Friday, August 11, 2017

Cover Reveal, These Dreams by Nicole Clarkston


It is my pleasure this morning to host the cover reveal for Nicole Clarkston's soon to be released novel, These Dreams. This novel is a Pride & Prejudice variation and is different from any I have ever read. I have had the good fortune to read along as Nicole was writing her story. It has been a rewarding and enjoyable experience, although there were quite a few times that I felt like 'strangling' her for leaving me in such a bad place! :) Of course, I jest, but I did shriek while she laughed with a maniacal chortle at my distress. She was having a delightful time, too delightful if you ask me, while writing those heart-wrenching scenes. Oh, but they were delicious and kept me wanting more—and more—and more! I am eager for each of you to have a chance to read These Dreams.

Before revealing the cover, I will give you a taste of what is inside
by showing you the back cover blurb! Enjoy!

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An abandoned bride
A missing man
And a dream which refuses to die...

Pride and patriotism lend fervor to greed and cruelty, and Fitzwilliam Darcy
is caught at the centre of a decades old international feud. Taken far
from England, presumed dead by his family, and lost to all he holds dear, 
only one name remains as his beacon in the darkness: Elizabeth.

Georgiana Darcy is now the reluctant, heartbroken heiress to Pemberley,
and Colonel Fitwilliam her bewildered guardian. Vulnerable and unprepared,
Georgiana desperately longs for a friend, while Fitzwilliam seeks to protect her
from his own family. As the conspiracy around Darcy's death widens and 
questions mount, Colonel Fitzwilliam must confront his own past. 
An impossible dream, long ago sacrificed for duty, may become his only hope.

Newly married Lydia Wickham returns to Longbourn- alone and under
mysterious circumstances. Elizabeth Bennet watches one sister suffer and
another find joy, while she lives her own days in empty regrets over what might
have been. Believing Darcy lost forever, she closes her heart against both pain
and happiness, but finds no escape from her dreams of him.

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Nicole and I actually started working on this cover months ago. It has been finished, except for spine width, for quite some time. Of course, we would tweak one more thing or change a font color, 
but the essentials stayed the same.

Are you ready to see? Let's do it!

Drum roll, please!

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So, what do you think? Is your interest piqued?

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Nicole, any thoughts you want to share?

Janet and I started talking about this cover back in February, when the book was still in its infancy. She had been reading right along from the beginning, but she knew very little about some of those landmark scenes that were so clear in my imagination. I knew I wanted a heartbroken Elizabeth on the front cover, and we were still hesitant about whether or not we would include Darcy.

We flipped through dozens of images; or at least I did, I’m sure Janet’s count was probably in the hundreds. I knew I wanted a vintage painting that we could tweak as needed, but that narrowed our selections considerably. When Janet found this poor girl leaning against the tree, I almost fell out of my chair. What she did not yet know was that I had already planned several key scenes which looked just like that!

Darcy was harder. We almost excluded him entirely, but Janet faithfully looked and looked, trying to find something that would fit. The first image she saw was the one we used, but she initially discarded it because he was facing away from the viewer. In the end, that was what we loved best about him. Meanwhile, we flipped through several others. On one particularly snippy day (for which I am still apologising) I said one of her gentlemen reminded me of Zoolander. Thank goodness for her generous heart, she is still speaking to me!



As you may have already guessed from the back cover, Colonel Fitzwilliam plays an enormous role in this story. Yes, that is our devastatingly hot colonel gracing the back cover, in a custom uniform which Janet crafted herself. This is why I no longer do my own covers, ladies and gentlemen. The identity of that sultry lady next to him will remain, for now, a mystery, but I absolutely love that girl. I cannot wait to introduce you to her on another day!

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I can hardly wait for you to introduce the readers to that sultry young lady, as well.

As for 'Zoolander' Darcy face, I keep coming across that same gentleman in picture searches. Every time I see him, I stop,... look at him;... then wonder...what was I thinking? Darcy - NOT! Zoolander - YEP! Good call, Nicole! (and you were not snippy) lol

After sending Nicole the painting that we used for the front cover, and she told me about the key scenes that she had planned which looked just like that painting, I got 'gooseflesh'!
When I originally saw the painting, I thought it would be so perfect,
but of course, I had no idea of just how perfect!
Isn't it neat how things work sometimes? I love it!

Thank you for having me do this cover, Nicole. It was such a pleasure working on it and making it come together to fit your story. I must confess, I rather enjoyed working on the Colonel! :)
Thank you also for allowing me to read the story as you wrote it. It's fabulous and I cannot wait for all my readers and the rest of the JAFF community to have a chance to read it for themselves. It was great fun working with you and giving a 'face' to 'your baby'. I cannot count the number of times I laughed out loud reading our back and forth dialogue!

