A Woman’s Power of Refusal

A Woman’s Power of Refusal

“You will allow, that in both, man has the advantage of choice, woman only the power of refusal.” One of Austen’s most recurring themes is the limits placed on women in the society in which she lived. Chief of these is a woman’s limitation when it comes to pursuing love. Unlike modern day, when it… Read the full blog post …

Truth, Pretense, and Something in Between

Truth, Pretense, and Something in Between

Somebody Else’s Gentleman is my newest 2021 release. The story premise poses the following question: What happens when Elizabeth meets her knight in shining armor—a tall, handsome stranger who rescues her, comforts her and stirs her passions in ways she never dreamed possible? What happens when the next time they meet, he appears to be… Read the full blog post …

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Do You Like Audiobooks?

Caption reads: “The phonograph at home reading out a novel.” From Daily Graphic (New York), 2 April 1878. Less than a year after the invention of the phonograph, this drawing offered a future vision. Novels however would remain impractical for phonographs until the 1930s. As an author, I subscribe to several author resource sites, and I’ve found… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Announcing the Prizes for the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarter Giveaway

Welcome to the Austen Authors’ Autumn Quarter Giveaway!!!! Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on November 14,… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Corrie Garrett‘s “From London with Loyalty” Giveaway. Linny B, Mary A Coble, and Rebecca L McBrayer will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Garrett‘s From London with Loyalty. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated… Read the full blog post …

Excerpt: Compromise & Consequence

Excerpt: Compromise & Consequence

I cannot believe four weeks have passed since my last post here on Austen Authors. I must confess, I have been writing up a storm and have about two more chapters left on Compromise and Consequence. Originally, this story was to end at around seventy thousand words, but today… I reached ninety-five thousand. I have… Read the full blog post …

Misers – A Timeless Fascination

Misers – A Timeless Fascination

I frequently reflect on how different our lives are from the lives of those that lived during the Georgian Period, but occasionally, I am reminded in surprising ways that human nature is rather constant. As a case in point, let’s consider reality television. Back in 2012, there was a reality show called Extreme Cheapskates. It… Read the full blog post …

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend + a Giveaway

Celebrating the Release of “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend + a Giveaway

I will be releasing “Lord Radcliffe’s Best Friend” this Friday, September 10. I particularly liked this story because the idea behind it is not simply the “boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl again,” which we see in many romances. There is something more elemental between Hendrake Barrymore, Earl of Radcliffe, and Miss… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Someone Else’s Gentleman” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Someone Else’s Gentleman” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Someone’s Else’s Gentleman” Giveaway. Leslie Waters will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for being part of the giveaway. Congratulations, Leslie. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes… Read the full blog post …