Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/11/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ Mayhem in His Heart


More from my upcoming release To Woo A Wicked Widow, due out in 45 days!


 I’m continuing the scene, at a ball, where Charlotte meets Nash, the Earl of Wrotham.  We are in Nash’s POV. Charlotte has tripped, fallen into his arms, and he responded with “The pleasure is certainly all mine, my lady.” She has recovered and Nash makes his move. Unfortunately, his plan is interrupted by another man, Alan Garrett, who has a plan of his own to whisk Charlotte away onto the dance floor. He’s almost been successful, until Nash steps up with a protest.

The first speaker is Nash.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

Nash glanced at Lady Cavendish, whose face had paled, and asked, “Are you all right, my lady?”

She started, as though coming out of a dream, to reply, “Yes, I am fine. Something reminded me—”

“That I am supposed to be your partner—there, Wrotham, the lady herself has said it. Are you satisfied?” Garrett nimbly plucked her hand out of Nash’s grip and before he could protest, whisked her out to the area where couples were making up the first set.

Stunned, it took Nash a second to register what the rogue had done. He started toward the dance floor, mayhem in his heart. He’d show the scoundrel how they took care of such slights in the Navy.

A hand on his shoulder made him swing around, his own hand coming up to fend off this new menace.

BLURB for To Woo A Wicked Widow:

The war years are behind them. 
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . .
Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .

Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .

Available for pre-order at Amazon. 

NEWS ALERT!  The first segment of To Woo A Wicked Widow became available yesterday on a new reading app/platform called Radish! Segments from 2K-4K will be released each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until sometime just after the book releases (approximately April). You purchase the segments until you are finished with the novel.

If you’d like to try Radish, and read my book before its actual release, click HERE.

I still have  ARC copies of To Woo A Wicked Widow. If you’d like to review the book before its release, please contact me at 1jennajaxon@gmail.com. I’d love to share it with you!

Books in The Widows’ Club 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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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/11/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ Mayhem in His Heart

  1. Ugh! What a cliffhanger! lol

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  2. Hywela Lyn says:

    A tense snippet to be sure – and I’d love to know whose hand is on his shoulder!

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  3. Uh-oh I hope Nash doesn’t do anything rash! Great snippet!

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  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    The tension and drama just keep coming! I’m imagining a fistfight about to start.

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  5. Great scene and inner thoughts!

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  6. Probably better if he doesn’t make a scene and interrupt the dance, although of course who knows what the newcomer is going to do (the owner of that hand on his arm). Loved the snippet!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Veronica! It is much better to take any altercation outside. However, tempers do sometimes flare. (If they do get into a brawl or enough of an argument to draw attention, they’d be ejected from the event and in some cases barred from ever coming back. A very bad thing for Nash, who’s looking for a wife.)


  7. Is someone trying to keep him out of trouble? Or cause more?

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  8. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Uh-oh! Is there about to be a fight on the dance floor?

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  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    With all the wars back in Regency times, this could be a long-running series. Good luck with it!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      🙂 Actually when the book opens, the war is finally over and all my widows lost their husbands at Waterloo. But I’m hoping for a six book run on this one, Ed. Waiting for a second contract offer. Fingers crossed!


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