Happy Friday, everyone! Next week is my birthday, I am turning 34. 🙂 I thought we might have some fun since I just released a new book this week and play a game of you choose the character’s fate! I attempted to program a whizz bang interactive poll thing for this game, but ultimately decided, let’s go Old School shall we? I will put the questions, a few multiple choice answers, and you can answer in the comments. I will pick 2 winners from the comments on Saturday by random.org and award them a copy of my latest book in ebook (substitution allowed if you already have Blessing) and a $10 giftcard to the digital store of their choice (Amazon or Barnes and Noble) so I can help feed their Darcy addiction.
Right, so no purchase necessary to enter, even if you haven’t read the book, you can still vote, and the drawing for entries will be done at 6 PM EST on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Please make sure the email address you use for a comment is one you check. Austen Authors are excluded from winning, but you can play along. 🙂
Question 1: In the Moralities of Marriage, Caroline Bingley grows rather desperate to secure Mr. Darcy. What should be her fate?
A) she marries a rich suitor, nearly rivaling Darcy’s wealth and he whisks her off to . . . Australia.
B) she is sent to live out her days with an infirm aunt, never to enter London society again.
C) she is set up with her own establishment in London and becomes a hot gossip writer.
D) she becomes a governess to Louisa Hurst’s children
E) you make it up!
Question 2: Also in the Moralities of Marriage, the Viscount Brahmington (the Earl and Countess of Matlock’s son) is an opium addict slated to marry the Duke of Northumberland’s third daughter. Do they:
A) Get married and he is redeemed.
B) Get married but the Duke is ruthless in keeping the young couple under his thumb.
C) Get married and the Viscount overdoses as a new bridegroom.
D) Do not get married, putting the whole Fitzwilliam family in ruin.
E) you make it up!
Question 3: What is your vote for the fate of Lydia Bennet in the Moralities of Marriage?
A) Have her meet a handsome merchant son.
B) Have her attract the eye of an older peer.
C) She marries John Lucas.
D) She doesn’t get married, she’s Lydia!
E) you make it up!
BONUS QUESTION: What Book do you want next the most? (Subject to MUSE cooperation, but I will try to honor reader wishes, feel free to rank them in your favorite order of want)
1- The Rose Knight: What happens when Darcy and Elizabeth play a game of chess at Netherfield and the two Bennet sisters are stuck for 4 extra days due to rain?
2 -The Trappings of Marriage: Book 4 of the Moralities of Marriage. Darcy and Elizabeth go to Pemberley and honeymoon in Scotland as family dramas continue for the Fitzwilliams and Wickhams.
3 – A Scottish Bride: Jane and Mr. Hamilton take on the care of little Robin and love blossoms between them.
4- A Spring Society Book 6 of the Seasons of Serendipity, after an exciting Christmas season, the Darcys become vested in the country society of Derbyshire and Pemberley prepares for a wedding!
5- A Witch Comes to Pemberley A standalone novel that imagines Elizabeth comes to Pemberley to discover her latent powers as a healer and sorceress, or is it all just superstition and coincidence?
So there we go, have fun with the poll. I can’t wait to read the answers! And if you don’t already have a copy of The Blessing of Marriage, it can be purchased on most major ebook retailers, and there is still an opportunity for review copies if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet find nothing but a mess in London after they escape Kent. The town home bare and the Wickhams caught up in Lord Strange’s illegal business venture, Darcy has little choice but to make unsavory friends as Elizabeth heals from her cousin’s attack. With the support of the Bingleys, Darcy and Elizabeth are finally ready to secure their future at the anvil in Gretna Green when Elizabeth has one small request.
The Blessing of Marriage continues the rewriting of Jane Austen’s amazing story of Pride and Prejudice, wondering what might have happened if Darcy never saved Georgiana from the clutches of Mr. Wickham.