Nov 272017
 

Hello dear friends!  Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?  If not, this enchanting vignette from Joana Starnes’ Miss Darcy’s Companion might just do the trick! 😉  As you may have seen, the lovely Joana Starnes has released a new audiobook of Miss Darcy’s Companion (which was one of my most favorite reads for 2016!)  Woot woot!  Now readers who like to listen to their favorite novels while they drive, clean, or work with their hands can do so with this lovely story about Elizabeth falling in love with Darcy while working as Georgiana’s companion!!

Many thanks, Meredith, for welcoming me here today. You’re so kind, it’s always wonderful to be your guest!

This time my good news is that Miss Darcy’s Companion was released in Audible earlier this month – my fourth book to become available in this format. Stevie Zimmerman is the producer, and as always, her narration style captures your heart and won’t let go, and her Mr Darcy is absolutely to die for! You can listen to the sample here to see what I mean.

I thought this would be the perfect time to celebrate, and if your readers would like to curl up with a paperback over the holidays, or sit back and listen to Stevie Zimmerman bringing the story to life, at the end of this post there’s a link to the international giveaway – a chance to win one of the 2 signed paperbacks, an audio code (10 are up for grabs) or a bag of goodies from our favourite places. Continue reading »

Nov 222017
 

Hi friends!  Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving to all those who are getting ready to celebrate!!  But before we celebrate being thankful and take part in our Thanksgiving traditions, I’d like to celebrate the lovely new book Kara Louise released this month!!  As you might have heard, her new book Chance and Circumstances shows us what happens if Mr. Bingley and Elizabeth Bennet met each other first!  (Sounds really interesting, right!)  Kara is here to talk about her new release, Chance and Circumstances, and what she feels is one of the more challenging aspects…er…characters to write about!  We hope you enjoy!

The Elephant in the Room

I want to thank Meredith for inviting me to share with you today about my new book, Chance and Circumstance.

I have titled this post, “The Elephant in the Room.” Or perhaps I should have entitled it, “The Elephant in the Book.” Or possibly, to make it more clear to you, “The Part of Jane Austen’s story that is there and has to be dealt with, but I really don’t want to have to write it.” And what is that, you ask?

It’s the whole Wickham and Lydia fiasco! Continue reading »

Nov 082017
 

Hello, dear readers!  I am very excited to welcome back author Victoria Kincaid to Austenesque Reviews today!  I must say I’m so glad Victoria keeps as busy as she does and has just released her new book President Darcy!  How cool is it that Mr. Darcy is POTUS?!?  He’d have my vote for sure! 😉  Victoria is here to share a little about finding the perfect Darcy for her cover!! 

The Quest for the Perfect Darcy

Thank you for having me as a guest, Meredith!  I’m thrilled to be here.  However, I do have a confession to make:  whenever I picture Mr. Darcy, I imagine some version of a young Colin Firth.  It’s not a conscious choice; my subconscious mind simply sees Colin Firth as the ideal Mr. Darcy.  Unfortunately, when it comes to creating covers for my novels, Colin Firth isn’t available to be a model. 😊  So I’m always seeking images that project that same combination of intelligence, gravitas, and sex appeal.  And then I usually need to find that combination in a model who’s wearing period-appropriate clothing.  It’s not easy.  Many stock photographers don’t understand Regency clothing, so I’ve waded through pictures of Regency men with broadswords, “Regency” women who look like they’re wearing prom dresses, and Regency “heroes” who look more like Snidely Whiplash.   Continue reading »