Category Archives: Regency

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains that the relationship between siblings is potentially the deepest, strongest love possible, and that: “even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal. Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits,… 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 …

A Royal Blunder?

A Royal Blunder?

Just the other day, I was reading a top-selling Regency book (NOT by one of the Austen Authors) and I have to confess, I’m really glad it was on Kindle Unlimited because it was…to be perfectly honest…awful. As I writer, I strive for a lot of things: authenticity and accuracy are two of them. This… 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 …

Announcing the Winner of Summer Hanford’s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Summer Hanford’s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Summer Hanford‘s “The Archaeologist’s Daughter” Giveaway. Lynnchar and donnabrookmyer will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Hanford‘s Regency romance, The Archaeologist’s Daughter. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! Note: According to giveaway rules posted on Austen Authors… more goodness …

A Modest Proposal: Might the Spinster Have Married?

A Modest Proposal: Might the Spinster Have Married?

As reported in last month’s blog about Jane Austen’s romantic attachments, biographers dutifully recount the story of Jane’s acceptance/rejection of a proposal by Harris Bigg-Wither, a young, brash man six years her junior, on Thursday-Friday, 2-3 December 1802. The story goes that Jane and Cassandra journeyed to Manydown, the Bigg-Wither estate, for several weeks of… more goodness …

The Archaeologist’s Daughter + Giveaway

The Archaeologist’s Daughter + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Below is chapter one of my sweet, adventure filled Regency Romance, The Archaeologist’s Daughter. This book has daring deeds, terrible villains, cute terriers and, of course, everlasting love. It’s not a Pride and Prejudice variation, but if you enjoy Renata’s and my writing, you’ll really like The Archaeologist’s Daughter, too. As an aside,… more goodness …

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

Film or Novel, Jane’s Appeal is Universal

In my post from last month I mentioned that my poor, maligned brother doesn’t ‘get’ Jane Austen on any level. Turns out that is not the case. Apparently, he ‘gets’ Sense and Sensibility, according to him – the movie anyway, and this is all thanks to the comely Kate Winslet and her tragic appeal. He… more goodness …

Researching the Regency Era

Researching the Regency Era

Writing Regency novels takes much more than just loving the genre. For Jane Austen, she lived during the Regency period and, therefore, could write from her own experiences. For those of us authors who love that time period and love Jane Austen, writing novels set during that time period is much harder. In order to… more goodness …