Oct 232017
 

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Hello, dear readers!  I am very excited to welcome back author Suzan Lauder to Austenesque Reviews today!  And she is here to celebrate her newest release, A Most Handsome Gentleman, which features a #HotCollins, yes, you heard correctly, Mr. Collins is “incredibly handsome” in this latest tale.  What a fun twist, don’t you think?  I wonder if anyone will succumb to Mr. Collins’s charms now that he has a more pleasing face and figure?  Today Suzan shares a lovely “deleted scene” from her new release where Lady Catherine and Anne de Bourgh meet Mr. Collins for the first time!

This isn’t the first time I’ve written a brand new vignette for Meredith’s blog, and I hope to continue the tradition with future books.

My apologies to Leslie, Nina, Gail, and Ellen, as they did not beta or edit this scene, and there will be extra commas.

This particular vignette is the recruitment interview for the handsome Mr. Collins by Lady Catherine and Anne de Bourgh.

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A New Rector for Hunsford: Part One

The gentleman in front of Lady Catherine was tall and, judging from the manner in which his clerical robes hung loosely on his frame, a bit on the thin side. On the other hand, his posture was sturdy enough—rather like an old oak—though he was barely five and twenty. After a dauntingly complete set of questions intended to intimidate him into showing his flaws, he asked if that was all. Continue reading »

Oct 162017
 

Hello readers!  We are very excited to welcome a new author, Jessie Lewis, to Austenesque Reviews today! As you might have seen and heard, Jessie is celebrating her debut release with Meryton Press, entitled Mistaken!  (Which sounds like such a unique and fun story with some interesting twists!)  I cannot wait to read Mistaken, especially after reading this lovely vignette Jessie is sharing with us today!  

Thank you so much, Meredith, for inviting me to end my blog tour here at Austenesque Reviews. For this last post, I’ve saved one of my very favourite deleted scenes to share with your readers—one that didn’t quite make the final edit but which is still very close to my heart.

It might be considered somewhat of a spoiler, since it features Darcy and Elizabeth together, but I don’t mind admitting that I’m a complete D&E-aholic and couldn’t have written a story without their HEA if I’d tried! In any case, I wanted to end the blog tour with a promise of happiness for our favourite couple.

Thank you, everyone, for stopping by. Please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments, or you can contact me via my social media links or blog page (links below). I’d love to hear from you!

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Sep 132017
 

Hi readers!  I am so happy to welcome back author L.L. Diamond to Austenesque Reviews today!  Leslie is here to celebrate the release of Particular Attachments which is a sequel to her Pride and Prejudice variation, Particular Intentions.  Particular Attachments has definitely caught my eye (and not just because of the stunning cover) but because it is about Georgiana Darcy – I love stories that feature Georgiana and her path to finding love!  Leslie brings with her today a lovely outtake that shows Georgiana and Nathaniel at the young ages of eight and twelve.  We hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much, Meredith! It was a long road writing Particular Attachments, but I’m so excited about sharing Georgiana and Lord Sele’s story with everyone. I only hope everyone comes to care for Georgiana and love she and Nathaniel’s story as much as I do!

I always set some sort of challenge for myself with each book. With Particular Intentions, I wanted to keep to strictly Darcy and Elizabeth’s point of view. With Particular Attachments, we only previously knew Georgiana, so I narrowed everything to strictly from her perspective. It was challenging to try to cover everything in that way, but it reminded me a bit of Jane Austen in that she didn’t write scenes between men. She would never have been privy to those conversations, so did not write them because she didn’t know the dynamics. Anyway, I wrote this outtake just for fun to get an idea of Lord Sele’s (Nathaniel’s) perspective. I hope you enjoy it! Continue reading »