Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/30/19 Only Scandal Will Do~ Delicate Flesh

I have switched this month to one of my favorite books that is currently on sale, Only Scandal Will Do.

 

BLURB:  

He has the woman of his dreams, but what price will he have to pay to win her heart?

Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.

Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she’s a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her. Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he’ll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who’ll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family’s name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared. He’s betting their future he’ll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager?

Content warning: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.

I with started a scene about a third of the way through the book. Lady Katarina has been kidnapped, sold at auction in a brothel to a masked man, has escaped with her virtue, and has now come face to face with the man, who now wants to marry her. She’s refused and now her brother wants to duel with the man, to the death. Kat, who is a wicked swordswoman, has other ideas: let her fight for her own honor and the possibility of not having to marry the man she loathes. They have now agreed to fight to “first blood.” The first one to draw blood wins the match.

In this week’s snippet we are now at the end of the duel and Duncan has disarmed Kat and asks if she yields the match to him.

We are still in Duncan’s POV.

The snippet  has been slightly altered to accommodate the WWW format.

SNIPPET:

He turned his head and sought the delicate flesh at the nape of her neck, the one place on her not protected.

She went still, sucked in a breath and held it, as he worked at the tender spot open mouthed. With the tip of his tongue, he massaged the warm skin of her neck, salty from her exertions against him; a low moan, akin to the one she had given him in the garden two nights ago, escaped her before a shiver chased down her body. Then he nipped the skin, breaking it, drawing the precious drop that claimed her as his. She gasped, and he whispered again in her ear, “You did not stipulate, Lady Katarina, that the blood must be drawn with the sword–I therefore claim victory in the duel. Will you honor the forfeit?”

“Of course I will hold to my word,” came the answer, her voice low and breathless.

He turned her toward him then, until he stared down into the depths of her frank blue eyes. Cupping her face, he gently rubbed her stubborn jaw with his thumbs. “Then will you name our wedding day, my lady?”

Only Scandal Will Do is currently available on

Amazon for just .99!

You can also watch the trailer for the book below.

 

 

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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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 06/30/19 Only Scandal Will Do~ Delicate Flesh

  1. Carrie-Anne says:

    I like the terms of that agreement!

    Like

  2. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I don’t think she expected those results at all, but she is holding true to her word so far. Very sensual!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    Wooo! I need to go take a dip in the pool. I don’t need the hot tub now! Great scene, Jenna.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Biting her neck counts as a wedding proposal? What’s next, Jenna, vampires? 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Cleverly done! I really enjoyed this story and today’s snippet was excellent…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Another breathtaking snippet. Thank you once again.

    Liked by 1 person

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