"Redemption is a difficult word for characters that you have already “judged” but some of these stories are going to be difficult to ignore… I am mainly thinking about Wickham (you will have to read it!)."
"If you are looking to spend more time in the world of Jane Austen, enjoy stories about gentlemen bad boys, or if have a specific bad boy from the works of Jane Austen that you have a soft place in your heart for, this is a collection that you should not miss. Some of the stories made me dislike these characters even more than I did while reading the book. Others made me feel a little sorry for these guys. Overall, it is a beautifully crafted and fun book."
"I recommend this book to readers of historical romance and romance of any kind, those who enjoy short-stories with fully-fledged character, and I’m sure anybody interested in Regency novels and Jane Austen’s, in particular, will love this book."
"This book is perfect to be savoured through time, I think it will enhance the reading experience to read one story per day as it will allow the reader to focus on each character and consider all the possibilities associated to them."
"These stories however, were written in very similar style, and gave a wonderful insight to events only hinted at by Austen herself."
"I could, at times, almost expect to hear Ms Austen gulping back a tear or chuckling quietly to herself whilst browsing through the lives of these scoundrels, rakes and rogues.Most excellent about this compilation of stories is how the individual authors have skilfully retained the feel of Austen’s original novels, through attention to detail, dialogue and a very good research of the period."
"...all of them make you take another, deeper look at Austen’s rakes and rogues and make you feel something more than contempt."
"Each rake and/or rogue has a story that is unique and excellent while staying true to Jane Austen's characterization."
"The well-drawn rakes and rogues in Jane Austen’s novels leap off the page."
"I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED It!!! This stories were great! Some people I absolutely hated, I found myself loving! And others I hated I found myself hating more! It was amazing and I found myself having a hard time putting it down as I wanted to read more and more."
"One of the most interesting things about this subject is that we don’t know a lot about these bad boys in Austen’s work. Most of these men, besides Wickham, play a small role-but have a big impact. This allows the authors a ton of wiggle room and almost anything can happen. The other thing about this book is that…well…this is about rakes and rogues, so you know…they aren’t the best of men or respectful…you know…so some of them are going to be more sexy."
"Simply stated, these stories are, from start to finish, insightful, brilliantly plotted, and layered with that terrific combination of emotive tension and dry humor that Austenesque readers find so entertaining."
"These stories were sweet, sexy and so so satisfying!"
"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentlemen Rogues is another sensational release from Christina Boyd and her team! While this anthology highlights Jane Austen’s bad boys, it also pays tribute to her powers of perception and observations of human nature."
"I promise you will be surprised to see that the stories are interesting and worth to read."
"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentlemen Rogues is another sensational release from Christina Boyd and her team! While this anthology highlights Jane Austen’s bad boys, it also pays tribute to her powers of perception and observations of human nature. I commend Christina and all the talented authors of this anthology for constructing another insightful, stimulating, and remarkably high-caliber anthology for us readers to enjoy!! I emphatically recommend!"
"Like any writer, Austen spent most of her time focusing on her main characters, opening the door for other writers to focus on characters normally do not receive the same attention.I recommend it."
"For this stop on the #RakesandGentlemenRogues Blog Tour, I have Christina Morland, the author of the novella One Fair Claim...."
...and will be Featured at Author Shout for the week of December 17-December 24, 2017. Thank you to all the readers, bloggers, reviewers, et. al. who voted for our cover designed by Shari Ryan of MadHat Covers.
"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" makes Margie's Must Reads BEST of AUSTEN 2017 List. #ILoveBestOfListSeason
On Spotify? Here's the #RakesAndGentlemenRogues Playlist. What do you think?
WILLOUGHBY: "Willoughby’s Crossroads"/ Joana Starnes;
"Love Lust" by King Charles
WICKHAM: "A Wicked Game"/ Katie Oliver;
"Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak
COLONEL FITZWILLIAM: "Fitzwilliam’s Folly"/ Beau North;
"Cosmic Love" by Florence + The Machine
TOM BERTRAM: "The Address of a Frenchwoman"/ Lona Manning;
"Fools Rush In" by Jaimee Paul, Mason Embry Trio
HENRY CRAWFORD: "Last Letter from Mansfield"/ Brooke West;
"Devil Like Me" by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
FRANK CHURCHILL: "An Honest Man"/Karen M Cox;
"Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh
SIR WALTER ELLIOT: "One Fair Claim"/ Christina Morland;
"Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara
WILLIAM ELLIOT: "The Lost Chapter of William Elliot"/ Jenetta James;
"Mr Brightside" by The Killers
GENERAL TILNEY: "As Much as He Can"/ Sophia Rose;
"From This Moment" by Shania Twain
JOHN THORPE: "The Art of Sinking"/ J. Marie Croft;
"Everybody Lies A Little" by BB King
CAPTAIN TILNEY: "For Mischief’s Sake"/ Amy D’Orazio;
"Pony" by Ginuwine
Feature from Silver Petticoat Review: "I am proud and maybe a little prejudiced to have been a part of this deliciously singular collection of stories aimed to grant Austen’s other men an opportunity to unveil their side of the story as told by a reliable narrator, the rakes and rogues themselves!"
