Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/10/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ “Who is She?”


Only Seduction Will Do released on June 5, 2018!


Welcome to my next set of snippets for Only Seduction Will Do, which just released this past week. This will be the final snippet from Seduction. Next week I’ll go on to my next release, Wedding the Widow, which will release in print and e-book on July 31. A very busy summer!

In this week’s snippet I’m continuing with the night after Jack and Alethea have returned to London from Knowlton’s Keep.  Alethea has gone to bed, is in an exhausted sleep, when Jack knocks at her door. She expects him to want to come to her bed, but he is fully dressed and means to leave her to participate in a duel as a second. We learned last week that Jack’s obligation in the duel is to defend the honor of another woman. Jack is the first to speak.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

“Do you remember the night you proposed I told you I was betrothed? She is the woman I go to champion; I broke the betrothal, but pledged my protection to her and to Lord Trevor.”

“What does Lord Trevor have to do with any of this?”

 “I must make haste, Alethea; I have neither time nor leave to tell you everything.” His tone had become impatient, despite the lines of concern around his mouth.

Rising like a Fury bent on vengeance, Alethea stalked up to Jack, not stopping until she was toe to toe with her husband. “You will tell me why you are leaving me in the middle of the night, to participate in a duel where you could get killed, over a woman who is neither your wife nor your sister.” Eyes boring into him, she balled her hands into fists, demanding, “Who is she?”

Sighing deeply, Jack shrugged and said, “Miss Violet Carlton.”

Whatever name Alethea had expected to hear, her dearest friend’s was not it.

Only Seduction Will Do is available on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple.


“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?” 
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.

When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.

Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . . .

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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/10/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ “Who is She?”

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love this unexpected twist!


  2. Gem says:

    He may be a little too amicable from the sound of it. lol. Congrats on your new release!


  3. Oooo this is not going to end well!


  4. Hywela Lyn says:

    This gets more and more intriguing. Can’t wait to read the whole thing, which is waiting on my Kindle!


  5. Ed Hoornaert says:

    This is a delightful plot complication!


  6. Ask a question, better be prepared to deal with the answer I guess. Quite the turn of events! I hope the new release is going very well indeed and I enjoyed the snippet. I wonder why he woke her up in the first place? Because now he’s in trouble twice over…


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      In an earlier snippet he told her he didn’t want her to awaken in the morning and find him gone with no explanation. No good deed goes unpunished. 🙂 Thank you, Veronica! It is going well and I’m thrilled with the response to it so far!


  7. The wrath of a woman scorned. He’s in big trouble. Love the tag on where her best friend is involved.

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  8. Diane Burton says:

    I did not expect that last line. Wow. Now, she’s in a real fix. Does she continue to harangue him or give him her blessing to go? I hope she understands.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. This is great! Damn he has some explaining to do!

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  10. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Well, that adds a twist to the entire thing. Great snippet, and congrats on your new release!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Lori Dykes says:

    I loved this story and cannot wait to

    Liked by 1 person

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