J. Dawn King

Bestselling author of Jane Austen variations

Author: J "Joy" Dawn King (page 6 of 7)

Compromised! is OUT!!!

Now available as EBook!

Now available as EBook!

In marriage-minded Regency England, one simple word can ruin your life. Compromise! can bring down a virtuous maiden, like Miss Elizabeth Bennet, and her entire family along with her.

When Elizabeth finds Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy outside Netherfield, alone and at his most vulnerable, she must make a quick decision to bend the rules of propriety to help him or turn her back on someone in need. Her tender heart reaches out to him and his wounded one grabs hold of her well-intentioned support. Discovery changes the course of their lives as Elizabeth is forced to accept a reluctant proposal of marriage from this man whom she has just barely begun to respect. Can Jane Austen’s most beloved couple reach a compromise that might turn a tenuous friendship into a loving marriage?  Will it survive as desperate, unscrupulous, and foolish people alike set compromising machinations into motion for their own greedy ends?

Follow Elizabeth and Darcy in this novella-length Regency romance as J. Dawn King takes them through a sweet variation of Pride and Prejudice where compromises abound and outcomes will surprise you.

COMING SOON!!! – Compromised! should be available in print before September 1st and has been sent to the narrator to be produced as audio. The audiobook should be available in the next several months. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: It’s available in print. Yippee!

Winners Announced!

For all of the hours it took to write down the names of all who tweeted/re-tweeted/favorite-d on Twitter, shared/liked/commented on Facebook and Google+ and commented/liked on this website, it was shockingly quick to draw the names of the winners. (I stopped counting at 400) I had listed all of the prizes and just filled in the names as they were drawn.

I do need to tell you that I combined four of the drawings into two sets as it would have been strange to have them separated. Therefore, I added a few extra prizes from the Jane Austen Gift Shop in Bath to make up for my last-minute decision. So, without further ado, here are the winners and their prizes.

“Obstinate, Headstrong Girl” pocketbook: Monica Perry

Jane Austen figure – pink: MaryAnn Nagy

Jane Austen figure – green: PdxIrishGirl

Cosmetic bag – green: Kelli Weekly

Mr. Darcy tote bag: Ruzaika Deen

Playing cards: tgruy

Bandages/Plasters: Lynn Bischoff

Tattoos: Gail Brosnan

Bookmark – Lizzy: Bianca Hernandez

Bookmark – Darcy: Jane Austen Tours

Bookmark – Lizzy walking: Ana Darcy

Drawing – heroines: Anji Dale

Drawing – heroes: Pamela Lynne

Drawings – Darcy & Lizzy: Zoe Burton

Drawings – D&L w/words: Christina Boyd

Drawing – D&L walking: Ralph Christopher Pepe

Drawing – Lizzy & Georgiana: Meredith Esparza

Jane Austen mug: Victoria Kincaid

“Pemberley” teacup & saucer: Fawn George

“Pemberley” teacup & saucer: Loren Dushku

If you have won a prize, please send me your mailing address by PM on Facebook or Twitter or via email at jdawnking@gmail.com

Congratulations to those who won prizes and my heartiest thank you to all who entered. LEGAL JARGON for the winners: If I do not hear from you by Tuesday, August 4th, another name will be selected from my bowl (which I will keep just in case). At that point, you will have forfeited all claims to the prize.

New Prizes Added!!! Drawing Friday Morning!

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I will confess to you now that I have thoroughly enjoyed selecting the prizes for the giveaway this Friday. The drawing will be held at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time. I will contact the winners via email and they will have until Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time to respond. If I have not heard from the winners I will draw another name. The prize for any that do not respond in a timely manner will be forfeited. (There! All the official rules have been stated.)

Let me tell you what’s new in the gift basket. There is a lovely Pride and Prejudice cosmetic bag in a pale green. It has a white peacock on the front. It’s gorgeous!!! Also added are three pieces of original artwork. Two are the men and women of Jane Austen’s writings and the third is Lizzy Bennet at the pianoforte. They, too, are lovely.

