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Oops – Download the Final Part 4 Mr. Darcy’s Pursuit of Elizabeth Bennet is Now Available

If you’ve purchased or pre-ordered Part 4 Mr. Darcy’s Pursuit of Elizabeth Bennet, then thank you! But Amazon screwed up and then I screwed up. The correct, final version is now available at that link inside the beginning of Chapter 1 in Part 4.  I’m really sorry I uploaded the ARC version instead of the final one, but it’s fixed now! 😐

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Part 3 of Mr. Darcy’s Pursuit of Elizabeth Bennet is out now!

I’m so excited! It’s finally here. Read it on Amazon. If Elizabeth says “yes,” she may save her reputation. First, they’ll have to make it to the altar.Mr. Darcy has moved heaven and earth to propose to Miss Elizabeth Bennet and to make amends for the damage to her prospects and reputation. His aunt, Lady Catherine, will cause no end of trouble given the chance.Even if he manages to secure Elizabeth’s hand in marriage, Mr.…

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Racism of Erasure in Regency Romance Novels

I posted this on the Austen Authors blog today for my monthly post. I’ve copied it here as it’s important. UPDATE – the Austen Authors admins removed my post due to it not being “appropriate”. Given popular depictions of Jane Austen’s Regency, authors and readers often overlook the diversity in Britain during this period. Like in the 21st century, people of color, people with different sexual and gender identities, and people with disabilities all lived…

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Can’t log into my own site

So, there have been some problems logging into this site lately. I thought it was crazy hackers, or people hitting URLs they shouldn’t but it turns out I was not even able to log into the site today. I have no idea what happened but hopefully, it is fixed now with the help of several author friends and too much sugar. The sugar was not helpful but I ate it anyway. I’m sorry you’ve had…

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Four Months to Wed is now Free in Kindle Unlimited

Four Months to Wed is now live and free in Kindle Unlimited on Amazon. “I devoured this book all in one night, which for me is the litmus test of truly good JAFF. The idea was very original, the writing was well done and engaging, and the pacing kept me turning page after page.” – JCousteau “Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. This is a truly original, unique, engaging and well-written…

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Four Months to Wed coming to Kindle Unlimited on May 17th

On May 17th, Four Months to Wed will be in Kindle Unlimited! An epidemic. A forced marriage. Can love bloom? Miss Elizabeth Bennet’s secret beau is in London when the epidemic strikes, a rare and deadly form of smallpox. Now, due to a new law, all unmarried men and women of age must wed by the end of the year. Elizabeth, in secret mourning, now must find a husband, but can any gentleman find a…

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So I’m still not entirely back to 100% yet

I thought I was fine near the end of April, up and around, walking half the block, doing some light cleaning. But 2020 was not done yet. My lung pain and shortness of breath came back. I’ve got a steroid inhaler now and breathing exercises. Finally, after two weeks of the steroid inhaler, I have not had shortness of breath or lung pain for nearly a week. What the heck hit my lungs?!  I tested…

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I am better and writing again

I have not updated in a while but I have been getting better! Now that I’m on the other side of it, I realize how very ill I really was. Thank you all for your helpful suggestions, caring comments, and prayers! After an ER visit with pretty bad shortness of breath and 90 on the oximeter, I got steroids and an inhaler. I seemed to get better until fever sweats/shivering started and I was exhausted…

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I’m still sick with some virus causing shortness of breath and painful lungs

I got sick on March 11th with a fever, dry cough, painful lungs, and exhaustion. Then shortness of breath started March 14th. I thought I was recovering and getting more energy on the 21st. My lungs only hurt when I expended energy like walking across the room, no shortness of breath and then by the 23rd my lungs didn’t hurt. Then when I slowly walked the dog 7 houses down and then back my lungs…

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My JAFF books 1-6 are now in Kindle Unlimited

Due to the coronavirus, people getting laid off and losing their jobs, need to save money to buy food or essentials in this scary time, I’ve moved my Pride and Prejudice variations books 1-6 and the JAFF boxed sets 1 & 2 into Kindle Unlimited. Stay safe and wash your hands!

