Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/014/19 Married by Christmas ~ That Blasted Beard

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. Today’s snippet follows immediately after last week’s.

We are in still Marianne’s POV.

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


Ullr, the bow-god of Norse mythology

“This beard is devilishly itchy,” he said as he rubbed it, and it slipped to the side once more. “It’s stuck on with egg white.”

Giggling, Marianne tugged it back into place, her fingers trailing over his firm jaw. A jolt of heat raced up her arm, making her flush all over. Stunned, she stepped back and looked at her hand, convinced it would be singed.

Will stood staring at her, as if he’d experienced the same rush, for his cheeks turned pink. “Did you feel that?”

She nodded, not taking her gaze off him. “What was it?”

He shook his head, saying, “I don’t rightly know, but I’ll wager it’s something to do with this blasted beard.”

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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18 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 07/014/19 Married by Christmas ~ That Blasted Beard

  1. Love this scene! I bought it. Read it. Loved it! I will get a review up in the next several days. 🙂

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  2. Excuses, excuses… Cute scene. I look forward to finding out if they discover what caused the heat. Hint: it’s probably not the beard. lol

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  3. Okay, it’s the beard. 🙂 Cute scene!

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  4. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I somehow don’t think the beard and egg white are to blame for that jolt of heat. Congrats on your new release. Love the cover.

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  5. Diane Burton says:

    Egg white glue? Interesting. A lovely little scene.

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  6. Somehow I don’t think it’s the beard or the egg white glue either (nice detail!)! But I love that they both felt it…a fun scene. Full of promise 🙂

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  7. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    I think the beard is just an excuse to bring them together. Great snippet!

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  8. Nancy Gideon says:

    Sure. Blame it on the beard. I’ll buy that . . . not.

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  9. Ed Hoornaert says:

    The beard . . . right. Sure, it was the beard. 😉

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