Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/04/22 ~ Pride of Lyon’s ~ Some Other Course

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors !

This week I’m continuing with snippets from Pride of Lyon’s, which released in June.


Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made… unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON’S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives… and loves.

What’s a young lady to do when a powerful lord tries to abscond with her and make her his mistress?

When you’re Miss Honoria Quinn, you leap from his carriage and run like the wind to find some place to hide. Trouble is, Honoria mistakenly chooses The Lyon’s Den, a disreputable gambling house as her sanctuary, a move that ends up with her having to make another choice at the hands of the Den’s match-making proprietor Mrs. Dove-Lyons: wed a complete stranger or become the lord’s mistress.

No good deed goes unpunished…

Thomas, Lord Braeton agrees to attend a wager at The Lyon’s Den only to keep his brother-in-law out of trouble. What he doesn’t count on is becoming embroiled in one of Mrs. Dove-Lyons’s schemes to marry him off. But when he tries to come to the aid of another peer, Thomas finds the only honorable thing he can do to save Miss Quinn’s reputation is put aside his hopes for a love match for himself and instead offer to marry her.

As Thomas and Honoria set out on a wary journey to matrimony, can they learn to live together and hope love will grow between them? Or are they doomed to a loveless marriage of convenience from which one or both will want to escape?

I’m continuing with the meeting of Miss Honoria Quinn and Thomas, Lord Braeton in Mrs. Dove-Lyon’s office. (I’ve taken out a couple of sentences from this week’s snippet.)


“I’m afraid I don’t understand, my lord.” Honoria’s courage seemed to be waning, as were her wits.

“It must be confusing, I’m sure.” His tone was soothing, comforting even. “But the upshot of the situation, as I understand it, is that you wish to refuse Lord Danford’s offer, if some other opportunity would present itself, is that correct?”

“Well, yes.” Of course, she’d wish for some other choice than to become Lord Danford’s mistress. His use of the word “opportunity” reminded her of Mrs. Dove-Lyon’s words when they left the parlor. Was this what she’d been talking about? “Do you know of some other course, my lord?”

And a little more for good measure…

For a moment she allowed herself to hope. “Another, more honorable choice?”

“I do, Miss Quinn.” Lord Braeton shot a frightening look at Mrs. Dove-Lyon, then relaxed his features and turned a more pleasant gaze on her. “You can choose instead to marry me.”

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

Pride of Lyon’s is available on Amazon and on KU for free.

I also wanted to let you know that my House of Pleasure series is now available in a boxset format on Amazon, Smashwords, and  B & N. All five House of Pleasure novels in one volume! Grab your copy today! (It remains at half-price because it has only been available on Amazon the past two weeks.)



The House of Pleasure series

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13 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 09/04/22 ~ Pride of Lyon’s ~ Some Other Course

  1. nancygideon says:

    Well . . . that would be the honorable course to take, so she’d better grab it!


  2. Elaine Cantrell says:

    Love the way that last line is delivered. This is definitely the better option.


  3. A wonderfully tangled web! Lord Braeton seems to have a truly chivalrous spirit.


  4. daryldevore says:

    Marriage offers from all directions. I hope this offer is from a more gentlemanly gentleman.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. It seems the way of those dear Thomas, Lord Braetons to avail themselves for marriage to save a lady from ruin. 🙂 Love this!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love it! I really want to know his motivation though…what a start for a marriage. Great snippet.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Poor girl. Of course she’s a bit confused. Nice cliffhanger you left us with, not knowing how Honoria responds. Looking forward to next week’s snippet.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    What a line to end this snippet on! Though I think this is definitely a better option.

    Liked by 1 person

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