There’s still time for me to add your name to the bowl. Yes, my highly technical method of choosing winners is to put all the names (one for each time you comment or like on my web site, my Facebook page (J Dawn King), and on Twitter (@Jdawnking) into a huge stainless steel bowl. I still have plenty of room for your name.

As a reminder, this drawing is open internationally. All of the winners will be notified at the same time. If you reply first and have a preference for a prize, you are able to select your choice. If you do not have a preference, I will select the prize for you. There are no duplicate items. Here is what’s up for grabs:IMG_1785

Six - 5/7's and Three Bookmarks

Six – 5/7’s and Three Bookmarks

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Let’s see, have I forgotten anything? I hope not.

Interviews and Such

I have been remiss in reporting my activities with the release of One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories. I apologize.

My first blog appearance was on Ceri Tanti’s blog “Babblings of a Bookworm”. What an awesome experience. When Ceri posted the results of the book giveaway, she included the following comment: “We had such fun on J Dawn King’s guest post, I just checked my blog statistics and it’s the most viewed post I’ve ever had!” Wow! There were 164 comments left on the post, which you may find here: http://babblingsofabookworm.blogspot.com/2015/06/guest-post-and-giveaway-one-love-two.html

A week later I was interviewed by Janet Taylor at “More Agreeably Engaged”. This was especially noteworthy as my only child, Jennifer Joy, had just appeared with the release of her first book. Janet’s blog was the first one I was on last year when “A Father’s Sins” released. Lots of history here. It was a fun post that can be found at:http://moreagreeablyengaged.blogspot.com/2015/06/a-little-over-year-ago-debut-author-j.html

The third week of June I visited Sophie Andrew’s blog, “Laughing With Lizzie”. I love any chance to interact with that particular young lady. Her enthusiasm for all things Jane Austen and her support of variation authors is admirable. My post is found here: http://laughingwithlizzie.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/blog-tour-one-love-two-hearts-three.html

Rounding out my blog tour is an interview with Maria Grace at “Random Bits of Fascination”. Boy were these questions a challenge. I had to put my thinking cap on. What a terrific experience. Please follow the link to: http://randombitsoffascination.com/2015/07/05/writing-superheroes-j-dawn-king/

Needless to say, it’s been an exciting launch for my new book. Have you read it yet?

Only 30 Days Left Until the Drawing!!! Yippee!!!

First, I want to thank all of you who have commented here on this site and left comments on my Facebook page, Twitter, and Google+. I bow to you.

Next, I want to let you know that there are many more goodies that will be given away on July 31st than what is shown in the picture. So, MORE PRIZES!!! I do love giving things away.

Lastly, the response to my new release has been incredible. So, I’m going to add some signed copies into the mix of Jane Austen prizes. After all, why not? It’s the reason I have this site, isn’t it?

So, please know that I appreciate you choosing to spend a bit of time with me when you stop. Enjoy your day!!!

I’m Having a “Proud Mom” Moment

It’s my daughter’s first blog interview at Janet B. Taylor’s More Agreeably Engaged. What a delightful coincidence that my very first blog interview was also on Janet’s blog. That was one year ago when I released A Father’s Sins. Next week, I’m posting an excerpt from my latest release at the same site.

How does that make me feel? Absolutely, positively appreciative for Janet’s kind support and welcome.

Please check out Jennifer’s post at: http://moreagreeablyengaged.blogspot.com/2015/06/dear-readers-we-have-special-guest-today.html?spref=fb

One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories is now available for Kindle.

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Amazon released the Kindle version of my new book today – 4 days early. How cool is that! Here’s the link so you can check it out. Just click on the book cover.

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Time for a GIVEAWAY!!! Ends July 31, 2015

Thank you for visiting my site.

To enter for the INTERNATIONAL giveaway, please “Follow” me on this site or leave a comment. The drawing for the prizes listed below will be on July 31st so do not wait until that day to enter.

