in short order.

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  15. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Oh no! This doesn’t sound like a good situation at all. Definitely an intriguing start! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Oh dear. This stretch of road has a prohibitively expensive toll.

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