So here we are, with the smells and colours of a new season in the air. It’s time for the wardrobe to switch from summer to autumn, and in line with that, I’m excited to share with you a change of ‘clothing’ for some of my books and also news of some new editions!
New Covers for, or Editions of, Existing Books
Where to begin? This touches on all three sub-categories of romance I write in: historical, time-travel and contemporary (follow the tabs at the top of the blog to find out more about each of these).
Firstly, the most recent publication. I’ve had a new cover designed for The Cottage in a Cornish Cove, solely for the US/Canada market. I adore the initial cover, and it’s the cover still in place for all other markets.
Both covers were designed by the excellent Mary Jayne Baker of Oliphant Author Services, and I’m equally delighted with them. I hope you like them too!
There’s exciting news for those of you who enjoy our time-travel adventures with Jane Austen! Both The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen (set in modern-day Bath) and The Unexpected Past of Miss Jane Austen (set mainly in Chawton, 1813) are coming out as audiobooks this autumn, but that’s not the best part!
The books will be read by award-winning Austen narrator, Alison Larkin, the only narrator of all of the complete novels of Jane Austen, and also of Caroline Jane Knight’s book, Jane and Me: My Austen Heritage.
Alison is the recipient of many Audiofile Earphones Awards.
As you can imagine, we are over the moon Alison will be narrating our stories, and we can’t wait to hear her renditions of Rose, Morgan and, especially, Jane Austen herself!
The first book in the series will be released on 13th October and is already up for pre-order here:
The audio edition of the second book will be coming in November!
Now for my historical stories! As you may recall, the eBook versions of A Fair Prospect and A Quest for Mr Darcy were picked up by a publisher last year (Canelo Escape), and they produced new eBook covers for these novels.
With a view to bringing the paperback editions closer in line with these new versions, my writing partner, Ada Bright, has produced new physical book covers for these, and here they are!
I will always be very fond of my original paperback editions with the old covers (the artwork/imagery on those was done by Ada and her equally talented mom, Diane), but I’m so happy with these new versions too!
The stories remain the same, although they have had some minor edits, and Volumes I and II of A Fair Prospect now end at a slightly different place, again to bring them in line with the Canelo Escape editions.
The cover remains the same, but this edition is called Die Darcy Brüder! As I’ve been living in the German-speaking part of Switzerland for over six years, this really pleased me (though I’d be exaggerating if I said I could read the book in the German language)!
So that’s the new wardrobe! I hope you like the updated covers and will enjoy Alison Larkin’s narration of the time-travel romances, and for those of you who are better at foreign languages than me, I wish you happy reading of Die Darcy Brüder! After all, it’s a book with a double dose of Mr Darcy… what’s not to like?
Next time, there will be news of the new Austen-inspired novel Ada and I have been co-writing during our respective lockdowns. It’s a crossover between Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion (yes, that’s Mr Darcy and Captain Wentworth all at the same time!), and I’ll be sharing the opening chapters here on the blog in the run up to publication in November.
Until then, sending everyone the best of wishes for keeping safe and well.