Apr 192019
 

Hi readers! I hope you all are enjoying a lovely week! I’m so sorry for being MIA, we’ve been camping in a place that has no internet or cell service! 🏕Talk about roughing it! 😮 But I am happy to pop in today and share this wonderful visit from our friend Lory Lilian!! As you may have seen Lory has a new book coming out soon (in 7 days to be precise!) 🤗 and we are so excited to learn more about her latest work! We hope you enjoy the enticing excerpt Lory has brought to share with you today!

Hello everyone! I am so happy to be here again! Visiting Meredith’s blog is always a pleasure and what better opportunity than presenting you my new book?

It is called A Trifling Cold and is already available for pre-order, on a special price. I confess I made this “pre-order” thing for the first time, after I asked the readers and they were 99 % in favor of it LOL.

Since we last met, I made some critical changes in my life. Some of them related to my writing, as I decided to put all my other jobs on a second plan and to write full time! So I finally worked on long started stories, long resting ideas and I hope to be able to publish much more often than in the past. (I have to since I am trying to make a living from my writing, right?)

In the future, I plan to try other genres too – but JAFF is my hobby, my passion, my escape in a dream world, so it will undoubtedly remain my main focus. I cannot have enough of Elizabeth and Darcy! Continue reading »

Apr 032019
 

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Hi friends! How is April treating you so far?  Have you seen some signs of Spring yet? 🌱

I must say, I’m a little happy March is over. It was a very busy month for work for both Mr. Bingley and myself. And the worst part of it is Mr. Bingley had to travel for his work…3 weekends out of 5, plus a full week in between! 😫

I missed him terribly, and we both did not like being away from each other so often.  (Our weekend time together is precious!) The good news is there are no work trips scheduled for April! Woot! Just fun trips for both of us!! 😝

And I guess, one upside of him traveling is that I read 8 books in one month! That has to be a record for me! Okay…so 2 of them were novellas and 2 of them were rereads that I didn’t have to write a review for, but still I’m happy to have read so much! 📚📚 Continue reading »

Sep 072018
 

Hi friends! I’m so excited to welcome Lory Lilian, one of my favorite authors, back to Austenesque Reviews today! As many readers in the Austenesque genre, I’ve been a long-time admirer of Lory’s stories and love the exquisitely beautiful romances she creates between Darcy and Lizzy! I’m especially glad that Lory has published so many of her stories and that she is continuing to write more!! ::happy dance:: Today Lory is sharing a very special, thrilling, and inspiring post about her writing journey! We hope you enjoy!!

Turning the Dream into a Dream Job

Dear Meredith, it gives me so much joy and such a boost of energy every time I visit your site. How long has it been since you invited me the first time? Maybe eight years? Or more?

I am here today to celebrate with you and with your awesome readers (many of them my cyber friends too) some round numbers:

  • 50 years of life
  • 35 years of being in love with Pride and Prejudice and dreaming about Darcy and Elizabeth
  • 15 years since I first heard of JAFF and realised many other people shared my passion
  • 13 years since I finished my first JAFF story, Rainy Days
  • 5 years since my first attempt at becoming a full-time writer, which has failed until now. Hopefully, that will change soon.

After so many years in fandom, what can I say about myself that people do not already know?

Everything started about three and a half decades ago when I first read Pride and Prejudice. Continue reading »