Oct 042017
 

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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!!!

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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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