Celebrating the Release of Particular Intentions! — 107 Comments

  1. This is so exciting! I’m really looking forward to reading your book, and I love that you kindly offer the giveaways. I would love to throw my bonnet in the ring for the autographed paperback or the P&P bracelet. Thank you so much, Leslie. And good wishes for your sales! Karylee

  2. Particular Intentions was just delivered to my kindle. I can’t wait to read the whole thing.

    I would LOVE the paper bead bracelet. My grandmother had a similar necklace made from National Geographic pages.

    • I hope you enjoy it! I love the paper bead bracelet, too. I saw it and thought it was such a great idea. Thanks, Jennifer!

  3. Good Lord, but Lydia is totally clueless. I’m glad Mr. Bennet is taking the trouble to check her.

    Please enter me in the giveaway for the e-book.

    • Lydia is an idiot. This was really hard to write for me since I was never anything like her, too. I have the second part written, but I need to buckle down today and write more. Thanks, Florence!

  4. Leave it to Lydia.
    My ebook has already arrived, but I would love to win either the signed book or the bracelet. I anticipate reading this book as eagerly as I did your previous ones. I rarely pre-order books rather than waiting for a sample, but I just knew you would not disappoint. Thank you.

    • I’m so flattered that you would pre-order it then! I tried something a bit different in a way, so I hope you like it. I think I try something a bit new with each book, though. I never want things to be exactly the same. Thanks, Betty!

  5. Typical Lydia. But I do like this Mr Bennet. I can just imagine him taking her shopping for a more modest dress. I just got my ebook so look forward to starting that but I would love any of the other gifts. Thank you so much Leslie

  6. Yes indeed: Lydia does swagger and prance. Congratulations on the publication of your book!

    I would like to have a chance to win either the paper bracelet or the topaz paste cross, please.

  7. What a wonderful scene! I always wondered what would happen if Mr Bennett tried to control Lydia. If this is from the”cut” pile, then I can only imagine the full content. I look forward to reading it.

    • It’s not from the cut pile. I didn’t have too many scenes that I actually had to cut. I just go the idea to write this separately and have been having some fun with it. Thanks, Madenna!

  8. Lydia, Lydia, Lydia and poor Mr. Bennet! I’m looking forward to reading Particular Intentions and I have no preference if I should win. 😉

  9. Great outtake can’t wait to read the next instalment and see what Mr Bennet does next. Please enter me into the giveaway of the e-book. Thanks

    • We’ll have to see! He’s actually serious during this. I do feel bad for him, though. It rather ruins his night at the ball. Thanks, Rachael!

  10. Dear Leslie,
    Thank you for brightening a cloudy Monday morning here in the United Kingdom with the outtake and generous give away. Please enter me for the e book thank you. I look forward to reading the next instalments on the blog tour and the book. Best wishes

  11. Mr.B has his hands full! I’m happy to see him making an effort. Lydia is a brat!

    The paperback would be wonderful! Thank you for this start to my morning.

  12. Hi Leslie!
    I really loved your first excerpt from the book and can’t wait to read it, so although the jewelry is very tempting, I would prefer to participate in the reading-giveaways. Please count me in for the e-book and/or the paperback.
    Thanky a lot and toi, toi, toi for you!

    • You can always enter all of the giveaways. I just thought I’d let everyone pick which ones they wanted since not everyone has the same tastes in jewelry. Thanks, Nicola!

  13. How I hate Lydia, hopefully she finally will be punished from her father – Kindle told me that your book is here and I can’t wait to start reading tonight.
    If your offer is internationally I would love the paper bead bracelet – Thanks

  14. Sometimes I just want to smack some sense into that Lydia! Great excerpt! Congrats on the new book! Already added it to my wish list, but I’d love to win a copy. Please enter me into the drawing for the ebook. Thanks!

  15. Finally Mr. Bennett is paying attention to his girls! I would love to continue to read this book. Thank you for the offers!!

  16. Leslie, I preordered this book in July, and it landed on my Kindle today. I would love to win the bracelet or the cross. I can’t wait to get started reading. I loved this outtake, and agree that you should expand it. More please! How refreshing to see Mr. Bennet taking things seriously for a change.

    • We’ll have to see how long he lasts. All of this conflict would be harrowing for an introvert like him. Thanks, Mari!

  17. Congratulations on an exciting day!
    I am looking forward to reading this book! I would love to be entered into either the e-book or paperback!

  18. Congrats on the publication of another of your wonderful books. I’m enjoying reading it online and look forward to it’s Kindle version.

  19. Thanks for sharing this excerpt from your book. I really enjoyed the point of view. I’d like to be entered to win either the ebook or paperback. Thanks again!

  20. I love your writing and I adore a monitored Lydia. 🙂 Big congrats on your new release! I would love to be entered in the giveaways for the eBook and the topaz cross. Thanks so much!!!

  21. Wonderful outtake. I would love to see more. Congratulations on your release. I would be thriller to be in the running for the ebook, paperback and bracelet. Thank you!

    • The next part of the ball will post Wednesday on my blog ( I’ve set everything but that giveaway up. I need to finish it off! thanks, BeckyC!

  22. Lydia is not really different than many fifteen year old girls in today’s society but in her society it has perhaps more serious and widespread consequences. I think it’s the timelessness of Jane Austen’s characters that allows us to enjoy them today in variation after variation. I look forward to reading further scenes and your newest book. My preference is the evoke. Thank you for the offers.

