Saturday, October 31, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Welcome back to More Agreeably Engaged, Ms. Crow. The first time that you visited was April 23, 2013, when you were here to tell us about A Jane Austen Encounter. By the way, I loved that book and if any of you have not read it, I highly recommend it! Okay, back to the present, it is so good to have you here again and to read about this fascinating murder mystery. It definitely has me in the mood for Halloween! :)
Nice words, but Felicity is mourning too many losses to be comforted. And then the next day’s All Souls’ observance turns even more somber. Earlier in the day Felicity had climbed the bell tower to help muffle the bells (a scene I based somewhat on my own daughter’s muffling bells for All Souls’ when a student at Oxford). Later in the evening a depressed Felicity listens to the tolling of the muffled bells:
You do have a way with murder mysteries, I must say, Donna Fletcher Crow! I love your writing as it is always obvious that you have done your research and have spent time in the surroundings of your story. You have that first-hand knowledge that is evident in your descriptions. (decided I should not say 'writing' when speaking of first-hand knowledge since this a murder mystery! lol) Thank you, Donna, for being my guest again. It is a pleasure! (I would love to know where your picture was taken. I like the Celtic cross in the picture with you.)
There is a giveaway and it is international. One eBook of A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary, is up the treat, and not a trick, for one lucky reader. Please leave a comment and your contact info to be entered. The giveaway ends at 11:59 PM the 30th of October, just in time for a spooky Halloween! Good luck to all!
Monday, October 26, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
My yearly Jane Austen calendar is finished and has been picked up from the printer!
It is now available for immediate shipping!
This year, JT Originals will be donating 10% of all proceeds from the calendar to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, founded by Caroline Jane Knight, fifth great niece of Jane Austen. It is a wonderful privilege to be a part of this worthy endeavor and I encourage more people to join in the support of bringing free literacy resources to communities in need. For every calendar sold, one dollar will go to the foundation 'In Honour of Jane'! If you would like more information about this non-profit foundation, click on the link above and you will be taken directly to their website.
This year's theme is Jane Austen Illustrated: 2016 Peacock Edition Calendar. It features some of the illustrations by Hugh Thomson
and one of her drawings.
Although these early illustrators did work for other authors, for the purpose of this calendar, my concern was only those books by Jane Austen.
The 1894 Peacock Edition
of Pride and Prejudice,
illustrated by Hugh Thomsom, seems to be the most popular one of all
and has been a favorite of mine
for quite some time.
I love Jane Austen. That explains my fascination with the 1894 Peacock Edition of Pride and Prejudice. Being a person that enjoys drawing, I was 'drawn' to the illustrations. It is fascinating to see how an artist depicted the scenes from the book as I have depicted them from the movies.
The gold print on the cover was stunning and added to the appeal. Since peacock feathers can take on many different colors depending on how the light hits them, I took many, many photos to get that special one that gave the feathers the golden cast that I was striving to capture.
Since I have an abundance of feathers in my yard, it was easy to find some beautiful ones to use for the picture which would become the cover. There are five adult male peacocks that are daily visitors to my home. Many times they spend the day on my deck railing or resting in front of my glass door. In mid to late summer, they start losing their tail feathers, just to begin growing a new bunch for the next spring of preening and prancing for the pretty peahens.
They spread, shake and quake those glorious tail feathers while they strut their stuff!
I never tire of watching them and admiring their magnificence. (or finding their feathers)
I had planned to do drawings for the calendar this year but was unable to get them done in time.
I was trying to decide what I could do for the 2016 calendar instead! One evening as I was picking up some feathers, the idea struck...put my two passions together into a calendar
and pay tribute to the early illustrators too!
Jane Austen Illustrated: The 2016 Peacock Edition 12 Month Calendar is now a reality.
The calendar has the holidays for the US, UK and Canada. All major Jane Austen events in both the US and UK are included on their respective dates.
There are many lovely pictures of books by known authors in the Jane Austen community. There are also intriguing quotes from some of their books throughout the calendar. I have read a great number of these books and found myself wanting to read them again as I typed in the quotes. For those I have not yet read, they are now on my wish list.
Going through and enjoying the quotes was a treat itself.
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- shipping address
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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Although she liked Elizabeth very much, the risks must be addressed.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and for offering such a generous giveaway. Please do not wait so long to visit again.
Readers, do not forget to leave an email address in your comment to be entered in this giveaway. Please take note that it ends earlier, at 11:59 PM, the 23rd of October.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I'm so happy to have you stop by, Ms. Robertson, and share an excerpt with us. Let's give a big welcome to Michaela Robertson! :)
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Angel of the Centerfold blog tour schedule
10/6: Excerpt & Giveaway at Fly High
10/7: Guest Post & Giveaway at Romance Novels Giveaways
10/8: Excerpt & Giveaway at So Little Time…
10/10: Guest Post & Giveaway at My Love for Jane Austen
10/11: Guest Post & Giveaway at Liz’s Reading Life
10/13:Excerpt & Giveaway at Babblings of a Bookworm
10/15: Character Interview at Leatherbound Reviews
10/16: Excerpt & Giveaway at Best Sellers and Best Stellars
10/17: Excerpt & Giveaway at More Agreeably Engaged
10:18: Excerpt & Giveaway at Margie’s Must Reads
10/19: Review at Warmisunqu’s Austen
Thank you for sharing your excerpt with me and my readers, Michaela Robertson. It was great to have you stop by. Congratulations on the publication of your book and I hope to see much more from you in the future! Best Wishes!
Meryton Press and Michele Reed are offering a paperback copy of Angel of the Centerfold, open internationally, as the giveaway. Leave a comment below and be sure to include your contact info. The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on the 23rd of October. Good luck to all!
Friday, October 16, 2015
A Jane Austen Christmas by Carlo DeVito
Hardcover: Regina Jeffers
As Good as a Lord by P.O. Dixon
eBook: Patty Edmisson
Denial of Conscience by Cat Gardiner
Take a Chance On Me by Marilyn Brant
eBook: Nik Baur
In Appreciation to Readers ~ Jan Hahn
Prize Package + Amazon Gift Card: Luthien84
Prize Package: Mrs. Darcy
Prize Package: Tina Carter
Prize Package: Chiari Lanzi
Jane by the Sea by Carolyn Murray
Mr. Darcy to the Rescue by Victoria Kincaid
eBook: Michelle Fidler
Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley by Shannon Winslow
A Constant Love by Sophie Turner
Sweet Caresses by Sarah Johnson
Inspired by Grace by Jeanna Ellsworth.
Choice of Paperback or eBook: NovElla
Suddenly Mrs. Darcy by Jenetta James
Yours by Design by Robin Helms
A Will of Iron by Linda Beutler
Again, I apologize for my tardiness in posting these winners.
Congratulations to each of you and I hope you will continue to visit my blog.
A special thanks to all the authors who make our reading time possible
and who have these wonderful giveaways. We love your books!