eBook Giveaway: A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard

Today is the last day of Scott D. Southard's Blog Tour for A Jane Austen Daydream and I have a chance for one lucky reader to win an eBook!

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Publication Date: April 30, 2013 | Madison Street Publishing | Formats: eBook, Hardcover

Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance/Women's Fiction

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All her heroines find love in the end—but is there love waiting for Jane?

Jane Austen spends her days writing and matchmaking in the small countryside village of Steventon, until a ball at Godmersham Park propels her into a new world where she yearns for a romance of her own. But whether her heart will settle on a young lawyer, a clever Reverend, a wealthy childhood friend, or a mysterious stranger is anyone's guess.

Written in the style of Jane herself, this novel ponders the question faced by many devoted readers over the years—did she ever find love? Weaving fact with fiction, it re-imagines her life, using her own stories to fill in the gaps left by history and showing that all of us—to a greater or lesser degree—are head over heels for Jane.

Praise for A Jane Austen Daydream

"For those of you who are exhausted by the innumerable retellings of Austen's novels, this is a style entirely new.... be rewarded by a quick paced novel unlike any you can ever have read, which injects new ideas and possibilities into the world of Jane Austen." -Laura Boyle, The Jane Austen Centre

"Mix one part biography and one part historical re-imagining...add witty characters and some surprises and you have A Jane Austen Daydream. This was a delightful read." -Amelia Rodriguez, Jane Austen Society of North America

"...Lovely, thought-provoking novel. Fans of Austen will adore this book." -Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List.

"Southard has taken the facts about the great author and woven them into a credible, touching, and also entertaining portrait of a life." -Historical Novel Society

“The good news is Scott Southard’s Jane is a delightful creature. She is clever and witty and determined to do the best she can for herself, even when things take a turn for the worst….her thoughts and comments had me smiling (and even laughing) on more than one occasion.” -Austenprose.com

“This book takes the opportunity to dream her up the romance we are not sure she ever had… Watch out also for the many references to her novels, which are like a puzzle, challenging you to recognize where they are taken from.” -Dan Wiggs, publisher of The Jane Austen Travel Guide

“An excellent concept and a great achievement, a must read for Austen fans open for a playful read and those who wish Austen had written more. This is like a little welcome encore for us fans.” -Christoph Fischer, author

From Pride and Prejudice“A JANE AUSTEN DAYDREAM by Scott Southard, a fictionalized account of Jane’s life, is a book that should be placed on the shelf of every book-loving fan of Jane Austen because she’s absolutely “alive” on the pages of this book.” -Julie Valerie’s Book Blog

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About the Author

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Photo Credit: Adam Emperor Southard

Scott D. Southard, the author of A Jane Austen Daydream, swears he is not obsessed with Jane Austen. He is also the author of the novels: My Problem with Doors, Megan, Permanent Spring Showers, Maximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, and 3 Days in Rome. With his eclectic writing he has found his way into radio, being the creator of the radio comedy series The Dante Experience. The production was honored with the Golden Headset Award for Best MultiCast Audio and the Silver Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio Production. Scott received his Master’s in writing from the University of Southern California. Scott can be found on the internet via his writing blog “The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard” (http://sdsouthard.com) where he writes on far-ranging topics like writing, art, books, TV, writing, parenting, life, movies, and writing. He even shares original fiction on the site. Currently, Scott resides in Michigan with his very understanding wife, his two patient children, and a very opinionated dog named Bronte.

You can find Scott on Facebook and Twitter.

A Jane Austen Daydream Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 1
Review at Bookish

Tuesday, September 2
Spotlight at I'd So Rather Be Reading

Monday, September 8
Review at WTF Are You Reading?
Review at Diary of an Eccentric
Review & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Wednesday, September 10
Interview at Jorie Loves a Story
Spotlight & Giveaway at What Is That Book About

Thursday, September 11
Excerpt & Giveaway at Romantic Historical Reviews

Friday, September 12
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past


To win an eBook (Kindle for US residents or PDF for international residents) of Scott D. Southard's A Jane Austen Daydream please complete the form below. Giveaway ends on September 22nd.

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  1. I find it down-right fun how many books have been written around Jane Austen. It just keeps her alive for all of us fans. I'm looking forward to reading this one as well. Three cheers.

  2. Would love to read this book ...please pick me : )

  3. a definite 'must-add' to my Wish List!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  4. I have added this book to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love anything even vaguely Austen-related. :)

  6. Usually I shy away from Austen re-imaginings, whether they are about her books or Jane herself, but this one actually sounds pretty good. I'll have to pick this one up.

  7. I actually managed to get over here before the deadline and enter! Amazing!

    I love Jane Austen. Love her books and love the movies based on them (I've watched both versions of P & P in the past two weeks...they never get old). This book sounds lovely. Thanks for the chance!


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