Category Archives: Excerpt

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Darcy vs Lady Catherine Excerpt and Giveaway

Change is good. I hope you’ll forgive me for changing the name of this book, but it was necessary. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ really is more appropriate. 🙂 Well, I have good news. I’m working on a second book to publish middle of May. ‘Darcy vs Lady Catherine’ is one of those ideas that dropped… more goodness …

Incandescent – An Excerpt

Incandescent – An Excerpt

The blurb for my new book, Incandescent, will go something like… “In this modern day twist on Jane Austen’s Persuasion, The Elliots are Hollywood Royalty –  a family of actors going back three generations. Annie Elliot has been cast to play Elizabeth Bennet in a new movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that takes place… more goodness …

Maternity and Mortality in the 1800’s, Plus a Preview From My WIP

Maternity and Mortality in the 1800’s, Plus a Preview From My WIP

It’s no secret that labor and childbirth were a perilous business for women in the 19th century. Accurate records of death during childbirth do not exist for this time period * but a common estimate is 20%. Think about that for a moment: if you were a healthy young woman in 1810 or so, you… more goodness …

The Secrets of Pemberley Launch & Elizabeth Bennet’s Diary Outtake

For the past few months, I’ve been sharing excerpts of The Secrets of Pemberley. Today is, finally, launch day! The story is told entirely from Darcy’s point of view so I decided to make some outtakes for my blog tour. Even as the writer, there were times when I wish I had access to Elizabeth’s… more goodness …

The Fifth Love: That Which Redeems

The Fifth Love: That Which Redeems

Over the time I have been #InspiredByAusten to write an Austenesque series, I have searched for the essential kernel which makes the Canon evergreen. As with most readers, the love story between Elizabeth and Darcy resonated loudly, possessing all of the characteristics I found compelling…boiled down in the epigram Boy Meets Girl…Boy Gets Girl…Boy Loses… more goodness …

Enticing Miss Darcy, Scenes and Soirees + giveaway

Enticing Miss Darcy, Scenes and Soirees + giveaway

Today, I am sharing a few notecards about some of the visual inspiration I used while writing my newest release Enticing Miss Darcy as well as an excerpt from the book and a giveaway at the end of this longish, picture-filled post. As you have heard me say many times before… Into every story, a little… more goodness …