Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/17/17 Only Scandal Will Do ~ Heaven and Hell


After months away from WWW, I’m finally back! I’ve been writing non-stop to meet deadlines and am now in edits for the next House of Pleasure book, so I’ve finally got some of my life back and wanted to share my new House of Pleasure cover and a snippet of Only Scandal Will Do with you!

Kensington recovered the first two books of the series and the reveal was Friday so I couldn’t wait to show this one off!

 Today I’m sharing a snippet from Scandal in which Lord Dalbury and Lady Katarina (who hates him) are out in a moonlit garden together to speak about their unfortunate first meeting. Lord Dalbury speaks first.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

Moonlit garden

“You judge me solely on one act that, I assure you, was grossly out of character for me. You cannot possibly know what kind of husband I would be.”

“And never will, Lord Dalbury–I can swear to you that I would not marry you if I were in Hell and you were my only hope of Heaven.”

He inclined his head toward her, a faint smile touching his lips as he said, “I believe you made a similar claim about dancing with me, Lady Katarina. Yet we have indeed enjoyed a dance together despite your words.” His tone was soft, the sensuous, cajoling one he had used to seduce her that night in the House of Pleasure.

Kat trembled, recalling the incredible sensations of his hands, his mouth on her body. Damn, he could not do this to her again, not just with his voice.

“Is there nothing that would entice you to leave your Hell for my Heaven?”

She struggled to answer, opened her lips to deny it, only to find her mouth completely sealed by his.


BLURB for Only Scandal Will Do:

He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart?

Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.

Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she’s a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he’ll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who’ll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family’s name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He’s betting their future he’ll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager?

WARNING: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.

Available at Amazon.

Books in The House of Pleasure series:

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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20 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/17/17 Only Scandal Will Do ~ Heaven and Hell

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    Great sizzling dialogue, and lovely cover! I love that magenta gown and the russet hair.


  2. What a lovely cover!

    You know what they say, never say never. Sounds like she doesn’t quite mean it, anyway.


  3. Diane Burton says:

    Your snippet drew me right in. Welcome back!


  4. Hywela Lyn says:

    Lovely, sensuous excerpt, and congratulations on the beautiful new covers!


  5. I love this romantic scene!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Gorgeous cover! Enjoyed the excerpt – you’re so very good at the dialog.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. daryldevore says:

    Fabulous last line 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  8. nancygideon says:

    Welcome back, Jenna!! I’ve missed your sensuous excepts . . . and this one is superb!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Oh, he knows exactly how to play her. Great snippet! And congrats on your beautiful new covers! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Jenna, the cover is so elegant with a touch of heat. What a snippet! Scary man with all that power.

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you so much, Charmaine! Yes, the Marquess of Dalbury is quite a powerful man with very sensual appetites that he has never denied. He definitely has a way with women, however, in Katarina he has met his match. 🙂


  11. Ed Hoornaert says:

    “Damn, he could not do this to her again” — Wanna bet? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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