From Pemberley to Milton is doing a double giveaway of my new novel, Darcy vs. Bennet, and my recent novella, When Mary Met the Colonel. There’s also an interview – check it out. Rita asked some very interesting questions.
Okay, so when we last left our heroine, a struggling writer 🙂 , she was publishing a new novella and was finishing the first draft of a new, longer novel. The novella, When Mary Met the Colonel, is published and doing well. It’s not selling as well as my novels, but that may be because it’s a Mary/Colonel Fitzwilliam story. Secondary character stories tend not to sell as well as Darcy/Elizabeth stories. However, it has received some lovely reviews on Amazon and from various JAFF bloggers, so I am very please with it!
I also finished the latest draft of my new novel, Darcy vs. Bennet, a Elizabeth and Darcy P&P variation set during the Regency. No, it’s not about a court case (or a lip sync contest, LOL). The premise is that Darcy’s father (who is alive) and Mr. Bennet have a long-standing feud–which leads to many new complications for our heroes. I’m working on an official blurb and will publish it when it’s ready. The novel is now with the editor and the beta readers. When I’ve completed the final edits from them, it will be ready to publish-hopefully in a couple weeks.
And…This has been a very productive, distraction-free weekend for me. So, once I finished the draft of Darcy vs. Bennet, I started on my next novel. This is also a P&P variation focused on D&E–although it will have scenes from other characters’ POVs as well (something I haven’t really done before), so it will be a bit more of an ensemble piece. I’m having fun writing it. In the past two days I’ve written nearly 11,500 words! Unfortunately I’m now heading back to the land of distractions (although I love them dearly), so my pace will slow down.
Stay tuned for more…Same JAFF-time, Same JAFF-channel. 🙂
Today I’m a guest of Anna’s at the Diary of an Eccentric blog. I talk about how my new novella, When Mary Met the Colonel, taught me something about myself. There’s also an excerpt and a giveaway!
Ceri at the Babblings of a Bookworm blog gave a lovely review to When Mary Met the Colonel. She writes, “… it’s a wonderfully romantic read. There is a lot of romance in the idea of two people who care for each other but who are divided, especially when neither has an indication that their affection is returned… sigh! I’d recommend this book …”
When Mary Met the Colonel is catching on! It’s #9 on Amazon’s Historical Fiction short stories list. Woo-hoo!
And, check out this review on the blog “Obsessed by Mr. Darcy.” She says some lovely things!