Aug 192019

Happy Monday, friends! I’m thrilled to share this post with you today because it is from a brand-new-to-us author, Kay Bea! And because it is a cover reveal for another lovely new release from Quills and Quartos! We love all these new books coming onto the scene!

Such a great way to start the week, don’t you agree?

~ From the Author ~

Thank you, Meredith, for hosting the cover reveal for Letters from the Heart and for this opportunity to share with your readers.

I have been in and out of the Jane Austen community for five years. I started off voraciously reading every variation I could get and then hesitantly published my first online short story. It’s been an incredible journey. Letters from the Heart started as little more than a vague idea and almost didn’t make its way out of my many stacks of paper.

When I first saw the cover, I had tears in my eyes. It was beautifully, sublimely perfect and more than I could have imagined. Ellen Pickels did an amazing job with this design. I adore everything from the sumptuous colors to the half-forgotten quill in Elizabeth’s hand.

When we first started discussing ideas for the cover, I didn’t have an image in mind, but I knew the feeling I wanted to capture. Ellen made that happen. The Elizabeth in this cover is pensive, and a bit lonely despite the richness of her surroundings. I was telling my own Mr Darcy that if Inkheart’s Silvertongue read my Elizabeth into existence, she would have dropped from the sky in exactly the attitude Ellen created for the cover of Letters from the Heart. Continue reading »

Aug 122019

Austenesque ARC

Hi friends! It is time for another Austenesque ARC Giveaway!  🤗❤️

If you are new to this blog, I shall explain. ☺️ I sometimes acquire duplicate copies of Austenesque books (either from me buying books I already own or from generous readers who donate from their own collection) and then host a giveaway to find them some new homes! 📚🏡

These books are most often gently used or ARC – Advanced Reader Copies – and will be labeled as such next to the title. *Except for A Matter of Chance which is new and kindly donated by the lovely L.L. Diamond!

*Since the giveaways of these previously owned books are open just for US readers (sorry friends, international shipping costs sometimes 3x the price of the book), I am hosting a Winner’s Choice ebook option for all our international friends! 📱📖

There are 4 ARCs/previously owned books in this giveaway but I’ll choose 5 winners – for the books I’m giving away and 1 who will choose one of the 4 books to receive as an ebook. 🥰

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Aug 052019

Hello friends! I hope your week if off to a great start! As you might remember, earlier this year a new Jane Austen publisher launched – Quills and Quartos Publishing! 🙌🏼 And now they are celebrating a brand new release from author A. D’Orazio! (woot woot!) 🥳 We are ardent admirers of Ms. D’Orazio’s writing and absolutely adored her emotionally turbulent and beautifully crafted stories – The Best Part of Love (our review) and A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity (our review). We are so very thrilled that Amy has released a new story titled, A Lady’s Reputation – which sounds phenomenal!

We hope you enjoy this tempting excerpt Amy has brought to share with you all today! Continue reading »