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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
Let’s see, have I forgotten anything? I hope not.
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?
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!!!
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
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
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:
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.
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?
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.