Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/16/17 Only A Mistress Will Do ~ “We Will Have to Try Again”


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 kissed Dora, her very first kiss, although she tells him she’s uncertain whether  she liked it.

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

“Then we will have to try again, when next I come.” He smiled gently, trying to reassure her as he would a skittish colt. “Perhaps then you will know.”

“Did…did you enjoy it, my…Tristan?” The big blue eyes held out the hope of his approval.

“I did, Dora, very much. Soon I hope you will feel the same.”

Her smile stretched the width of her face, banishing her uneasiness and lightening her eyes to a dazzling azure. “Oh, I am sure I will, Tristan.” She bobbed her head and scurried out.


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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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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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/16/17 Only A Mistress Will Do ~ “We Will Have to Try Again”

  1. “…as he would a skittish colt.” That line is so perfect. 🙂

    No post for me this week. 🙂

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  2. He seems to be preparing her for more.

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  3. Aww, very cute! 😀

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  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    I like how he’s considerate of her feelings, and how cute Dora’s innocence is. They seem to be a good match so far.

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  5. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Dora’s innocence is very cute.

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  6. Dora’s fortunate that he’s so considerate. Enjoyed the snippet!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Yes, because he wants the marriage to work so they won’t be miserable together. He has a history, which you find out in the book, that makes him keenly aware of how miserable a family’s life can be.


  7. There is a delicacy in this scene that is so lovely.

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  8. Such a sweet snippet ❤

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  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    What a sweet, tender scene.

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