Nov 122017
 

Happy Sunday, friends!  Are you a fan of The Jane Austen Centre?  Have you spent hours browsing all the interesting finds on their site?  I have!  Not only does The Jane Austen Centre have an amazing gift shop, but they also publish interesting articles and reviews on their blog!  The kind people at The Jane Austen Centre have kindly offered to engage in a post exchange with some blogs, and today I’m sharing one of their posts about Jane Austen, Caroline Jane Knight, and her new book Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage!

The Enduring Love for Jane Austen

Jane Austen passed away 200 years ago, yet the names of Lizzy Bennet and Mr Darcy are familiar even to people who have never picked up one of Austen’s novels.

Then there are those who have read Austen’s works…. countless times. The academics, the Janeites, and those who simply appreciate her work for its place in classic literature.

Austen’s books have been translated into over 35 languages. Over 100,000 people make the pilgrimage to Jane’s homes each year and there are over 30 Jane Austen Societies worldwide, the largest of which (The Jane Austen Society of North America) has more than 70 branches. Over fifty Jane Austen events and festivals are held each year across the world and her works have inspired at least 75 movies or television series. More than 20,000 fan fiction novels have been published, based on Jane’s life, work, and characters, and there are over 7,000 Austen related websites and social media profiles online. Continue reading »

Aug 132017
 

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Hello, dear readers!!  I’m so honored to share another exciting cover reveal with you today! (I love doing these!)

What’s being revealed today you ask?

I’ll tell you!  It’s this brand new debut novel by Catherine Lodge called Fair Stands the Wind, and it sounds fabulous!!!  (I’ve heard many many wonderful things about it!)

~ Fair Stands the Wind ~

Expected Release Date: late August 2017

We all know that in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr Darcy is proud and prejudiced because he is a wealthy landowner who believes himself above his company; and that Elizabeth Bennet can afford to be proud and prejudiced because she believes she has the freedom to make choices for herself.

But what if Mr Darcy is the second son, sent to sea at a young age? What if Elizabeth is trapped by circumstances, with an ill father on one side and an understandably desperate mother on the other?

Meet Captain Darcy of the Royal Navy, a successful frigate captain, with ample prize-money and a sister he needs to provide for while he is at sea. Meet Elizabeth Bennet, who needs a husband and is trying to resign herself to Mr Collins, the worst “least worst alternative” in the history of literature. Continue reading »

Mar 272017
 

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Hello gentle readers!  I’m so honored to be taking part in a special cover reveal of The Darcy Monologues today!  My excitement and anticipation for this new release has been steadily growing ever since I learned about this project.  And to be honest, the torture has been acute!  Have you seen all the graphic teasers they are sharing?!?  

Gah!!!  How many more days???

 The Darcy Monologues 

Expected Release Date: May 22nd

Available for Pre-Order NOW!

~ Book Description ~

“You must allow me to tell you…”

For over two hundred years, Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is established through Elizabeth Bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know what his tortured soul is indeed thinking? How does Darcy progress from “She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me” to “I thought only of you”?

In this romance anthology, fifteen Austen-inspired authors assemble to sketch Darcy’s character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times—from faithful narratives to the fanciful. Herein “The Darcy Monologues”, the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love—all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm.

Stories by: Susan Adriani * Sara Angelini * J. Marie Croft * Karen M Cox * Jan Hahn * Jenetta James * Lory Lilian * KaraLynne Mackrory * Beau North * Ruth Phillips Oakland * Natalie Richards * Sophia Rose * Joana Starnes * Melanie Stanford * Caitlin Williams

~ Editor Bio ~

Christina Boyd wears many hats as she is an editor under her own banner The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a ceramicist and proprietor of Stir Crazy Mama’s Artworks. A life member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen’s England was made possible by her book boyfriend and star crush Henry Cavill when she won a trip to meet him on the London Eye in the spring of 2017.

And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!

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