Category Archives: Excerpt

Excerpts from the Darcys’ third and fourth Christmas celebrations in The Darcy Saga

Excerpts from the Darcys’ third and fourth Christmas celebrations in The Darcy Saga

As my writing and publishing timeline moved on past the first three novels in The Darcy Saga, the timeline of events for the characters began to overlap in unusual ways. What do I mean? In early in 2010, just as I finished In the Arms of Mr. Darcy, my publisher requested a Christmas/Pride & Prejudice-themed… Continue Reading

Christmas excerpts from “Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One”

Christmas excerpts from “Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One”

The Darcy Saga novels detail roughly five years of Darcy and Elizabeth’s marriage. When writing a saga-type series recounting the day-by-day and month-by-month events of life, it is inevitable to include scenes from several Christmas celebrations. Additionally, my novella A Darcy Christmas is ALL about my favorite holiday. I suppose it is fair to say… Continue Reading

Washington Irving ~ Christmas in the Regency ~ An Excerpt from “A Darcy Christmas”

Washington Irving ~ Christmas in the Regency ~ An Excerpt from “A Darcy Christmas”

Santa Claus, tinsel on trees, Frosty the Snowman, reindeer pulling a sleigh… These are a few of the current Christmas images we are familiar with in the US. What about yule logs, a boar’s head, community wassail bowls, a king of misrule, mince meat pies, and figgy pudding? Rarely are these traditions seen here in… Continue Reading

Final Weeks of the Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future BLOG TOUR +GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

Final Weeks of the Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future BLOG TOUR +GIVEAWAY WINNERS!

My latest novel – Darcy & Elizabeth: Hope of the Future — is the conclusion of the Darcy Saga Prequel Duo, and has now been on the market for just over a month. WOW! How time flies when one is having fun! I have been having a marvelous time interacting with readers (old and new)… Continue Reading

A Darcy Christmas

A Darcy Christmas

As many of you undoubtedly know, for the 2010 holiday season my publisher, Sourcebooks, released an anthology of Pride and Prejudice focused novellas titled A Darcy Christmas. Included in the anthology were short stories by Amanda Grange, Carolyn Eberhart, and me! Fortunately for Darcy fans everywhere, A Darcy Christmas remains in print. In fact, the… Continue Reading

A Thriller, Chiller Excerpt

A Thriller, Chiller Excerpt

As a follow up to last week’s blog post on magic lantern and Phantasmagoria history, I am sharing the excerpt from My Dearest Mr. Darcy where Darcy and Lizzy attend a performance while on holiday in Norfolk. So turn off the lights, put on some eerie music, read on and enjoy! The theatre was dimly lit… Continue Reading

Carolyn Brown sits for an Interview

Carolyn Brown sits for an Interview

There are certain people one meets during their lifetime who instantly impact, and then leave an indelible stamp upon your mind. Carolyn Brown is one such person. Dubbed the “Hell Ya!” cowgirl at the 2010 RWA (image to right), Carolyn’s spunk and energetic personality gave additional life to an already lively party. None of us will… Continue Reading