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?”
“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
Handful of Hearts series by Jenna Jaxon