Hello Everyone and Happy December (almost Christmas!)
It is, for many of us, a rather busy time of year, so we’re extra appreciative of you stopping by Austen Authors today. Thank you! I know I can be loquacious in type, so I’ll work hard to be thoughtful of your time, especially since this is the season for being extra thoughtful. It won’t be easy, though, because Renata and I have lots of news today.
For starters, I have a new sweet Regency Romance out from Scarsdale Publishing, One Good Gentleman.
Her virtue or her dreams . . . which must she abandon?
Emilia Glasbarr doesn’t want to be a country miss with a yard full of geese and a scant handful of neighbors. She wants the music, theatre and art found in Scotland’s capital city. She’s sunk her every resource into finishing school to find a city-dwelling husband. Unfortunately, the only man interested wants her for a far less savory purpose.
Click on the cover image below for a preview!
To celebrate the release of One Good Gentleman, we’re giving away two kindle copies! (I also have the nook version as well, if either winner would prefer nook). This Giveaway runs through December 27th, and winners will be announced December 30th. To enter, just comment below. We’d love to hear what you think is the most important quality in a ‘good’ gentleman. Or, if you could pick one fictional character to have Christmas dinner with, who would it be, and why?
To celebrate the launch of the second installment of the Marriage Maker Series, which kicked off with One Good Gentleman, Scarsdale Publishing is having a Facebook party tomorrow night! The party will be full of games and giveaways. It goes from 8:00PM to 10:00PM EST on December 22nd, and everyone is welcome, so stop by and see us. You can join here (obligation free, of course): https://www.facebook.com/events/883442018473112/
Renata and I are happy to announce that our next variation will be out in January. We’d hoped to have it ready for Christmas, but we both agree we’d rather take time to get the manuscript as correct as possible, rather than rush.
That said, we do have a Christmas Present for everyone. We’re putting Miss Bingley’s Christmas free from December 21st until December 25th. Just click the image below to visit Amazon and pick up your free copy, or for a preview.
The weather outside is frightful, but that doesn’t stop Miss Bingley from dragging her sister off to a trendy new flower shop in a slightly less than modish part of London. What could be so important as to bring two socialites out in the cold? Why, Mr. Darcy is coming for Christmas dinner.
Unfortunately for Miss Bingley, a winter storm and her own arrogance combine to ruin her Christmas plans, but maybe the Christmas she ends up having will actually turn into the Christmas of her dreams.
This Pride and Prejudice Variation Christmas short story is approximately 8,000 words.
Have a very wonderful December, and Christmas, and any other festivities you enjoy. Stay warm and safe (or cool and safe if you’re somewhere hot). Thank you for visiting Austen Authors and Happy Reading!