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 122019
 

I have a special treat for you today, readers!  Meryton Press author, C. P. Odom is stopping in for a visit and chat about his newest release, Perilous Seige!  As you may have already learned, this new Pride and Prejudice variation includes an original character by the name of Major Edward McDunn. Colin has prepared a very lovely interview between Major McDunn and his granddaughter! We hope you enjoy!

Good morning, Meredith and thank you for hosting my character interview on your blog. It’s great to be here at Austenesque Reviews.

Today I am sharing an interview based on my latest release, Perilous Siege. I had a lot of fun writing this story and this interview takes readers behind the scenes for a more in-depth view of Edward McDunn, one of the leading characters in this story.

So let’s head back to 1864 for this exclusive interview…

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Date: November 20, 1864

Location: Pemberley vaults, Pemberley family estate, Derbyshire, Imperial Commonwealth of Great Britain

Note: The following is the second of a series of interviews conducted between Edward McDunn and Virginia Fitzwilliam. The in-depth interviews were ordered by Elizabeth Darcy, the director of Imperial Intelligence, to document the role played by her immediate family in the establishment of the Empire. While the outside world considered the Darcys, the McDunns, and the Fitzwilliams nothing more than significant figures among many from those early days, Mrs. Darcy had more information and had for long—among inner family circles only—referred to those six as “The Founders.” She believed it important to capture their special memories and opinions for posterity, though the interview records would be restricted to inner family members and maintained in the carefully guarded and newly constructed family vaults deep beneath Pemberley. Since she believed Major McDunn had played possibly the dominant role in those critical events, she deemed it especially critical to capture his recollections and opinions to the fullest extent possible. Accordingly, she assigned the task to one of her operatives who was also the granddaughter of McDunn. Mrs. Darcy believed Virginia Fitzwilliam might be able to elicit more information from the usually taciturn McDunn than would normally be the case. Continue reading »

Feb 252019
 

What If Sweet Jane Began to Suspect Caroline’s Duplicity?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

Broken-hearted Jane Bennet still clings to some hope of encountering Mr. Bingley when she travels to London and stays with the Gardiners. Although after her first call and Miss Bingley’s belated return call, Jane discovers that she was “entirely deceived in Miss Bingley’s regard” for her. What if Jane analyzed Miss Bingley’s behavior a little more objectively during this time? What if she began to suspect some dishonesty on Miss Bingley’s part? And her suspicions lead her to question some of Miss Bingley’s claims. Is Mr. Bingley actively pursuing Miss Darcy? That would be odd since she isn’t out in society yet. Did he really know of Jane Bennet being in town these past few months and not have that decency to pay a call? Or was that another falsehood…

After discussing Miss Bingley’s actions with both Mrs. Gardiner and Maggie – Mrs. Gardiner’s maid – Jane daringly seizes an available opportunity to encounter Mr. Bingley and determine the true leanings of his heart… Continue reading »