Fantastical Austen – Unpublished Excerpt from Mr. Darcy’s Bite by Mary Simonsen


The following is an epilogue that I wrote for Mr. Darcy’s Bite. I thought it was a pretty good ending, but my editor at Sourcebooks disagreed, and it was deleted. (I agree with her now.) As background, Marguerite Ashton was … Continue reading →

It’s time for Fantasy!


  It’s October, and here on Austen Variations we’re celebrating the fabulous Halloween season by indulging in some fantasy. I’m delighted to have this opportunity to present a segment from my one and only Pride and Prejudice inspired fantasy novel. … Continue reading →

Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon Ch 3


Today, Darcy meets Mr. Bennet who is less than impressed with Darcy as a Dragon Keeper and the population of dragons at Longbourn doubles!  The book is available for preorder now, as a special price. Don’t miss out, it will … Continue reading →

Fantastical Austen: Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon Ch 2


England is overrun by dragons of all shapes and sizes. Most people are blissfully unaware of them and the Pendragon Treaty that keeps the peace between human and dragon kind.  Only those born with preternatural hearing, like Fitzwilliam Darcy and … Continue reading →

Pirates! — An Excerpt from PERSUADED TO SAIL


Ahoy, maties—Jack Caldwell is back.  The theme for this month’s blogs at Jane Austen Variations is Fantastical Austen. The only problem is I haven’t written anything that truly fits the bill. Unless y’all have read We Have Mrs. Radcliffe to … Continue reading →

Convincing Mr. Darcy E-book Winners by Mary Simonsen

The winners of the e-book for Convincing Mr. Darcy are Glynis, Constance, and Elissa. Thank you all for your participation and good wishes. Convincing Mr. Darcy is available on Kindle and Nook for $2.99. … Continue reading →