Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 04/01/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ An Unexpected Meeting




I’ve decided to stay with Wicked Widow for another few weeks before switching to my next release, Only Seduction Will Do, which will be out in June.

So I’m skipping ahead a couple of months to The Widows’ Club house party in early August. Charlotte has discovered that Nash is her neighbor in Kent and has invited him to the party, though he will reside at his home and come in the daytime to visit. In this scene it’s the wee hours of the morning, and Nash is getting ready to go home.

(Very creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

He was reaching for the handle when the door burst open.

He staggered backward as a pale vision strode toward him; gorgeously disarrayed, hair flying around her like a battle maiden of old, Lady Cavendish presented a formidable sight to behold. His mouth dropped open as the full effect of her dishabille struck him like a kick from an ornery horse.

Her pale gown hung close to her body, outlining delicious curves, delineating shapely legs. Her shawl had slipped from her shoulders, exposing her chemise and a lot of very tempting skin. His gaze strayed lower, to the neckline of her low-cut gown, gaping away, showing off her voluptuous breasts and her feet…were bare. Despite the shadowy light, his gaze riveted to the small white toes and his groin ached with wanting.

“Oh, dear,” she said, as her face paled to the hue of the moonlight streaming in the window. Recognition of him stopped her in midstride. She trod on her shawl, wavered for a long moment, then pitched forward, the candle flying from her hand.

To Woo A Wicked Widow is available on Amazon.

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 . . .

BOOK LAUNCH UPDATE:  We had a marvelous time yesterday at the book launch. Family and friends joined me at Barnes & Noble and I sold out of books by 6:00! We then adjourned to The Bonefish Grill, had a wonderful dinner and closed the place down. 🙂

REMINDER: The first segment of To Woo A Wicked Widow is available 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.

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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13 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 04/01/18 To Woo A Wicked Widow ~ An Unexpected Meeting

  1. Oh MY! Quite the scene, so many possibilities for what will happen next. The bare toes are a funny and delightful detail, especially the effect on him – loved the snippet!

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  2. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Tsk tsk. She throws herself at him so shamelessly!

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  3. Congrats on the new snippet! Also this is a hilarious and adorably awkward moment. 😉

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  4. great snippet! Congratulations on the release and your successful launch!

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  5. Great snippet! I’m wondering what he’s doing there at the wee hours of the morning and why she’s wondering the house in that state of undress. Looking forward to more snippets!

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    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Thank you, Elyzabeth! He’s there because he’d been talking to another guest, who went off to bed, and he lingered for the brandy. She’d prowling about looking for a different guest who sent a note he had to leave. Another snippet on the way next week!


  6. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Congratulations on your new release!!
    And a great snippet! Is it time for him to come to her rescue? Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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