September 17, 2016/The book has been released on Amazon/Details at the end of this post
Happy Friday to my Just Jane 1813 readers! It’s such a pleasure to be here with you today.
Whether you believe in the superstitions surrounding the full moon each month, or not, today promises to bring JAFF readers our own kind of spellbinding event; the cover reveal for Beau North’s and Brooke West’s upcoming release, The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Being part of this process has been a wonderful creative endeavor, as this new book takes what we love from Pride and Prejudice, and adds its own paranormal twists that turn this story into it own fresh, new take on Austen’s classic. The talented Josh Hollis has created a book cover that seamlessly blends art and fiction into one striking and memorable image. With this cover reveal, we are closer to having the final story ready to share with the world. We’d love for you to help us spread the word about this JAFF story!
Enjoy this peek at the book blurb:
“He could no longer claim to be Fitzwilliam Darcy of Derbyshire, brother to Georgiana, master of Pemberley. In that moment, he was but a man. A man filled with more frustration than most souls could bear. A man torn asunder by his desperation, his fruitless dreams and desires.”
After Elizabeth Bennet rejects his marriage proposal, Fitzwilliam Darcy finds himself in the most unusual of circumstances. At first believing the extraordinary turn of events has granted him an inexplicable boon, he is eager to put the humiliating proposal behind him.
He soon discovers that he is trapped in the same waking dream with no end in sight and no possible escape. All that he holds dear—his name, his home, his love—remains ever out of reach. How will he find his way back to his normal life? Will one mistake haunt the rest of his days? It will take all of his fortitude to weather the storms of his strange new fate, and all of his courage to grasp the promise of his future.
Beau North is the author of Longbourn’s Songbird and a contributor to the anthology Then Comes Winter. Beau is a native southerner who now calls Portland, Oregon home with her husband and two cats. She attended the University of South Carolina where she began a lifelong obsession with Literature. In her spare time, Beau is the brains behind Rhymes With Nerdy, a pop culture podcast and website, and a contributor at the San Francisco Book Review.
Brooke West is a contributing author to the anthology Then Comes Winter. Brooke has a naturally creative soul that pulls her into myriad artistic endeavors. While writing fiction always has been her life’s passion, Brooke also finds joy in silversmithing, sculpting, and costuming. Between projects, she runs and practices yoga. She lives in South Carolina with her fiancé, son, and three cats.
And now the drumroll, please…
Isn’t it mesmerizing? Who is this Fitzwilliam Darcy and why will he live so many lives? Can he ever find a way back to that place where he’s “master of everything?”
It really has been an honor to play a role in promoting this great new story. After reading this story a few times and finding myself in tears more than once, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this story too!
I hope JAFF readers are ready to follow a blog tour that promises to entice readers with lots of posts created to introduce this touching and humorous story to readers, as we collaborate with twelve other Austenesque bloggers, who have generously agreed to be part of this special tour.
Thank you for visiting today to help us celebrate the cover reveal. Now, help us have a little fun by joining our contest…
The Many Faces of Fitzwilliam Darcy Contest and Giveaway
Now that we’ve shared our Fitzwilliam Darcy with you, here’s your opportunity to share your Fitzwilliam Darcy with us!
To enter our big giveaway, just attach an image of your Fitzwilliam Darcy in the comments section in the post below, or email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The only rule is that your image can’t include any man who has played the role of Fitzwilliam Darcy in an Austen adaptation. I’m sorry, but yes, that means no Colin Firth or Matthew Macfadyen images.
We will select our favorite three reader entries and post them on October 8, 2016, in our launch post at My Jane Austen Book Club. Then, readers will vote on their favorite Fitzwilliam Darcy image and the reader whose image receives the most votes will win our big giveaway prize collection. The winner will be announced on October 20, 2016, at our last blog stop, So Little Time… So Much to Read.
One winner will receive the big giveaway prize collection, which will include:
A paperback copy of Then Comes Winter by Meryton Press, edited by Christina Boyd
A paperback copy of Longbourn’s Songbird by Beau North
A paperback copy of The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy by Beau North & Brooke West
A $15.00 Amazon gift card
Assorted Jane Austen postcards
Pride and Prejudice Post-its by Girl of All Work
We are also throwing in an ebook of The Many Lives of Fitzwilliam Darcy for one Just Jane 1813 reader. To enter this separate giveaway for the ebook, either comment on this post, share this post on your social media and tell us where you shared it or leave the image for the contest described above.
The entries for both contests must be completed by midnight ET on October 2, 2016. The winner for the ebook will be announced on this blog on October 3, 2016, and the three images selected for The Many Faces of Fitzwilliam Darcy contest will be posted on October 8th, at My Jane Austen Book Club. More details about this contest will be shared with readers on the October 8th launch post.
Readers can enter as many times as they wish; the more entries below, the more chances to win! This giveaway is open to international readers too! Huzzah!
Possibly due to the influence of the full moon, this book was released late yesterday and is available on Amazon for purchase. It’s also available through KindleUnlimited.
I have also posted my review on Amazon.
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