I’m very excited to be sharing with you today the launch post of Lory Lilian’s new book, A Man With Faults.
Lory Lilian is one of those authors who doesn’t need introduction, as she has been writing JAFF for almost two decades and is well known in the community. But for those who do not know her, I must tell you she has long won the title of “Queen of Mush”, however, with A Man with Faults she decided to surprise us and go angsty! Can you imagine how happy I was to see that one of my favourite writers was now writing one of my favourite type of books?! I’m ecstatic and I can not wait to start reading this book!!!
Oh… and I better not start talking about the cover! It is just pure perfection!
But I will stop rambling, and let you read what Lory wants to share with you along with an excerpt of the book.
A Man With Faults has gone live a few minutes ago, and you can now find it in ebook format and on Kindle Unlimited at:
I am very happy to be again at “From Pemberley to Milton”! It is one of my favorite cyber places dedicated to jaff and I wish to thank Rita for her kind invite.
Today I’m celebrating with you the launching of my new book (the 7th) “A Man With Faults!” 7 is, for sure, a magic number because my 7th book also marks 7*2 (fourteen) years since I have discovered jaff. And it is my first book with real angst! Scary, for an angst wimp like me!
As you might know, in my previous stories, my aim was to make my readers feel good. Low angst, lots of mush, more low angst, a little bit more hot mush. Well, this book is different. Fear not! It is the same Elizabeth and Darcy, the same love story & mush (at some point LOL). But with much more angst.
The story begins in London, three months after the Hunsford proposal which now is even worse than in original! (yeap) Due to some health problems, the Gardiners cannot take Lizzy in the long promised tour, but she will remain in Town to help her aunt. In a small park near Gracechurch Street, Elizabeth meets a young woman accompanied by an elder one. They definitely do not belong there but Elizabeth keeps meeting day after day. And let us not forget that it is summer time. Even if Elizabeth is not at Pemberley, Wickham and Lydia are in Brighton … Need I say more? “evil grin here”
Well, how could I better explain, than post a short excerpt that you can read bellow? Let me know what you think and decide if I should angst again in the future or not!
“She soon heard voices, and a woman of middle age with handsome features and a confident posture appeared, measuring Elizabeth with critical eyes.
“I am Mrs. Gilbert, the housekeeper. I understood you came to see the master.”
“He is being informed as we speak, but I must warn you that it is very unlikely he will receive you without previous notice.”
“I understand that—thank you. I will wait.”
Elizabeth’s kind politeness seemed to gain the housekeeper’s sympathy.
“You should come inside and take a seat. May I offer you tea?”
“I thank you, no. I do not wish to interrupt your daily tasks. I will wait here for as long as is necessary.”
Elizabeth remained alone again; she clasped her hands together to hide her increasing nervousness. So far, she had found out that he was at home and there was a slight chance she would see him eventually. That was as good news as she could hope for.
To her disbelief, only a couple of minutes later, another servant appeared and bowed to her.
“Miss Bennet, the master is waiting for you in the library. I will show you to him.”
Her knees weakened, and her steps became unsteady. She prayed she would manage to fight her turmoil and to behave reasonably when she faced him.
The notion that he agreed so quickly to receive her was equally surprising and frightening. Was he willing to learn what she had to say and to offer his help, or had he hurried to see her just for the chance of throwing her out of his house?
The servant stopped in front of an impressive door and opened it slowly.
“Miss Elizabeth Bennet to see you, sir.”
She dared to glance inside the room. The curtains were pulled shut, and she could barely see. She only observed a long desk right by the window and a figure resting on the chair behind it.
His voice startled her, and cold shivers shattered her while a sudden lump in her throat left her speechless. The door closed, and a chill darkness gripped her.”
What did you think of this excerpt? I loved it! It gave me the impression that Elizabeth will pine over Mr. Darcy and I love books where that happens. Doesn’t it look like she cares for him already and is afraid of what his reaction will be? And why is she seeking him? Will she ask for his help with the Lydia/Wickham issue?
Honestly I can not wait to read it!!!
Thank you so much for allowing me to celebrate with you the release of A Man with Faults Lory! It is a great honor to receive you in From Pemberley to Milton, especially in special day. I wish you all the best with this new release and I am sure it will be a success as big as Rainy Days.
Now, I would like to share with you the book blurb and the giveaway details.
Resentment or love, anger or passion, guilt or hope—which will win? How does a man with faults and a resentful temper act when the woman he ardently loves fiercely rejects his marriage proposal and accepts no explanation from him?
How does he react when she finds him again in London four months later, asks for his help, and places all her hopes in him?
And what does he do if she is in a position to help him in return?
Their lives—and those of the people around them—are changed in ways they could never imagine. Happiness and peace seem lost forever, but Fate has other plans and propels them on a journey—difficult and romantic, tender and painful—in pursuit of their happily ever after.
Lory Lilian would like to offer 2 ebook copies of any of her books to my readers. You can choose any of her books listed below, including A Man with Faults which has just been released today 🙂
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is comment on this post and share your excitement for this new story with us. To get a second entrance in the giveaway, share this post announcing the release of A Man with Faults on any social media and share the link on this post.
The giveaway is international and is open until the 30th of April. The winner will be announced shortly after.
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Good Luck everyone!