Tuesday, 28 June 2022

KISS ME GOOD NIGHT, MAJOR DARCY: FEATURETTE, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY

 


 ABOUT THE BOOK

The wind ruffled Darcy’s hair. “You’re beautiful.”

Happiness surged through Elizabeth's body like electricity. This moment was as close to perfection as she had ever known.

1943. World War II has torn the continent since 1939 and tested families, the Bennets included. Elizabeth and Jane nurse wounded soldiers and civilians in a London hospital. The other sisters volunteer as best suits their inclinations. Mr. Bennet rattles about Longbourn. Wickham sniffs about the edges of the estate—and the Bennet daughters.

 

Even the ever-present threat of death from the skies cannot prepare Jane and Lizzy for the most devastating news. The words one never wishes to hear are delivered by two officers, each scarred by years on the front lines. In the dark days that follow, devotion is tested, and affection blooms.

Thursday, 2 June 2022

FROM APATHY TO ACTION! JASON IZATT & THE BIRTH OF THE JANE AUSTEN'S WORLD IPAD APP

 



From Apathy to Action - the Birth of the “Jane Austen’s World” iPad App

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen fan in possession of an iPad must be in want of a Jane Austen app!”

 First of all I have a confession to make. I haven’t always been a Jane Austen fan. When we were first married, we watched the movie Emma … and I was bored to tears! I couldn’t understand the genre or the relationships. There was very little action. It just wasn’t for me.

Monday, 9 May 2022

NEW! THE BARRISTER'S BRIDE BLOG TOUR: EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY

  



I'm so very happy to welcome Suzan Lauder back to My Jane Austen Book Club and to kick off  a new Blog Tour for her just released  Austen-inspired novel, The Barrister's Bride. Ready to discover more? Just scroll down and enjoy. Oh! And good luck in the giveaway contest! MG

Monday, 2 May 2022

BLOOMSBURY GIRLS BLOG TOUR: WELCOME BACK NATALIE JENNER!


I loved her debut novel, The Jane Austen Society so much that I couldn't wait for her second book to be released. I'm incredibly glad and honored to be opening the international blog tour of Bloomsbury Girls! Scroll down for all the information you may need to get intrigued by the new compelling world created by Natalie Jenner. Enjoy reading, watching and listening!  

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

THE MURDER OF MR WICKHAM BLOG TOUR: READ AN EXCERPT

 


Here I am with a new awesome book recommendation, an Austen-inspired murder mystery novel perfect for you,  in which a summer house party turns into a thrilling whodunit when Jane Austen's Mr. Wickham—one of literature’s most notorious villains—meets a sudden and suspicious end.  Scroll down and enjoy discovering more about Claudia Gray's The Murder of Mr Wickham! MG 

Monday, 11 April 2022

BLOG TOUR: LUCY KNIGHT, HOW I CAME TO WRITE MARIA BERTRAM'S DAUGHTER

 


Thank you, Maria Grazia, for hosting me on my blog tour. I thought your readers might be interested to know how I came to write Maria Bertram’s Daughter as I understand that Mansfield Park sequels are unusual. Personally, it is one of my favourites. There is so much symbolism in it, and it is so rich in characters, mostly unpleasant. My other favourite is Sense and Sensibility because that, too, is full of monsters. I used to read Jane Austen for the romance, but now I read her mostly for the laughs, which come mainly thanks to the hypocrisy and unintentional self-revelation of the secondary characters.

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

AN AFFECTIONATE HEART BLOG TOUR: AUTHOR GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY

 


Thanks for welcoming back to My Jane Austen Book Club to talk about An Affectionate Heart!

Spinster. Ape leader. Old maid. These are Georgian-era words that could have been applied to women like Miss Bates, Elizabeth Elliot, Charlotte Lucas, and the Parker sisters. The insulting idea of an older, unmarried woman surrounded by cats isn’t a new one. Although she’s only 21, Elizabeth Bennet in An Affectionate Heart is another poor, unmarried woman with little agency over her own life.

As Emma Woodhouse tells us, if you’re an heiress it’s not so bad to be single, but if you’re poor like Miss Bates you practically deserve to be ridiculed. There was intense social prejudice against unmarried women and few respectable means of employment for the women of this class. Aside from all the typical reasons to marry, many women felt a duty to their families to marry to relieve them of the burden of providing for them.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

BETHANY DELLEMAN PRESENTS HER PRIDEFUL & PERSUADED: WHO CAN CAROLINE BINGLEY MARRY?

 


In my novel, Prideful & Persuaded, Caroline Bingley meets three Austen men in Bath: Sir Walter Elliot (Persuasion), Tom Bertram (Mansfield Park), and Frederick Tilney (Northanger Abbey). Two of these men are current or future baronets and all three have very wealthy estates. Is it reasonable for a lady like Caroline to think that men of this level of wealth and rank would marry her? If we set aside whether Darcy likes Caroline or not, did she have a chance with him in Pride & Prejudice? I will explore these questions using evidence from Jane Austen’s works. 

Monday, 28 March 2022

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - AUSTEN UNIVERSITY MYSTERIES: WHAT HAPPENED ON BOX HILL?

 


Thank you so much for having me, Maria Grazia!  Hello to all the readers of My Jane Austen Book Club! I have been loving getting to be a part of so many wonderful Jane Austen book review blogs and getting to meet fellow Austen fans. Feel free to say hi in the comments, and make sure to look out for the giveaway below!          

