J. Dawn King/Christie Capps

Bestselling author of Jane Austen variations

Cover Reveal: Friends and Enemies

Despite the chaos of my life right now, my cover designer has been working her fingers to the bone. Not only did she finish the cover for the story I’m currently posting on fanfiction.net and beyondausten.com (Friends and Enemies), she’s redesigning the cover for my anthology, “One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories”. I hope to have a sneak peek of its new cover out to you soon.

“Friends and Enemies” tells a story of change. The tale starts with Miss Lydia Bennet boldly telling Fitzwilliam Darcy how much her sister despises him. When this is followed up by criticism from both Charles Bingley and Colonel Fitzwilliam, he vows to change. However, circumstances place him in close contact with Elizabeth Bennet where her wary heart does not automatically return his regard nor see his attempts in self-improvement. Of course, they will have their happily-ever-after, but not until they are both stripped bare of pretense and pride. They both use their disappointment with themselves (and each other) to build marvelous characters. Oh, sigh! This is, by far, my most angst-ridden novel.

Without further ado, here is the front cover of “Friends and Enemies” –



  1. Nice cover, I think it complements the feeling of the story very well.

  2. Sheila L. Majczan

    February 4, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Who was the model for this cover? He seems familiar but I can’t place him. Lovely looking young man! Lovely cover!

  3. Looks amazing Joy. He’s definitely rather gorgeous.

    But don’t you worry about us right now. Take care of yourself and your personal stuff. We’ll still be here when you return. I hope that didn’t sound too stalker-ish?

  4. Carole in Canada

    February 4, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I agree with Anji, we will be here for you. Just take whatever time you need and our thoughts will be with you.

    • I thank you, Carole. Last night Matthew was lucid and we had the best discussion. His wife had gone home to get some rest so he was sharing the story of how they met. He claims it was love at first sight, at least on his part. Oh my goodness! It was so sweet. The hospital moved him out of Intensive Care into a regular room and today they are planning to move him to a nursing home to finish his life. He is so fragile. Anyway, I appreciate your compassion and that of others who have commented. I’m weeping, again.

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