Category Archives: Darcy By Any Other Name

Darcy By Any Other Name makes Anna’s Top 10

Gotta love our man Darcy.

Here he goes again, in his own endearing way, capturing hearts and keeping those pages a-turning.

This time he’s won an award for his role in my fun body-swap romance.

A sincere, and very surprised “Thank You” to Anna of Diary of an Eccentric for including Darcy By Any Other Name in her Top 10 list.

These blogger’s lists are so great — the best way to find some really good reads. Take a look!

My Top 10 Favorite Books of 2017

 

This news was also posted at Laura Hile: Faith, Hope, Laughter … and Happily Ever After

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Giveaways!

 

A Very Austen Christmas…

There are several giveaways still active for A Very Austen Christmas and even more coming in December.

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Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit posted a lovely book review with an excerpt from Laura’s story. The giveaway will end December 5.

Nissa, Of Pens and Pages, presented the backstory of my original character, Thomas, along with a wonderful review. Her giveaway ends  December 9.

On Laura Hartness’s blog, The Calico Critic, you’ll find an excerpt from my story, as well as a giveaway ending December 9.

Giveaways at Claudine’s JustJane1813, author Chautona Havig’s lovely blog, Ceri’s Babblings of a Bookworm, and Janet’s More Agreeably Engaged have already ended; however, there are author biographies, story blurbs, author interviews, story excerpts, and great reviews at those sites.

Upcoming giveaways, reviews, and other fun events are scheduled throughout December at Meredith’s Austenesque Reviews, Elisabeth’s Poolside Musings, Candy’s So Little Time, Anna’s Diary of an Eccentric, and Rita’s From Pemberley to Milton.

In other exciting news, Laura Hile is releasing the second edition of her Mercy’s Embrace books. Her book one, So Rough a Course, cover reveal  will be at JustJane 1813 on December 2. That’s tomorrow! Be sure to stop by and cheer her on.

You’re going to LOVE the new covers. I’ve seen them, and they are truly beautiful. I would love to post her new cover myself, but you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow. (Insert evil laugh.)

More to come, too! Watch for upcoming reviews, blog posts, and giveaways of So Rough A Course at Savvy Verse & Wit, Of Pens and Pages, and The Calico Critic.

Another bit of good news – Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, Barbara Cornthwaite, and I have all lowered the prices of our other books throughout December. Merry Christmas!

Darcy’s Cyber Sale

darcy-cyber-sale-1Now that I’m an indie publisher, I get to sell stuff on Black Friday. Hey, and on Cyber Monday too.

Because the dates are mine to choose, why not run the sale for the entire week? So that’s what I’m doing. Yay!

Now through Tuesday, November 29th, the Kindle edition of Darcy By Any Other Name is only $2.99. That’s 660 pages of escape-from-reality fun.

Did you know that you can gift an e-book for Christmas delivery? That’s right. Buy now while the price is right, and set the delivery for whenever you’d like. Gift shopping made easy!

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The Season for Reading

Photo: Bill Lapp (Creative Commons Flickr)

Add hot tea, a fuzzy blanket, and a good book. Perfect! Photo: Bill Lapp (Creative Commons Flickr)

Ah, autumn. Bright days, crisp evenings, and the tang of fallen leaves in the air. I love everything about this season.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, autumn marks the return of gray skies and rain. And that means it’s time for staying home with a book.

One of my very favorite things is coming in out of the wet to find a bright fire on the hearth. The drumming of rain against the windows, the welcome warmth of a cheerful fire, and an engrossing read. Such a comfortable combination.

Even guys like this book! Here, my sons lend a hand with promotion.

“Wait, Mom wrote THAT? Aw, Mom, what the heck?”

I’ve heard that October is one of the best times to release a book. Due to a frenzied school schedule–I’m teaching a high school class after all! –I can’t guarantee that the Mercy’s Embrace relaunch will happen next month, but I’m trying.

Speaking of reading, there’s a Darcy By Any Other Name giveaway at The Calico Critic. Bless Laura Hartness, she took on Darcy–all 662 pages–along with starting graduate school. “I applaud Laura Hile’s work,” she wrote, “and am so glad I said ‘yes’ to reviewing Darcy by Any Other Name!”

