This Wednesday we are mixing things up with these fabulous tours. We begin with Only Scandal Will Do Blog Tour sponsored by Sizzling PR. Our stop puts a spotlight on this adult historical romance written by Jenna Jaxon. Thanks for stopping by.
Only Scandal Will Do by Jenna Jaxon
Adult historical romance*ebook, 278 pages*Lyrical Press (July 23, 2012)
Kidnapped and sold at auction in a London brothel, Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam squelches an undeniable attraction to the masked stranger who purchased her, pits her wits against him, and escapes him and the scandal that would ruin her life.
Unable to resist temptation in a London brothel, Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury, purchases a fiery beauty. She claims she's a lady, but how can she be? No lady of his acquaintance in polite society is anything like her.
Then he discovers she is who she says, and that this latest romp has compromised her reputation. He knows how that is. One more scandal and he'll be cast out of London society, but he needs a wife who'll provide an heir to carry on his illustrious family's name. He seeks out Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal, but instead finds his heart ensnared.
He's betting their future he'll capture her heart, but does he have what it takes to win the wager?
WARNING: A blade-wielding heroine who crosses swords with a master of sensuality.
Guest post by Jenna Jaxon
Guest post by Jenna Jaxon
A Song for Scandal
Music is a great inspiration for me. Listening to satellite radio on the way to work, I get very fond of a lot of the popular music. Originally, I was a Phil Collins and Genesis and Sting fan. Now I’m more likely to turn to Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, and P!nk. (Okay, I’m still a die-hard Sting fan. The man’s music is romantic beyond belief.) But a lot of the music I now listen to has the power to inspire some of my best story ideas. And if they don’t actually inspire the story, they encourage me when I’m writing them.
While I was writing Only Scandal Will Do, Lady Gaga came out with “Bad Romance.” And man, did I HATE that song! I’d change the station automatically whenever it came on. But I have two teenagers, who actually liked the song. So when they were in the car, I couldn’t get rid of it. And after listening to it a couple of times, I actually started to like it. And then I came to absolutely LOVE the song. I made it my ring tone on my cell phone. And I planned (and still plan) to use it as the ring tone for my agent when I get one. LOL
So “Bad Romance” came to be the song I thought about while I was writing my “bad” romance, Only Scandal Will Do. And it sort of fit--when Duncan meets Katarina it’s a “bad” romance to begin with: he thinks she’s a whore and buys her at an auction for a night of pleasure. They’re attracted to each other, but appalled because they are.
“Caught in a bad romance” indeed!
I had visions of using the song eventually in a book trailer, but of course that didn’t happen. But the pace and my visual images of “Bad Romance” certainly fit with the relentless pace of Scandal. (In the trailer that I just recently released, the music is also a driving force. It’s an instrumental by Kevin MacLeod called Five Armies that fits the images and the book to a tee.) I can’t hear the song without thinking of my book.
For some of my other books I have whole play lists, but for Scandal there’s only ever been the one--a “Bad Romance” that’s all good. I like to think Lady Gaga would be proud. LOL
Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance who 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 writing.
Jenna lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets. When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director. She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage.
She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.
Next stop on the tour:
Friday, September 21: Jacob’s Beloved Books