Elizabeth Gilliland

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

MY DEAREST MISS FAIRFAX, WHAT JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA DID NOT KNOW


Hello, Maria Grazia and lovely readers!

While I was innocently chatting away with people on Goodreads about Jane Austen related topics, a stray comment about Emma turned into a conversation, which turned into an idea…which eventually turned itself into my newest novel, My Dearest Miss Fairfax!

 Now I'm ready and more than willing to answer your questions!

Jeanette Watts

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR : HER COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, THE TIMELESS GEORGIAN COLLECTION (BOOK 1)


Her Country Gentleman
is the first book in the Timeless Georgian Collection, a new anthology series from Mirror Press. The book features three novellas from bestselling historical romance authors whose stories reveal that not all love is found in London.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Monday, 14 February 2022

BLOG TOUR - STEPHANIE BARRON, JANE AND THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER


 

“…a page-turning story, imbued with fascinating historical detail, a cast of beautifully realized characters, a pitch-perfect Jane Austen, and an intriguing mystery. Highly recommended.”—

Syrie James, bestselling author of The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

Hello and welcome to an incredible new blog tour, which I'm honoured to be part of! Stephanie Barron is the best-selling author of a fantastic series of Jane Austen mysteries, and these days her  Jane and the Year Without a Summer (Book 14) is out!  We have an exclusive excerpt to read and discuss here at My Jane Austen Book Club. Aren't you eager to scroll down and discover more?  Looking forward to your comments!  

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

THREAD OF MAGIC BOOK TOUR: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MONICA FAIRVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


Hello and welcome back to My Jane Austen Book Club, Monica! And we are very glad to welcome back our favourite Austen-inspired mage, your Mr Darcy, of course.

Thank you, Maria. It is such a pleasure to visit your blog again. Answering your interview questions has become a familiar ritual that I look forward to when I have a new book. I hope my readers enjoy these interviews as much as I do.

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

CAPTIVE HEARTS BLOG TOUR: EXCERPTS & GIVEAWAY


Hello and welcome to Captive Hearts Blog Tour! If you love Jane Austen's Persuasion you can't miss reading Kelly Miller's new book, but  first, scroll down,  discover more and read an excerpt! 
MG

CAPTIVE HEARTS

Will Captain Wentworth realize too late that he has a second chance at love?

With a successful naval career and a fortune to his name, Frederick Wentworth receives a hero’s welcome from his sister’s neighbours.

 One person, though, presents a source of vexation. Years earlier, Miss Anne Elliot had reneged on her promise to marry Wentworth, revealing a significant character flaw. Yet Anne’s unmarried state at the age of seven and twenty, her altered demeanour, and her resolute avoidance of Wentworth raise questions that gnaw at his composure.

Monday, 10 January 2022

BLOG TOUR, A PROMISE OF FOREVER BY CHRISTINE COMBE

 

Thank you for having me, Maria Grazia — I am so very happy to be stopping by today.

 

Greetings fellow Austenians, and welcome to the first day of my blog tour! I am very excited to be visiting My Jane Austen Book Club once again to talk about a new book. Available on Amazon starting today is A Promise of Forever, my second standalone Austen variation. This book is the fourth JAFF novel I’ve published since I began in the genre in 2018, and I really hope you’ll like it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

DEMI MONDE, KIDNAPPED AND COMPROMISED: GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY

 

Available on Kindle December 26th, 2021


Hello Dear Readers, my name is Demi Monde and it is a pleasure to be here at My Jane Austen Book Club to share more details about my new release, Kidnapped and Compromised. This is a steamy novella and a work of Austenesque fiction.

Sunday, 19 December 2021

FIVE DAUGHTERS OUT AT ONCE, A PRIDE AND PREJUDICE VARIATION: AUDIOBOOK RELEASE. INTERVIEWS, GIVEAWAY, EXCERPT


Happy Sunday, everyone. Let's celebrate the release of the audiobook of Jayne Bamber's Five Daughters Out at Once: A Pride and Prejudice Variation all together. Scroll down and have a look! You'll find two  interviews, one with author Jayne Bamber and one with actor Stevie Zimmerman, a lovely excerpt from the book and a great giveaway.  

Thursday, 9 December 2021

VICTORIA KINCAID, MAGES AND MYSTERIES, A FANTASY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE VARIATION


Hi Maria Grazia, 

Thank you for having me as a guest!  Mages and Mysteries is my first fantasy Pride and Prejudice variation, and it was great fun adding magic to Elizabeth and Darcy’s story.  It gives them something in common but also another source of conflict.

Below is an excerpt from chapter two.  Elizabeth has just created an illusion that helped Darcy defeat a goblin that was trying to attack the Assembly Ball. Bingley had been fighting beside Darcy but was briefly knocked unconscious. Mr. Bennet was injured in the goblin’s initial attack. I hope you enjoy it!   

 Victoria Kincaid

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

MURDER & MISS AUSTEN'S BALL BLOG TOUR

 


Murder & Miss Austen’s Ball
is a product of a wide range of influences. I am a dance caller; a reader of Austen, Dickens, Scott, cozy mysteries, “women’s literature”, nautical fiction and more; and an independent publisher. Oh, and I earned a living as a writer for most of my working life—newspapers, advertising, PR, technical writing—but I’d never written a novel until now.