Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/09/17 Only A Mistress Will Do ~ First Kiss


I’m back with more of Only A Mistress Will Do. It’s still on sale for .99! If you want it at that bargain price, here’s the Amazon link!


In this snippet, I’m continuing the scene between Tristan and the woman he is betrothed to. It’s an arranged marriage so Tris can gain a valuable piece of property. He and Dora have met only a couple of times and danced perhaps twice. So Tris tries to reassure his young bride-to-be. This week I’m continuing on from last week. Tris has just asked Dora if she’d like him to kiss her and she’s said yes.

(Creative punctuation used to conform to the WWW rules. The published text may be slightly different.)



Tris angled her face toward him and pressed his lips against hers, gently at first, then more insistently. He slid his other hand around her back and pulled her even closer, until he could feel her small breasts against his chest. Carefully, he opened his mouth and ran the tip of his tongue along the seam of her tightly clamped lips.

She gasped and stumbled away. “My lord.”

He let her go. Her stricken stare told him this would be an uphill battle, near impossible to win in such a short time. Still, he smiled at her and asked, “Did you enjoy your first kiss, Dora?”

Raising her fingers to her lips, she rubbed them lightly, as if she could feel the kiss better that way. “I don’t know, my lord.”


The man of her dreams…belongs to another woman.

Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .

Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . . .

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25 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/09/17 Only A Mistress Will Do ~ First Kiss

  1. Diane Burton says:

    So sweet. Great snippet.


  2. I’ve said it before but it bears repeating… Such a good book. 🙂


  3. Carrie-Anne says:

    That can’t have been the response he was hoping for, though she must have a lot of different emotions swirling around in her head and heart.


  4. Hywela Lyn says:

    Her uncertainty and innocence certainly comes across; I agree he should try again – but Dora is lucky he is so gentle and patient. (Gorgeous cover by the way!)


  5. nancygideon says:

    Uphill all the way . . . a lot of work for a steep climb with no promise of reward at the top.

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  6. Well good thing he has a lot of patience – he’ll need it! Enjoyed the excerpt…

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  7. I’m gonna guess that she liked it, but she’s still going to challenge him. 😉

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  8. Jacob Rosemeier says:

    I think someone needs to make up their mind haha. Nice snippet!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Jake! But remember, she’s a very sheltered 18 year old who’s just been told she’s going to marry this man (who’s 10 years older than she is). This is all very new to her. Quite a different age from our own.

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      • Jacob Rosemeier says:

        That’s true, how rash of me to say that! I guess if I were in her shoes I’d behave pretty much the same way- I think anyone would!


  9. My money is on yes.

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  10. daryldevore says:

    Maybe she should get kissed again then she could figure out if she liked the first one 😉

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  11. A battle , indeed, m,Lord. In other words, watch who your kissing ,buddy. Gorgeous scene, Jenna.

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  12. Cara Bristol says:

    Loved this story. You subjected your characters to a lot of twists & turns. You kept me guessing what would happen next.

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  13. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    An uphill battle indeed. You pulled me right into that scene. I felt like a fly on the wall. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This isn’t the reaction a man hopes for from a fiance.

    Liked by 1 person

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