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Thursday, September 1, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Austen in Austin & Alarmingly Charming, from Debra E. Marvin!

Yesterday, Debra E. Marvin stopped by for her Austen in August debut, to introduce us to her novella, Alarmingly Charming, and to talk about the Texas-set anthology in which it can be found, and the process of bringing the "Austen in Austin" theme to life!
Today, she has graciously offered up copies of the story and the full anthology for you to try your luck at winning!
Check 'em out:

Austen in Austen
Discover four heroines in historical Austin, TX, as they find love--Jane Austen style. Volume 1 includes:

If I Loved You Less by Gina Welborn, based on Emma
A prideful matchmaker examines her own heart when her protégé falls for the wrong suitor.

Refinements by Anita Mae Draper, based on Sense and Sensibility
A misguided academy graduate spends the summer falling in love . . . twice.

One Word from You by Susanne Dietze, based on Pride and Prejudice
A down-on-her-luck journalist finds the story of her dreams, but her prejudice may cost her true love . . . and her career.

Alarmingly Charming by Debra E. Marvin, based on Northanger Abbey
A timid gothic dime-novel enthusiast tries to solve the mystery of a haunted cemetery and, even more shocking, why two equally charming suitors compete for her attentions.

Four more exciting novellas will follow in volume 2!

Alarmingly Charming
This fourth Austen in Austin novella is based on Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey

As travel companion to her condescending cousin, Philadelphian Kathryn Morton dreamily anticipates a week in the Wild West as the best cure for meekness. After a long rail journey and a steady diet of gothic dime novels, she shivers, despite the Texas heat, at the ghastly tales of the Austin Axe Murderer. Kathryn has little time to fret, given the competing attentions of quiet rancher Harmon Gray and elegant gentleman Jonathan Wellington. With her new-found confidence and her boundless imagination, she sets out to solve the mystery of Hyde Park Cemetery before another student flees Austen Abbey. Only then can she return home to her English-born parents as an independent American woman. A woman in love. But on the stormiest of nights, Kathryn learns that solving the mystery may destroy a future with the man she’s fallen for in a big Texas way.

Debra has offered up 1 paperback copy of Austen in Austin and 1 ebook copy of Alarmingly Charming for 2 lucky winners!
Austen in Austin is US only!
Alarmingly Charming is international!
Ends September 10th at 11:59 pm EST
Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.
Good luck!

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Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. Her published novellas include, “Alarmingly Charming” in Austen in Austen Vol 1 from WhiteFire Publishing, “Desert Duet” and "Starlight Serenade" from Forget Me Not Romances, after many unpublished contest successes including two finals for the Daphne DuMaurier award. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B018QCI2AS
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Debra-E-Marvin-433266640199533
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DebraEMarvin
Website: http://debraemarvin.com/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/debraemarvin/
Group Blog- Inkwell Inspirations: http://www.inkwellinspirations.com/

Return to the Austen in August Main Page by clicking here for more Janeite goodies!


  1. Thanks so much, Misty! Our readers have enjoyed the stories set in Texas but with an Austen feel. We also hear that they liked the 'cameo' appearances from novella to novella. The Vol 2 stories will do the same, so you might be meeting a character twenty years later, as Austin becomes the lively state capitol it now is.

    1. Thanks Misty and Deb. I love discovering all these new Austen sites. :)

  2. Aw, thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Thank you for participating! Have a wonderful weekend, Beth!
      I kept thinking today was Friday, so I have to remember to get up and go to work...one...more...day and then the long weekend. Hooray!

  3. I love the idea of getting Austenesque set in historical Austin, TX and that they tie together, too.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing Austen in Austin! Congrats to Deb!

    1. WAVING AT SUSIE! You'll love her take on Pride and Prejudice!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing Austen in Austin! Congrats to Deb!

  6. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Brenda! Rafflecopter has us all at its mercy!

  7. I think after living in Texas for a few years I will can better appreciate the smaller details to be found in these books, Texas is like no other state. I'm curious to see how Austen does in Texas. :-)

    1. Austin charmed us as we learned about the history. and Austen will hold her own in any setting! Thanks for commenting, Danielle!
      The ads say Texas is 'like a whole nuther country',right?

  8. I'm eager to find out who'll receive some Austen in Austin fun! THanks everyone!


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