Today, Dec 16th marks what would have been Jane Austen’s 238th birthday! Austen is one of my most beloved authors.
Her books and heroines have charmed audiences for years and the heroines of the book become role models for women around the world.
Austen’s novels and stories never go out of style. I can read Pride and Prejudice over and over again. I am sure many woman have a favorite Austen heroine…..Elizabeth Bennet is the most popular of course.
For me personally, I love Anne Elliot from Persuasion or Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility.
Austen is all things classy, elegant, and enduring. For all you Janeites out there I wanted to share a special feature honoring this timeless author!
Here are some fun Jane Austen inspired things to distract you today!
- Jane Austen meets Mean Girls, Austin Powers, and Groundhog Day. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! They have all come together to help you figure out 7 ways to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday.
- Matchmaking, like stormy weather, class disputes, and Lydia Bennet, runs rampant in Jane Austen’s novels, and Open Road Media has matched up some of Austen’s most beloved characters with an array of picks from contemporary literature across all genres, including works by Gloria Steinem, Barbara Pym, and Dorothy Sayers to name a few. So, Austen fans: Meet Your Match.
Posted by The Lit Bitch on December 16, 2013
Kelsey Hayes life has been one wild roller coaster ride over the last two years.
She has embarked on an impossible mission to break an ancient curse placed on the two brothers that she loves: Ren and Kishan.
She’s fought flying monkeys, krakens, sharks, dragons, and evil sorcerers but yet the brothers remain in tiger form!
She has one last task to complete but this task will come at a huge cost. The goddess Durga has one remaining gift The Rope of Fire, hidden on a volcanic island in the Bay of Bengal.
Once Kelsey and the brothers retrieve the rope, they will face an epic battle between good and evil but the battle will test not only their fighting abilities but also their loyalty, faith, love, and bonds of friendship.
When the battle is over, Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan will all face their destinies but they destiny might not be what they had in mind.
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Posted by The Lit Bitch on December 13, 2013
Yes Dear Reader, another Cyber Monday is here!
While you are all at work surfing the web for those fantastic deals, I wanted to share with you an amazing Cyber Monday book sale!
For today only on Open Road’s website, every single ebook in their catalog is on sale — that’s more than 4,000 ebooks at discounts up to 80% off the list price.
In their catalog, they have a little something for every reader on your list–fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, teens, children—everyone!
Be sure to check out the featured books as well and share this amazing deal with your friends! And don’t forget, giving an e-book is easy! You can buy now and schedule delivery for later. For more info visit openroadmedia.com/HowtoGiveEbooks.
Posted by The Lit Bitch on December 2, 2013
Vienna and Prague are world renowned as cities full of music and the arts….and maybe even a little magic. It is here in the magical city of Vienna that we find musicologist Sarah Weston.
Sarah lives in a world where alchemy, science, and magic all exist together and create a wonderfully rich story….not to mention you throw in all the time travel through the beautiful streets of Prague and Vienna and you have a lyrical read!
Sarah is in Vienna looking for a cure for her friend Pollina who is on death’s door while her other friends, Max and Nico are also searching for a cure.
Nico is looking for an ancient alchemy cure in England when he finds that an old rival is one step ahead of him. Max is in Prague also searching for a cure but he is also trying to figure out the reappearance of a long dead saint.
While the boys are off, Sarah becomes entangled in a deadly web of secrets, lies, stolen art, and a dangerously attractive horseman who’s more than a little bloodthirsty.
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Posted by The Lit Bitch on November 29, 2013
Sarah Weston is in the middle of the biggest dig of her career as an archaeologist in Ethiopia, when she is approached by a local claiming he has ‘rare artifacts’ to show her.
Sarah is skeptical, she knows that most locals are simply out to make a buck but the artifacts have all the authentic markers.
She asks the man to show her where he found the artifacts and what she discovers will change the direction of her exposition.
She finds a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. When the director of the exposition hears that Sarah has basically gone on a wild goose chase, he sends in reinforcements–anthropologist Danial Madigan.
The tomb she discovered is rumored to be that of Tenth Saint of Coptic Christianity. Sarah and Daniel embark on a dangerous journey that will lead them through the dangerous caves of Ethiopia, through the deserts of the Near East, England, Paris, and Texas.
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Posted by The Lit Bitch on November 27, 2013