Category Archives: Excerpt

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

Bringing Life to Lydia Bennet in the Time of the Wardrobe + a Giveaway

The arc of the Bennet Wardrobe is long. Book One of The Keeper: Mary Bennet’s Extraordinary Journey raises the curtain in 1691. We last saw Mary and her husband Edward Benton in 2013…322 years later. Other principals also have moved about the timeline: Kitty to 1886 while her parents, Thomas and Fanny, translated to 1947.… more goodness …

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Anticipating the Release of “Mr. Darcy’s Bet” on September 23 with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

Back in April, I introduced you to my latest Austen-inspired novel, which will release on September 23. Preorder for Mr. Darcy’s Bet will begin next week. Grab it while you can, for it will be only $0.99 for the preorder and for one week of regular sales on Amazon before the price will jump. It… more goodness …

Announcing A Duel in Meryton! + Giveaway! +

Announcing A Duel in Meryton! + Giveaway! +

Hello Everyone! We are very happy to announce that we’ve finally published A Duel in Meryton! In celebration, we have for you the blurb, an excerpt and, best of all, a giveaway! Blurb: With his young sister Georgiana’s reticence a constant reminder that his onetime friend, George Wickham, should not be trusted, Darcy decides a… more goodness …

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

Excerpt and Giveaway for the Audiobook of When Jane Got Angry

I’ve always wondered what would have happened in Pride and Prejudice if Jane Bennet had been a little more proactive—particularly when she was in London and Miss Bingley was concealing her presence from her brother. After all, things might have gone quite differently if Jane had taken matters into her own hands. That is the… more goodness …

No New Book or Giveaway, but a Short Story…

No New Book or Giveaway, but a Short Story…

I’m sorry to say that we are not ready to have a giveaway this month. A Duel in Meryton (formerly Wickham’s Hertfordshire Duel) isn’t ready. It is close. It will probably be available in a month. But Summer and I don’t want to put ourselves in a position where we rush through the final edits at the… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Mrs. Collins’ Lover” with an Excerpt and a Giveaway

Wow! The past month has flown by – too much travel and other demands. Mrs. Collins’ Lover is currently on preorder on Amazon; it releases on August 10. Since April, I have been sharing little tidbits here and there from this new book. To realize the release date is nearly here is heady and overwhelming.… more goodness …

As the Story Unfolds

As the Story Unfolds

Happy News! I am working on a new novel. Actually, it’s my National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2018 project: Gravity. Despite having written a large chunk of the tale last year, crafting the final story is taking longer than expected. That’s because the premise has changed. I’m planning to stick with the original title (Gravity),… more goodness …

Story Update and an excerpt

Story Update and an excerpt

Last month, I told you the story of my newest Work-In-Progress, about how I asked blog readers and Patreon supporters to help me name it, how I’m learning to use the Three Act Structure to plot my stories, and how one of my friends took pity on me and helped me organize my thoughts into… more goodness …