Category Archives: Excerpt

When is it Elizabeth? When is it Lizzy?

When is it Elizabeth? When is it Lizzy?

My most recent novel, In Plain Sight, is in the formatting stage as I write this. We have moved through the agony…and the joy…of editing. I commented to some of my friends just how excited I was to graduate from self-publishing to having my work brought out by a publisher. It was invigorating! It reminded… more goodness …

An Excerpt from “Four Months to Wed” by Bella Breen

An Excerpt from “Four Months to Wed” by Bella Breen

NOTE: Greetings everyone. Today is the normally scheduled blog slot for our newest Austen Author Bella Breen, and indeed the following excerpt is from her latest release Four Months to Wed. Unfortunately, the need for this introductory paragraph is to warn our wonderful readers that Bella is under the weather so will probably not be… more goodness …

Celebrating the Release of “After Anne” with a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “After Anne” with a Giveaway

Hello Everyone, Hopefully this post finds you well in these trying times. The world is very strange right now, but we’re doing our best to keep writing. We’re also working with the wonderful Catherine Bilson on an audio book for Hypothetically Married. That adds a spark of joy to our days, as she’s found the… more goodness …

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often used dance as part of her plot line. In a 1798 letter to her sister Cassandra,… more goodness …

Two + Giveaways + and Two New(ish) Announcements!

Two + Giveaways + and Two New(ish) Announcements!

Summer and I have discussed, on and off, putting out a collection of short stories called A Dollop of Pride and a Dash of Prejudice: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Collection. The main reason for the collection is to publish our three short works, which are individually too short to turn into paperback books, as a… more goodness …

Austenesque in many ways – except the time frame. Excerpt, giveaway and bargain!

Austenesque in many ways – except the time frame. Excerpt, giveaway and bargain!

Minerva Price married late in life, long after such felicitation was expected for her. The marriage was happy, but short. After only six years she was left a widow. The arrangement of her late husband’s affairs added to her sorrows – home, capital and income were left to the children of his previous marriage. Against… more goodness …

Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter Excerpt

Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter Excerpt

Hi ho! I have an excerpt for you today of my newest novel, tentatively titled Mrs. Bennet’s Favorite Daughter, due out in April. While I might have chosen another passage of more immediate importance to the main plot of the story, I couldn’t resist this one. It’s a scene with Mr. Collins doing what he does best,… more goodness …