“Jane Austen and the Archangel-- Jane Finds True Love!
My Jane Austen Book Club is featuring a quick chat with author Pamela Aares to remind you that Jane Austen and the Archangel is on sale for a limited time on Amazon for $.99! Grab your copy now or take your chances to win an ebook copy in the rafflecopter form below this post.
You were working on an entirely different book in a different time period when you began work on Jane Austen and the Archangel. How’d that happen?
I was putting the finishing touches on a historical romance set in 1851 (The Lady and the Patriot coming out in Fall/Winter 2014), complete with loads of daring adventures around the globe, a hot, hunky American hero and feisty English heiress with a nose for natural history, when a flash of golden light kept appearing at the same time every day in my new home in the country.
My husband and I had just bought an old goat farm and had turned the pastures into an organic garden where my husband grows our food. But along with a garden in the country came septic tanks and wells and, well, letter carriers! I’d lived mostly in cities, so that was a new phenomenon, all of it was.
A couple of afternoons later, I discovered that the gold light I was seeing was flashing off our letter carrier’s windshield and into my house. Within minutes of this discovery, Michael, the Archangel who falls in love with Jane Austen, began telling his story. The rascal simply would not rest until their love story was told.
What’s ironic is that though Michael is a powerful archangel, he’s also a bad boy angel. The book opens with him working undercover as a letter carrier delivering letters to Jane’s cottage in Chawton. He waiting for orders for a top secret mission that he’s to lead, but while he waiting… well, I don’t want to spoil it. The book has twists and turns and some suspense.
What surprised you about the book?
With Michael and Jane’s story comes a wonderful sense of her having been loved and loving, deeply and fully before she died. Somehow it just feels so much better knowing this!
Another thing that surprised me was the key role that Pride and Prejudice played in the characterizations; I hadn’t expected it. And a truly delightful surprise was all the wonderful help from the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton (I was determined to get the floor plan right!), the British Library and Janeites everywhere.
I’d love to hear from readers about stories that provided this sense of deep joy and happiness, of completion, of having been transported and transformed.
Thanks for having me on My Jane Austen Book Club!
When Michael is sent to Earth after breaking the rules, will this wayward archangel ignite passions within Jane Austen helping her to write about love once more? Enjoy their delightful journey in Jane Austen and the Archangel by Pamela Aares NOW in Print, Ebook& Audio! Jane Austen and the Archangel is also available in print and ebook at KOBO, B&N, Smashwords, iTunes, AllRomance and as an audiobook at Amazon.
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