    • No, she’s really not. I agree about how timeless Jane Austen’s characters are. We all know someone like every character. Thanks, Meg!

  23. Great outtake. Thank you for sharing and for the giveaways. I am having trouble deciding among all of the great giveaway offerings so if it’s ok, I would like to be entered in all of them.

  24. Congratulations on the release of Particular Intentions!! It looks absolutely lovely, and I can’t wait to finish reading Lydia’s experiences at the Netherfield Ball!

    I wish you all the best with the book release!! 😀

    Please enter me in the e-book and the bracelet giveaways. Thank you.

    Susanne 🙂

  25. I am so excited for this new book. Your book, Rain and Retribution is one of my very favorites. I read it over and over again!

  26. Thank you so much for this scene, Leslie. I agree that you should write the story from Lydia’s POV. I am looking forward to reading this story. Would love to be entered for the paperback and bracelet. I already have the ebook. Thank you for the generous give away.

    • I don’t know about doing an entire story from Lydia’s POV! That would make me a bit crazy, I think. Thanks, Deborah!

  27. I can’t wait to read your new book and plan to order it soon. I’d love to be entered in the drawing for the bracelet and necklace. Jane Austen jewelry is my weakness!

    • I’ve set up three posts with the rest of the Netherfield ball from Lydia’s perspective. Now, I need to figure out a new outtake to write for another blog! LOL! Thanks, Dung!

  28. I think that I am truly going to enjoy this book… It should quite entertaining and with lots of humour as well! How fun.. Can’t wait to see if I win a copy… If not it will be on my list of to reads for sure!

    • It does have some humor. I don’t know that I could write one without any at all. There is some dark as well too. I hope that’s okay. Good luck! Thanks, Ruth!

  29. I got the book on my Kindle today and I have already finished it . Excellent story with great villains as in your other books. Please, add me to the cross giveaway , as I already have the book.

  30. This is a great outake, and as I read the book today I have to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I could not put it down until I finished it (good thing I’m retired). It gets 5 stars in my view. I would love either a signed paper copy of the book or the P&P bracelet.

  31. Thank you for the outtake! It is so good that the book must be amazing!
    Please enter me for the kindle or signed paperback version and thank you for writing!

  32. Silly, silly Lydia. And poor Mr. Bennet! He definitely has his hands full. Sounds like so much fun!
    Please enter me for the signed paperback copy of the book, I’d love to add it to my collection. You’re one of my favourite writers 🙂

  33. Love all your books and in looking forward to reading this one as well. Put me in for the bracelet and the e-book please. And I love a strong Mr Bennet, he can make such a difference!!

  34. I’m very excited about this book and have boon looking forward to it for some time! And the ball from Lydia’s POV–that’s quite the undertaking you have there! I absolutely adore the idea of an attentive Mr. Bennet. 🙂

    I’d love to be entered for all four drawings, please.

    Congratulations on release day!

    • The book itself isn’t from Lydia’s point of view, just the outtake. I thought it would be fun. I think I’d go a bit stir crazy if I had to write something from her pov totally. Thanks, Merilyn!

      • Yeah, I knew the outtake is a separate POV from the book, and it totally doesn’t surprise me that doing a whole book or even a novella from Lydia’s POV would make you a little stir crazy! She’d be hard to make into a character fans would sympathize with, especially starting from the point you do here in this outtake. Not impossible, but definitely maddening, for sure!

  35. This looks really good. I’d love to get either the e-book or the paperback. Unfortunately, none of the libraries I have access to carry any of your books, but I do expect to eventually try at least one.

    • Yup, I’m sorry about the libraries. Createspace doesn’t give me the option to distribute to libraries, and I’d probably have to donate a copy for a library to carry one of my books. We’re big library people,too, so I can understand. Good luck on the giveaway! Thanks, Miriam!

  36. I love your stories and look forward to reading this one as well. I would love to win either the e-book or the autographed printed version. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Thanks Leslie for the excerpt. Lydia is up to her shenanigans as always. I look forward to reading your new book. Thanks for the giveaways. I would love either version of your book. LeslieGB

  38. I’m following and reading Particular Intentions on another site and loving it (great premise). This outtake is a special treat and I can picture Lydia behaving just this way. I hope you do continue it in some way. I’d love to be in the draw for the ebook. Thanks!

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like it! I have gushed about that sculpture so much that my husband bought me a little one for our anniversary. I couldn’t resist using it for a book prop 🙂 Thanks, Patricia!

  39. Oh I read these posts backwards! I am trying to catch up and missed this one! Congratulations and looking forward to reading this delightful variation! Thank you for the giveaways and please put me in for the autographed paperback!

  40. I love all the comments! Thanks so much! If you would like to comment on Lydia’s experience at the Netherfield Ball, then please continue. I’d love to hear what you have to say, but the drawing for the giveaway is complete. 🙂

  41. I would be interested in the paperback or the e-book. I plan to read this win or not. Sounds interesting. Finally someone has Lydia being curbed in her actions. Thank you.

  42. Mr. Bennet taking control of Lydia! At last. I would like to be entered into winning an ebook copy of Particular Intentions. Thank you.

  43. Sorry. I’m confused. What’s this about Darcy being Lizzy’s suitor? Can it be that little Lydia without a thought in her head other than men and clothes is the only one to see as early as the Netherfield ball that Darcy is fascinated by Lizzy?
    Thank you for an interesting post.

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