Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/07/19 Married by Christmas

In keeping with my Christmas in July theme (and the fact it’s a new release) I have switched this month to my new Christmas novella Married by Christmas.




A wager he should have refused…


After two miserable Seasons, Miss Marianne Covington is determined not to have a third and enlists the help of longtime friend William Stanley to assist her. Will wagers he can find her a husband before Christmas. But when none of the suitors suit, he is ready to do something drastic for the woman who’s become more than just a friend.

I’m starting with a scene a little into the story. Marianne has bemoaned the fact that there are no decent gentlemen to marry. Her friend Will has wagered he can find her a husband by Christmas.

In this week’s snippet Marianne and Will are at a winter costume ball. He’s dressed as Ullr, a Norse god, including a beard. He’s just suggested introducing her to another gentleman, but after a comment from Marianne that goes a bit too far, her mother insists she must  apologize and dance with William as penance.

We are in Marianne’s POV.

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


Ullr, the bow-god of Norse mythology

“I’m sorry about this,” she muttered then looked sharply at Will. “What are you going to do with your bow and arrows?”

Groaning, William left her to stash his equipment behind a tall spruce tree that dominated the far side of the ballroom and returned. “Better?”

“Much, for I feared I would be in danger of finding one of the arrows in my back,” she said, with a glanced at him and smiled. They’d often quarreled, but always made it up.

He grinned and replied, “I think you’re mistaking me for Cupid.”

Immediately, she relaxed–they were all right again. “Hardly, as Cupid wore only a toga or some such thing; much too scantily clad for this chilly weather and never have I ever seen a beard on any statue of him.” That beard fascinated her–if gentlemen actually wore those things, might they all look as handsome as Will did?

Married by Christmas is currently available on

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


Christmas Books by Jenna Jaxon







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22 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/07/19 Married by Christmas

  1. Sounds like she doesn’t need to look for anyone else. 🙂


  2. Nancy Gideon says:

    I think Cupid has already done his job. LOVE the cover and, as always, your writing creates such wonderfully charming moments.


  3. Diane Burton says:

    Such a sweet scene. And she likes a man with a beard. Yay! Hubs has a beard, and I think he looks cool with hit. I needed some Christmas in July. Thanks, Jenna.

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  4. daryldevore says:

    LOL – it’s too cool for Cupid and his toga.

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  5. Already delightful. 🙂 Just bought and looking forward to this. I adore your Regency girl-guy banter. 🙂

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  6. There are few things I love more than unexpected h/H dancing scenes in books. You can definitely feel the chemistry here. Great descriptive writing! 🙂

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  7. I think cupid’s arrow already struck and she didn’t realize. She’s definitely smitten with Will. 🙂 Great scene.

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  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    You’ve done a good job of laying the foundation for him to become the man of her dreams.

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  9. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Maybe Will is the right man all along. After all, she really cares about what he thinks of her. Great snippet!

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  10. A tell tale detail – she likes his beard! Fun excerpt, love the premise for the story. And who doesn’t enjoy Christmas in July? And costume balls…

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  11. Carrie-Anne says:

    I love stories of longtime friends who become lovers. They’ve got great rapport already.

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  12. So adorable. I can picture the friends slowly find themselves falling in love with each other.

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