The prizes are:

A heavy canvas “Mr. Darcy” totebag

A tin of 22 temporary Jane Austen Tattoos

2 Jane Austen figures

1 deck of Jane Austen playing cards

1 tin of Jane Austen bandages with a free prize inside

1 Jane Austen purse to carry your keys & handkerchief to your next ballGiveaway

It’s Out! One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories: A Pride and Prejudice Anthology is on Amazon

Imagine my surprise when I checked Amazon.com and found my latest book available in paperback. Yippee!!! Do you want to see it? I want to show it to you. NOTE: It should be available in eBook format for your Kindle no later than June 1, 2015.

Here’s what you will find in its 340 pages:

The Library

What happens when Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are alone in the library at Netherfield Park and they decide to talk instead of ignore each other? In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the half hour passes without either our hero or our heroine speaking one word to each other. This sweet variation has them breaking their silence. What follows is a conversation filled with confrontation, clarification, and love.

 Married!

Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a wife! Elizabeth Bennet needs a husband!

 What results when two strong-minded, kind-hearted strangers unite in this most sacred state? Will love grow? In this full-length novel, Darcy and Elizabeth are faced with frustrations and blossoming feelings of tenderness. Our favorite couple finally reach their happily ever after. Or, do they?

 Ramsgate

When Miss Georgiana Darcy stumbles upon her beloved George Wickham willingly wrapped in a passionate embrace with someone else, the elopement is off. Running to her new friend, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she involves her in a plan to get help from her brother, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and bring Wickham to justice.

In this novella length story, does Darcy marry Elizabeth? Does Colonel Fitzwilliam find the woman of his dreams? And, what happens to the nefarious Mr. Wickham? Enjoy this alternate path to our favorite couple’s happily ever after.

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In Joy’s World

A fellow author of Jane Austen fan fiction, Victoria Kincaid, has been nominated for a prestigious RONE award for 2015. I could not be more proud. Her debut book, The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth: A Pride and Prejudice Variation is outstanding and very deserving of an award.

Recently, my daughter, Jennifer Joy, published her very first book. Darcy’s Ultimatum has had tremendous success, spending almost the whole of its first month with a #1 banner from Amazon under it’s gorgeous cover. Recently, Abigail Reynolds and Sarah Johnson’s new releases also hit that coveted #1 spot.

So, what about A Father’s Sins? How did it do it’s first year? In January 2015, A Father’s Sins was chosen as a Highlight from 2014 at Sophie Andrews’ blog, Laughing With Lizzy. Here is what she said:” really enjoyed this story. It was unique and different. This is a much more serious variation than I usually read, but it was an interesting and enjoyable change … The story was very dramatic and fast paced but had romance and humour – a perfect mix! Joy really is a talented author and I can’t wait for more!” Thank you! Thank you very much!

If you would like to read the rest of her selections, please pop on over to: http://laughingwithlizzie.blogspot.co.uk/2015_01_01_archive.html

In other news – JAFF Recs has a blog and Facebook page that highlights and indexes many Jane Austen fan fiction stories. Each month she has readers vote for their top 5 favorites that have been posted as complete for the prior month. For April, I have two stories in the running. If you would like to check out this site and read some incredible stories, please click the following: http://www.jaffrecs.com/top-5-vote-here/

If you look closely you will see mine – The Library and Forgotten. If you would like to read either of them, here are the links:

The Library: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11081185/1/The-Library

Forgotten!: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11128949/1/Forgotten

As a note, The Library will be renamed “Mr. Darcy’s Courtship” and bundled with another short story entitled “Summer at Ramsgate“. These will be released the first part of May 2015 (yes, soon!).

Let’s see – OH, another story is just finishing edits but is also available. It’s a 50,000 word story called “Married!”. It will soon be released as “Fitzwilliam Darcy, Married!”, but is also available to read for free online at: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11116679/1/Married

Finally, the audio clip is being uploaded as I type this for A Father’s Sins. Yippee! Please enjoy!

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