Hello gentle readers! I’m so honored to be taking part in a special cover reveal of Dangerous to Know today! A few weeks ago we shared the announcement that Christina Boyd and a fabulous team of authors were at it again and creating a new anthology! *woot woot*
But while that news is and of itself extremely exciting…it was topped by the fact that this anthology was going to spotlight a group of characters that really haven’t had much opportunity to “have their say” yet. The bad boys who steal hearts, break promises, and are all around rascals!! We’ve seen many books take us into the hearts and minds of Jane Austen’s heroes, now we finally get to do the same with her ‘rakes and gentleman rogues!’
Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues
Expected Release Date: November 15th
~ Book Description ~
“One has all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.” —Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s masterpieces are littered with unsuitable
gentlemen—Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford,
Tilney, Elliot, et al.—adding color and depth to her plots
but often barely sketched. Have you never wondered about
the pasts of her rakes, rattles, and gentlemen rogues?
Surely, there’s more than one side to their stories.
It is a universal truth, we are captivated by smoldering
looks, daring charms … a happy-go-lucky, cool confidence.
All the while, our loyal confidants are shouting on deaf ears:
“He is a cad—a brute—all wrong!” But is that not how
tender hearts are broken…by loving the undeserving?
How did they become the men Jane Austen created?
In this romance anthology, eleven Austenesque authors
expose the histories of Austen’s anti-heroes.
Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues
is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories—
a backstory or parallel tale off-stage of canon—
whilst remaining steadfast to the characters
we recognize in Austen’s great works.
What say you? Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy…
even temporarily…but heaven help us if we marry one.
And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!
Isn’t it eye-catching? I certainly think so! Well done, Shari and Christina!!
I love the little details like the torn parchment paper, the gold ribbon (similar to the pink ribbon in The Darcy Monologues!), the strong, masculine hand… 😉
That estate looks massive, doesn’t it? I wonder which estate it is? My guess is Mansfield Park or Northanger Abbey…
Do you have a favorite Jane Austen bad boy? I will admit to being partial to Henry Crawford!
Whose story are you most excited for? I love seeing so many great authors assembled in this team, but some are brand new to me (although I have heard of them!) I cannot wait to read everyone’s stories!
~ About the Cover ~
Shari Ryan from MadHat Books created the gorgeous book cover from a rough sketch by the editor, Christina Boyd, and she quickly and professionally created the beauty it is today. The back cover suggests the stories might have some steam (the collection is about Jane Austen’s bad boys after all!) Like in The Darcy Monologues, these authors can turn up the heat with but the turn of a phrase. However, the love scenes are not graphic, and the handful of stories with “mature content” are marked as such in the Table of Contents.
Author Beau North came through again by creating the stunning individual short story promotional graphics. She is quite an accomplished woman. Those individual story graphics will roll out over the next days from their Facebook page The Darcy Monologues, et al., and other social media.
~ About this Project ~
Jane Austen’s masterpieces are littered with any number of unsuitable gentlemen—Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford, Tilney, Elliot—adding color and depth to her plots but often barely sketched out to the reader. Have you ever wondered about her rakes, rattles, and rogues? Surely, there’s more than one side to their stories. Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues, the book designed to expose certain histories about Jane Austen’s anti-heroes, reveals its cover today.
As an editor, Christina Boyd has been extremely fortunate to work with some incomparable authors. Several authors from The Darcy Monologues anthology including Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Jenetta James, Beau North, Sophia Rose, and Joana Starnes joined Amy D’Orazio, Lona Manning, Christina Morland, Katie Oliver, and Brooke West in crafting this current collection. The intent: create clever, well-informed short stories, each from one of Austen’s male antagonists’ point-of-view—a backstory and, or parallel story from off-stage of canon. This Dream Team certainly upped their game accepting this challenge by undertaking characters that few even like and slyly earn the reader’s sympathies—maybe even adoration—whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen’s masterpieces. This wickedly delicious anthology is scheduled for release mid-November.
When Christina published The Darcy Monologues, readers expressed how the blend of the authors’ writing styles worked well to make the overall collection stimulating. One reader suggested that she was so familiar with some authors’ writing styles, she was sure she could match the writers to their stories without being told. This Giveaway Challenge was thus inspired.
To win a $25 Amazon gift card, follow the Google link and complete a multiple-choice quiz, matching lines of prose to the author and her rake/gentleman rogue. Last day to enter is October 18. In case of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random in a Facebook Live drawing. Since it’s for an Amazon gift card, of course, it’s a worldwide giveaway. Gotta play to win. “Dangerous to Know” Challenge.
To enter this giveaway, click the link above and complete the multiple choice quiz.
- This giveaway will end October 18th.
- This giveaway is open worldwide.
Sounds like so much fun! I love games! I may just have to try this one for the fun of it to see how well I do! I anticipate it being quite the challenge! 😉 Thank you so much to Christina and her team for putting this all together! I cannot wait to for the release of Dangerous to Know!!
Be sure to follow the upcoming blog tour of Dangerous to Know beginning in November!
**I’ll be posting my review of Dangerous to Know on November 13th!**
**And I’m so excited to welcome author Jenetta James for a visit on December 11th!**