Thanks to Meredith at Austenesque Reviews for hosting the cover reveal for Fallen yesterday. Now that it's out there in the world, I can finally add it here too, for you all to see. What do you think? Didn't the designer, Susan Adriani, do an amazing job? Having Elizabeth front-and-centre of the cover was imperative, … Continue reading Fallen has its Game Face on!
At over 300,000 words, Mistaken was a tad long when I finished writing it. Something had to go if I didn't want to rival Tolstoy for page count. The first things to be axed were the dream scenes. I do love a good dream sequence; you can show so much about a character's innermost thoughts … Continue reading Dreams and Desires: A Mistaken Vignette
This vignette was originally posted on Austenesque Reviews as part of my blog tour, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Wednesday, 29 July 1812: Derbyshire “Why not?” Darcy repeated, his stride lengthening with Elizabeth’s every objection. “I simply prefer to walk.” She hastened her steps to bring herself abreast with … Continue reading A Horse is a Horse: A Mistaken Vignette
These deleted scenes, showing Mr. Bennet's increasing amusement with Bingley’s indecisive attempts at courtship, were originally shared at Babblings of a Bookworm as part of my blog tour. I'm sharing them here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Thursday, 28 May 1812: Hertfordshire Mr. Bennet halted his amble to the library mid-stride, leant backwards, and peered … Continue reading Mr. Bennet is Bemused: A Mistaken Vignette
This afterthought on prologues was originally posted at So Little Time... as part of my blog tour. I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken to enjoy. Mistaken has had a chequered history with prologues, and has boasted more than one over the course of its life, none of which survived the final edit. The … Continue reading Mistaken Prologue, in More Ways Than One
This bonus scene was originally posted at My Love for Austen as part of the Mistaken blog tour, but I'm sharing it here as well for fans of Mistaken and Tabitha Sinclair to enjoy. Saturday, 11 July 1812: Hertfordshire Peabody spilled the liquor he was in the midst of pouring when the door to his pantry swung … Continue reading Tabitha Goes in Search of a Tipple: A Mistaken Vignette
As I'm sure most authors will attest, writing is an all-consuming vocation. When I'm at my computer, immersed in my make-believe world, I lose all track of time. Occasionally my kids will wander in to ask a question, and I will remind them, somewhat irately, not to interrupt Mummy when she's working. Only later, once I've resolved whatever syntactical … Continue reading Unofficial Cover Reveal
Fitzwilliam Darcy is a single man in possession of a good fortune, a broken heart, and tattered pride. Elizabeth Bennet is a young lady in possession of a superior wit, flawed judgement, and a growing list of unwanted suitors. With a tempestuous acquaintance, the merciless censure of each other’s character, and the unenviable distinction of … Continue reading Mistaken Blurb