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It’s Ask the Author time!

May is here, and we have a treat for Ask the Author this month!

Abigail Reynolds is our guest!


In the last few months, Abigail Reynolds and a team of Austen Variations’ writers published The Darcy Brothers. Abigail also released her new book
Alone with Mr. Darcy.

Now, you can ask Abigail a question about her writing, her books, or even Snowdrop! Don’t be shy! Please leave a comment with your question!


Oh and Guess what!!! Abigail is offering one e-book of The Darcy Brothers AND one e-book of Alone with Mr. Darcy for giveaways! We can have two winners this month! If you have an e-book of one of these marvellous titles, please let me know and I can omit you from that drawing. Usual rules apply – Every person who submits a question gets one chance entered into the pot. If you submit a question and a comment on the final interview you get two chances!

I hope everyone has a question for Abigail!

All questions must be submitted by Friday, 15 May.

The final interview will be posted Monday, 18 May.

Final date for comments to be entered into the drawing Wednesday, 20 May.

Winner will be announced Friday, 22 May! 

Leave me your questions in the comments below!

Good luck everyone!!


14 thoughts on “May – Abigail Reynolds!!

  1. Jennifer Redlarczyk says:

    Abigail, you have written so many fabulous books. Does any one particular book stand out as a favorite? One of my is Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the Last Man in the World, even though I prefer the audio cover. Jen Red

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  2. Ceri says:

    Hi Abigail. I’m a big admirer of your work and though my favourites of your titles are your historical variations of P&P I also really enjoyed your contemporary books. Do you have any plans to write any more contemporary novels?

    Also, would you consider writing something historical based on one of Austen’s novels other than P&P?

    I have both books, so please don’t enter me for the giveaway 🙂

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  3. Betty Campbell Madden says:

    What can I expect to add next to my row of books by Abigail Reynolds?

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  4. Anji says:

    I have both books so please don’t put me in the giveaway.

    My question is: Which do you enjoy writing more, modern or historical Austenesque tales?

    And, will Alone with Mr. Darcy be coming out as an audiobook, as all of your others have?

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  5. tgruy says:

    I started reading JAFF with your stories. I love them! Would you consider making a collection of them?


  6. Evie Cotton says:

    Do you have plans for any more books set in or around Woods Hole? It doesn’t even have to be Darcy related.

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  7. Hello Abigail,
    I am totally entertained by both your contemporary and Austen variations. I am a huge Austen fan as well, and often find it strange to see how upset some fans get over sex in Austen variations. I love reading it if it’s tastefully written. Do you feel that the sexual tension between Darcy and Elizabeth is something that Austen fans love to read about or do we want to go further and read about their lovemaking, undying love for each other?

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  8. Lúthien84 says:

    I’m a huge fan of your work, both the historical variations and the contemporary series set in Woods Hole. Correct me if I’m wrong but since you write exclusively in the P&P variation genre for Regency setting, would you consider switching to other genres (sequels, retelling, prequels, etc)? Have you considered jumping into another Jane Austen’s novel such as Persuasion, Emma or S&S? Or do you consider her other stories complete that it does not give enough room to play around with ideas?

    Leslie, please put my name for The Darcy Brothers as it is the only book by Abigail that I do not have.

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  9. Here goes:

    1) What is your favorite place to visit in England that is Jane Austen related?
    2) What is it about Mr. Darcy that appeals to you?
    3) What about Elizabeth Bennet?
    4) If you could play a character in any of Austen’s writings in a new mini-series starring your favorite leading man, which character would it be and who is that leading man?
    5) Did you like Mr. Darcy the first time you read/watched Pride and Prejudice? Did you have to overcome your own prejudice?
    6) Which Bennet daughter would your Mom say you were most like when young?
    7) Have you always been a lover of romance or were you a closet romantic when younger?
    8) Do you write from an outline or does it start with an idea and just flow?
    9) Which of your own stories is your favorite?
    10) If you were caught with Mr. Darcy in a snowstorm for a few days with only an onion, some dried apples, and assorted odds and ends, would you cook or would he?

    Thanks Leslie for the opportunity. I LOVE this blog!

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    1. I’m so glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by each month to ask questions!


  10. robmwmj says:

    I don’t have a question. I just wanted to say that I love your books! Thank you for writing them, and thank you for sharing your pictures and stories of Snowdrop!

    I already have The Darcy Brothers, so please put my name in for Alone With Mr. Darcy!

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  11. suzanlauder says:

    Abigail, I’m pleased you’ve agreed to this, and look forward to reading all the fun questions and responses! 1) Darcy has a great deal of passion below the surface in your novels. Did reading of other Austen-inspired novels influence that persona? What other reasons caused this mental image that brought us all those steamy scenes? 2) Your writing has influenced many current Austen-inspired writers, since when many of us got into reading JAFF, there were less than 100 books out there, and you had a good half-dozen, when it was rare for a writer to have published more than one. Now, hundreds are published each year. What differences do you see in the JAFF novels and readership in the last five or six years? How has that influenced your writing? 3) Were you the originator of the steamy scene that was kissing only, that I called “The Kissing Challenge” on AHA?

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  12. Dung says:

    Love that you continue to write P&P stories, I just can’t get enough of Darcy & Elizabeth!

    1) Have you and the other authors consider a sequel to the Darcy Brothers project?
    2) Have you considered creating The Darcys of Derbyshire into full length novel?
    3) What inspires you to write P&P stories?

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  13. I’m so sorry. I forgot a question. How has stardom affected your kitty? Is she more demanding? Does she require a lady’s maid of her own? Is she a more refined eater? Just asking.

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