Mar 082018

Hi friends!  Did you see Rita’s blog post yesterday on From Pemberley to Milton?  

If not, then let me fill you in!  We are in the midst of a guessing game for an upcoming cover reveal which will take place tomorrow on Claudine’s blog – Just Jane 1813.  Your job is to look at the clues given on this blog post and Rita’s blog post and try and see how much you can deduce correctly about what will be revealed on March 9th – the title, the author, what the images represent. 

Sounds fun, doesn’t it?  I love to play games and this seems like such fun way to announce and celebrate a new release!

Are you ready for your clues?

Good morning, Meredith! We are so excited to host this post at your blog today.  Today we are sharing our second set of clues for an exciting new type of cover reveal for an upcoming JAFF book that remains to be somewhat of a mystery. After all, what better way is there to help launch a JAFF mystery based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice?

I have brought with me some more clues to share with your readers, who hopefully also gathered the clues we shared yesterday at Rita’s blog, From Pemberley to Milton.  We are sharing another look at this book’s cover, along with some clues about the book’s title and author too.

This should be a really fun mystery to solve since this author has already published some very popular JAFF stories and we are revealing some very telling clues about this story!!

So get your detective hats on and help us solve the hottest mystery in JAFF right now…

Clue #1 is this piece of our book’s cover…

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Oct 042017


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


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 »