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Cover Reveal for The Marriage Pact!

I’ve been working on this (non-Austen) Regency Romance for a couple of years now (working title was The Pact), and it’s finally ready! Without further ado, here’s the cover for The Marriage Pact:

The Marriage Pact will be available on March 1, 2018, but guess what?

You can preorder at Amazon right now!

CLICK HERE for the GIVEAWAY!

As usual, Matt Sotis, my husband, painted the cover. This time around Madeline Sotis, my daughter, an amateur photographer, got her first job photographing the cover painting.  Cal Sotis and Luke Sotis, the other triplets, had the power of final approval. Yay for Clan Sotis!

Some of you might have read the first draft on BeyondAusten.com, but the story has gone through a number of changes since then.

Here’s the blurb for The Marriage Pact:

The heir to an earldom has little control over his own fate, but Mr. James Aldridge promised himself one freedom. To marry for affection instead of wealth or connections. Anger flares when he learns his father has struck a deal: in one year, he will be leg-shackled to Miss Celia Colton, the dazzling beauty who had previously caught his eye. Now certain she was simply performing her role in a scheme to catch him as her husband, resentment prompts James to refuse to squander his last months of independence in the company of such a mistress of manipulation. But why can he not wrench his gaze from her at every encounter?

Completely unaware of the pact that has matched her with James, Miss Celia Colton is at a loss to explain why the man she secretly loves has suddenly become cold and critical. Abandoned by James, who had promised to guide her through her debut Season, she fears she will have to navigate the ton with only her grasping mother and distracted cousin as companions. Surrounded by gentlemen merely interested in her dowry, young ladies who view her as unwelcome competition, and, worse yet, James’s icy stares and disdainful manners, her primary concern is to discover the reason for his altered behaviour. How can she make things right between them? Will a love-match be forever out of her reach?

On the release date, March 1, 2018, The Marriage Pact

will also be available on Kindle Unlimited!

CLICK HERE for the GIVEAWAY!

 

Check these out! Giveaways!

Want interviews with Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite, a review  of A Very Austen Christmas, and a giveaway? Chautona Havig provides them all at her blog.

Want an excerpt from Laura Hile’s story “The Christmas Matchmaker” from A Very Austen Christmas and a giveaway? You’ll get it at Ceri’s Babblings of a Bookworm blog.

Click to visit these blogs. Comment for a chance to win a copy!

New Release: A Very Austen Christmas!

Available now on Kindle and in Paperback… A Very Austen Christmas!

Four favorite authors, four heartwarming stories

set in Jane Austen’s Regency world.

Robin Helm, Laura Hile, Wendi Sotis, and Barbara Cornthwaite revisit Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Mansfield Park to deliver the uplifting holiday storytelling you’re looking for.

Her Christmas Gift by Robin Helm
Elizabeth Bennet finds herself snowbound at Rosings with two rejected, but highly eligible, suitors. Does either man have a chance? Will her childhood friend, Meryton’s golden boy, win her affection, or will she accept the master of Pemberley? Perhaps she will refuse them both a second time. Her Christmas Gift deftly combines tension and emotion with humor and romance.

The Christmas Matchmaker by Laura Hile
It’s raining; it’s pouring – and what could be better than a little Christmas matchmaking? So says Emma Woodhouse who is unexpectedly stranded at Netherfield Park. Mr. Darcy disagrees, for she has someone else in mind for adorable Elizabeth Bennet. Amid meddling, misunderstanding, and an unwelcome proposal or two, will True Love find a way?

No Better Gift by Wendi Sotis
On his way to Derbyshire to spend Christmas with his family, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy plans to retrieve an item he left behind during his rushed escape from Netherfield—and the country miss who touched his heart. Finding Meryton practically deserted, he fears the worst. What fate could have fallen upon this once-thriving village in only three weeks? More importantly, was Miss Elizabeth Bennet in danger?

Mistletoe at Thornton Lacey by Barbara Cornthwaite
When Edmund Bertram realizes that Fanny is the perfect wife for him, he wants to propose without delay. What better time than at Christmas? Ah, but the course of true love never does run smooth …

A Very Austen Christmas – Winner #1 – Enter to win the second giveaway!

The first winner of an Kindle copy of A Very Austen Christmas is

Pam Hunter!

Congratulations, Pam!

Everyone else who already entered will get a second chance in the next giveaway.

You have until midnight on the 28th to enter. The winner will be announced on the 29th of October.

Good luck!

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Barbara Cornthwaite, Robin Helm, Laura Hile, and Wendi Sotis, are joining together to bring you

a collection of short stories…

A Very Austen Christmas

(Mock Cover… the real cover will be revealed soon!)

 Want to win a copy on Kindle?

I’ll be giving away another copy on October 28 (announced on the 29th).

Anyone who entered into the first giveaway and did not already win will be entered into the next.

Comment below to enter.

Don’t forget to include your email address so I can let you know when you win!

Winners will be gifted the ebook as soon as it becomes available.

(If the winner does not answer in three days, I will choose another winner)

Her Christmas Gift by Robin Helm

Elizabeth Bennet finds herself snowbound and stranded at Rosings with two rejected, but highly suitable, suitors. Does either one of them have a chance? Will her childhood friend, Meryton’s golden boy, win her affection, or will she accept the master of Pemberley? Will she refuse them both a second time? Her Christmas Gift is beautifully written with tension, emotion, humor, and romance.

The Christmas Matchmaker by Laura Hile

It’s raining; it’s pouring – and what could be better than a little Christmas matchmaking? So says Emma Woodhouse who is unexpectedly stranded at Netherfield Park. Mr. Darcy disagrees, for she has someone else in mind for adorable Elizabeth Bennet. Amid meddling, misunderstanding, and an unwelcome proposal or two, will True Love find a way?

No Better Gift  by Wendi Sotis

On his way to Derbyshire to spend Christmas with his family, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy plans to retrieve an item he left behind during his rushed escape from Netherfield—and the country miss who touched his heart. Finding Meryton practically deserted, he fears the worst. What fate could have fallen upon this once-thriving village in only three weeks? More importantly, is Miss Elizabeth Bennet in danger?

Mistletoe at Thornton Lacey by Barbara Cornthwaite

When Edmund realizes that Fanny is the perfect wife for him, he wants to propose without delay. What better time than at Christmas, as his family and the Price girls visit him at Thornton Lacey? Surely he will find the perfect time to offer his heart and his hand to the lady who has won them.  Who could have believed it would prove to be so difficult?