Jun 102018
 

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely weekend!  This post is coming to you while Mr. Bingley and I are camping! Yep! Mr. Bingley has decided he’d like to try camping now!

First I want to thank the lovely authors who so kindly visited my blog – Elaine Jeremiah, Laaleen Sukhera, and Saniyya Gauhar.

Thank you, Elaine, for sharing a fun excerpt with everyone to pique their interest and for giving me the opportunity to review Love Without Time and host a giveaway for your lovely book!

And I’m so thankful for the opportunity to chat with Laaleen and Saniyya and have them answer my questions! I’m fascinated by Austenistan and I cannot wait to read it!!

Thank you to all the lovely readers who stopped by to read Elaine’s post and my interview with Laaleen and Saniyya! We appreciate all your kind words and enthusiasm!

Without further ado… the randomly selected winners are…  Continue reading »

Jun 082018
 

What If Elizabeth’s First Husband Was a Wealthy and Wonderful Earl?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice variation

TIME FRAME: Begins 2 years before the events of Pride and Prejudice and takes a widely different course

SYNOPSIS: What if a twice-widowed earl (who is twice her age) found in Elizabeth a true companion that would bring him the marital happiness he has been searching for his whole life? What if at the time she first meets Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth has been the Countess of Asheland for two years, happily marred to her beloved husband and mother to two adorable children? Elizabeth Bennet is no longer “a young woman without family, connections, or fortune,” in fact, her connections and fortune far exceed Mr. Darcy’s! In her latest Pride and Prejudice variation, Elizabeth Adams explores what happens when Darcy and Elizabeth are on more equal ground… 😉 Continue reading »

Jun 062018
 

Hi readers! I am very excited to welcome author Victoria Grossack and narrator Erin Evans-Walker to Austenesque Reviews today! As you may already know Victoria Grossack has published two Austen-inspired mysteries – The Highbury Murders and The Meryton Murders. Not too long ago The Meryton Murders was released on Audible audiobook with Erin Evans-Walker as the narrator. I know many of you who love audiobooks are probably happy to hear that! Today both ladies stop by to chat about audio books, The Meryton Murders, and Jane Austen!  We hope you enjoy!

Erin, how long have you been producing audio books?

I started production of my first one, a fantasy novel called Holding the Heavens, in early 2017. I’m up to three released volumes with a fourth nearing completion.

Victoria, what made you decide to do an Audible recording of The Meryton Murders?

One reader of The Meryton Murders in the Kindle edition who reviewed the book very favorably requested that I arrange an Audible recording. I had never explored this seriously before, because paying for this upfront is expensive – and since I didn’t know what I was doing, I didn’t feel qualified to hire or supervise anyone. The process is expensive for a good reason – the narrator has to have the talent to read and act and have the technical knowledge to make a recording that meets all of Audible’s requirements.

But Audible now has a creation exchange to match authors and narrators (called producers), where they agree to share royalties. This means that your producer has a vested interest in making sure everything is done right – and of course producers will only apply for projects they consider worthy. So I figured out how to sign up, put out a request for auditions – I wanted a British female voice – and within three hours Erin applied! Continue reading »