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I’ve been asked to self quarantine

Hey everyone, I’ve been asked to self-quarantine at home by my doctor as the 11th I started getting symptoms of fever, fatigue, and cough. Now I’m getting shortness of breath and even more fatigued. If you could pray I recover and finish this book I’d be grateful! 😘 If you’re stuck at home too, you can read my books that are now in Kindle Unlimited – Forced to Marry and Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton.

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An Easy Way to Find New Pride & Prejudice Variation Releases

Are you like me, you miss the latest new Pride and Prejudice variation releases on Amazon because you don’t have time to check daily or even weekly? I decided to do something about it. Introducing the New Releases post on the Jane Austen Challenge website. A list of all the new releases from the previous week will be posted on the site under the New Releases & Specials link on the menu. If there are special…

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Forced To Marry Now in Kindle Unlimited

My third book, Forced to Marry, is now available in Kindle Unlimited for the next three months. If you have Kindle Unlimited then you can read it at no cost! If you don’t have KU yet, here’s the link to read the details, find out what you get and sign up. Here’s the description of Forced to marry: Elizabeth Bennet has just refused Mr. Darcy’s disastrous marriage proposal at Hunsford. Unfortunately, while strolling on the…

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Interesting keywords used to find my site

I’ve been wandering around the inside of my site and ran across a plugin that kept track of some of the keywords people used to find this site. Some of them because Google won’t share like 93% of the keywords. Anyway, some of these are funny and some are so interesting I want to find the story myself so I can read it. “fanfic a servant at netherfield puts darcy in elisabeths room” Is there…

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Darcy Interrupted Audio Book Giveaway!

Enter to win a copy of the audio book of Darcy Interrupted. There are 3 copies to be given away every day until all 30 are given out. Enter once to be entered for the drawing every day! Edit: So I forgot to enter the form link! https://forms.gle/29Sw8oeN97yXxz957 11/17 winners Eva Côté, Emily Jen and Esther Madamidola! 11/18 winners Joanna Randall, Regina, Tasha Barefield 11/19 winners Beth, Sandra McComb, Alexandra Rivers 11/20winners Michell, Lora F,…

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A Box Set of My Pride & Prejudice Adaptation Books is Available Now

I have finally made a bundle of my six books – Pride and Prejudice and Poison, Pride and Prejudice and Secrets, Forced to Marry, The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet, Darcy’s Cinderella and Mr. Darcy Goes to Brighton. This is the first bundle for any of my Darcy and Elizabeth books! This is a terrific price as it is 50% off buying all the books at full price. So if you’ve been waiting to read them,…

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Historical context of Pride and Prejudice

While taking a breather from writing since Love Unmasked got done, I’ve been researching the Regency era some more. I’ve been finding some great info. Among the effects of England’s foreign wars during this period were great financial instability and monetary volatility. Now this next section is eye opening. Austen would have witnessed, moreover, the beginning of industrialization in England, though the growth of the factory system would not reach its peak until the middle…

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Brighton in the Regency era

My next JAFF book will be set in Brighton.  I know just about nothing about Brighton, so my research is going to go here. Hopefully I’ll help out another Regency romance author. Brighton Pavilion George hired architect Henry Holland to transform his Brighton lodging house into a modest villa which became known as the Marine Pavilion. With his love of visual arts and fascination with the mythical orient, George set about lavishly furnishing and decorating…

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A Pride and Prejudice cross stitch pattern for free!

Download the cross stitch pattern for free from https://gumroad.com/bellabreen.  It’s one of my favorite, and probably everyone’s, quote from Pride and Prejudice. “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” #freecrossstitchpattern #freecrossstitch #prideandprejudice #janeausten #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #crossstitchlove #freepattern View on Instagram http://bit.ly/2BC28Yr

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Reworking Extortion or The Rescue of Elizabeth Bennet

I have substantially altered the story from chapters 23-28.  I’ve got 4 beta readers on it right now to give me ideas and advice on what to add, remove to make the story better. And of course ideas on how to improve that horrible ending that 98% of readers thought was far too short. I have never, in all the 9 novels I’ve published, ever had a problem with a story. And this one has…

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