Updated: Mar 10
The wait is over, and I can finally tell everyone what I have been working on since last year. My fifth anthology, Elizabeth: Obstinate, Headstrong Girl released today in paperback at Amazon and there is also a pre-order for the e-book, to release on March 2. We announced the project at the popular Austenesque Reviews site, replete with the cover artwork, grandprize giveaways, and all the details of who, what, and when. But did you notice on the cover who wrote the foreword...? I know, right? Tessa Dare. NY Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Tessa Dare. My fangirl heart is still in happy shock! And, I was presumptuous enough to include my own story, "A Mate For Life", in this amazing collection from some of my very FAVORITE authors: Elizabeth Adams, J. Marie Croft, Karen M Cox, Amy D'Orazio, Leigh Dreyer, Jenetta James, Christina Morland, Beau North, and Joana Starnes. I am still pinching myself that this dream Jane Austen-inspired collection came together as well as it did.
“Obstinate, headstrong girl!”
For over two hundred years, Elizabeth Bennet has enchanted and inspired readers by being that “obstinate, headstrong girl” willing to stand up to the arrogance and snobbery of her so-called betters. Described by Austen as having a “lively, playful disposition,” Elizabeth embodies the perfect imperfections of strong-willed women everywhere: she is spirited, witty, clever, and loyal.
In this romance anthology, ten Austenesque authors sketch Elizabeth’s character through a collection of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times. In ELIZABETH: OBSTINATE, HEADSTRONG GIRL, she bares her most intimate thoughts, all the while offering biting social commentary about life’s absurdities. Elizabeth overcomes the obstacles of others’ opinions, not to mention her own flaws, to find a love truly worthy of her—her Mr. Darcy—all with humor and her sparkling charm.
“I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print…” wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, January 1813―and we think so too!
Foreword by NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Tessa Dare.
Stories by Amy D’ Orazio, Jenetta James, Christina Morland, Beau North, Joana Starnes, Karen M Cox, Elizabeth Adams, Leigh Dreyer, J. Marie Croft, and Christina Boyd.
⭐️Giveaway: The #OmgItsOHG (Oh-my-gosh, it’s Obstinate Headstrong Girl) Blog Tour begins February 25; and we hope you will continue to join us and connect with each author about their “Elizabeth” story. We’ve included a Grand Prize package giveaway (a book of your choosing from each of the eleven author’s backlist) as well as additional giveaway: my Silly Austen-inspired blank note cards and coordinating coffee mug. Open worldwide, so be sure to participate. 1) Enter the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize package of books, and 2) comment on the blog stops to be counted for the additional giveaway (you need not comment everywhere to be entered in that drawing but we hope you’ll have your share of the conversation.) Ends March 31.