Just to freshen things up a bit, my cover designer, Jane Dixon-Smith of JD Smith Designs, has updated the cover to the anthology I published last year called “One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories”. It should be online by the end of the week – I hope.
The two of us arranged two photo shoots in the spring of 2016. The first one was for the cover of “The Abominable Mr. Darcy (TAMD)”. If you look closely, you will notice the clothing on my work-in-progress cover is the same as worn by the male model for TAMD. A bit of fancy Photoshopping, I think. The second shoot had several Regency period-correct costumes and several female models. The ladies from my new anthology cover and the cover to “Friends and Enemies” are both from that shoot.
Here is the new cover in comparison with the old. Definitely more fitting to the overall themes of the three stories, don’t you think? (Old – left, New – right)
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” –
I hate to disappoint. It’s the eBook that is free, not Mr. Darcy himself. Though would you want him when he’s still abominable? Would you be able to motivate him to change like Miss Elizabeth Bennet did? I hope so. Poor man! He desperately needed some feminine guidance.
Due to being accepted for a BookBub deal (a huge thing in book advertising), this eBook will be free in ALL Amazon markets until the 24th so be sure and get your copy today. Some who have taken advantage of this sale were also able to obtain the audiobook via Audible.com for only $1.99. How is that for a bargain?
Here’s the US link: Amazon
While I loved the original cover of Love Letters, not everyone saw my vision. So I went shopping at Richard Jenkins Photography in the UK and purchased the licensing for another image. I LOVE it! You want to see?
It should be live by tonight for eBook and the weekend for print. Audio will take a few weeks. Lovely, isn’t she?
I’m beyond excited to reveal my latest book, which is now available for pre-order at Amazon. The release date is next Thursday, November 24th. Even though that date is the national day of Thanksgiving, I’m truly grateful and thankful each day for the blessings I have.
Here’s the link should you want to check it out:Mr. Darcy’s Mail-Order Bride
Thank you so much for your reader support. It means the world to me.
I’m so excited!
I just checked Amazon.com and the eBook of “Love Letters from Mr. Darcy is ready to order. The print copy is still in the review stages, but should be ready by the end of this week.
Click on the cover photo to take you to the Amazon page. Thanks for doing so.
Now available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/gqoyzkz
A sample clip will be uploaded here soon.
I’m so pleased to reveal the cover to the story I posted online as “The Letter”. It’s a novella length Darcy and Elizabeth tale where Mr. Darcy has the most romantic proposal I’ve ever written – swoon! I’m hoping for a late October release.
Here is the blurb:
How much power is in the written word? Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is determined to find out.
Crushed beyond measure at the rejection of his proposal, Darcy struggles to explain both the facts and his feelings by letter to the only woman he will ever love. Can such a reticent man find the words to enable Elizabeth Bennet to know the man behind the mask? Will she read his carefully crafted epistle once he delivers it into her hand? Will he catch even a small glimmer of hope?
Affection and respect. Two magical words Miss Elizabeth never expected to hear from the last man in the world she would ever marry, yet they undeniably appear before her eyes in black and white. Devotion and adoration. Humph!
Follow literature’s most beloved couple during the weeks following the disastrous proposal as a series of heartfelt missives has created such havoc in Elizabeth’s heart that she is finally moved to write him back. Will hers be a letter of love as well?
In this sweet novella-length variation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we will see love bloom and grow. This is a Regency historical romance from bestselling author, J Dawn King.
And here is the cover:
I am so fortunate to have a cover designer with an abundance of skill. She has me run my ideas by her and then she gives me EXACTLY what I need. Thank you, JD Smith Designs.
Here’s my temporary blurb:
Set after the American Civil War, a lonely Charles Bingley asked his friend Fitzwilliam Darcy to pen an offer of marriage to Mr. Gardiner’s niece, Miss Jane Bennet. Jane convinces her sister Elizabeth to write her reply. Elizabeth, touched by Mr. Bingley’s letter, has memorized each word and Darcy, in his turn, cherishes each response. By the time the sisters head West, Elizabeth has fallen in love with Bingley and Darcy loves Jane. In a “Pride and Prejudice” tale of mistaken identity, who will marry whom?
I’m currently posting this story at beyondausten.com and fanfiction.com. Stop by and read this work-in-progress.
I’m loving this story. Here’s the cover: