Friday, 21 October 2016

Letter from Ramsgate by Suzan Lauder - Blog Tour, Vignette and Giveaway

Blog Tour: Letter from Ramsgate by Suzan Lauder
Today the blog tour for Suzan Lauder's latest story, 'Letter from Ramsgate' stops by for a vignette and giveaway. This is not the first time Suzan's writing has appeared on this blog, as I have previously blogged about her first book, 'Alias Thomas Bennet' and the anthology 'Then Comes Winter', which features a short story by her. Read on for a vignette from Suzan Lauder, learn more about this story and have the chance to win a copy of the book for yourself!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Winner - Mr Darcy's Present by Regina Jeffers

Book cover: Mr Darcy's Present by Regina Jeffers
A little while ago Regina Jeffers joined me with an excerpt of her new Christmas-themed book, 'Mr Darcy's Present' and a post about how Christmas used to be celebrated. You can see the post here. Regina was kindly giving away an e-book of 'Mr Darcy's Present' to two commenters on her guest post. The winners, selected at random, were:

Becky C



Congratulations to you both! I will be in touch. Thank you to Regina for the guest post and giveaway. I am so sorry for the delay in choosing a winner, I have been unwell and have been spending a lot of time flaked out on a sofa :(

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Beau North and Brooke West - Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour: The Many Faces of Fitzwilliam Darcy
Today the blog tour for ‘The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy’ by Beau North and Brooke West drops by for my review of the story and a wonderful giveaway opportunity for you - Four ebooks and four paperbacks are up for grabs, so read on for more details!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Winner of Pamela Lynne's 'Family Portraits'

Book cover: Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne
Recently I had Pamela Lynne dropping by with an excerpt of 'Family Portraits', which is a sequel to her 'Pride & Prejudice' variation, 'Dearest Friends'. Pamela was very kindly giving away an ebook of 'Family Portraits' to a commenter on the post. The winner, chosen at random is...

Audrey Reed

Congratulations, Audrey! I am not sure whether I have your contact details, so please can you contact me. My contact details are here. Thank you so much to everybody who commented, and huge thanks to Pamela Lynne for visiting the blog and offering a giveaway.

If you were unlucky this time, 'Family Portraits' is available to buy now:

Buy Links for Family Portraits:

• Amazon UK • Amazon US • Barnes & Noble • Kobo • 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Planned Reading for October 2016

Booky goodness! Love & Friendship and Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesHello everybody, and happy October! I had an insanely busy and stressful September, so I apologise for being absent for a lot of the month. It was also my birthday, which was the least stressful part of month. I have such a huge backlog of reading that I didn't get any more to add to that huge pile but I did receive some book-related delights - 'Love and Friendship' and 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies' on blu ray. I saw 'Love and Friendship' in the cinema but I haven't seen P&P&Z yet.

When I am really stressed I find it a struggle to read, which is a real shame as I am sure it would help me feel better. Between getting back into the routine of the children going back to school, additional childcare to sort, numerous medical appointments, two job interviews and one of my cats having an injury that required her tail to be amputated I had such a stressful month! I am starting a new job on Monday, so October has the potential to be quite stressful too - hopefully not though :) I am hoping that I will get my reading mojo back, so here is what I have lined up for this month.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Regina Jeffers - Celebrating Christmastide + Excerpt and E-book giveaway of 'Mr Darcy's Present'

Book cover: Mr Darcy's Present by Regina Jeffers
I have the pleasure of welcoming Regina Jeffers to the blog today with a post relating to how the festive season used to be celebrated in history. Regina is also kindly offering an e-book giveaway of her latest book, 'Mr Darcy's Present' to two commenters here. Read on for more details!

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne - Excerpt and Giveaway

Book cover: Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne
Today I have the pleasure of bringing you a post from Pamela Lynne, an excerpt from her new book, 'Family Portraits', which is a sequel to P&P variation 'Dearest Friends'. I was lucky enough to have Pamela visit the blog when 'Dearest Friends' came out too. It's one of my top 5 most popular posts, and you can read it here. 'Family Portraits' focuses more on Mary Bennet, who many of us are partial to seeing a bit more of. Pamela is also kindly offering to give away an e-book of 'Family Portraits' to a commenter on this post. Read on for an excerpt!

