I am thrilled to be participating in the tour for Yours Forevermore, Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory. As anyone who has followed my blog for long knows, I love Ms. Mackrory's stories and take every opportunity to share them. Today, we have a lovely letter from the authoress herself to you, her readers, and a chance to win an e-copy of her latest literary accomplishment. Enjoy!
My dear Readers,
I cannot contain my feelings anymore and must put them forth to paper. I do not know what it is about the written word that makes it easier to express myself but its true. When I am able to put words to paper I can share the thoughts in my head more easily than I might if we were face to face.
You are my inspiration, Readers. You are the reason for this letter. When I think about plots and stories they are always with you in mind. What would Reader think? Would Reader find this amusing and romantic? Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet may be my outlet through which my creative mind works, but it is with you in mind, Readers, that they act as they do.
I will confess that when I write I like to put myself your shoes, Reader. Imagine I were reading this story. What would I want to read, to have happen? This happens so frequently and so completely that often times I am caught up in the story as well and forget that I know what will happen. I become less like an author and more like you, Reader. My books make me laugh, cry and smile like you because you are who they were written for and you were who I imagined myself to be when I wrote them.
Just like Darcy wrote letters in Yours Forevermore, Darcy to express the emotions that were in his heart, I too write this epistle to express my feelings; gratitude being foremost among them. Thank you Readers for being there. For your enthusiasm and interest. And finally, for your encouragement.
With my deepest respect,
YOUR Number One Fan
PS- Enter to win a copy of this book, Reader. And then we can get lost in the story together.
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has a secret.
The letter he presents to Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his ghastly proposal is not the only epistle he has written her. In this tale of longing, misadventure, and love—readapted from Jane Austen’s dearly loved Pride & Prejudice—our hero finds a powerful way of coping with his attraction to Miss Bennet. He writes her unsent letters.
The misguided suitor has declared himself, and Elizabeth Bennet has refused him, most painfully. Without intending for these letters to become known to another soul, Mr. Darcy relies on his secret for coping once again. However, these letters, should they fall into the wrong hands, could create untold scandal, embarrassment, and possibly heartbreak. But what happens if they fall into the right hands?
KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.
Okay, in all honesty – KaraLynne Mackrory is no newbie to the writing world. She made her debut as an author at the tender age of 13 when she wrote her first set of bad poetry. Angsty and emotional – teenage-drama filled – they were unbelievable disasters. Such contributions to the literary world were deemed so terrible that today they are kept behind lock and key to protect others from their awfulness. As a young adult she steered clear of soap opera drama inspired works and achieved a degree in Social Work. It was not until her late twenties that she returned to her roots in writing. Since then she has published three Austen inspired novels so full of romantic sensibilities as to give you a toothache and a grin and hopefully a few contented sighs. She is thrilled to report that Falling For Mr. Darcy, Bluebells in the Mourning and Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship are a mite better than the bad poetry.