In case you haven’t heard the news, AUSTEN AUTHORS is coming back! Yes indeedy! Regina Jeffers and I have been quietly, and now not-so-quietly, regrouping and planning for several weeks. Never can keep good women down, am I right? SOOOO….. we have a new website and new authors waiting for a mega Grand Re-Opening Extravaganza in January 2015. Whoot!!
More on the excitement with Austen Authors in the weeks ahead. For today, with Christmas around the corner, join me in passing the word about, and take a gander at the novels and novellas with a holiday Darcy twist that we have for you.
Since 2010 the Austen Authors have celebrated Christmas. Despite our hiatus, this year shall be no exception! As we prepare for our GRAND RE-OPENING in January 2015, small reveals with be doled out over the weeks ahead. Like special gifts from Santa Claus!
Gift #1 ~
Check out the newly restyled Austen Author Index Page! Still a work-in-progress, you can catch a glimpse at the fabulous Austenesque authors who are joining Regina Jeffers and Sharon Lathan on the blog. Click each author’s image to access their page with more information. Yes! We are excited!
Gift #2 ~
Many of the new Austen Authors have holiday novels and novellas published. It isn’t too late to enjoy a romantic, delightful Darcy-esque holiday read! Click each image below for Amazon purchasing access. Enjoy!
VERY MERRY MISCHIEF by Elizabeth Ann West
When Mr. Darcy left Hertfordshire after Charles Bingley’s proposal to Jane Bennet, he promised to return in ten days. When he breaks that promise due to events outside of his control, Elizabeth Bennet is left abandoned for over a year, finally joining the Bingley household as the second unmarried sister under Charles’ protection. An invitation to Pemberley brings out the merry match-making mischief as everyone has a plan for their future happiness. Caroline is convinced Mr. Darcy has loved her all this time, Mr. Darcy struggles to seek Elizabeth’s forgiveness, and Elizabeth just wishes to make it through this visit without constantly embarrassing herself! There’s no better season for miracles, even if it takes a few elves to make them happen!
MISTER DARCY’S CHRISTMAS by Barbara Silkstone
Christmas just became a lot more complicated for dog psychologist Lizzie Bennet and her sisters. While shopping in London they find little urchin Annie and her dog Sammy. As a fierce snowstorm takes over the city, Mister Darcy invites the girls, including Annie and Sammy, to spend the night at his penthouse. With the best of intentions Darcy asks Annie and her seven siblings to join the Bennet sisters for a quiet Christmas Eve celebration in his London fortress. The skullduggery begins when Caroline Bingley shows up acting the part of the Grinch and Scrooge combined.
Both a Christmas celebration and conclusion to Tales of Less Pride & Prejudice, Holidays at Pemberley begins where First Impressions ends, with the marriage Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, and spans the course of Second Glances to conclude their story. As the Darcys enjoy their first years of marriage, Charlotte Lucas is often invited to join them. Watching as the Bennet sisters, one by one, marry to both outrageous advantage and with great affection, her only ambition remains independence and respectability, stubbornly blind to the virtues of a love match. Miss Lucas thinks she has found an acceptable husband in David Westover, rector of Kympton and determined bachelor, but he remains oblivious to the implications of befriending a Miss Lucas. It may mean some heartbreak, but if Mrs. Darcy’s pragmatic friend will only surrender to Cupid, she may find wild fantasies do come true, even for ladies dangerously close to thirty.
Based on the Darcy Saga series by Sharon Lathan, this novella takes the reader down the passage of time with ten individual snippets of the evolving Darcy family celebrating. Beginning on the Christmas Eve after meeting Lizzy Bennet, Mr. Darcy is a man tortured by visions and emotions he is unable – or unwilling – to deal with. Thereafter follows a succession of Christmas Eves and Days with Mr. Darcy as a happily married man surrounded by his wife and an ever-increasing family, giving glimpses of their future.
eBook novella only 0.99 on Kindle (click far left image) OR complete anthology with novellas by Amanda Grange and Carolyn Eberhart included in print or eBook.
It’s Christmas time of year in Derbyshire, with hints of matchmaking in the air. If newlywed Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy has her way, two of her most deserving guests will find their way to each other and soon know the joy that she and her adoring husband, Mr. Darcy, share. Elizabeth is not the only one playing matchmaker. When it comes to games of the heart, who will lose and who will win?
A brand new novella just released! Kindle and Print.
THE MISSION by P.O. Dixon
From 2013, this holiday vignette from P.O. remains available.
HOLIDAYS WITH JANE by Cecilia Gray and other fine novelists
Six talented authors make your Christmas lights twinkle with these modern-day adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels. Curl up with some peppermint tea and enjoy something special in your stocking this holiday season.
With Love, from Emma by Cecilia Gray
A visit to Emma Gold’s flower shop can save a relationship but a date at Lance Knightley’s bar can take that relationship to the next level, so who should be considered Heartfield, Oregon’s resident romance expert? Emma and Lance square off at their best friends’ wedding to settle the score. Sparks fly as bets are made and favors are won in this contemporary Christmas retelling, recounted With Love, from Emma.
CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Regina Jeffers
Darcy has invited the Bennets and the Bingleys to spend the Christmastide’s festive days at Pemberley. But as he and Elizabeth journey to their estate to join the gathered families, a blizzard blankets the English countryside. The Darcys find themselves stranded at a small inn while Pemberley is inundated with refugees seeking shelter from the storm.
Without her brother’s strong presence, Georgiana Darcy tries desperately to manage the chaos surrounding the arrival of six invited guests and eleven unscheduled visitors. But bitter feuds, old jealousies and intimate secrets quickly rise to the surface. Has Lady Catherine returned to Pemberley for forgiveness or revenge? Will the manipulative Caroline Bingley find a soul mate? Shall Kitty Bennet and Georgiana know happiness?
Written in Regency style and including Austen’s romantic entanglements and sardonic humor, Christmas at Pemberley places Jane Austen’s most beloved characters in an exciting yuletide story that speaks to the love, the family spirit and the generosity that remain as the heart of Christmas.