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Ebook Details
  • 11/2017
  • B0778WQF53
  • 365 pages
  • $4.95
Paperback Details
  • 11/2017
  • 9780998654010
  • 365 pages
  • $12.95
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2017
  • 0998654035
  • 356 pages
  • $24.95
Audio Details
  • 04/2018
  • 978-0998654010 B0778WQF53
  • 356 pages
  • $17.47
Christina Boyd
Editor (anthology)
Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues
Christina Boyd, editor (anthology)
Jane Austen's masterpieces are littered with unsuitable gentlemen--Willoughby, Wickham, Tilney, Crawford, et al--adding depth and color to her plots but barely sketched. This titillating collection of eleven Georgian era short stories is written by some of the most popular authors in the Austenesque genre. Each offers a back story or parallel tale off-stage to Austen's canon--whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in her great works. Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy but heaven help us if we marry one.
This capable homage anthology brings new life to the rakes of Jane Austen’s worlds. Each of the stories details either a rake’s rise to roguishness or his fall from it. Beyond this unifying theme, the authors seem to come together in the belief that women set the men on their wicked paths, except in one or two stories. In Katie Oliver’s “A Wicked Game,” George Wickham is the victim of a woman who stole his innocence, much as he tried to steal Georgiana Darcy’s. In Jenetta James’s “The Lost Chapter in the Life of William Elliot,” William Elliot is seduced and humiliated by a young actress. In “Willoughby’s Crossroads,” Joanna Starnes imagines the woman who broke John Willoughby’s heart. Though the final story, Amy D’Orazio’s “For Mischief’s Sake,” seems to want to redeem this point, teaching Capt. Frederick Tilney to feel ashamed of casually destroying women’s reputations, the other portrayals of women as villains is disheartening and may turn some readers off. For fans of Austen, bad boys, and romance, this anthology will be a fun frolic into the worlds they know well, so long as they do not dwell on the fates of women. (BookLife)
"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's #RakesAndGentlemenRogues" another 5 star revie

"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!)."

"You had me at hello" --REVIEW for: Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gen

"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."

#TuesdayBookBlog by Olga Author Translator

"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."

Another Fabulous Review for 'Dangerous to Know; Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen

"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."

BOOK LITERATI: Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes and Gentlemen Rogues (Th

"These stories however, were written in very similar style, and gave a wonderful insight to events only hinted at by Austen herself."  

DANGEROUS TO KNOW Shortlisted for Book of the Month

"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."

Diary of an Eccentric Reviews "Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentleme

"...all of them make you take another, deeper look at Austen’s rakes and rogues and make you feel something more than contempt."

Early Reviews are Trickling in to Amazon

"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."

Jane Austen Runs My Life Reviews #RakesAndGentlemenRogues (Part 1)

"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." 

Jane Austen Runs My Life Reviews #RakesAndGentlemenRogues (Part 2)

"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."

Just Jane 1813: "insightful, brilliantly plotted...emotive tension...dryhumor"

"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." Names #RakesAndGentlemenRogues Editor's Choice

“Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues” as editor’s choice!

Margie's Must Reads: blogger

"These stories were sweet, sexy and so so satisfying!"

Prestigious Jane Austen Centre in Bath Shines a Light on "Dangerous to Know: Jan

"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."

Sketching the Character of Jane Austen's Bad Boys, 5 Stars

"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."

#RakesandGentlemenRogues Blog Tour, I have Christina Morland's "One Fair Claim"

"For this stop on the #RakesandGentlemenRogues Blog Tour, I have Christina Morland, the author of the novella One Fair Claim...."

"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogies" Wins COVER WARS

...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" BEST OF AUSTEN 2017

​"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" makes Margie's Must Reads BEST of AUSTEN 2017 List. #ILoveBestOfListSeason

"Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues"--A PLAYLIST

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

"To Redeem or Not to Redeem a Rake" #RakesAndGentlemenRogues

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!"

#RakesAndGentlemenRogues Release Party

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!

#RakesAndGentlemenRogues Social Media Artwork

Check out the individual short story promo graphics designed by Beau North #rakesandgentlemenrogues!

#RakesAndGentlemenRoguesSightings at oldest established bookshop! Bertrand, Lisb

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.



'Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" Makes AUSTENESQUE RE

"This insightful collection pays lovely tribute to Jane Austen’s bad boys and shows true perception, skill, and creativity." --Austenesque Reviews

'Dangerous toKnow: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" now LIVE in AudioBook

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.

99c BookBub for Limited Time Only

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.

Another Anthology in the Works

Another Anthology Coming from The Quill Ink

Austen Wrote of Strong Women

"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."

Austenesque Reviews Features Author Jenetta James

"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!"

Author Accused of Using Excessive Farce on Austen Character

J Marie Croft visits today with a witty tale about her efforts to redeem or write about John Thorpe. 

Babblings of a Bookworm Features DANGEROUS TO KNOW: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentle

"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."

British Actor André Refig to Narrate #RakesAndGentlemenRogues audiobook

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!

Cover Reveal of Dangerous to Know + GIVEAWAY!!!

"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!!"  

DANGEROUS TO KNOW: Jane Austen's Rakes & Roggues BLOG TOUR begins Nov.6

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?…/show/36151853-dangerous-to-know

Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues – A Wicked Game

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?…

Enduring Inspiration of Jane Austen

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."

FanGirlNation Interviews Voice Actor

André Refig is an actor, singer and voiceover artist. 

Fitzwilliam’s Folly (in "Dangerous to Know") by Beau North with Giveaways

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.

Harry Rodell Features Author J. Marie Croft

Excerpt from Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen’s Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues “The Art of Sinking” by J. Marie Croft

Interview with "Dangerous to Know" Audiobook Narrator, Andre Refig

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. 

Interview with #RakesAndGentlemenRogues Voice Actor on YouTube

Claudune diMuzio Pepe of Just Jane 1813 interviews voice actor Andre Refig of #RakesAndGentlemenRogues; vlog on YouTube.

Interview with Voice Actor for #RakesAndGentlemenRogues Andre Refig

"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

Just Jane 1813 Welcomes André Refig, Narrator of “Dangerous to Know: Jane Aus

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. 

Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues Sightings Worldwide

#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

Rakes, Rogues, and Scandals, Oh My! Christina Boyd Drops By With a Big Announcem

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? 

Spotlight on #RakesAndGentlemenRogues; Audiobook Now Live

To Redeem or Not to Redeem Jane Austen’s Rake & Gentlemen Rogues by Christina Boyd

vvb32Reads Features "Dangerous to Know: Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues"

Dangerous to Know: featuring Brooke West (Henry Crawford) -with giveaway​... Follow link for excerpt and more.

Was Captain Tilney the Darcy of Northanger Abbey? #RakesAndGentlemenRogues

Was Captain Tilney the Darcy of Northanger Abbey? 

Wickham aka Mr Adrian Lukis: Ultimate #RakesAndGentlemenRoguesSightings


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

Ebook Details
  • 11/2017
  • B0778WQF53
  • 365 pages
  • $4.95
Paperback Details
  • 11/2017
  • 9780998654010
  • 365 pages
  • $12.95
Hardcover Details
  • 12/2017
  • 0998654035
  • 356 pages
  • $24.95
Audio Details
  • 04/2018
  • 978-0998654010 B0778WQF53
  • 356 pages
  • $17.47