Now, get this turkey out of the oven and on the table! lol

To read an excerpt and make sense of the above sentence,
read Nicole's post about this book at Austen Variations. :)

Get ready, folks! There is a giveaway! YAY! Two lucky winners will each get an eARC
of These Dreams! The giveaway is international and is for two eARCs.
Please leave us a comment, some love, or whatever else you feel like on this fine Friday.
Leave me a way to contact you if you are new to my blog.
I am always sad to lose winners because I have no way of reaching them.
Giveaway will end on the 17th of August at 11:59 P.M. Good luck to all.

We hope you enjoy the cover reveal for These Dreams by Nicole Clarkston. Keep 'an eye out'
because there is a blog tour coming the later part of September! There will be much
to look forward to with excerpts, guest posts, vignettes, giveaways, and some reviews.
I hope you will all join in the fun. Dates to follow in a few weeks.
The book is available for pre-order! :) This is a universal link and will provide all pre-order sites as they become available.

128 comments:

  1. A tree! How absolutely perfect is this! I must have read that particular scene a dozen times (or, possibly more). Sigh and swoon. You did it again, ladies. Excellent!

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    1. Thanks, Joy. Wasn't the tree perfect! I love that scene too and there is another one, at least! This is such a good book! Thanks for stopping by and sharing the love! :)

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    2. Thank you, Joy! I can't wait to chat you up when you're back from vacation!

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  2. The cover is perfection! The story is amazing. Please do not enter me in the give away, as I have already read this amazing story.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Yes this story is amazing! I can hardly wait for it to be released. Thanks so much for visiting!

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  3. I'm excited as always to read a new Nicole Clarkston novel. My email is carterkristina2@gmail.com

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    1. Great to hear, Tina. I'm so glad you stopped by. Good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Tina, I am honored. I am excited for you to read it! Good luck!

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  4. What a lovely cover for a wonderful story! This is a very different JAFF story and I think readers will love it. Not only is there a great storyline for Darcy and Elizabeth, but Colonel Fitzwilliam's story is great too!

    Good luck with the release, Nicole. 😉

    Such a fitting cover, Janet!

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    1. Thank you, Claudine, for all your support!

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    2. Thank you, Claudine! Isn't this a wonderful story and very different! I think everyone will love it, too. Isn't Colonel Fitzwilliam adorable? I love that man! Yes, the Darcy-Elizabeth storyline is awesome.

      I'm glad you stopped by, Claudine! Thank you for all your comments.

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  5. This story sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it! Loved the cover! A thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you, Daniela. Glad you love the cover and I know you will love the story too. It is amazing. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks, Daniela! I hope you do enjoy it. I can't wait to have it all polished up for you!

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  6. Wow, I absolutely love the cover! Great job! And the book sounds fantastic. I really am looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you, Anna! You make my day! The book is fantastic! I will be in touch about the blog tour! :)

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    2. Isn't Janet fabulous? The woman could even make a beautiful cover for Lord of the Flies. Aren't we lucky to have her in JAFF?

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    3. You're making me blush! lol Thank you, my friend!

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  7. Beautiful cover, Janet and Nicole! Love stories that feature the Colonel and am looking forward to this one!

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    1. The colonel stole my heart... Oops, I'm not supposed to say that!

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    2. Thank you! I love stories with the Colonel too. You will love him in this one!

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  8. Having just read the excerpt, the cover is a magnificently accurate portrayal of the feelings Elizabeth is holding, and the almost ghostly Darcy just adds to the intrigue over the details in the rest of the story line. Just stunning. I love seeing one of my fave hot Regency men on the back cover as Colonel Fitzwilliam--Janet warned me away from using him as Darcy on my cover as you were going to use him here, and I'm so glad he turned out so well on this cover. The other lady is not Elizabeth? Ohhhh, more intrigue! Congratulations to both Nicole and Janet on this fantastic cover. The real question is, how may personal messages are you going to get asking what artwork was Zoolander? Hahaha!

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    1. The identity of the unfortunate gentleman must forever remain a secret, but I have a feeling about YOUR Darcy. SIGH *THUD* I can't wait to see Hot Collins in action, what a delightful idea!

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    2. So glad to hear your thoughts on the cover, Suzan! Thank you. Isn't Colonel Fitzwilliam a hot Regency man! Wow! Much intrigue here! I must confess, Suzan, I'm a bit partial to your Darcy, for some reason!lol

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  9. This sounds like a wondrous and heart wrenching story! I would love to read it as soon as possible. And the cover is perfect for the situation you describe for the story.
    The best of lucks for it!

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    1. Thanks tgruy! Good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. So glad you stopped by, Teresita, and good to hear you think the cover is perfect for the situation described. You will love the story!

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  10. the cover is absolutely beautiful - I'm really drawn in:-) Story sounds super too congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Jenetta! You would know all about the relief as one comes to the end of a big project ;-)

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    2. Thanks, Jenetta. That's great to hear. The story is super. Hope you get to read it soon. Glad you stopped by.

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  11. Another book where the Colonel plays a prominent role - my kind of read

    meikleblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Vesper! I adore a man in a red coat too.

