Tagged with Jane Austen

Jane-Fiction A Go Go: Promises: Wendi Sotis,The Unexpected Miss Bennett: Patrice Sarath, Miss Darcy Falls in Love: Sharon Lathan

Is there such thing as an Austen purist?  If so, I think I might be one. I get a lot of “Jane-Fiction” sent to me to review.  It seems the shelves of romantic fiction are packed with takes and spin offs on Jane Austen’s books and characters.  And generally, they aren’t for me.  Just like … Continue reading

Bad Austen: A Great Gift for Jane-ites!

You may or may not have heard about the Bad Austen contest.  Here is the original call for short, short Jane-fiction parodies: Join the esteemable company of Ms. Jane Austen! In the tradition of the Bulwer Lytton Contest and the Bad Hemingway and Bad Faulkner contests, here’s your chance pen a scene of a “classic” … Continue reading

Georgette Heyer: The Corinthian

I had read somewhere that this was reported to be Heyer’s funniest Regency romp.  While I haven’t given it a second read yet, I wasn’t laughing out loud quite as much as with Sylvester. Nonetheless, the Corinthian was a funny, delightful and sweet romantic tale involving some very devilish villianry, gender bending dress up, and … Continue reading

Top Ten Spring Hist-Ro Reads (in ebook form)

Must have oldies but goodies and new on the shelves hist-ro reads to get you in the mood for spring! The Gamekeeper’s Lady by Ann Lethbridge On sale date: Apr 1, 2011…this one sounds perfect for days indoors with the rain beating down, longing to get outside!  A natural aristro’s daughter and a bad boy Lord ala gamekeeper–hot!  … Continue reading

Georgette Heyer: Venetia

There is a reason that Georgette Heyer is renowned as a more contemporary Jane Austen.  Writing in the 1920s until the 70s, her books created the Regency England romance genre. Many of the current historical romance novelist of today emulate Heyer’s plots, style, and general whimsy for the genre (See Eloisa James). And for an … Continue reading