THE DARCY MONOLOGUES edited by Christina Boyd and featuring THE BEAST OF PEMBERLEY by Melanie Stanford. 

 

“You must allow me to tell you...”

For over two hundred years, Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy has captivated readers’ imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is established through Elizabeth Bennet’s fine eyes, how are we to know his mind? How does Darcy progress from “She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me” to “I thought only of you”? 

In this romance anthology, fifteen Austenesque authors assemble to sketch Darcy’s character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times—from faithful narratives to the fanciful. Herein “The Darcy Monologues”, the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love—all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm. 

SWAY, a modern-day retelling of Jane Austen's PERSUASION.

She’d be happy to forget...if the past would just stop hitting “replay.” 

Ava Elliot never thought she’d become a couch surfer. But with a freshly minted-and worthless-degree from Julliard, and her dad squandering the family fortune, what choice does she have? 

Living with her old high school friends, though, has its own drawbacks. Especially when her ex-fiancé Eric Wentworth drops back into her life. Eight years ago, she was too young, too scared of being poor, and too scared of her dad’s disapproval. Dumping him was a big mistake. 

In the most ironic of role reversals, Eric is rolling in musical success, and Ava’s starting at the bottom to build her career. Worse, every song Eric sings is an arrow aimed straight for her regrets. One encounter, one song too many, and Ava can’t go on like this. It’s time to tell Eric the truth, and make a choice. Finally let go of the past, or risk her heart for a second chance with her first love. If he can forgive her...and she can forgive herself. 

SWAY is shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize!

SWAY is shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize!

SWAY is a 2015 Whitney Award nominee!

SWAY is a 2015 Whitney Award nominee!

BECOMING FANNY, a short story that's MANSFIELD PARK meets HOLIDAY INN, featured in THEN COMES WINTER.

“Then comes Winter, with bluster and snow, that brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow…” (Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "The Four Seasons")

If you long for a toasty snuggle on a cold winter’s night, this collection of original short stories inspired by the magic of the holiday season—and more than a nod to Jane Austen—was fancied as a sublime wintertime treat. On the heels of the summer anthology, "Sun-kissed: Effusions of Summer," and in concert with some of Meryton Press’s most popular authors, this romantic anthology introduces several promising writers. With a robust mix of contemporary and Regency musings, "Next Comes Winter," rekindles the romantic fires with equal wit, wonder, and admiration.
 

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