Category Archives: Vagary

Dreams and Amnesia as a Romance Trope in “Darcy’s Temptation” + a Giveaway

First, I must disclose the original title for Darcy’s Temptation was Darcy’s Dreams. There are several poignant dreams which move the story along, even though quite a few of them are of the nature of a flashback. However, when Ulysses … Continue reading

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Abolitionism in the UK and the Rerelease of “Darcy’s Temptation” + a Giveaway

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a movement took root to end the practice of slavery in the United Kingdom, as well as the British empire, including putting an end to the Atlantic slave trade. Western Europe and … Continue reading

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Derbyshire and Well Dressings and the ReRelease of “Darcy Temptation” + a Giveaway

The origin of the practice of what is known as “well dressings” is a bit of a mystery. Most believe the celebration dates back to the Celts, but few places, other than Derbyshire and Staffordshire, England, have kept the tradition. … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Book Birthday to “Pride and Prejudice and a Shakespearean Scholar: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

Back in 2017, I landed upon an idea that became part of an Austen-inspired book. You see, there is this whole faction of people/experts who believe Francis Bacon and others within Bacon’s circle wrote Shakespeare’s plays. And guess what? Francis … Continue reading

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Happy 6th Book Birthday to “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain”

Mr. Darcy’s Bargain: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary came to life from a bit of research I was doing at the time for another book. I came across an interesting character who I thought would make the “perfect Wickham” in … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Book Birthday to “Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”!!!

Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure is another of my Pride and Prejudice vagaries. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key event in the original story line and sends the tale in a different (often … Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday to my “Vampire Darcy’s Desire” – Entering Its Teenage Years!!!!

Vampire Darcy’s Desire: A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Adaptation Vampire Darcy’s Desire:  A Paranormal Pride and Prejudice Adaptation   by Regina Jeffers (Released October 1, 2009; Rereleased October 4, 2016) Vampire Darcy’s Desire presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a heart-pounding vampire romance … Continue reading

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Kimpton and the Dacre Family + Celebrating the Upcoming Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

Arriving October 5 is my latest Pride and Prejudice vagary. PreOrders of Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor continue. If you have not done so previously, claim it while you may, before the price goes up.  Okay, here are the parameters of … Continue reading

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Marriage A-la-Mode and the Upcoming Release of “Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor” + a Giveaway

My latest Austen-inspired tale, Elizabeth Bennet’s Gallant Suitor, goes on preorder today. It is a friends to lovers to tale, but with more than one twist to mess with your minds. LOL! Part of it was inspired by William Hogart’s … Continue reading

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Annuities in the Regency as Basis for “Mr. Darcy’s Bargain”

Much of the action of my Mr. Darcy’s Bargain, is based around a scam perpetrated by Mr. Wickham upon the citizens of Meryton, as well as Mr. Darcy’s attempts to thwart him. Wickham convinces many in Hertfordshire to invest in an … Continue reading

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