Richard Armitage!!! (Faints/Swoons)

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As you can see from my copy of Elizabeth’s Gaskell’s North & South, I am a fan of Richard Armitage. Why? He’s an excellent actor, he’s tall and handsome, and he has one of the best male reading voices I’ve ever heard.

As my newsletter subscribers know, I contacted him about narrating my next release, Friends and Enemies. Since the story is from Darcy’s point-of-view, I wanted a male narrator/producer.

Here is an update.

I received an email from his representatives on April 3rd. In my reply, I told them I would have the finished first draft to them on Monday, April  17th.

This is why I’ve been practically invisible on social media. I’m typing like a crazed person trying to get this story done. On Monday of this week, I went back to chapter one and did a word-by-word clean-up. Now, I’m pressing on to the end. I have approximately 8,000 words to go—I hope.

Click below for a video interview which should give you a hint why I’m desperately hoping he agrees to my project.

I will keep you apprised of the process. Of course, if he agrees, you will undoubtedly hear my screams right before I faint.

Would you like to hear Mr. Armitage read Fitzwilliam Darcy? Boy, I would.

Enjoy!

Winner!

DU17_01_whiteJA CoinCONGRATULATIONS!!! Julie R. you have won the coin set which was the prize for my 3rd publishing anniversary celebration. I have sent you an email announcing your win. If I do not hear from you by April 1st, I will have to choose another winner. Please check your email.

Thank you to all who commented on the post. It was heartwarming to read how many enjoy my efforts in writing stories about Darcy and Elizabeth. Stay tuned for more.

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

3 year anniversary

This is a joyous day for me. Three years! Never could I have imagined the difference publishing my first book would make for my family. I have ten books out and Jennifer has nine. Both of us have received so many blessings that it would take too much time to write and I need to get a chapter done of my work-in-progress.

Anniversaries call for a celebration and instead of presents for me, it’s a present opportunity for you. One newsletter subscriber will be chosen on Saturday, March 25th to win the 2017 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set from The Royal Mint. Why is this special? The 2-pound coin included in the set is a special edition marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. How fitting this falls on the anniversary date of my birth as a published author.

Here’s a link: 2017 Royal Mint Set

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all who have supported my career by reading, reviewing, and caring.

(PS: The set arrived yesterday and I so badly want to tear off the plastic wrap to see inside. Grrrrr! I need to leave it alone, but my curiosity is killing me. I apologize in advance to the winner if I can’t cultivate some self-control before it goes back into the mail. BTW, this is open internationally.)

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Happy News!

One Love Two Hearts Three Stories, Jane Austen fan fiction, Jane Austen variation, historical romance, historical fiction, Pride and Prejudice variation, Jane Austen, J. Dawn King, Pride and Prejudice

One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories, the anthology I published in June 2015, is FREE until March 22nd. Why? To celebrate three years of publishing on Amazon, of course. Can you believe it? Three Years.

A Father’s Sins, my first published book, will forever have a soft spot in my heart. However, I changed as an author since my debut story. Before writing and releasing One Love – Two Hearts – Three Stories, I had an epiphany. People’s lives, as a rule, are like being on a steep rollercoaster ride. They are challenging with many ups and downs. Whether it’s family problems, health, or economic, we all need happy news, don’t we? Thus, the three stories grew from a need to feel good.

Therefore, if you want to read two short stories and one long story that makes you smile, this book is for you. To make you even happier, you can download it for free on all Amazon markets from March 18 – 22, 2017. Here are the links:

Amazon – US

Amazon – UK

Amazon – Canada

Amazon – Australia

Amazon – Germany

Amazon – China

Amazon – France

Amazon – Italy

Amazon – Spain

Amazon – the Netherlands

Amazon – Japan

Amazon – India

Amazon – Brazil

Amazon – Mexico

Happy shopping!

 

April 2017 – Giveaway!

This giveaway is the sweetest one I’ve ever done and, although I would love to keep a set for my own, there will be twelve winners for the twelve Darcy & Elizabeth handkerchief sets available. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter. The winners will be announced on April 1st or 2nd. As always, the giveaway is international.

I know, I should have ironed them before I took the photographs. Where is my iron? (shoulder shrug)