Category Archives: Excerpt

Austen’s Beauty & the Beast + Excerpt

Austen’s Beauty & the Beast + Excerpt

Not too long ago, I posted about Jane Austen in the Age of Disney. I didn’t get into specifics about Disney characters, just a general overview of connecting fantasy with Jane Austen. Well, today I want to talk about Beauty and the Beast because I’m releasing a Regency Paranormal Beauty and the Beast retelling in… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Present” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Present” with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Okay, I know the calendar says September 12, but you cannot tell me  you have not already seen Christmas decorations up in some of the big box stores. Years ago, I cursed the stores when they brought out Christmas items before Thanksgiving. Needless to say, no one in marketing paid any attention to my protests.… more goodness …

Delectable Diversions

Delectable Diversions

Chocolate truffles from Kilwins. Check. Champagne from the evening reception downstairs. Check. What better way to spend the evening after a day of touring and shopping in my favorite getaway, Historic Downtown Charleston, SC, than drinking champagne and nibbling on exquisite dark chocolates. Speaking of chocolate, here’s a glimpse at the story behind my 2014 release,… more goodness …

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

  In the past on Austen Authors, I discussed the 19th Century Entail and the legalities of primogeniture during the Regency period. Today, I am adding the exceptions to the practice of the eldest son inheriting everything. Customs throughout the world vary. Some peoples divide their land and moveable property equally among all the sons,… more goodness …

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings

Fitzwilliam’s Sweet Nothings   “WHICH OF ALL MY IMPORTANT NOTHINGS SHALL I TELL YOU FIRST?”––Jane Austen, private letter What are the “important nothings” Jane Austen was describing? As an author, I always hope that the tender moments in my book, the parts you as the reader reread over and over again, come out perfectly. I… more goodness …

With a Little Help from My Friends + Excerpt + Giveaway

With a Little Help from My Friends + Excerpt + Giveaway

I recently published a short novella (just over 20,000 words).  It is a quick-reading tale of Darcy and Elizabeth finally finding happiness after five years of separation.  My normal process of writing is to  write, revise, revise some more, put it through a computer grammar/style checker, listen to it being read by a computer program,… more goodness …

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Wonderful Words of Austen Q-Z

Today marks the third and final installment of my Wonderful Words of Austen series of posts. This set of letters, Q-Z has been so fun to put together that I’m sad to bring the series to a close. I hope you enjoy the words as much as I have. Querulous – An adjective that means… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “Renewed Hope” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “Renewed Hope” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Rose Fairbanks‘s “Renewed Hope” Giveaway. Lis Batten will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Fairbanks‘s latest release, Renewed Hope. Congratulations, Lis!!! Please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. more goodness …