Several fun events for today!
Hop over to Austen Authors where I am reporting on my week in Texas at the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Annual General Meeting. The conference was wonderful and I had a fabulous time. It was a learning experience as well as being an incredible social occasion. So many memories to share! Click over to read all about it, see some photos, and watch my slideshow.
Next up is my interview with Christy Farmer. Christy is a friend who has supported my novels for ages. Now she has a blog of her own and invited me to launch the book tour for Miss Darcy Falls in Love with an interview. Yeah! I happily answered the 20 questions she put before me and will be offering a copy of my upcoming book as a giveaway. And if that news pleases you, get ready because I have more great news! Jeane at the Pride and Prejudice 2005 blog is sharing the spotlight with Christy in a cross-promotional event and my interview will be posted there as well. Same questions and answered, but I will be giving away a copy on this blog as well. That is 2 chances to win!!
While visiting the P&P2005 blog you can take a gander at my previous interviews with Jeane at this link: Interviews with Sharon Lathan.
Sourcebooks is being very generous with giving away copies of my latest book. This is just the beginning of the numerous giveaways ahead as part of my virtual tour, the calendar viewable here: Miss Darcy Falls in Love virtual tour
There may not be giveaways at every blog, but at most. AND, even though I shall be caught up in the craziness of my daughter’s wedding on November 4, I will be celebrating the launch here as well. Be sure to check back throughout the month for updates, reviews, and all sorts of fun. More giveaways too!
And speaking of reviews, here is a snippet from a fabulous review, this one from Eye On Romance Regency Romance Writers–
Ms. Lathan does an excellent job of writing the style of the period. Her prose evokes the authors of Austen’s era and does so without being dry or inaccessible for the modern reader. I could see the historical detail that she put into the text and appreciate the effort that she made to make it accurate. I enjoyed reading about Europe during this time frame and thought that she makes it feel quite real for her readers.
I enjoyed the story of Georgiana and Sebastian as well as seeing the other characters that surround these two people and the glimpses into their personal lives as well. This story is multi-dimensional which makes the characters more compelling.
I also received another one today from iErlynn at My Little Corner of the World. Here is a sampling–
There are a few Miss Darcy sequels out, but this is by far the best I have read. It is just an added bonus that it is part of her greater sequel series. Lathan’s writing is encapsulating, and you are truly transported into the Georgian English world that Pride and Prejudice fans crave so hard heartily. Her command of the the Regency language and style not only entertains but educates. As soon as I finish her newest book, I am immediately and anxiously awaiting the publication of her next. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Read the entire review HERE
A Note on the Bookplates: I have been surprised at how popular the bookplates have been! So much so that I am taking a tip from Abigail Reynolds who had her bookplates printed in bulk by GotPrint. They looked gorgeous – much nicer than printing one by one on my laser printer. I narrowed the options to the 2 styles that have been the most requested and the fancily printed bookplates should be here in a week. If you sent a request in the past week, please be patient. I will fulfill all requests as soon as the order arrives. If you haven’t heard of my awesome bookplates, check them out on the Bookplate page. I welcome requests to sign your copy of my novels!