Jan 062019
 

Hi friends!! I hope you are enjoying a great weekend! I am very excited to welcome back author Karen Cox to Austenesque Reviews today! Karen is gearing up to release an audiobook for her lovely Emma retelling –  I Could Write a Book. Which I read (and loved) last year! Karen is here today sharing a lovely interview between herself and her audiobook’s narrator – Emily Rahm! We hope you enjoy!! 

Hello gentle readers!

I’m so happy to be back here at Austenesque Reviews. Thanks for inviting me, Meredith!

I’m stopping by because I have some exciting news—an audiobook version of my 1970s Emma adaptation, titled I Could Write a Book, is available on the Amazon, Apple Books and Audible platforms!

I Could Write a Book tells the story of Emma Woodhouse—handsome, clever, and rich, as we all know, right? She’s the daughter of old money in Kentucky Bluegrass Horse Country, circa 1975. Emma considers herself a modern woman; she’s finishing her degree in psychology and taking care of her father’s health problems with grace and ease. She knows what’s right for everyone: her friend Tim Elton, who wants to be a politician; her beloved aunt, Nina Taylor; her brand new best friend, Mary Jo Smith; and even her oldest, bestest friend, George Knightley.

George, whose brother is married to Emma’s sister, has also been in and out of Emma’s life, even when they were kids. He went across the country to California for college, but he returned, attending law school in Kentucky and trying to fulfill his destiny—running the Knightley and Woodhouse law firm and managing the sprawling Donwell Horse Farms.

I loved writing the comedy of manners in the insular, mannerly community of Central Kentucky in the 70s. It’s the perfect story for an audiobook rendering, and that’s why I’m so thrilled to introduce you all today to Emily Rahm, I Could Write a Book ‘s narrator.

Emily and I sat down recently to discuss voice over work, how acting helps with story narrations, and why Emma ? It was so much fun to chat with her, so I wanted to share the conversation with all of you as well. Continue reading »

Nov 282018
 

Hi readers! I am very excited to welcome Carrie Kablean, author of a recently released Pride and Prejudice sequel titled, What Kitty Did Next (which we are so looking forward to reading, btw!), to Austenesque Reviews today!  

Carrie thoughtfully provided a little Q&A for me to share with you today! We hope you enjoy learning more about Carrie, her debut release, What Kitty Did Next, and her love of Jane Austen!

Thanks so much Meredith for hosting me on Austenesque Reviews and giving me the chance to talk about What Kitty Did Next – just in time for Christmas too! I mention that because there’s a scene about a Frost Fair on the frozen River Thames in the book, appropriate at this time of year! This is Kitty’s story – I thought she needed a life after Pride and Prejudice (and after Lydia!) – and I hope your readers grow to love her as much as I do!

What was your inspiration to write What Kitty Did Next? Continue reading »

Nov 052018
 

Hello readers! I’m very excited to welcome back one of my favorite authors, Cat Gardiner, to Austenesque Reviews today! Fans of Cat Gardiner will know that this past summer she released the final installment of her exhilarating and phenomenal Conscience Series. For those who aren’t familiar, the Conscience series is a contemporary adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that takes readers on a romantic adventure in a world full of sexy assassins, motorcycles, intense romance, and thrilling danger! And if you haven’t checked it out yet, you should definitely consider doing so soon!!!

Cat is here today to celebrate releasing the box set version of this series, titled Conscience Rising, on KOBO and Nook! Now you can binge read this series to your heart’s content!! (By the way that is what I will be doing in a few weeks!!)

Hi Cat! It is such a pleasure to have you visit my blog today; I am so excited to talk more about two of my most favorite incarnations of Jane Austen’s Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet! For my first question, I would like to ask how it all began? How did you get the idea to write a James Bond/spy-thriller/modern-day Pride and Prejudice?

Hi Meredith! I’m tickled to be here again to chit chat with you. Thank you for inviting me to one of my favorite places! Ah … the beginning of Iceman. Well, its genesis began when I was reading and posting on a well-known JAFF site. I had just finished posting Lucky 13 over a 30-day Christmas blitz and thought—as I did with L13—“what hasn’t been written on the modern front yet? I need a summer posting blitz.” At the time, I think my husband and I were binge watching Bond movies. Voila! Continue reading »