Feb 112019
 

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m happy to start my week off by welcoming back authors J.L. Ashton and Justine Rivard as they begin their blog tour for The Most Interesting Man in the World (you may recall their visit and lovely cover reveal last month!) Today, these ladies bring with them a vignette to share with you all. We hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for hosting us here at Austenesque Review, Meredith. I was here with my previous two books. A Searing Acquaintance and Mendacity & Mourning, and it’s great to visit again with my friend and partner in crime, Justine Rivard. We’ve only met once in person and we write across the miles, sharing the same love for Jane Austen and a quirky sense of humor. In The Most Interesting Man in the World, we explore the friendship between Darcy and Bingley.

Among the characters mentioned but never actually appearing in The Most Interesting Man in the World is Caroline Bingley, sister to one of our protagonists. She, in fact, is the only female voice ever heard within the book’s pages. Her “Hallooo!” called through the window of a carriage is the lone moment her voice is heard, but her presence permeates the book as Bingley recoils not only from her voice and looming arrival, but from the memories of her as a child and her behaviour as one of his dreadful sisters.

But, unsurprisingly, she would like her share of the conversation and, more particularly, her share of Mr Darcy. A few days before the double wedding in Hertfordshire, we had that lady and gentleman sit down together in the drawing room at Netherfield, the Hursts sitting nearby and a footman standing ever vigilant by the door, so Caroline could explore the whys and wherefores of the man both she and her brother consider the most interesting man in the world. Continue reading »

Feb 042019
 

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Hi friends! I hope you have been enjoying a great 2019 so far! I’ve felt like it took me all month to get my act together! LOL! 😳 With holidays, family visits, and returning to work – I was perpetually behind on everything!

In January, we took the month off from traveling – not sure if it was intentional or unintentional. And instead enjoyed some fun activities and guests!

Our first guests were Mr. Bingley’s cousins who we met up with in NYC. 🗽

We enjoyed some extra time with them, and being able to take them to our favorite places and have them meet our friends. 🤗 Continue reading »

Jan 242019
 

Hi friends! I hope you are enjoying a great week! I’m so excited to share about this lovely upcoming release coming from Meryton Press today! I have several reasons I’m excited about this new release:

  1. This book is co-authored by a new-to-me author and one I’ve read and enjoyed before! 🤗
  2. This book seems to be from the point-of-view of a character I have a special affinity for… 🥰
  3. I love Meryton Press books! 📖❤️

I hope you enjoy this cover reveal of J.L. Ashton’s and Justin Rivard’s upcoming release – now available for pre-order! – The Most Interesting Man in the World

~ Book Description ~

What has gotten into Fitzwilliam Darcy lately?

Charles Bingley, a jolly fellow who relies on his great friend’s impeccable judgment in all things, is determined to find out. What could explain Darcy’s ill humour and distraction? Or his uncharacteristic blunder of speaking Greek to a horse who only understands Latin? Not to mention that shocking book accident! Certainly, it has nothing to do with Elizabeth Bennet, the sister of Bingley’s own angel, Jane. Bingley is certain of it.

What was really going on behind the scenes at Netherfield, Pemberley, and Darcy House, and just what did those men talk about over billiards and brandy? In this novella, Bingley sheds a little light on keeping company with the most interesting man in the world, and shares his own musings on puppies, his dreadful sisters, and the search for true love. Prepare to be shocked, delighted, and confused by a Charles Bingley the likes of whom you’ve never met before.

~ expected release date: next Monday! ~

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