<i>Body Rocks</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Body Rocks: Exclusive Excerpt A. M. Arthur “You can sit beside me when the world comes down.” <i>No Master</i>: Exclusive Excerpt No Master: Exclusive Excerpt Christine d'Abo "With his free hand, he caressed the side of Zain’s throat." <i>Bad Bitch</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Bad Bitch: Exclusive Excerpt Christina Saunders "I pulled him toward me, guiding him to my center." <i>Addicted</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Addicted: Exclusive Excerpt Elle Kennedy "She refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship..."
From The Blog
June 24, 2016
Friday Beefcake Love Letter to Aidan Turner
Team H & H
June 23, 2016
Boone and Sierra Get Their HEA in Lorelei James' Unbreak My Heart
Tiffany Tyer
June 21, 2016
Romance Reading Virgin: Let’s Travel Through Space Together
Teddy Pierson
June 19, 2016
Love's Second Generation: Historical Father/Son Heroes
Janet Webb
June 18, 2016
Falling Back in Love with an Author
Scarlettleigh
Showing posts by: Laurel Ann Nattress click to see Laurel Ann Nattress's profile
Mon
Oct 17 2011 5:00pm

Jane Made Me Do It: Jane Austen, Fictional Character?

Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann NattressWe know very little of Jane Austen’s life beyond the information in the surviving letters to her sister Cassandra and her family, and their personal recollections of “dear aunt Jane” in the not-so-accurate family biographies. Some historians recall her as a retiring spinster who never wrote intentionally to earn a living; others offer a different view of a woman dedicated to her craft with an eye on the “pewter.” If you piece together older sources and the new biographies, an interesting personality emerges who was much more acerbic and calculating than any of her family would like you to know about.

[So who was the real Jane?...]

Fri
Oct 7 2011 5:00pm
Excerpt

Jane Austen Made Me Do It: New Excerpt

Laurel Ann Nattress

Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress

Have you ever wondered what Jane Austen dreamt about? Are you curious how she felt about her own characters?  Would you like to know what she would have to say if you met her?  Do you wonder what happened to her characters after the book ended?  Or what they would be like translated into modern times?  Jane Austen Made Me Do It answers these and other questions in twenty-two short stories by authors both familiar and new. 

In the lead story, by Syrie James, all of  Jane Austen’s heroines, and a compendium of other characters from her novels, descend on her on a foggy day in Bath to discuss or complain about the way they were portrayed, a distressing but ultimately illuminating experience which inspires her to write Persuasion.

Get a sneak peek of Laurel Ann Nattress’s Jane Austen Made Me Do It (Available October 11, 2011) with an excerpt of the first story.

Jane Austen’s Nightmare
Syrie James

Chawton, Wednesday 2 August 1815

An extraordinary adventure which I only just experienced proved to be so vivid and distressing-and yet ultimately so illuminating-that I feel I must record it in its entirety.

[Sign in or register to read an excerpt of Jane Austen Made Me Do It…]