Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/24/19 Only Marriage Will Do: Where is Her Rescuer?

My 10 year anniversary celebration continues with the highlighting of my second series, The House of Pleasure. And today I’m giving another 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.

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.)

The man raced toward her, calling out something she couldn’t hear for
the blood pounding in her ears. The candle he carried blew out; he cursed
and reached for her.

“No, get away, don’t touch me!” Slapping at his hands, she twisted
to avoid him and landed with a thud, flat on her back so all the air rushed out of
her lungs.

He sped around the end of the bed.

She struggled to scream for Glynis, but produced only a high-pitched

The man knelt beside her.

Dear Lord, where was her rescuer now?

“Are you all right, Lady Juliet?” The concerned tone and familiar voice
of Amiable Dawson answered her prayer instantly.


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 February 28,2019. 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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17 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/24/19 Only Marriage Will Do: Where is Her Rescuer?

  1. nancygideon says:

    Amiable is one of my favorite heroes. This scene reminded me of why.


  2. I could feel her panic and then relief. Enjoyed the snippet.


  3. Diane Burton says:

    Fright followed by relief. Whew! Good job.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I remember Amiable. That name is very striking and it sounds so American.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nice scene! I have this book, and have read the other two in the series. Adding to my TBR and looking forward to it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. I love both the snippet and the teaser! So romantic! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Quite the dilemma (in the book blurb)! And the scene made me feel panicky too so it’s VERY well done, as always with your writing. Excellent excerpt!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Dynamic post with possibilities. Always a winner, Jenna.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Sounds like her rescuer is already there. Nice snippet!

    Liked by 1 person

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