Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/08/19 Heart of Decadence ~ “I Never Married Him”

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!

I have a new book (it was published in a set this past spring, but I’m bringing it out later this month–as soon as the edits are done.) called Heart of Decadence, the latest of the Handful of Hearts novella series. Here’s the cover–you’re the first (other than my newsletter subscribers) to see it!



Miss Amelia Burrowes was the scandal of the ton in her first Season, when her fiancée died and she was declared a ruined woman by Society. Ten years later, she’s back in London to make an arranged marriage that will hopefully allow her sisters to be received by the ton. But when Nathan, Lord Ainsley, the man she’d really had a tendre for all those years ago, renews their acquaintance, the flame between them rekindles and Amelia must convince him that a woman with a past deserves a future.

I started last week with a scene at the end of the first chapter. Amelia has been discovered by Mr. Burke, her intended, although she’s not very keen on marrying him. He’s trying to become “better acquainted” with her, very much against her will, when a stranger interrupts their kiss. Mr. Burke then introduces Amelia.

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


“Miss Amelia Burrowes?”

Her head came up and their gazes met and she swallowed hard before asking, “Lord Ainsley?”

Mystical full moon starry night in park

“Yes, I wonder you remember me–it has been ten years, hasn’t it?” A shadow from his past rippled over Ainsley’s soul, calling to mind a moonlit garden and a lingering kiss long ago.

“Eleven, my lord for we met at Lady Somerville’s my first Season out.” She’d taken her hands from in front of her face and now twisted them before her.

He distinctly remembered that introduction to the most beautiful woman of the Season, then he frowned. “It is not Lady Carrington?”

“No, my lord, I never married him.” 

Nathan blinked; she’d never married?

Heart of Decadence will release in September 2019

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


Handful of Hearts series by Jenna Jaxon






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15 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/08/19 Heart of Decadence ~ “I Never Married Him”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    I didn’t comment on this last week so I might as well do it now, especially since I can’t find a new post. Great cover. It fits he subgenre perfectly.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Diane Burton says:

    He seems stunned to learn she didn’t marry. Were one (or both) of them out of society? Gorgeous cover.


  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    What a gorgeous cover and a delightful tease from the book!!


  4. Ooo I wonder how this will change things for him!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. And he’s intrigued and here we go…I LOVE Regency stories. Can’t wait for more! Terrific snippet…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Once again, Jenna, you have captured this reader. More, please.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Well, I think it’s time for him to do something about that. Great snippet, and another beautiful cover!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Carrie-Anne says:

    I can’t wait to see his reaction to her explanation for why she never married. It’ll reveal a lot about his character and intentions.

    Liked by 1 person

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