Blame the Muse!!!

Nicole Clarkston called me NAUGHTY and said she was going to smack me. Why? Accidentally/inadvertently/fortuitously a second Christie Capps story took over my fingers. I’m going to have to pause “Letter of the Law” for another week. Honestly, I don’t have any other stories trying to sink my boat. Just these last two, I promise.

“Elizabeth” was released in eBook form on Amazon yesterday. Here is the link: Elizabeth

The response has been really good and the reviews wonderful. Thank you very much.

As to the newest story I’m writing? It’s called Hide & Seek. I’ll see if I can get the cover to post. It’s a Regency tale with Darcy and Elizabeth at Rosings. In truth, I had so much fun writing “Elizabeth” because the colonel kept trying to interfere with our dear couple. In this tale? Oh my goodness! Colonel Fitzwilliam is up to his knees in mischief. He loves and respects Darcy but has made a tease go too far. I’m not sure how this one is going to develop yet but I am confident Darcy and Lizzy will both be pleased by the end. I’m hoping to have this done and to the editor sometime next week. OK, let’s give the cover a try. Here it is—maybe.

This tiny excerpt is Mr. Darcy describing her to himself. “Her rich brown hair reminded him of his favorite colt, a bay his father had named Croesus. Her eyes were a stunning blue rimmed with thick dark lashes and beautifully curved brows. Her lips, the color of his mother’s favorite pink tulip invited the touch of his own, but only in his dreams.” A colt? I guess it was good it wasn’t an old, tired nag from the stables. Poor Darcy is half parts insulting and romantic. Will he ever learn? I sure hope not.

Okay, I’m off to type. I have books to write and FINISH.


  1. Sheila L. Majczan

    Just bought and dropping other books to read it.

    • J "Joy" Dawn King

      Thank you very much for the fairness of your review, Sheila. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

  2. caroleincanada

    Naughty but everything nice! We can only be thrilled to receive a new book from you! The ‘Muse’ is in overdrive! Has she given any help with Jane and Bingley’s story by chance??? Congratulations on ‘Elizabeth’ and I love the look of this one! So the Colonel is up to some tricks is he…

    • J "Joy" Dawn King

      Carole, I’ve not forgotten Bingley/Jane or Letter of the Law. It’s just Colonel Fitzwilliam is a man used to getting things done. Stubborn soldier.

  3. Glynis

    Have you no regard for the length of my TBR list? Really Joy! Luckily these are only short so hopefully I will get round to them sooner rather than later. This new one sounds exciting with a playful Colonel, although I hope he doesn’t cause too much upset.

    • J "Joy" Dawn King

      I am truly shameless, Glynis. I tried to tell Colonel Fitzwilliam you wanted him to tone it down but…

  4. Anngela Schroeder-Author

    I am in awe of you!

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