Celebrating the run up to Publication

We are only a few days from the publication of Mr Darcy’s Persuasion (still available to pre-order HERE, or via the QR Code below), and we’ve been thinking of ways to celebrate the launch.

As you probably know, Ada and I live thousands of miles (and a 9-hour time difference) apart, so celebrating together on ‘the’ day is going to be a challenge like no other. In fact, this is the first time we’ve written an entire novel without meeting in person at the beginning to brainstorm the plot!

That’s not to say we haven’t chatted online copious times, of course, and as that is how we initially met nearly 19 years ago, it feels very natural to us. Nowadays, we have the added benefit of video chats too, which tend to take place in the early morning for me and late at night for Ada – which suits us perfectly, as those are our respective best times of day (though you might not believe it, looking at the photos)!

So, with this particular launch, we’ve had to get creative over how to mark a day that’s incredibly special to us – if you’ve ever been to any of our other book launches or signings, in the UK or USA, you’ll know that when we are able to be together, we like to celebrate properly!

We’ve decided it would be nice to share the day with readers as much as possible, and have had a lot of fun gathering some lovely Austen-inspired or themed gifts to give away to readers once the book is out there. Today, we thought we’d share some of them with you:

Jane Austen mouse, anyone?

Made exclusively for me by my sister – who has an Etsy Store, Jackie’s Jamboree, HERE, there will be 4 of these adorable creatures up for grabs. Beautifully handmade, Jane is holding a knitted book (in a variety of book cover colours), and stands at about 7″ tall (17 cms).

Rather sweetly, each one seems to have a different character, as you can see from the photo of them all gathered together (there are 5 here, because one is for me)!

The one in the middle (front) is so cute, peeping out from under her cap!

Aside from the family of Jane Austen mice, we’ve also gathered a few other gems, including some gorgeous notebooks, pencils with Austen quotes, a Pride & Prejudice scarf, a Persuasion themed key ring and necklace and more!

One of my personal favourites of all the gifts we’ve gathered, however, are some hand-written copies of Captain Wentworth’s gorgeous letter to Anne Elliot. It’s beautifully presented, sealed and tied with a ribbon, and there are three up for grabs!

What’s more, there is also a hand-written copy of Mr Darcy’s letter to Elizabeth Bennet – a much longer piece of correspondence!

If you’d like to be in with a chance to win some of these gifts – there will be more than one gift in each giveaway – then just stay posted for updates here on the blog from launch day – Tuesday, 9th March 2021 – onwards!

These fabulous letters – the perfect keepsake for anyone who loves Mr Darcy or Captain Wentworth…or both – were created by Jane Austen Letters by Post, on Etsy, and you can find them HERE!

On that note, we’ll leave you in peace to enjoy your weekend, and we’ll be back on publication day to get the party started!



A few more of our giveaway gifts!


About Cass

Writer of romance with all the feels. Dreamer, bookworm, cat lover. Avid fan of antiques TV shows. #proudHufflepuff
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26 Responses to Celebrating the run up to Publication

  1. Glynis says:

    Wow! Gorgeous giveaways or what? I’m praying for good news re my health before publication which will enable me to cope with some angst again. (I’m not a lover of it but normally manage to just sob my way through, however not at the moment)
    I’m still stunned by your cliffhanger so I will definitely be reading as soon as I’m able. Good luck with the launch!

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  2. Sheila Clark says:

    Lovely giveaways! The mice are adorable!!! I’m so excited to read the end of the book! Anxiously awaiting my pre-order…

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  3. lsantoroau says:

    So excited to share this moment with you both🥰
    I ordered a copy of the book and am counting the days until it arrives!

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  4. Mary Smythe says:

    Those mice are SO CUTE!!! All the prizes are really cool, but awww…. Congratulations to you both on the book launch. I can’t wait to read it.

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  5. Marie says:

    Congratulations on your upcoming new release. It’s one I have been anxiously awaiting! Wishing you every success with it. Actually, I have no doubt—all your books have been great reads and I’m sure this one will be no less. I love the story‘a premise.

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  6. sheilalmajczan says:

    I was fortunate to win a copy of this book but am awaiting delivery. I followed this as chapters were posted and am so anxious to read “the rest of the story”! Lovely prizes – thanks for the generosity. Best wishes with the release. Stay safe, everyone.

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  7. Patricia Noda says:

    Got my pre-ordered! Will be waiting for the notice that it’s in my Kindle! Love the mice – when I was working I placed mice items around my workspace – library mice!

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  8. Vee says:

    Congratulations to you both! The giveaways sound amazing. I am looking forward to reading the story very soon!

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  9. Bonnie Karoly says:

    These items are really cool. Congratulations on the publication of your book in March.

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  10. Karylee says:

    Looks like JaneChristmas! So nice. Once again, Congratulations, you Pair of Pandemic Writers! Overachievers!? 😀 It’s just wonderful that you found each other. Perfect PotterPandemicPemberleyesque Alchemy!! Me jelly! Xo

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  11. suzanlauder says:

    I missed the posting of the last chapters of the story so I’m more than ready to read my book, which is pre-ordered. Best wishes on a successful launch!

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  12. Deborah says:

    I’ve set a reminder on my Alexa to announce the release day. I’m so ready lol – onward to chapter 31! The giveaways are incredible😍 Every success on the launch, and thank you both for a share in the celebration!

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  13. Janet Taylor says:

    Aww, the little Jane Austen mouse is adorable! You find neat things. My, you have some awesome things in your giveaway! Congratulations on the release of your book and best wishes. I read as I could when it was posting. 🙂

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    • Cass says:

      We had a lot of fun finding things that were unusual and/or fitted with our P&P/Persuasion theme! Hope you will read the book one day, Janet!


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