Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 12/19/21 ~ The Widow Wore Plaid ~ Fierce Desire

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors !

It’s beginning to look a lot like release day! I can hardly believe it! In just 17 days The Widow Wore Plaid will launch! Stay tuned for details.

So this week I’m going back to snippets from my historical romance, The Widow Wore Plaid. It’s the sixth and final book of The Widows’ Club series and I’m truly very excited to share it with you again.


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?

I’m skipping ahead several pages for today’s snippet, to a scratch on Jane’s door. The sound she’s been waiting for. Enjoy!


A sudden scratching on the connecting door caught Jane off guard. She started up off the sofa, grabbing up her blue silk robe and thrusting her arms into the sleeves. The filmy garment covered almost nothing at all, but a former lover had explained that the things one could not see were more tantalizing than those one could. She would tantalize Kinellan to the very end.

Jane set her face into pleasant lines, not the barest hint of the serious thoughts she’d been indulging in. She sped to the door and lifted the latch, swinging the door inward to reveal Kinellan in his blue striped silk banyan, his chestnut hair shining in the light of the candle he carried.

“Good evening again, my love.” The fierce desire in his dark eyes took her aback. He shoved the candle onto a nearby table, wrapped his hands around the back of her head, and sank his mouth onto hers.

And a little more for good measure…

No matter how many times he kissed her—hundreds and hundreds of times by now—she never failed to thrill to the touch of his lips, firm, commanding, demanding the kiss as he ravaged her mouth. He pushed her back against the wall, then turned her head ever so slightly, aligning their lips perfectly so they melded together.

Her toes curled in her little blue slippers as her knees went weak. Kinellan had always been greedy about kisses, sometimes peppering her face with tiny fleeting brushes of his lips, sometimes dominating her mouth with an intensity that left her literally breathless, as now. Tonight there seemed a special urgency about him that transferred itself to her. If this was to be their final night together, or the beginning of a life spent with one another, then let their passion shake the mountains down around them.

He thrust his tongue into her oh so willing mouth, plundering here and there as if searching for something. Or was he memorizing every inch so he wouldn’t forget?

No, he’d not forget her. She’d make certain of that.

My Rafflecopter giveaway to celebrate the cover reveal and the upcoming release is still available if you’d like to enter it. And as the novel is set in Scotland, I’m giving away a little piece of the Scottish Highlands! A souvenir plot, to be exact, that entitles the owner to be styled Lord or Lady of Glencoe, Scotland! To enter the giveaway, just click this link and follow the Rafflecopter instructions.

UPDATE: I’ve just put my new contemporary Christmas novella, The Present, ON SALE for .99! It’s available on Amazon and on KU as part of a Christmas series called “Christmas on the Side.” It released on November 23rd. You can go check it out here.

On November 17, the Nine Ladies Dancing: Christmas Miracles anthology of Christmas novellas released and is now available on Amazon. My Christmas novella, It Happened at Christmas, is part of that nine author anthology, so you should check it out! Here’s the link. It will also be available on Kindle Unlimited at no cost for members.

And ALL of my historical Christmas novellas are on sale for .99 for the entire month of December: Hearts Beneath the Mistletoe, It Happened Under the Mistletoe, A Match Made at Christmas, Married by Christmas, and Seduction at the Christmas Court.

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

The Widows’ Club series

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 12/19/21 ~ The Widow Wore Plaid ~ Fierce Desire

  1. Kate Hill says:

    This can’t be their final night, not with that kind of passion. 🙂


  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    I want her to change her mind about him, but I understand her hesitation. Maybe this night will force them into a decision.


  3. Siren X Star says:

    Whoa steamy!!


  4. Karen Hackett says:

    Just finished reading the ARC, and it is awesome! This scene is scorching hot!


  5. daryldevore says:

    He was greedy about kisses – love that.


  6. Botanist says:

    So, he did arrive in the end. That’s a relief after all her worries, but that very last line sounds an ominous note at the end there.


  7. I feel so sorry for her, having all this uncertainty in such a passionate moment. I enjoyed all the tiny details of the clothing and the scene- really well done snippert as always!


  8. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    That is one hot kiss! But, I have a feeling there is more going on than she knows. Fabulous snippet!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. nancygideon says:

    “Shake the mountains down . . . ” Goodness, that paints a breath-stealing picture. I don’t think there will be any forgetting anything after this! (Fanning self!)

    Liked by 1 person

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