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A Very Austen Christmas

Book Launch Tomorrow!

A Very Austen Christmas - 3DIn early June, Laura and I broached the idea of an anthology to include all the authors of Jane Started It, along with our lovely friend, JAFF author Wendi Sotis. Susan Kaye, Pamela Aiden, and Gayle Mills originally intended to be a part of the project, but real life threw several hitches in their plans. Laura Hile, Barbara Cornthwaite, Wendi Sotis, and I kept the dream alive.

Tomorrow, that dream will be realized with the book launch of A Very Austen Christmas, hosted by Claudine Pepe at JustJane1813.  We are very much looking forward to reading Claudine’s review (our first one!), as well as chatting with our readers.

The kindle version is already available for pre-order (to be delivered tomorrow) on Amazon, and the print copy is live, though they are not yet linked together.

Does this sound tempting, lovely readers?

Four favorite authors, four heartwarming stories set in Jane Austen’s Regency world.

Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite revisit Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park to deliver the uplifting holiday storytelling you’re looking for.

Her Christmas Gift by Robin Helm
Elizabeth Bennet finds herself snowbound at Rosings with two rejected, but highly eligible, suitors. Does either man have a chance? Will her childhood friend, Meryton’s golden boy, win her affection, or will she accept the master of Pemberley? Perhaps she will refuse them both a second time. Her Christmas Gift deftly combines tension and emotion with humor and romance.

The Christmas Matchmaker by Laura Hile
It’s raining; it’s pouring – and what could be better than a little Christmas matchmaking? So says Emma Woodhouse who is unexpectedly stranded at Netherfield Park. Mr. Darcy disagrees, for she has someone else in mind for adorable Elizabeth Bennet. Amid meddling, misunderstanding, and an unwelcome proposal or two, will True Love find a way?

No Better Gift by Wendi Sotis
On his way to Derbyshire to spend Christmas with his family, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy plans to retrieve an item he left behind during his rushed escape from Netherfield—and the country miss who touched his heart. Finding Meryton practically deserted, he fears the worst. What fate could have fallen upon this once-thriving village in only three weeks? More importantly, was Miss Elizabeth Bennet in danger?

Mistletoe at Thornton Lacey by Barbara Cornthwaite
When Edmund Bertram realizes that Fanny is the perfect wife for him, he wants to propose without delay. What better time than at Christmas? Ah, but the course of true love never does run smooth …

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The stories are arranged according to length. Mine is really a novella of 30K words, and Laura’s is 24K words. We have decided that we can’t write short stories (insert laugh). Wendi’s is 17K words and Barbara’s is 7K words. Curl up in your PJs with a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy the writing of four friends with quite different styles and story lines.

We hope that Sue, Pamela, and Gayle will be able to join us in our next anthology. (Yes, I just said next anthology!)


Accidentally Yours Launch and Giveaway!

Accidentally Yours Kindle CoverWhat if the proud, arrogant Fitzwilliam Darcy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice never changed after his disastrous proposal to Elizabeth Bennet at Hunsford? What if the humbled man who successfully courted her was not the same man?

Two worlds . . .
Two centuries . . .
Two men who love the same woman . . .
Two prayers fervent enough to shift time . . .
Endless questions and possibilities . . .
What would a man give for a second chance at love?
What would he sacrifice to keep it?

I am extremely excited to announce the publication of Accidentally Yours, the first book in my Yours by Design series. The book is available in print and e-book formats on Amazon and Smashwords. As an added perk on Amazon, those who buy the print copy will receive the Kindle version for FREE!

Guardian, SoulFire, and Legacy of The Guardian Trilogy are now $2.99 in e-book formats on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

As a show of gratitude for all of you who have supported me in my writing efforts, I am offering a free copy of Accidentally Yours (print or e-book in the USA, e-book only internationally) to two winners – one in the US and one international. Enter by commenting here (including your name and a way for me to contact you, such as sending your address to me in a PM on Facebook), tweeting this post, putting this link on your Facebook page, joining BeyondAusten.com or commenting on the book launch post there, posting a picture of the book on Instagram (you can copy the picture from the post), follow me on Instagram (jrhelm), follow me on Twitter (rmhelm), “liking” this post on Facebook, friend me on Goodreads, or retweeting the tweet which will go up when this post is live. You can enter as many times as you wish, but comment here when you do so. You’ll get an entry for every time you do any of these things, but you have to let me know that you’ve done it. You can put all you’ve done in one comment here if you wish. Each thing will count as a separate entry.

Just for fun, here’s an example of a comment: “I’ve tweeted, retweeted, “liked” this link on Facebook, joined BeyondAusten.com, posted the link on my Facebook page, put the picture on Instagram, congratulated you on LinkedIn, and friended you on Goodreads and Facebook.” That would be ten entries.

The giveaway begins today and will end on January 31.

In a few weeks, after you’ve had a chance to read Accidentally Yours, I’ll do another giveaway for all those who leave reviews on Amazon. You can go ahead and post your review. I’ll still count you in that giveaway.

Very soon, a very august personage whom we all know very well indeed shall publish her interview of me. I was so honoured by her invitation to make a morning visit and chat over tea. Be sure to watch this site for the next week or so, for you will be vastly happy and entertained.