Today I’m officially revealing the cover for the 6th book in my Widows’ Club Regency romance series, The Widow Wore Plaid.
Isn’t it gorgeous? 🙂 And I had a lot of say in what actually went into the design, so I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
The Battle of Waterloo made them widows, but each has found new happiness. And Jane, Lady John Tarkington, intends to keep her freedom, even if love—and one particular gentleman—are determined to claim her heart . . .
It is a truth rarely acknowledged—at least in public—that a wealthy widow is free to pursue a great many adventures. For two years, Jane has privately enjoyed her independence. Why should she remarry, even when the gentleman proposing is as wonderful as Gareth, Lord Kinellan? She entreats him never to ask her again. But as her Widows’ Club friends—now all joyfully remarried—gather at Castle Kinellan, Jane begins to wonder if stubbornness has led her to make a terrible mistake . . .
Kinellan needs a wife to give him an heir, and he wants that wife to be Jane. They are perfect together in every way, yet she continually refuses him. Just as he is on the point of convincing her, a series of accidents befall Gareth and point to an enemy in their midst. He has promised Jane a passionate future filled with devotion, but can he keep them both alive long enough to secure it?
And here is an excerpt from The Widow Wore Plaid, just to whet your appetite.
Throwing up his hands, he groaned and sagged against the wall, his banyan sliding half off him. “Have your way with me, woman. I surrender myself into your hands. Do with me what you will and I swear I will enjoy it.”
Panting, she stepped back from him, seeing the sculpted muscular form, strong arms, and dark eyes glazed with smoldering desire as if for the first time. This man wanted her, or had wanted her to be his wife for a long time. No one would ever make her feel this way again, no matter how many lovers she might take. She could look for the rest of her life and not find a man as kind or generous or loving as he. And she had all but thrown his love away with both hands. The revelation devastated her and she hung her head.
“Jane?” Kinellan straightened, peering into her face.
Sobbing, she threw her arms around him, laying her head on his broad chest, the only place she wanted it to be. Tears pricked her eyes. The fast beat of his heart beneath her ear should have given comfort, but did not, for her own heart was tearing asunder. The trickle of tears became a flood.
“Darling.” He slipped his arms around her, cradling her close. “What is wrong?”
“I…I don’t want to leave.”
“Sweetheart.” He cupped her chin and turned her face up to his. A thundery frown marred his brow. “Who has asked you to leave? Was it Aunt Prudence? Fiona?”
“N…no.” Jane sniffed, trying to blink back the tears and regain her composure.
“Someone else?” His frown grew darker.
She nodded. “You.”
The Widow Wore Plaid will release on December 28, 2021 and is currently available for pre-order at the following retailers:
BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-widow-wore-plaid-jenna-jaxon/1139126668;jsessionid=ACAA269602C75AE8F2EDAAFB8BB10391.prodny_store01-atgap12?ean=9781420149784&st=AFF&2sid=Kensington%20Publishing%20Corp._8067221_NA&sourceId=AFFKensington%20Publishing%20Corp.
GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781420149784
Because The Widow Wore Plaid is set in Scotland, I’ve decided to run a Rafflecopter giveaway in which the first prize is a piece of the Scottish Highlands!
The lucky winner will receive the title to a 1′ square souvenir plot of land near Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. You’ll receive a downloadable certificate of ownership of the 1′ plot, the right to style yourself Laird or Lady of Glencoe, a Gift Pack containing a parchment certificate with embossed seal, membership at the Glencoe VIP Privileges Club, and the right to visit your plot anytime you want and the ability to transfer it to future generations.
I’m buying a plot for me as well, so your plot will be next to mine! I thought this would be a fun way to celebrate the book and help the conservation efforts in the Scottish Highlands as well.
Second prize for the giveaway is a $40 gift certificate to either Amazon or B & N (winner’s choice).
The winner will be chosen and announced on December 28 at The Widow Wore Plaid Book Launch in Virginia.
The Giveaway begins on November 1 at midnight. To enter The Widow Wore Plaid Rafflecopter Giveaway then, click here.
Thank you for stopping by to help me celebrate the cover reveal and I hope you’ll return to my blog in the coming weeks for continued snippets and updates on The Widow Wore Plaid.
The Widows’ Club Series by Jenna Jaxon