My all-guy fan club

My all-guy fan club. Otherwise known as my sons: Ben, Michael, and Nathan

Come by, read Laura’s wonderful review, and enter to win a Kindle edition. Here’s the link. Her giveaway ends October 8th.

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Of little boats and books …

Photo: Toy Boats by Toby Oxborrow (Creative Commons Flickr)

Our books, like little boats, go sailing … Photo: by Toby Oxborrow (Creative Commons Flickr)

Rita's Beach Read

Rita took Darcy to a surfside resort

A writer releases a novel,
sending it out, alone,
to make its way in the wild world.

It’s like something out of a fairy tale.
Not the end of a fairy tale, the beginning.
The “cold, cruel world” part.

You know, like the three pigs?
Or Hansel and Gretel? Or Puss ‘N boots?
Leaving home on the toe of a boot?

Meredith added Darcy to her library

Meredith added Darcy to her library

Yeah, we writers pitch our books out there.

“Off you go, little book.”
“Make your fortune, live your life.”

And then the little book DOES.

I sit back, amazed. Oh the places books go! Who knew?

Here are a few Darcy By Any Other Name “book selfies” readers have shared. I love them.
 

Anita showed him a perfect wave

Anita showed Darcy a perfect wave

 
Where Go the Boats?
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dark brown is the river,
Golden is the sand,
It flows along forever,
With trees on either hand.

Green leaves a-floating,
Castles of the foam,
Boats of mine a-boating –
Where will all come home?

Mark won the CIR a giveaway

Mark won the CIR giveaway

On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill;

Away down the river,
A hundred miles or more;
Other little children
Shall bring my boats ashore.

Sue's Darcy lives in the country

Sue’s Darcy lives in the country

Kelly took him along to the pool

Kelly took him along to the pool

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My books are like those little boats.

And “Book Selfies” show me where they come ashore.

Safe harbor, home at last.

Darcy hops into the Kindle Unlimited pool

Now in Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is a win-win for authors and readers.

Darcy By Any Other Name celebrates its three-month anniversary soon, so I decided to enroll it in Kindle Unlimited. Such a deal for the borrowing reader! All the Kindle e-books one’s heart could desire for just $9.99 per month.

It’s been three days, and I’m blown away by the response. Just this morning, almost 5,000 pages have been read. I’m excited to see Kindle Unlimited introduce Darcy to a wider reading audience. What’s not to love about a fun body swap?

The blue line goes up and up.

Kindle Unlimited readers are loving Darcy. That pages-read line is a- climbing today. And it’s only 11:00 a.m.

And check this out: Austenesque Reviews is giving away a Darcy e-book this week. It’s easy to enter. Follow this link, enjoy Meredith’s review, and leave a comment.

There are more Darcy giveaways scheduled, so stay tuned. Next up, Janet Taylor’s More Agreeably Engaged blog.  I’m loving the chance to meet so many new readers.

Did I mention that Darcy By Any Other Name is ON SALE?  Another reason to celebrate. Through August 10th, the Kindle edition is $3.99.

Read Meredith's review. Enter the giveaway

Read Meredith’s review. Enter the giveaway. Or if you can’t wait to get started, take advantage of the sale.

And that’s not all. Look for the Mercy’s Embrace trilogy to get new covers–and a new, swoon-worthy ending too. Hooray! I’m gunning for an October re-release celebration, just in time for rainy day reading. Tell you what, I’ve got my work cut out for the rest of the summer.

Exciting times, absorbing reading. That’s the latest book news from me.

 

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And the winners are …

darcywoodDarcywood2Greetings from SoCal. Yeah, so that’s slang for Southern California.

I, like, totally grew up here, back in the day when “SoCal” wasn’t a thing–not even. Neither was “Cali,” but don’t get me started on that. I’m here for a week visiting family.

It’s time to “get real” with the giveaway. Drumroll…

Using unscientific methods–names on strips of paper tossed into my fabric laptop case –my mom eagerly drew out two winners for the Kindle edition of Darcy By Any Other Name.

Aaaand… congratulations to anadarcy and Margie Bayer !!  Since Darcy is the perfect beach read, I’ll toss in a “totally cool” and “tubular” and even a “radical to the max.”

darcywood320160614_105520Anadarcy and Margie, contact me with your email address: Laura (AT) Laurahile.com.

Happy Reading!