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Click here if you missed Episode 1 of “A Naughty Christmas Carol.”

EPISODE 2:

When we left Sir Harry, he had no Christmas spirit. No wreaths, no caroling, none at all. He refused to help the poor as his lady love, Lady Florentine requested. Worse yet, he ordered his mistress Nellie Rose to his residence on Christmas morning for his own pleasure, ignoring her request to visit her sick mother who lived near the docks in East London.

Then Sir Harry is visited by the ghost of Lord Buckley, the Master of Whippingate…

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Welcome to A Naughty Christmas Carol, a holiday story video told with pictures and words.

The idea for the story came from the heroine in my Harlequin Spice novel, The Blonde Samurai, nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award. The Blonde Samurai is the story of Katie O’Roarke, an Irish American heiress who goes to Victorian London to wed a British lord.

It’s 1873 and Katie O’Roarke is headed to Japan as a virgin bride after marrying Lord Carlton. There she falls in love with a handsome samurai, but not before she spent a Season in London, far from the woods of her Pennsylvania home. As Lady Carlton, she was privy to the comings and goings of the British aristocracy and their fascinating and often incorrigible mores.

Here is one such story she heard whispered in Mayfair drawing rooms, a holiday tale called A Naughty Christmas Carol.    

In Episode 1, we meet Sir Harry,” though that is not his real name, as a young man. It’s Christmas Eve and he’s being very disagreeable with Lady Florentine, the gentlewoman who loves him, and his mistress, Nellie Rose, a fine lass whose mum is sick, as he makes his way to Madame Moiret’s bawdy establishment on York Street…

Join me next week for EPISODE 2 of: 

“A NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS CAROL”

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The Blonde Samurai by Jina Bacarr

by Lady Carlton née Katie O’Roarke, heroine of “The Blonde Samurai

“I have great admiration for Mr. Dickens’ Christmas story about the incorrigible Mr. Scrooge, but in this posting I shall tell you about the exploits of another gentleman who deigned to meet up with three affable ghosts on one naughty Christmas Eve years ago.

“I shall call him “Sir Harry” to keep his identity secret since he is a prominent member of the British Parliament, a still handsome man with the wisdom of his years lighting up his silver-gray eyes.  A good fellow he is, and one you would recognize if saw him at a Mayfair soiree.

“But I’ve heard heated whispers that he wasn’t always such a well-respected gentleman…”

Continue reading A Naughty Christmas Carol on my “A Naughty Victorian Lady tells all…”  blog at eHarlequin.com.

Best,
Jina

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February 2010: meet The Blonde Samurai
“She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

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