I'm delighted to host my dear friend and talented author Jenna Jaxon! As some of you might know, Jenna has been a guest on our Medieval Monday blogs. We're celebrating the stunning cover for her upcoming new release, The Widow Wore Plaid. And what a beautiful cover it is! I've already pre-ordered my copy, and I hope you'll do the same.
For now, let's take a peek into Jenna's new story...
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?
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He poured the icy water into her hand and flicked away some stray drops into her face. She squealed, dancing backward. “Kinellan, behave yourself.”
“I thought you might need some cooling off.” He scooped up another handful of the cold water and splashed it in his own face. “The sun’s been hot all this while. Why don’t we lie right over there in the shade, where it’s cool, and we could—”
“Kinellan, I told you to behave.” Heat suffused her face. Had he been about to suggest what she thought he was going to suggest? Jane had been married most of her life, and since widowhood had led a rather adventuresome private life, but ever had she ever made love out in the open daylight, in a wood in full view of anyone who happened to pass by. It was unheard of. “I will do no such thing.”
He frowned and cocked his head. “You wouldn’t like to eat luncheon here? I assure you it is quite safe. We won’t get wet if we stay sufficiently back.”
Lowering her eyelids to mere slits, she looked askance at him. “You only meant for us to come here to picnic at the falls?”
“Well,” he drawled the word out, “perhaps that is not all I had in mind.” He pulled her closer and lifted her chin. “There are other pastimes we could indulge ourselves in as well.”
To the left of them a branch snapped loudly.
Heart pounding, Jane froze. “What was that?”
He shook his head, motioned her to silence, then stealthily eased in the direction of the snapped branch.
Meet the Author
Jenna Jaxon is a best-selling author of historical romance, writing in a variety of time periods because she believes that passion is timeless. She has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, Jenna has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise. She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories.
She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets--including two vocal cats, one almost silent cat, two curious bunnies, and a Shar-pei beagle mix named Frenchie.
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