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 »

Jul 122019

Hi dear friends! I’m so excited to welcome Heather Moll – a special debut author – to Austenesque Reviews today! I was so excited to see that Heather is publishing her first book with Meryton Press! Especially so because she was a long-time reader and participant on my blog. (Heather, I looked it up, your first comment here was in August 2011!) I think it is so awesome that we’ve “known” each other for so long and that now you are visiting my blog as an author!! Congrats, my friend! I’m thrilled and honored to host your cover reveal today!

~ From the Author ~

Thank you so much Meredith for hosting a cover reveal for His Choice of a Wife and for letting me visit with your readers. I’ve been a fan of this blog for years and it gives me a thrill—mixed with a healthy amount of butterflies in my stomach—to be on this side of one of your posts. I’ve loved Jane Austen for fifteen years and have been writing about her characters for almost as long, so I am very proud to share my first story with all of you.

This project began years ago as a quiet little hobby to occupy me as a new stay-at-home mom, but it grew into something much more! What started as a short story— that I still wasn’t certain I would let anyone read— quickly moved beyond what needed to happen to get a still-improving Darcy and Elizabeth together sooner after Hunsford. What if Wickham suspects Darcy’s interest? What could happen in Brighton? What else could go wrong before the inevitable happy ever after?

This Austen and JAFF community has brought a lot of joy into my life and I’m so happy to contribute something of my own and share it and its gorgeous cover with my fellow Austenesque Admirers here today! Continue reading »

Jun 122019

Hi dear friends! So, almost a year ago to the date we were here hosting a special Cover Reveal/Release Day Announcement for Brenda J. Webb’s Proof Of Love – a imaginative and epic romance that we adored! And now, Brenda is back with another new release! I cannot tell you how excited I am that Brenda has a new book coming out today – go Brenda!! Her new release, Taking Another Chance, sounds wonderful – such a creative premise!

Today, Brenda is sharing the full cover of her new release, Taking Another Chance, and a tempting excerpt in celebration of this book’s release!!

~ From the Author ~

Thank you for allowing me to reveal the cover for my latest book on your lovely site Meredith. It is always a joy visiting with you and your readers. As a way of introduction to this story, I have always wanted to write a story where an older Darcy and Elizabeth find each other again and TAKING ANOTHER CHANCE is the result.

The blurb sets the stage for my story; however, for those who hate stories where Darcy is married to someone before Elizabeth, allow me to hint that the marriage began with deception and was of short duration. Those who read my books know that I never have ODC in love with anyone but each other. After all, Some Loves Are Meant To Be!

~ Book Description ~

Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet have suffered profound heartache in the fourteen years since parting in Lambton when word of Lydia’s folly reached her family.

At the age of forty, Darcy is now a widower raising a teenage daughter, whilst Elizabeth, a spinster, has spent the intervening years in service.

Unexpectedly thrown into each other’s company by circumstances not of their making, has time stood still when it comes to matters of the heart?

Can their timeless love survive the newest obstacles to happiness?

And without further ado….here is the big reveal!!!

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