What is your name? Marcus, Earl of Haversham. My family name is Stowe, but I’m usually called Lord Haversham.
Do you have a nickname? No, thank God. I have enough names as it is.
Who is your best friend? My best friend is Nathan, Lord Ainsley. He is the brother of Miss Katherine Locke.
What kinds of things do you do when you’re together? We were in school together, so we’ve done a lot of different activities. The one we engage in mostly these days is a friendly game of cards.
If you have a family, how do you get along with them? I have three younger sisters with whom I get along very well. Our father recently died, leaving me as their guardian. My sister Letitia has just come out this Season and I have been chaperoning her to various dances and events. I do tend to be a bit overprotective of her.
Do you have a birthmark? Scars? Where is it/are they? How did you get it/them? No, I’m afraid I’m just rather ordinary that way. Although perhaps a dueling scar might make me a bit more dashing.
When you’re angry, what do you do? I usually lash out with sarcasm. I love nothing more than a war of words to release my frustrations.
Where do you go? Usually no place special. I’d rather stand and face the object of my anger, as I said, with a scathing verbal rebuttal. How do you deal with your anger? If that doesn’t work, whiskey usually will.
If you had to make me a meal right now, without going to the store, what would you find in your refrigerator to feed us? I’m not sure what the object is you are speaking of, but I would likely simply ring for the butler, and have cook make us dinner. There’s always chops and vegetables to be had.
What’s the one thing you’re afraid of losing? My reputation.
What makes you laugh out loud? Oddly enough, Miss Katherine Locke makes me laugh quite a lot.Has anyone broken your heart? Until recently the answer to that question would be no. However, Miss Locke has managed to take my heart and run it through a vise. She is the most aggravating, shrewish, beautiful, witty woman I have ever met. She is also my best friend’s sister.
What’s the one thing you want out of life that you don’t think you can have? Miss Locke as my wife.
Why can’t you have it? Well, I think you’ll really have to read the book to find that out.
Follow your heart to find your desire.
Miss Katherine Locke is irked to start her third season dancing with the disagreeable Lord Haversham, her brother’s friend and her own arch enemy. After three years out, however, she’s finally interested in the dashing Lord Finley—only to find out her cousin has set her cap for him too. To make the man jealous, Kate feigns interest in Lord Haversham, only to be shocked to find the handsome lord apparently falling for her. With time running out, should she accept his suit and risk falling in love despite herself?
Marcus, Lord Haversham, is in a tight pinch. His estates are failing and worse, he’s just lost three thousand pounds to his best friend, Lord Ainsley. Ainsley’s solution: have Marcus marry his shrewish sister and he’ll cancel his gambling debt plus give him ten thousand more pounds for her dowry. With nowhere to turn, Marcus agrees, praying he can keep word of the wager from Miss Locke long enough to charm her into marrying him. But can he avoid falling in love himself?
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Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance. She is currently finishing revisions to her fifth full length novel, To Woo A Wicked Widow, set in Regency England and the first book in her five part series, The Widow’s Club.
Only Marriage Will Do, second book in her Georgian House of Pleasure series is with the editor. Her medieval trilogy, Time Enough to Love, is being published by Rising Phoenix Publications. Book 1, Betrothal is currently available. Book 2, Betrayal, will be available later this fall.
Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager. A romantic herself, she 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. 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.