Hello, dear Janeites! It is a delight to be back at My Jane Austen Book Club. I am hard at work on my eighth book, Five Daughters Out At Once, and I will be back later this month to share an excerpt from this novel after it is available on Kindle. For now, at least, I am happy to share other good tidings pertaining to the number five: my fifth audiobook is now available on Audible!
To celebrate the accomplishment, I am hosting my biggest giveaway ever, and raffling off five copies of each of my audiobooks. The newest release is NorthFanger, narrated by the fabulous Amanda S. Brown, who also narrated Madness in Meryton. These, and all my other novels, are still available on KU of course, and I hope to have all of my JAFF novels available as audiobooks by summer time.
For those of you that may have missed my newest release, NorthFanger, last fall, it is a short gothic parody that merges Pride & Prejudice with Northanger Abbey as Elizabeth Bennet leads the charge against a horde of vampires and their dastardly leader – a villain we all know and loathe.
I have included descriptions of all the audiobooks below, and raffle winners will be given their choice from among the five audiobooks. I always say happy reading, but for now, Happy Listening!
What if Catherine Morland's assumption about General Tilney is far more generous than the whole, bloody truth? What if the abbey holds a darker history than she ever imagined?
And what if her cousin Elizabeth Bennet's knowledge of the supernatural world far outstrips her other accomplishments?
When the two cousins visit Charlotte Collins at Hunsford Parsonage together, Elizabeth is annoyed to discover Mr. Darcy is visiting his aunt at nearby Rosings Park, while Catherine is convinced that novel-worthy romance will ensue. Neither of them expect to become entangled in a wild, gothic romp across the country in the aftermath of a scandalous disaster.
After the sudden arrival of a vampire into their midst, Mr. Darcy's ardent admiration of Elizabeth is shaken by her expert handling of his frantic, fanged sister. The ladies from the parsonage take flight, accompanied by the outraged Colonel Fitzwilliam, his out-witted cousin Mr. Darcy, and an out-of-control fledgling vampire - otherwise known as Georgiana.
Proving herself indispensable during the undead Darcy debacle, Elizabeth becomes the heroine her cousin Catherine always knew she was meant to be, and wishes she could be herself, as she leads them to Bath in search of her wily uncle, Silas Bennet, an expert in all matters vampiric.
But amidst their hunt for Uncle Silas, other predators enter the fray, all in search of one very old man, and one very young girl. In Bath they encounter the Tilneys, the Thorpes, and an array of familiar faces and vicious villains bent on wreaking bloody havoc, leading a merry band of misfits to take shelter in a place too spooky not to hold secrets of its own: Northanger Abbey.
Madness in Meryton
When Jane and Elizabeth Bennet return home from Netherfield, two days of heavy rain confine them indoors with their unruly younger sisters, a mother in perpetual need of smelling salts, and the tedious Mr. Collins. When the rain clears, the ladies from Longbourn and the gentlemen from Netherfield are drawn to Meryton by the excitement of Market Day, setting in motion a series of significant events.
That night, Mrs. Phillips hosts a card party for the officers of the local militia, where the charming Mr. Wickham tells Elizabeth his shocking history with Mr. Darcy, a man who has only given Elizabeth offense since coming to stay with his friend Mr. Bingley at Netherfield. The next day, the same thing happens again.
And again the day after that - and so on, for what begins to feel like an eternity. Elizabeth take increasingly drastic measure to further the budding romance between her beloved sister Jane and their handsome neighbor Mr. Bingley. Along the way, she arranges improvements in the lives of all her family, in an effort to end the relentless redundancy that only she seems aware of.
As Elizabeth's frustration turns to madness, she soon realizes that her inexplicable dilemma is somehow connected to a certain officer, and a certain gentleman of her acquaintance....
Elizabeth must forge unlikely alliances and devote her considerable wit to the task of achieving a perfect day for those she holds dear, while facing familiar Fitzwilliam friends and foes, as well as the mortification and delight of falling in love.
Strong Objections to the Lady
Intrigue & Inheritance…
Meddling & Manipulation…
The shades of Rosings Park are soon polluted by the shocking transformation of its new mistress and her guests, as well as secrets of the past and schemes for the future.
A Sister’s Curse
Happier in Her Friends Than Relations
Today is your lucky day! You've got plenty of chances to win one among Jayne Bamber's Austenesque audiobooks. Get your options to win using the rafflecopter widget you'll find at this link and good luck!
Jayne Bamber is giving away 5 free copies of each title, so 25 audiobooks in total.
Good luck, everyone!