J. L. Ashton: 2 Different Books, 1 Great Talent

Tell us about your first novel, A Searing Acquaintance.* JLA: I’ve always enjoyed modern takes of Jane Austen’s book, but the social and financial chasm between Darcy and Elizabeth isn’t always translated well; a strong, modern Elizabeth Bennet is difficult … Read More

“Then Comes Winter” Giveaway & Dreamcasting the Short Story Heroes

In celebration of the winter short story anthology “Then Comes Winter” one year publishing anniversary, enter to win the world wide paperback giveaway at Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/212726-then-comes-winter and the Rafflecopter Giveaway  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/fe4b73488 for an Amazon Gift Card and ebook copy. Already read and enjoyed … Read More

#ChickLitScavengerHunt

N is for NEVER. NEVER go anywhere without a book! For me that means any car ride whether shuttling my kids around or as a passenger on a long ride, public transportation including buses and airplanes, backpacking trips, beach or pool … Read More

Let’s Have a Ball!

Dateline Netherfield Park, 26 November 2015 or 1811 But what to serve your guests!? It hinges upon, one supposes, just how intoxicated you want them to become? On a cold night, we might at least serve negus to warm and … Read More

In High Spirits for a Ball: #JaneWithATwist

We are perfectly ready, we assure you, to keep our promise to give another delicious round of #JaneWithATwist. It would be the most shameful thing in the world if we did not! You are cordially invited to celebrate the Netherfield Ball with the authors of Meryton … Read More

The Perils of Sensibility

Fifth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s earliest passion was for satire. By the age of eleven she was already fixing the absurd conventions of sentimental novels with her critical … Read More

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