The month when one of my novels is released is always extremely busy and filled with excitement. I now anticipate the craziness and prepare myself for it well in advance, at least as much as I can. April 2011 when The Trouble With Mr. Darcy was released will go down in the record books as one of the busiest to be sure, but also as one of the best! Currently I am with my sister on a mini-holiday, the two of us lounging in a gorgeous B&B sitting at 6000 feet in the Las Padres National Forest where we grew up. It is a special time for us to relax and revisit all the places we frolicked amongst when far younger. It is a well deserved reprieve but even while breathing in the fresh smell of pine and snow the blog tour continues!
First off a reminder is in order: THE DEADLINE FOR MY LAUNCH GIVEAWAY OF 5 SIGNED COPIES IS THIS FRIDAY!! The list of names is long, but there remain many opportunities to be added on–
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My Virtual Blog Tour continues with a few extra dates added–
April 13, Wednesday – Calico Critic
April 18, Monday – Queen of Happy Endings
April 19, Tuesday – The Good, The Bad, and The Unread
April 22, Friday – A Curious Statistical Anomaly
Reviews are trickling in gradually. The ones I am aware of thus far are posted on The Trouble With Mr. Darcy Editorial Review page in full with links. Some snippets:
Where do I begin? There was so much taking place in the fifth installment of the Darcy Saga that I haven’t got a clue! Firstly, I love the prologue! It sets the scene beautifully but gives no indication of what is to come or what has already occurred- nicely done if I do say so myself. Sam at Little Munchkin Reader
While The Trouble with Mr. Darcy takes us down a darker road in the marriage of Elizabeth and Darcy, it is in turn very enjoyable to see them work through struggles and evolve. Because she makes us truly care about the outcome of these beloved characters, it’s easy to see why Lathan’s Darcy Saga is so successful. Just as romantic and engaging as ever, this is one sequel you won’t want to miss. Kimberley at Austenprose
There is nothing like hearing from satisfied readers! A special thanks to all of you who have contacted me via email, Facebook, reviews, etc. to express your satisfaction with this installment of the Saga. I truly do appreciate it more than you will ever know.
As I said, April has been a busy month for me. Actually, the craziness ran all through March! Largely that was prep for what is happening now and I want to share some highlights and also give an update of what is happening with Georgiana Darcy’s novel so KEEP READING!
This past Saturday, April 9, was the Fresno Area Regency England Fellowship’s “A Day in Regency England” that my co-founder Carrie Flores and I have been planning for. It was a fantastic event with a large attendance. Every moment was perfect! To see some of the images click to our Facebook Page: Fresno Area Regency England Fellowship Eventually I will post some of these in my Portrait Gallery. We have many other terrific events upcoming so if you live in the Central Valley region of California be sure to check out what we got going on at our website: HERE
Two days ago my sister and I went to see 80s superstar Bryan Adams! It was his “Bare Bones Tour” meaning it was acoustical with only him on guitar and a pianoplayer (who was fantastic). We loved it! He was utterly unchanged both in appearance and quality of his performance. I was fortunate to see Bryan Adams way back in 1982 when he opened for Journey, in Fresno as a matter of fact, and became a solid fan at that time. I wish I could have sneaked recordings of the entire concert, but I only managed to grab this one– Bryan Adams performing “Loves a Woman” from the wonderful movie Don Juan de Marco starring Johnny Depp (if you haven’t seen it, DO!)
As for Georgiana’s novel I just received the copyedits from the wonderful Gretchen and am gradually working my way through those. The release date is scheduled for November 1 and I see it already listed on Amazon for pre-order! I also now have a title AND a cover! Are you ready? Here it is, revealed for the first time–
Isn’t it fabulous? I love it!! Yes, she should have blonde hair – I will admit to that minor discrepancy – but the over all look is so amazing that I shan’t argue. Let me know what you think!