Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Dangerous to Know ~ Cover Reveal & #Giveaway!

As many of you know, Christina Boyd has pulled together some of our favorite Austenesque authors and has edited a new anthology of our favorite and not so favorite of Jane Austen's bad boys called Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues. I'm very excited to be part of the cover reveal. So, without further ado... 



Jane Austen’s masterpieces are littered with any number of unsuitable gentlemen—Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford, Tilney, Elliot—adding color and depth to her plots but often barely sketched out to the reader. Have you ever wondered about her rakes, rattles, and rogues? Surely, there's more than one side to their stories. Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues, the book designed to expose certain histories about Jane Austen’s anti-heroes, reveals its cover today.

Shari Ryan from Mad Hat Books created the gorgeous book cover from a rough sketch by the editor, Christina Boyd, and she quickly and professionally created the beauty it is today. The back cover suggests the stories might have some steam (the collection is about Jane Austen’s bad boys after all!) Like in The Darcy Monologues, these authors can turn up the heat with but the turn of a phrase. However, the love scenes are not graphic, and the handful of stories with “mature content” are marked as such in the Table of Contents.

Author Beau North came through again by creating the stunning individual short story promotional graphics. She is quite an accomplished woman. Those individual story graphics will roll out over the next days from their Facebook page The Darcy Monologues, et al., and other social media.

As an editor, Christina Boyd has been extremely fortunate to work with some incomparable authors. Several authors from The Darcy Monologues anthology including Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Jenetta James, Beau North, Sophia Rose, and Joana Starnes joined Amy D’Orazio, Lona Manning, Christina Morland, Katie Oliver, and Brooke West in crafting this current collection. The intent: create clever, well-informed short stories, each from one of Austen’s male antagonists’ point-of-view—a backstory and, or parallel story from off-stage of canon. This Dream Team certainly upped their game accepting this challenge by undertaking characters that few even like and slyly earn the reader’s sympathies—maybe even adoration—whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen’s masterpieces. This wickedly delicious anthology is scheduled for release mid-November.



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The international giveaway: When Christina published The Darcy Monologues, readers expressed how the blend of the authors’ writing styles worked well to make the overall collection stimulating. One reader suggested that she was so familiar with some authors’ writing styles, she was sure she could match the writers to their stories without being told. This Giveaway Challenge was thus inspired. To win a $25 Amazon gift card, follow the Google link and complete a multiple-choice quiz, matching lines of prose to the author and her rake/gentleman rogue. Last day to enter is October 18. In case of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random in a Facebook Live drawing. Since it’s for an Amazon gift card, of course, it’s a worldwide giveaway. Gotta play to win. “Dangerous to Know” Challenge:





Wow! Just Wow! I think this cover is beautiful! How about you?

16 comments:

  1. Thank you, Candy, for hosting us! Glad you like the cover and looking forward to hearing how you like the anthology. Can't wait to meet you at JASNA-AGM!

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    1. Woot! Looking forward to meeting you too, Christina! So exciting!

      This cover is very beautiful! I think I like it better than the last. Wishing you and the authors all the best!

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  2. Thanks, Candy, for being a part of the big cover reveal! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this project. Have fun at JASNA!

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    1. It's my pleasure, Beau!! It's a great project for sure!
      Thanks! It's going to be a fun weekend! :)

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    2. Thank you, Beau, for another fantastic story and for all your hard work on the graphics for each story promo! I hope you are feeling better.

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  3. Thanks ever so much for hosting the cover reveal, Candy! I'm so glad you liked Shari's awesome cover! Have a great time at JASNA!

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  4. I am so envious of your weekend Candy - have a lovely time:-)

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  5. Thank you, Candy!! This has been such a fun project with an incredible team!

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    1. Readers are going to love your story XO

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    2. You're welcome, Brooke! How awesome to be able to work on such a project!

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  6. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, Candy. Just got to love this cover - it's amazing!

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    1. Hello, Anji! I did! It was a wonderful weekend! There was so much to see and do. I loved seeing old friends, making new ones, and meeting online friends in real life for the first time - like Christina Boyd! Awesome! :) Thanks!

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