Thursday, September 16, 2010

Book Four Sold!

Book 4 has been picked up by a new publisher! Hopefully it will be out next Spring or Summer, depending on their schedule and mine.

In the meantime, there's a naming contest here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Review! And a Facebook Page

My series now has a facebook page with more goodies and information.

New Review from Renee's Reads:

When a coded letter alerts Elizabeth that her husband and his traveling companion, Dr. Maddox, have run into trouble in eastern Europe, Elizabeth sets off on a daring and dangerous mission.

While Darcy and Maddox are both the worse for wear, Charles Bingley has his hands full holding down the fort at Pemberley, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh sets out to kick up a truly shocking scandal.

Can Elizabeth get her husband out of harm’s way and both of them back to Pemberly in time for her impending blessed event? Will Darcy be able to recover from the dark revelations of his imprisonment? And what are the Darcys going to do about the demented Asian assassin circumventing the globe t get to Pemberley before they can return?
(from the back cover)

My Thoughts

This has to be one of my favorite add-ons to Pride and Prejudice. Marsha Altman has kept true to the origins of the characters created by Jane Austen while at the same time blending in her own version of them. She has also created new characters that add depth and insight into her novel. Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape contains daring adventure that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Although this is the third installment in Marsha Altman’s Pride & Prejudice Continues series, the novel truly stands on it own. The newly created characters has been thoroughly explained so that reader does not need to have read the previous two. I will say after reading Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape you will want to read the other two. Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape should come with a warning label that declares once you open the book you will not want put it down until you have read the last page.

This book was provided for review thanks to Sourcebooks

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blogging on blogging, of all things

There's a new review up for Mr. Darcy's Great Escape on Readaholic. Yay!

I know a lot of authors have very informative blogs, in that it acts as sort of a personal journal for their lives, and readers really like that. The main reason is that I sort of already have a live journal that is very personal and a blog about my job and a Facebook account that needs updating and I stopped short at a Twitter feed. I'm a shut-in writer living in a tiny apartment in Manhattan. My life isn't half as interesting to justify the multitude of social resources I already have to tell people about my life. There's also the matter that there's only so much writing I can get done in a day, and preferably, I'd like to be writing, you know, books.

That and I don't have any cute pets to photograph.

So really, if you want to ask me something about my life, email me and I'll answer in a post, but I'm not going to throw myself out there unless I have something to say that is about my books or my life as an author.

Friday, February 19, 2010


It seems Mr. Darcy's Great Escape is now available on Kindle. So if you own a Kindle, and you've been waiting ... your wait is over! Hooray!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My first reading

I did my first reading last night, at a literary cafe thing organized by my old City College professor. Not really bookstore-level, but I was honored to do it anyway, and it will make the next reading a little less terrifying.

New Reviews:
Bookfoolery and Babble
Diary of an Eccentric

Monday, February 8, 2010

That popular blog post where I say crazy things

Honestly, I don't know how I got away with this one. Also there's a review of the book in the same post.

More reviews:
She Read a Book
Jenny Loves to Read

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More, More, More

I forgot that the time around the actual release date (Feb 1st) is a really exciting time, because that's when all the reviews come in.

I talk about specifics of book 3 and future plotlines for the hopefully-to-be-published series at the blog A Curious Statistical Anamoly.

More reviews:
A Curious Statistical Anamoly
Becky's Book Reviews

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The second stop on my blog tour is at the Diary of an Eccentric, where I try to give advice to new/young writers. More importantly, if you leave a post to that blog with your email address, you will be entered in a contest to win all three books from Sourcebooks!

New reviews from Debbie's World of Books and Palmer's Picks for Reading.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Tours and Good News

My first post on the blog tour is up at Books like Breathing, where I talk about the challenges of developing the next generation of characters.

Amazon is reporting they only have 5 copies of book 3 left, which is awesome. Book selling out = good. And don't worry; they always have more copies than they say they do.

Friday, January 22, 2010

First Review for "Mr. Darcy's Great Escape"

The review is out, and it's great! The book is available on Amazon and will be available in stores shortly.
Books like Breathing

Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape is a terrific continuation to an already awesome series (The Darcys & The Bingleys and The Plight of the Darcy Brothers). This is one of those rare series where it just keeps getting better and better. Every new addition to the series bring something unexpected to the mix. I think this may have been my favorite of the trio because it combined so many genres and themes into one amazing package.

This series is a combination of so many different genres but it is never more true than in Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape. Drama, romance, comedy and adventure are so intricately combined and utilized perfectly in Mr. Darcy’s Great Escape. I have never seen a novel, much less a Jane Austen sequel, combine this many genres and themes and do it so successfully.

Darcy was perhaps the most shining example of Altman’s accurate yet unique character portrayal. He was brave, debonair and, at times, borderline hilarious. I also thought that Altman’s portrayal of post-traumatic stress disorder was brilliant. It was heartbreaking to see Darcy and Lizzy go through such difficult emotional trials after Darcy is rescued (trying to avoid spoilers). Lizzy acting like the Big Damn Hero and rescuing Darcy was excellent. I love it when the heroine rescues the hero. It does the Women and Gender Studies major that is still sorta alive in me good. The children in the book were again a huge highlight for me. They were funny and adorable and helped to break up the tension.

Overall, this book was the highlight of the series for me. I loved every single part of it and would recommend this series to just about anyone.