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!


  • Loren

    I like Victoria Kincaid style, I’m reading just now on of her books!
    I’m really happy for Jennifer, like mother like daughter eh? XD
    I’m totally agree with Sophie Andrews’ review! Your variation is different from others and me too can’t wait to read the sequel!

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