Dec 142018
 

Happy Friday, friends! I’m so excited to kick-off the week with a special cover reveal of Don Jacobson’s long-awaited next installment in The Bennet Wardrobe series – The Avenger: Thomas Bennet and a Father’s Lament!!! If you are new to this series, it is a series that focuses on the Bennet family, who have the ability to travel forward in time through the mystical properties of the Bennet Wardrobe! So far, this series has taken members of the Bennet family to various different time periods where they encounter not only famous historical figures, but also beloved characters from other novels! I am excited about Don’s newest release because it focuses on two characters we don’t often see in the spotlight – Mr. and Mrs. Bennet!

~ Book Description ~

(expected release date: December 25th)

Bennet looked at his wife’s swollen lips, softly bruised from several deeply loving kisses, and her flushed complexion, as alluring when gracing the countenance of a woman of four-and-forty as that of a girl of nine-and-ten. He was one of the lucky few to have fallen in love with the same woman at both ages.

Thomas Bennet, Master of Longbourn, had always counted himself amongst the few educated gentlemen of his acquaintance. But, he had to travel over 120 years into the future to discover how little he knew about the woman sharing his life.

Once again, the amazing Bennet Wardrobe proved to be the schoolmaster. Tom Bennet’s lesson? Mrs. Bennet had been formed especially for him. Yet, t’would be the good lady herself who taught him the power of the Fifth and Sixth Loves: Redemption and Forgiveness.

Fanny Bennet also would uncover deep wells of courage and inspiration as she stood by her man’s side in the bleak years after World War II. Together they would lead their descendants in pursuit of the beast who had wronged every member of the Five Families.

The Bennet Wardrobe series stands alone

The Avenger takes us on a new journey through The Bennet Wardrobe – an alternate universe rising from Don Jacobson’s vivid imagination and based upon the immortal Pride and PrejudiceThe Avenger is another important step leading to the culmination of this enchanting trip: one that has drawn us into its reality to travel side-by-side with richly sketched characters. Each book has left us wanting more.

The Bennet Wardrobe series stands alone as a unique result of originality focused on beloved characters as they move—and grow—through surprising plotlines.

Lory Lilian, author of Rainy Days Continue reading »

Nov 192018
 

Happy Monday, friends!! What better way to start your week than meeting a brand new Austenesque author and learning about her new Pride and Prejudice inspired release!?! I am so excited to welcome Jennifer Altman to Austenesque Reviews today! She is here to share about her debut novel, To Conquer Pride – which sounds fantastic and is available for preorder now! We hope you enjoy this special reveal and introduction to Jennifer and her debut release!

Hi Meredith! Thanks so much for hosting the cover reveal for my debut novel, To Conquer Pride.

I stumbled across my first Pride and Prejudice retelling several years ago when I was browsing through a bookstore—and while I don’t remember the title, I know that once I read it, I was immediately hooked. After purchasing everything I could find in print form, I got myself an e-reader and was soon devouring Austen-related fiction at the rate of a couple of books per week. I still remember the thrill of discovering a great debut, or the rush of happy anticipation when a favorite author released a new book. But all too soon, I began to run out of variations to read. The authors writing in the genre simply weren’t publishing fast enough to keep up with my growing addiction. So, to keep myself entertained, I decided to write my own!

~ Book Description ~

The course of true love never did run smooth…

When Fitzwilliam Darcy departs Hunsford after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet, he does not expect their paths to cross again. Indeed, knowing the lady’s true feelings for him, he makes every effort to see that they do not. But when a chance encounter leaves him stranded in an abandoned cottage with the one woman he can never have, Darcy quickly realizes there is more at risk than just Elizabeth’s reputation.

Elizabeth Bennet knows Mr. Darcy is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry. Until the morning he hands her a letter, his countenance as dark and forbidding as the windswept sky. Now, trapped in a snowstorm with the one person she was certain she despised, Elizabeth is startled to discover that her feelings are not at all what she expected.

But is one night alone together enough to alter the course of their future?

Can any man as proud as Mr. Darcy be expected to offer for the same woman a second time?

In this tale of serendipity and second chances, the world’s unlikeliest couple must conquer pride, prejudice, and faulty first impressions in the elusive quest for their own happily ever after. Continue reading »

Jul 092018
 

Happy Monday, friends! I can’t think of a better way to start the week than to share the lovely cover of Cat Gardiner’s long-expected release of In Good Conscience!!! If you are new to this series, it is an exhilarating adventure and epic romance where a modern-day Darcy is an ex-SEAL assassin contracted by the CIA who meets a vulnerable and manipulated Lizzy Bennet while out on a mission and they embark on a dangerous and thrilling journey from there!  It has been wonderful to see Iceman’s and Lakmé’s adventures continue after the first book – Denial of Conscience , I cannot wait to see what is in store in this latest adventure!!

~ From the Author ~

Hi, everyone! I’m so honored and excited to visit with Meredith and her Austenesque Reviews community of friends and avid readers. Thank you all for stopping by for the In Good Conscience cover reveal. I hope to kick off a little excitement for the book release that will be a white-knuckle summer read.

 

Of all the covers in The Conscience Series, I adore this last one the most, and I hope you like it as well! While I never intended to write one, let alone two and a half, sequels to Denial of Conscience, it’s been an incredible ride with one of the hottest men I’ve written: Iceman. It turned out that so many readers adored this particular contemporary, alpha-male Fitzwilliam Darcy. Harley Davidson biker, former SEAL, idealistic (yet tormented) government-sanctioned assassin, and the great protector of Elizabeth had them asking for more and thank you for that!!!! He may give her wings to fly (on the back of her own Harley) but he is always the protector. And she is always his number one focus.

So here we are, book three in The Conscience Series: In Good Conscience, The Final Adventure, set to release shortly. It will be a full novel of 100k+ words and available in Nook and Kindle e-books, 6×8 paperback, and eventually offered in a Kobo e-book bundle titled: Conscience Rising for readers new to the series who wish to binge read on all 3 ½ books!

Thank you again Meredith for hosting the cover reveal! Now, let’s get on and ride! Vroom-vroom. Continue reading »