Category Archives: Excerpt

I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale, Excerpt & Giveaway

I Am Lady Catherine: A Twisted Austen Tale, Excerpt & Giveaway

After a two year hiatus, Twisted Austen is back in celebration of Halloween, one of my very favorite holidays (I’m a sucker for any excuse to dress up). The idea behind Twisted Austen has nothing to do with monsters, hauntings, or any other such traditional folderol. Instead, I use this opportunity to explore some slightly… more goodness …

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

Meet Echo, the Inspiration for Belle

This is our dog Echo. Echo joined our family three years ago. She was found huddling for shelter underneath a family’s deck on a wintry afternoon, during a November weekend of freezing rain, wet snow, and miserable winds. The family’s deck backed up to an empty field, and Echo’s rescuer theorized that she had been… more goodness …

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Revenants, Returning from the Dead + Giveaway of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

Today, I bought candy so that I might stand in my driveway and hand out snacks to those brave enough to enter my small cul de sac, where few turn on their lights for the Trick or Treaters. And once more, my thoughts again run to the macabre. Revenance, or people returning from the dead… more goodness …

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy- New Release and Giveaway!

My Fair Lizzy ~ A Regency tale  An Interview with Lizzy Bennet: Barbara Silkstone: Welcome as we join Elizabeth Bennet following the completion of her lessons in elocution and etiquette with her tutor, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Silkstone: Tell us what prompted you to place yourself in the hands of such a haughty pedant. Mr. Darcy is… more goodness …

The Widow Elizabeth (Giveaway!) – New From Renata McMann & Summer Hanford

The Widow Elizabeth (Giveaway!) – New From Renata McMann & Summer Hanford

Can heartbreak ever lead to greater happiness? When Elizabeth weds one of Darcy’s dearest friends he tries, and fails, to put his love for her behind him. Then, after two years of regretting his decision to step aside for his cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Darcy is given that rarest of gifts, a second chance. Though he… more goodness …

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Unravelling Mr. Darcy at Vauxhall Gardens, #Excerpt, #Giveaway

Elizabeth placed her hand on Darcy’s arm and allowed him to escort her from their supper box and toward one of the numerous paths in Vauxhall Gardens. The vast number of people that filled the supper boxes and paths was astonishing, and then when the torches were lit, and the orchestra was playing while waiters… more goodness …

Excerpt and Announcement for The Companion

Excerpt and Announcement for The Companion

Time has been marching on and I’ve been hard at work on my latest variation projects, among others. I’ve discovered in the time since I’ve been writing full time that though I imagine projects, work on the through the various stages of the process, ending in finally publishing them, that there is never truly an… more goodness …

Extraordinary Devotion Excerpt #2

Extraordinary Devotion Excerpt #2

Last month, I shared an excerpt from Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam’s point of view for my upcoming release, Extraordinary Devotion. It’s Book Three in the When Love Blooms Series, which began with Sufficient Encouragement. The first book brings Darcy and Elizabeth to the altar with some help from friends and family. The second book is an optional read… more goodness …

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Guardianships During the Regency + the Upcoming Release of “The Earl Claims His Comfort” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Today, I am removing my “Austen” hat and replacing it with my “Regency” one. Although those hats are very similar, after all, Austen lived in the Regency period, I also dabble in writing Regency romantic suspense. Below is a bit about my latest book in that vein.  GUARDIANSHIP In my latest Regency romantic suspense, The… more goodness …