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Winner - The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Jack Caldwell

Book cover: The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel
Hello everybody! I have been missing in action a bit lately so you may have worried that something bad had happened but luckily that is not the case, it was just a combination of the kids being back in school, my mum being on holiday, a job interview, a small medical procedure and various other domestic reasons. But I am back now, and ready to announce the winner of an ebook of Jack Caldwell's 'The Last Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel'. It's been a while since I posted my review, but you can see it here. I would really recommend this exciting story, and indeed, I'd recommend reading 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' too.

The winner, chosen at random is...

Carole in Canada

Congratulations, Carole. I will be in touch. I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did. Many thanks to all of you who read the post and commented, and of course, huge thanks to Jack Caldwell for being so kind as to offer a giveaway. Again, I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winner.

If you missed out this time, you can buy the book or read it through Kindle Unlimited here: - Amazon UK - Amazon US

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Particular Intentions by L L Diamond - Vignette

Book cover: Particular Intentions by L L Diamond
I am very pleased to be able to bring you a vignette written by L L Diamond. This is an expansion on an outtake from her new 'Pride & Prejudice' variation 'Particular Intentions'.  Here's the blurb of the book:

Who is this Mr. Darcy and what are his intentions? 

Like much of Meryton, the Bennets of Longbourn anticipate the arrival of Mr. Bingley and his friends to Netherfield, yet an unexpected visitor is not a part of Mr. Bingley's or Mr. Darcy's plans. While the two gentlemen attempt to control their uninvited guest, Elizabeth Bennet arrives to tend to her ill sister. An overheard conversation, the intriguing behaviour of Mr. Darcy, and Miss Bingley's cloying manner all fascinate her, but manage to throw her emotions into turmoil as well. 

As Elizabeth becomes better acquainted with Mr. Darcy, his world unfolds and, if possible, it is more complicated than the man himself! Mysterious strangers and seducers lurk in the shadows--enough to threaten anyone's equanimity. Elizabeth's courage will be tested as she not only struggles to discover her own heart, but also why danger seems to surround Mr. Darcy.

Hmm, sounds intriguing! I wonder who the visitor could be? This one is certainly on my TBR.

I am going to hand over to L L Diamond for her to share a vignette with us relating to Mr Bennet and Lydia

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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Planned Reading for September 2016

How? How can it be true? It's September already? Who stole August?! I was super busy in August and I didn't read much at all. I am so far behind on my reading! If I read about 14 books this month I can catch up, so that isn't going to happen anytime soon! Despite my lack of reading, August was actually a pretty good month for me in other respects; we were decorating the children's bedrooms. I hate the stress and upheaval of decorating, but they are both really happy with the result, which was the object of the exercise. They are back in school next week so maybe life will come back on kilter and I will get a chance to catch up a little.

I love September, it's probably my favourite month of the year, as the weather in the UK is usually pretty lovely, the leaves on the trees begin to change colour and it's my birthday, which always makes you like a month. I am not expecting any booky goodness for my birthday though, as due to my struggles for reading time I have a booky goodness surplus to work through :)

So, rather than tell you what I plan to catch up on reading, instead I will tell you about some of the lovely visitors I have planned in for September, all of whom have new books out!

Book cover: Particular Intentions by L L Diamond
L L Diamond is celebrating the release of 'Particular Intentions'. This is a 'Pride & Prejudice' variation which has an unexpected visitor come to Netherfield early on. I have a wonderful vignette to share with you featuring Mr Bennet taking his youngest daughter in hand.

Book covers: Dearest Friends and Family Portraits by Pamela Lynne
I also have Pamela Lynne dropping by with an excerpt of her new book, 'Family Portraits'. This is a sequel to one of Pamela's previous books, 'Dearest Friends', which is a 'Pride & Prejudice' variation.

Author Regina Jeffers
Late on in the month, I have Regina Jeffers dropping by with news of her new book 'Mr Darcy's Present'. I don't know much about this book yet, but I think it may have a Christmas theme.

And this is not all I hope to bring you! It would be lovely if you could drop in to enjoy these posts from my visitors. I hope you have a wonderful September, and enjoy some good reading this month :)