Welcome to the first stop on the blog tour of Yours Forevermore, Darcy and to your first JAA meeting. We at Jane Austen Anonymous, would like to invite you to stay and share in your own Jane Austen addiction.
I’ll start. My name is KaraLynne Mackrory and I am a Jane Austen addict. I have been for well over 15 years. There was a guy in my freshman class that I thought was pretty handsome. So when I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time as part of an assignment, it was easy to let my girlish crush combine with Jane Austen’s wit, transcendent romance and comedy to create a permanent addiction. I was lucky I found Jane Austen – I might have turned out quite normal otherwise. ::shudder::
Yours Forevermore, Darcy is my fourth novel and started out as a fancy of mine first written as a short story. One day I thought to myself,“Self, wouldn’t it be so sweet, plus romantic, plus hilarious, plus swoonworthy if Darcy secretly wrote Elizabeth letters over the entire course of their acquaintance?” And the plot bunny bounced inside my head creating all kinds of delicious scenarios. Then I thought “Self, wouldn’t it even more delicious if those letters somehow were delivered someplace? To Elizabeth?”
Thus the story was born and for many years it remained a short story. Over the past year I have transformed and revised it into the full length novel it was meant to be all along. Darcy in my mind is this strong, emotionally reserved man whose feelings run deep and ardent. It made perfect sense to me that he would, upon finding himself in the clutches of a passionate regard he could not account nor handle, seek some sort of release. In my book, he does so by means of writing letters to Elizabeth.
Don’t miss this chance to step into his private heart and mind – experiencing that passion with him and watching him fall in love. Enter to win a paperback copy of Yours Forevermore, Darcy right here (see the rafflecopter form below this post)
Yours Forevermore, Darcy
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has a secret. The letter he presented to Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his ghastly proposal is not the only epistle he has written her. In this tale of longing, misadventure and love – readapted from Jane Austen’s dearly loved Pride & Prejudice - our hero has learned a powerful way of coping with his attraction to Miss Bennet. He writes her unsent letters. The misguided suitor has declared himself, and Elizabeth Bennet has refused him, most painfully. Without intending for these letters to become known to another soul, Mr. Darcy relies on his secret for coping once again. However, these letters, should they fall into the wrong hands, could create untold scandal, embarrassment and possibly heartbreak. But what happens should they fall into the right hands?
About the author
KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.
Okay, in all honesty – KaraLynne Mackrory is no newbie to the writing world. She made her debut as an author at the tender age of 13 when she wrote her first set of bad poetry. Angsty and emotional – teenage-drama filled – they were unbelievable disasters. Such contributions to the literary world were deemed so terrible that today they are kept behind lock and key to protect others from their awfulness. As a young adult she steered clear of soap opera drama inspired works and achieved a degree in Social Work. It was not until her late twenties that she returned to her roots in writing. Since then she has published three Austen inspired novels so full of romantic sensibilities as to give you a toothache and a grin and hopefully a few contented sighs. She is thrilled to report that Falling For Mr. Darcy, Bluebells in the Mourning and Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship are a mite better than the bad poetry.