Winners Announced!

Winners from the Southern Festival of Books Giveaway have all been selected.

The following lucky readers won a copy of the Meryton Press title of their choice:

(Festival winners) Maria Kozbial, Marypat Williamson, Katie Spell, Tamela Harris, Rachel Hunt, Jean Hilkin

(Online winners) Hillary Borders, Jean Jamborsky, meikleblog, Jan Parker, Nancy Sleem, Mary Kay Bartek.


The Grand Prize winner of advanced release copies of Meryton Press's upcoming novels:

Dolly Stang

Emails have been sent to the winners, so if your name is on this list and you haven't yet claimed your prize - RUN check your inbox and respond! 

Coming Soon - Hot Off the Meryton Press

Love at First Slight by J. Marie Croft.  

In this humorous, topsy-turvy Pride & Prejudice variation, all the gender roles are reversed. William Bennet's opinion of Elizabeth Darcy was fixed when she slighted him at the Meryton Assembly. As her ardour grows, so does his disdain; and when she fully expects to receive an offer of marriage, he gives her something else entirely!

Available November 1, 2013

Click here to learn more...

In Other News...

Nashville Notes: Report from the Southern Festival of Books

by Karen M Cox

Those of you who follow Meryton Press on facebook or regularly browse the website here have seen the posts and the photos.

And the verdict is in...Meryton Press LOVES Nashville!

Two of our authors, Cynthia Hensley and yours truly (Karen) attended the festival along with publisher Michele Reed, earlier this month.

The weather was beautiful - very warm and sunny, except for the last few minutes on Sunday afternoon. We met so many great readers of romance and historical fiction!

Meryton Press is known for cover art that captures readers' attention, and we had several comments on how the beautiful covers invite people to peek inside the books.

Janet Taylor's 'Darcy-ware' - including calendars, mugs, mouse pads and compacts - also drew many a lady's eye. There were plenty of sheepish grins, and tugging on friends' elbows while exclaiming, "Mr. Darcy! Wouldn't so-and-so love that?"

As always, though, the main enjoyment for us authors was 'talking story' with readers of all ages and backgrounds, and sharing our love of romance and historical fiction in general, and our love of Jane Austen's novels in particular. If you were in the area and stopped by to chat with us, take a look at our books, or enter the fabulous giveaway - Thank You!

We hope to see you next year!

The Red Chrysanthemum Blog Tour Starts November 4th

The Red Chrysanthemum Blog Tour Coming Soon.


Read more about it here.

Finally, in case you missed it...

Here are the Meryton Press titles released this year:

A Most Civil Proposal - CP Odom

Bluebells in the Mourning - KaraLynne Mackrory

The Heart Does Whisper (sequel to Echoes of Pemberley) - Cynthia I Hensley

His Uncle's Favorite - Lory Lilian

The Red Chrysanthemum - Linda Beutler

At the Edge of the Sea - Karen M Cox

A Tarnished Image (sequel to Reflections) - Linda Gonschior

Be on the lookout for these upcoming releases:

Love at First Slight - J Marie Croft

Alias Thomas Bennet - Suzan Lauder

Consequences - CP Odom

The Secret Betrothal - Jan Hahn

Aerendgast - Rachel Berman

Stronger Even Than Pride - Gail McEwen


Hope you've enjoyed our Inaugural Newsletter!

And Remember...

It is a truth universally acknowledged: when one finishes a great love story, one always longs for more. Count on Meryton Press, an independent publisher of Austenesque and Romance, to provide that more.