A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

A Cover Reveal Plus a Giveaway!

By the time this post goes live I will be formatting and preparing to publish, Stories to Make You Smile, an anthology of short stories based on Jane Austen. Some of the stories are sweet, some of them funny. All of them are written  to  make  you smile. And we could all use reasons to make us smile right now, couldn’t we? 

Stories to Make You Smile contains:

Meetings in Meryton  What if Darcy met the leading ladies from other Jane Austen novels? Would he still fall for Elizabeth Bennet if he met some of our other heroines first?

With Apologies to Charles Dickens Darcy has an unexpected midnight meeting with the one man who can make him change his ways before it’s too late. Or can he?

Nothing of Importance Darcy calls on Elizabeth at the inn at Lambton before she receives Jane’s letters, not after. How does our favorite couple speak to each other at this crucial point in the story?

And Then The Murders Started Take the second sentence of your favorite novel and change it to “And then the murders started.” Let’s just say the result is a whole new twist on our beloved story!

The Surprise A whimsical short short about a very unexpected visitor to Pemberley! Actually two unexpected visitors!

A Pair of Pink Slippers This is a look into Darcy and Elizabeth’s life as newlyweds, when they have their first disagreement. Plenty of drama and humor, and of course it’s still a happy ending!

AND For my readers who also love the world of North and South, a special bonus story: Look Back, Look Back At Me! Guaranteed to tug on your heart strings. 🙂

I’m hoping to push the “Publish” button on this anthology on Sunday, May 22nd. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for the announcement when that happens! And leave a comment below to be entered into a random drawing for one of three free copies!**** I look forward to sharing all of these short stories with you! 

Comments have to be left by midnight EST on Sunday, May 22nd. Names will be drawn at random. 

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Lúthien84
May 23, 2022 7:08 AM

Congratulations on the publication of your new anthology of short stories, Elaine! I saw that it is already up on Amazon. All the stories sounds wonderful. The cover is reminiscent of other JAFF releases which I love.

Debby Sangiovanni
Debby Sangiovanni
May 22, 2022 6:00 PM

Congratulations on a book that is sure to be another hit! I love what you’re doing with the first story…Darcy meeting other ladies of Jane Austen’s other novels? What a fresh and interesting idea!!! I’m looking forward to reading this. I have to admit that I enjoy the whole murder/mystery thing. Finally, I have watched N&S and loved it! I recommend everyone who loves Jane Austen read and/or watch N&S.

Last edited 1 month ago by Debby Sangiovanni
Marilyn
Marilyn
May 22, 2022 2:10 PM

Thank you for this giveaway. The book looks good.
Marilyn

Robin G.
Robin G.
May 22, 2022 1:32 PM

Nothing wrong with reading something that makes you smile! Thank you for the giveaway. Congrats and best wishes on your soon-to-be published anthology!

DarcyBennett
DarcyBennett
May 22, 2022 1:21 PM

Love short story collections and so glad this includes N&S.

Amy Zelenka
Amy Zelenka
May 22, 2022 11:24 AM

This sounds tremendously entertaining. I can’t wait!!

Anne
Anne
May 22, 2022 10:42 AM

Congratulations! A real treasure to enjoy. Thanks for your lovely giveaway.

Mary Langton
Mary Langton
May 22, 2022 6:47 AM

I’ve fallen in love with your cover model … Ooooh, so smouldering!
Looking forward to reading your stories.

Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson
May 21, 2022 5:47 PM

I am sooo excited!

Dawn
Dawn
May 21, 2022 3:09 PM

All of them sound wonderful! Austen with some “North and South” together sounds like such a treat. Congratulations on your next launch!

Rebecca L McBrayer
Rebecca L McBrayer
May 20, 2022 6:56 PM

This sounds fun!! I look forward to reading it!

Patricia
Patricia
May 20, 2022 11:22 AM

Whoohoo! Will be patiently waiting!

PATRICIA FINNEGAN
PATRICIA FINNEGAN
May 20, 2022 1:08 AM

I love north and south!

IRIS GUARDIOLA
IRIS GUARDIOLA
May 19, 2022 11:34 PM

Sounds amazing! Can’t wait.

cindie snyder
cindie snyder
May 19, 2022 7:00 PM

Love the idea and the cover! I can’t wait to read it in print!

Poppy Moiseos
Poppy Moiseos
May 19, 2022 4:04 PM

How thoughtful!!! I love the world of NORTH AND SOUTH and the romantism of Jane Austen. I am looking forward to hearing your announcement.

Stavis Adelle
Stavis Adelle
May 19, 2022 1:47 PM

Congratulations! Sounds like a fun read. Can’t wait!

Linda A.
Linda A.
May 19, 2022 12:18 PM

Congratulations! Looking forward to reading them. Thank you for sharing.

J. W. Garrett.
J. W. Garrett.
May 19, 2022 11:45 AM

I am so excited that you are ready to launch this baby. I have followed several of these on the forums and thought they were very creative. Well done. Congratulations on the launch. Oh, and the guy on the cover is HOT. Whew! I’m looking forward to seeing this in print form. Blessings.

Ana Maria Delisi
Ana Maria Delisi
May 19, 2022 11:27 AM

Congratulations, can’t wait to read!

Colleen
Colleen
May 19, 2022 11:22 AM

Congratulations, Elaine! May 22 is my birthday. I may just have to treat myself to a coy of your book. Looking forward to it.

SamH.
SamH.
May 19, 2022 10:30 AM

It’s a lovely cover. Congratulations at your newest release!

Wendy luther
Wendy luther
May 19, 2022 9:54 AM

Can’t wait to read this

Cyndi Cabral
Cyndi Cabral
May 19, 2022 9:48 AM

I love those story ideas and look forward to reading them!

Wyndwhyspyr
May 19, 2022 9:32 AM

Can’t wait ?

Jennifer Redlarczyk
Jennifer Redlarczyk
May 19, 2022 8:19 AM

These stories all sound delightful. Some I’ve read and some I haven’t. Looking forward to your new anthology. Best wishes.

Jean Stillman
Jean Stillman
May 19, 2022 7:19 AM

How exciting! Thank you for the opportunity!

ForeverHis
ForeverHis
May 19, 2022 7:03 AM

Any book by Elaine Owen is worth reading. It looks like this one will be packed with lots of interesting stories. Congrats on publishing a new work!

Buturot
May 19, 2022 12:53 AM

Love the cover!!! Already smiling just from reading this post. Eager to read these stories . thank you for this chance to receive a copy.

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