Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/01/18 Wedding the Widow ~ The Harvest Lord Names His Corn Maiden

Wedding the Widow will release on July 31, 2018!

Only 30 days until Release Day!

Welcome to more of my snippets from my upcoming release, book 2 of The Widow’s Club series, Wedding the Widow, which will release in print and e-book on July 31. This has been a very busy summer!

In this week’s snippet I’m continuing from the beginning. Lord Brack (Jemmy to his family and friends) and Mrs. Elizabeth Easton, are attending the Harvest Festival while at a house party in Wrotham Village, Kent. The festival is about to finish with a somewhat potent ritual called the Crowning of the Corn Maiden. Jemmy has just told her the crowning used to entail more than just a kiss. Now the Harvest Lords makes is selection.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules and snippet may therefore be slightly different from published version.)


Photo:Copyright Joe Athenboy

Lord Brack seemed just as affected as she; scarcely taking his eyes off the couple, he tossed back the last of his ale, then dropped the thick glass to the ground. His big hand came down and covered hers, heat streaming through her gloves.

She wanted to grasp his hand as well, but couldn’t think what to do with her own glass; it still contained some ale, which she could not drink, though loathed to spill it on the ground—it somehow seemed sacrilegious. Still, she wanted more contact with the strong male protection next to her, so she stepped closer toward him, almost leaning against him.

He plucked the glass from her hands, swallowed almost half in one gulp then deliberately poured what remained on the ground around their feet.

Protection against the pagan gods or sacrifice to them? Where had these fanciful notions sprung from all of a sudden?

Again the raw animal power of the moment washed over her and she grasped his hand, pressing it to his arm. If she got much hotter she’d likely steam in the cold air.

“As the seed goes to the fertile ground, so goes the Harvest Lord to his Maiden…Nora Burns,” Michael Thorne intoned the ages-old chant, then seized the dark-haired Nora, her face alight with joy and triumph, by the hand and pulled her to him.

Wedding the Widow is available for pre-order on Amazon, B & N, Kobo, Google, and Apple.


“Will she say yes a second time?” 

Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .

After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .

UPDATE:  My previous WWW offering, Only Seduction Will Do, went on sale Friday for .99, and (with the help of a Bookbub ad) is now at #93 on Amazon! It’s ranked # 1 in Historical Regency for both Kindle and Books! 🙂  If you’d like to take advantage of the sale (very limited time only) here’s the link.


Books in The Widow’s 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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21 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/01/18 Wedding the Widow ~ The Harvest Lord Names His Corn Maiden

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I absolutely love this scene! You’ve painted it so strongly and descriptively.


  2. Siren X Star says:

    Very nice scene!


  3. She seems so into it all.


  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    She’s really affected by the ceremony! I love your cover.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Love how they are lost in the moment. Great snippet!

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  6. Too darn hot! Sorry, Jenny, I can’t comment right now. talk The heat in NY has colored my senses. I need a fan right now. Super snip!

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  7. I love the way your ‘modern woman’ (of her time) is getting pulled into the heat and paganism of this moment despite herself. Very skillfully done and ok, I’m fanning myself too. Great snippet!

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  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Sheesh. The way this is going your heroine will be ‘forced’ to marry him just for attending such a ritual!

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  9. Whew! Fanning myself here. 🙂

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  10. I loved this scene because they were such proper people and they viewed the rustics as being such backward people, heathens, and without good morals driving them. And here they are, reacting to this celebration as if they are the rustics–no matter how hard they resist. lol

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  11. That was actually really intense! Also I just wanna say I love the cover. It’s actually pretty steamy! 😉 Also my blog link isn’t working, so here’s my post! http://amybraunauthor.com/sunday-snippet-i-got-the-charm-and-you-got-the-glower/

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  12. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    This is quite the ceremony they are watching. They are definitely affected by it. Great snippet!

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