Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 03/11/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ Inside the Stairwell


More from my upcoming release To Woo A Wicked Widow, due out in 16 days! So excited!


 I’m continuing the scene at the ball, but now skipping past Charlotte’s dance with Alan Garrett. Their dance has ended and Alan has spirited Charlotte off the dance floor to a more secluded spot!

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

A shadow crossed her face and Charlotte opened her eyes to find they had entered a dim stairwell, with a flight of dusty stairs leading to the attics; her mouth dried as though she’d eaten sand.

Before her eyes could adjust, he wrapped his arms around her, squeezing her against his granite-hard chest. When his hot mouth found hers, she gasped—she should have known he would try something like this.

He darted his tongue through her open lips and she squealed, then quieted. The last thing she wanted was for someone to find them so engaged. His hands cradled her head as he explored every inch of her mouth with a gentle thoroughness she had not known for years. Had anyone ever kissed her thus? With an intensity designed to kindle flames in her soul? Perhaps Edward, but that had been so long ago, she’d forgotten how good it felt, except…

That blasted cologne of his!


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. 

BOOK LAUNCH: I also have a book launch scheduled for March 31 in Williamsburg, VA . I’ll be signing books, giving out swag and refreshments at the Barnes & Noble. If you’re in the area, I hope you can come by!

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, both print AND e-book if you prefer. 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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20 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 03/11/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ Inside the Stairwell

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Although she likes his kiss, you’ve done a good job of using word hints to show he isn’t her dream man — shadows, dim, dusty. And of course, the cologne!

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  2. Oh no! What is up with his cologne? lol

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  3. Diane Burton says:

    I was beginning to like him. I wanted him to be the hero. Just goes to show, some people aren’t what they seem.

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  4. chrisgrover says:

    Oh, my. This is getting hot, hot, hot. Too hot for her to handle maybe?

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Carrie-Anne says:

    He’s making it harder and harder for her to detangle herself from this situation!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Steamy! … And stinky.

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  7. Sue Barr says:

    I like how she realizes he’s being gentle, but – yeah – if you don’t like the cologne… Deal breaker

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  8. OK, she’s thinking entirely too much here LOL. But I sdympathize with her dismay over the cologne (I’m assuming she doesn’t like it?). Yeah, that can be a dealbreaker for sure, in any time! Nice details, enjoyed the snippet.

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  9. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Well, he is definitely determined. Great snippet!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh no! Everything great but the smell. That’s usually a deal-breaker.

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