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End-of-year Pricing

Wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading!

Titles by your friends at Jane Started It

What could be better?

For your quiet holiday moments, may we suggest these lovely books? Many are at holiday prices through the end of the year.

Mercy’s Embrace … and our Christmas eBook sale

‘Tis the season for reading.
And also for sweet eBook prices.

Here’s what we’re talking about …


Pamela Aidan’s much-loved Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman trilogy, and her Young Master Darcy have special Christmas pricing.

Susan Kaye’s wonderful Captain Wentworth novels, None But You and For You Alone, are also marked down.

Robin Helm, Laura Hile, and Barbara Cornthwaite (along with fellow author Wendi Sotis) have a new Christmas anthology, A Very Austen Christmas, and it is holding its own as a #1 Amazon Best Seller.

All of Robin Helm’s books — her Yours By Design series and  Guardian trilogy and her popular romance, Understanding Elizabeth —  are marked down to $1.99 each.

Barbara Cornthwaite’s delightful George Knightley, Esquire duo — Charity Envieth Not and Lend Me Leave — are on sale too.

George Knightley, Esquire-LendMeLeave

And so is Laura Hile’s Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance, Darcy By Any Other Name.


Finally, as if this were not enough Book Love, today Laura relaunches Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough A Course, the first volume of her Elizabeth Elliot series.

It’s a sparkling Regency romp in three parts, featuring all your favorites from Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

We are loving the new cover for this one.

Better stil, right now there is an eBook giveaway going on at Just Jane 1813Come read Claudine’s enthusiastic review, and leave a comment to enter.

Bring on the wintry weather, a bright fireside, and good reading, we say.


Loving Jane Austen’s Persuasion

persuasionpanelToday Susan Kaye and Laura Hile join a panel of authors (Karen Cox, Regina Jeffers, Shannon Winslow, and Melanie Stanford)  to discuss our love for Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

A big thank you to  author Karen Cox for hosting us!

“Persuasion-esque authors are a sisterhood of sorts,” she writes. “We know that Darcy gets the majority of the press around Austen-World, but…Wentworth…Letter!…Pierce my soul!!!”

Come by and enjoy the rest of the article here: Persuasion Panel

The Weekend is Upon Us … Update

What will you be doing?

I’ll be reading this:

I’ll be watching this:

I’ll be eating this:

tortilla soup/ The Pioneer Woman

What will you be reading? Watching? Eating? Maybe you’ll be going out in the world. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Take care–Susan Kaye

Volume 1 Mercy’s Embrace–Check
Volume 2 of Mercy’s Embrace read and Upstairs Downstairs watched as well.
80 pages from the end of Volume 3 of Mercy’s Embrace.

Not bad.


Oh, the places my little books go!

As a result of book giveaways, I’m getting to know the staff at our local post office.

On this last visit my little package was fitted with something new: a customs declaration! Yes, a copy of Mercy’s Embrace was heading overseas, to the winner of Maria Grazia’s My Jane Austen Book Club giveaway.

I’m not much of a businesswoman, for I very much enjoy the sending-books-as-gifts part of the giveaway. See, I get to sign the title page for a reader, someone who becomes a friend, you know? And this time my little book was bound for a place I’d love to revisit—France!

Just lately, I received a charming thank you from the winner, Catherine, along with a photo of the bookmark she plans to use. Both were so lovely I had to share.

Tell you what, my success as an author is because of you, my loyal readers.

Bonjour Laura!

I have just received the copy of “Mercy’s Embrace” that I won as a giveaway on My Jane Austen Book Club. I am delighted! I came back back from work on Friday evening after a long day and a heavy week. I opened my mailbox and suddenly all the heavy feeling lifted, nothing else existed that the little jewel I was carrying in my hand with a big smile on my face.

I thank you very much for taking the time to write a dear little note inside, it makes the book even more precious to me.

Imagine, your book has travelled the seas to reach France and is now in an apartment in the suburb of Paris, on the top of the pile, next to a box of chocolates. Bliss!


Learn more about …

Laura Hile. Jane Greensmith interviews Laura on her Reading, Writing, Working, Playing blog. You can also win a copy of So Lively A Chase for leaving a comment.

Let the unmasking begin!

Take care–Susan Kaye