Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
To begin May off fresh, I shifted to the first of my Widows’ Club books, To Woo A Wicked Widow, because all the e-books of the Widows’ Club series are on sale this month!
Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .
Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .
I began my snippets last week well into the book. Nash, the Earl of Wrotham, is in the midst of trying to stop a gang of robbers who are terrorizing the countryside. Lady Charlotte, with whom he is falling in love, has suddenly come to visit him at his house–a scandalous thing for a lady–even a widow–to do. Charlotte has also asked Nash to call her by her first name, which is another somewhat inappropriate thing suggesting she wants a more intimate relationship with him. They continue their flirting in this snippet, which picks up immediately after last week’s snip. We are in Nash’s POV.
Some portions of this snippet may be changed from the book’s regular format to allow for WWW’s 10 line requirement (the scene wasn’t long enough to continue).
“Then you must call me Nash.”
“Nash,” she said, trying it out, elongating the single syllable, savoring it.
His heart raced like a runaway carriage.
“You have been well, Nash?” she asked; her eyes sparkled and she hummed with the same energy as that night at Almack’s.
“I have been very well, thank you,” he said, even though he memory of his errand this morning, unfortunately, sobered him from the giddy aura her presence had created.
“Is something wrong?” Even her frown was charming.
“I rode out earlier to see one of my tenants who had been burned out last night.”
“What?” she asked sharply as the flirtatious woman fled like a lantern snuffed–in her stead was an outraged landowner.
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.
I’ll be announcing a new giveaway (for those who need something new to read) on my blog on Tuesday. It will be for a print copy of one of my Widows’ Club books and a bit of new swag I’ve just gotten. Please come by and comment to enter!
The Widows’ Club series by Jenna Jaxon
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