We are having a release party! And you are invited. Games, trivia, meet and greet, giveaways... Over twenty four hours on Monday, November 20. In "Best Sellers & Best Stellars Party Room" on Facebook. Pop in through out the day! Pssst--pass it on! https://www.facebook.com/groups/beststellarspartyroom/
Check out the individual short story promo graphics designed by Beau North #rakesandgentlemenrogues!
Another #RakesAndGentlemenRoguesSightings at the oldest established bookstore! Bertrand's in Lisbon. Wow! Remember you have until February 10 to share your #RakesAndGentlemenRoguesSightings to be eligible to win a hardcover edition. International giveaway.
"This insightful collection pays lovely tribute to Jane Austen’s bad boys and shows true perception, skill, and creativity." --Austenesque Reviews
Oh happy day! Dangerous toKnow: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues now LIVE in AudioBook at Amazon, #Audible, and #iTunes. Over 14 hours with the rich, sonorous tones of British voice actor Andre Refig...
Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy...even temporaily...but heaven help us if we marry one.
Pull back the curtain on the rakes and rogues that make up Jane Austen’s antiheroes! This fun anthology imagines the backstories of these infamous, irresistible Regency bad boys. 99cents for limited time. (1/22/2018 --US & UK Amazon only) and Kindle Countdown for remainder of the week.
"I became aware of Christina Boyd through the Austenesque anthologies penned by The Quill Collective. Christina is the driving force and editor behind the books, which have enjoyed remarkable success, not least due to their strong author lineup, bold premises, and striking covers."
"Jenetta James has written some remarkable works (her Austen-Inspired story The Elizabeth Papers was one of my favorites for 2016!) and was thrilled to see her lovely story in Dangerous to Know!"
J Marie Croft visits today with a witty tale about her efforts to redeem or write about John Thorpe.
"The tour joins us for a closer look at one of the stories in the book, written by Joana Starnes, who is one of my favourite Austenesque authors. Joana's story focuses on the breaker of Marianne Dashwood's heart, John Willoughby."
Introducing our André Refig, our Voice Actor, for "Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues"🎩💗⚔ I could not be more excited! We expect the audio book in April!
Enjoy his media reel!
"it was topped by the fact that this anthology was going to spotlight a group of characters that really haven’t had much opportunity to “have their say” yet. The bad boys who steal hearts, break promises, and are all around rascals!!"
Just days until our "Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's #RakesAndGentlemenRogues" blog tour begins November 6.🎩💗⚔ Have you added it to your Want to Read list at GOODREADS? https://www.goodreads.com/b…/show/36151853-dangerous-to-know
I’m very, very happy to tell you that I’m hosting Katie Oliver with an excerpt of her story which is about Austen’s most infamous rogue: George Wickham!!!That’s right, today the stage goes to the most hated rake we know of, and I’m kind of hoping that your feelings towards him will change a little…just a little, we can’t love Wickham after all, can we?…
From the Jane Austen Centre in Bath: “I had discovered the world of fan fiction and life after Pride and Prejudice through the elegant hand of Pamela Aidan’s Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman…and then on to the madcap, puckish Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll."
André Refig is an actor, singer and voiceover artist.
Today I welcome Beau North who is here to share an excerpt of her short story “Fitzwilliam’s Folly” from the anthology: Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentleman Rogues.
Excerpt from Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues “The Art of Sinking” by J. Marie Croft
Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories - a backstory or parallel tale off-stage of canon - whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen's great works. What say you? Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy...even temporarily...but heaven help us if we marry one.
Claudune diMuzio Pepe of Just Jane 1813 interviews voice actor Andre Refig of #RakesAndGentlemenRogues; vlog on YouTube.
"While I was studying physics, I became heavily involved with the student theatre societies and found myself spending more time doing drama than my degree"--Andre Refig, voice actor
Today I am looking forward to introducing you to a new audiobook narrator named André Refig, who is the narrator of one of my favorite Austenesque anthologies, Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues, the second book from The Quill Collective, which earned a five-star review from me a few months ago.
#RakesAndGentlemenRoguesSightings: photo reports are coming in from all around the world. Much like when readers took our well-traveled Mr Darcy on holiday... (via Instagram and Facebook) #TheDarcyMonologuesLIVE
I thought it might be a more titillating challenge to expose the histories of Jane Austen’s anti-heroes. It is a universal truth, despite our wisdom, we are captivated by smoldering looks, dangerous charms … a happy-go-lucky, cool confidence. Alas, some of us fall for the one that needs to be mended. All the while, our BFFs are shouting to deaf ears, “He is a cad! He is a brute! He is all wrong!” But isn’t that how tender hearts are broken…by giving credit to the undeserving?
To Redeem or Not to Redeem Jane Austen’s Rake & Gentlemen Rogues by Christina Boyd
Dangerous to Know: featuring Brooke West (Henry Crawford) -with giveaway... Follow link for excerpt and more.
Was Captain Tilney the Darcy of Northanger Abbey?
Mr. Adrian Lukis, the man who brought Jane Austen's most infamous rake off the page in the A&E/BBC Pride & Prejudice, received his very own copy of our Dangerous to Know.