Category Archives: Regency

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Highwayman-an excerpt

The Highwayman-an excerpt

This month I am sharing the first chapter of my current WIP. The story begins when highwaymen accost Elizabeth, Jane, and Mrs. Gardiner near Pemberley. Suspicion falls on Mr. Darcy, who is rumored to be suffering a bit of financial strain. Of course, Darcy being Darcy, he pays no attention to the gossip, which leads… Read the full blog post …

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Reduced to a Tweet. The Lost Art of the Social Call

Social connection. It’s the pulse of civilization, the foundation of community, and a deeply held human need.  You might have guessed that I’m not necessarily talking about networking with influential people here. I’m talking about friendship, camaraderie, recognition, love, and belonging.  Jane Austen was particularly adept at infusing the relationships in her novels with an… Read the full blog post …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Book” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Book” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “A New Book” Giveaway. Alison Almquist and Randi Chance will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton’s Darcy’s Favorite. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… Read the full blog post …

A New Book Giveaway

A New Book Giveaway

I finally have my newest book live out in the world. It was a long road, and there were glitches along the way, but my new book baby has published. 🙂 At the bottom of this post will be a link to a giveaway, but let me tell you a little about the story before… Read the full blog post …