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 »

Aug 072019

What If Someone Devious Tried to Entrap Mr. Darcy?

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Variation

SETTING: Summer 1811, London

SYNOPSIS: In an alternative Pride and Prejudice timeline, Elizabeth and Kitty Bennet are enjoying a sojourn in London with the Gardiners before Mr. Bingley arrives in Netherfield with his houseguests. On their way home one night the sisters spot a handsome footman who seems to be intoxicated, injured, or possibly the victim of some crime. With no idea who he is the ladies offer shelter to this poor and incoherent footman. Little do they know that the man they aided is not a footman, but a wealthy member of the ton who was trying his best to thwart a serious comprise scheme… This “footman’s” trials are not over yet though, he can’t return home without a way to clear his name and protect his future. What happens when this disagreeable and prideful man seeks the assistance of his kind yet impertinent savior, who he believes to be the daughter of a tradesman? Continue reading »

Aug 052019

Hello friends! I hope your week if off to a great start! As you might remember, earlier this year a new Jane Austen publisher launched – Quills and Quartos Publishing! 🙌🏼 And now they are celebrating a brand new release from author A. D’Orazio! (woot woot!) 🥳 We are ardent admirers of Ms. D’Orazio’s writing and absolutely adored her emotionally turbulent and beautifully crafted stories – The Best Part of Love (our review) and A Short Period of Exquisite Felicity (our review). We are so very thrilled that Amy has released a new story titled, A Lady’s Reputation – which sounds phenomenal!

We hope you enjoy this tempting excerpt Amy has brought to share with you all today! Continue reading »