Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/17/19 Only Marriage Will Do: Easy Prey

My 10 year anniversary celebration continues with the highlighting of my second series, The House of Pleasure. And today I’m giving a snippet from Book 2, Only Marriage Will Do.



Set in the wild and wicked Georgian era, Only Marriage Will Do is the story of a woman who doesn’t know whether or not she is actually married to a man she hates or not.

Lady Juliet Ferrars flees London when she discovers the man she was engaged to has gone through with a proxy marriage against her wishes. She isn’t sure if he’s lying, or if she is indeed married to the villain. We are in her POV .

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

“Are they bringing the tub– I think the lavender oil will help me relax.”

“Very good, my lady,” the deep masculine voice froze her, vial in hand.

Her head snapped up.

A towering male figure stood shadowed in the doorway.

Dear God, Philippe had found her.

“Or is it Mrs. Dawson perhaps?”

No accent; he was not Philippe–then a hired thug sent to kidnap her?

Strength drained away as she dropped the box and whirled around, seeking a way out of the room that suddenly seemed to close in on her.

Bottles crashed and the reek of jasmine filled the room; Juliet shrieked and stumbled back behind the bed–trapped. Easy prey.


Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…


Only Marriage Will Do is available on  Amazon and other e-book retailers.

And all my self-published books are on SALE for .99 on Amazon until midnight tonight. Click this link to my Author Page to find 8 of my indie books, plus Only Scandal Will Do, on sale. Happy reading!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.


The House of Pleasure series by Jenna Jaxon





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19 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/17/19 Only Marriage Will Do: Easy Prey

  1. Diane Burton says:

    Uh oh. Who is this? Great way to interrupt a soft moment.


  2. Yikes! I hope she can get out of this nasty situation!


  3. Carrie-Anne says:

    That’s a terrifying, nerve-wracking situation to be trapped in!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What a frightening moment! I want to know who entered the room.

    I have a hunch it’s not useless information.
    I forgot to add my link. If you have a chance, I have my snippet up too. Karen’s Shenanigans

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Uh oh, a very dramatic and tense moment and we’re left in suspense! Well done, as always…loved the snippet.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Such an intense snippet! I can feel her panic so well.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Problems never end. She has tried one and another to no avail. HELP! I’m sure you will work it out, Jenna.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. nancygideon says:

    Love this book, and this excerpt is one of the reasons why! What a delightful series!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I am intrigued. Who is it?? 🙂

    Thanks for the sale. Just picked up “A Match Made At Christmas”. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Oh, the villain’s henchman arrives.

    Liked by 1 person

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