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    2. Gotta love this Colonel, Susan. He's fantastic!

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  12. the cover is beautiful! really looking forward to having another Nicole Clarkston in my collection. Just adore them all.

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    1. Roseanne, that is such a kind thing to say. I hope you enjoy this one!

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    2. I adore all Nicole's books too, Roseanne. I know you will love this one! Glad you liked the cover and thanks for stopping by.

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  13. What a perfect cover, congratulations Janet and Nicole. And I love a healthy dose of the good colonel. His portrait at the back is perfect, and I love a little vixen next to him.

    I've read the excerpt and I am hooked. It's cruel to make us wait until September (crying). I'm sure it's a great story, looking forward to it.:)

    You have my sympathies, Janet. To be subjected to reading such a great and angsty story in chapters is a lot to bear. ;)

    I don't mind a little, juicy ARC coming my way (hint, hint) ;)

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    1. If the world cooperates, I'm hoping for a slightly early release, Kate. We shall see!

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    2. Thank you Kate! We appreciate your thoughts. I feel you will love this healthy does of the good colonel! He's fantastic.

      Sometimes, Kate, I was reading them by scenes! It was tough but...it certainly was fun too! lol

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  14. The cover is lovely, and I can't wait to read this story. It sounds so intriguing.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn, and we're happy you stopped by. I feel you will love this story! It is intriguing.

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  15. What a lovely cover! Although poor Elizabeth looks so sad and alone. I saw in a previous response that there is a HEA so I really hope we don't have to wait too long for that. Love the partially revealed Darcy and the Colonel. Hopefully the girl with him is who I think she is. Thank you Janet and Nicole for this lovely reveal

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Glynis! As a strange coincidence, I was just searching for your contact information, if you don't mind sharing it. You can send me a private email if you like, nclarkston35@gmail.com.

      I hope the girl with the colonel is who you think she is too! She's quite a lady, I think you will enjoy getting to know her.

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    2. Hi Glynis. I'm so glad you got to stop by after all! Thanks for your thoughts on the cover. I'll be curious to hear who you think the girl with the colonel is.

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    3. I didn't want to give away any spoilers but have confirmed it with Nicole and I was right. I'm still wary of the angst levels but that hasn't stopped me from reading really good books, and this looks like one of those.

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    4. Good to know you were right! Don't be wary of the angst levels. This book is so worth it! Glad it hasn't stopped you from reading really good books because I think you will think this is one of those.

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  16. Yep, the premise of this book sounds so gripping. Lots of angst! - oh boy! I know I will enjoy reading this one. Congratulations on the cover-your hard work paid off.
    Very curious about Zoolander Darcy! Is he doing "Blue Steel"? :-p

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    1. The book is gripping. I hope you love it as much as I do, Ginna. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. The bluest steel you can imagine in a Regency gent! Janet, I think we are going to see a spike in Google searches: "Regency Zoolander"

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  17. All I need to hear is that Nicole has written a new book, and I'm in! Can't wait to read this one! I love the excerpt, and I think the cover is just wonderful. ::::keeping my fingers crossed that I'll get lucky and win this one!::::

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    1. I feel the same way, Pamela! I feel certain you will love this one! Happy to hear your thoughts on the cover too! Makes me smile! Good luck!

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    2. Thank you for your sweet words, Pamela! I hope you enjoy it, good luck in the giveaway!

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  18. Both covers are wonderful. I like the back man better as Colonel F. than as Darcy as well, although he would be a better Darcy than many I've seen.:)

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    1. Good to know you like the back painting better as Colonel Fitzwilliam. He does make a good one, doesn't he? He's pretty handsome! Thanks for stopping by and telling us your thoughts. Glad you like the both covers.

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    2. Well, there is a strong resemblance between the cousins....

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  19. Love the front and back covers! And the blurb makes the story sound riveting! Congratulations to both of you. I'm surprised by how much our dear Colonel on the back cover looks like the one in P&P 95. Since he's my favorite, I think this colonel is perfect. Wishing you great success, Nicole!

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    1. I'm so happy you stopped by, Jan. This story is riveting. It is one that is difficult to put down, and worse when you have to because there is no more written yet! lol

      Isn't it amazing how much the guy on the back does favor the 1995 Colonel Fitzwilliam actor? He's my favorite too.

      It's great to hear you love both covers. Thank you. You will love this book.

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    2. Thank you, Jan! He is very much like a cross between Anthony Calf and Colin Firth, now that I think about it!

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  20. WOW! Love the front and back covers! You knocked it out of the park again! Now to w.a.i.t.......the premise and excerpts/vignettes we have slowly been given is sweet torture! Looks like I will have to have the paperback version of this book! Congratulations to both of you! Knowing how much I have loved both of your P&P books, I know this one will be fabulous!

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    1. Your comments leave me saying 'WOW' right back! Thank you so much! Fingers crossed that we won't have to wait too long! Aren't they sweet torture! You can imagine my feelings as I read a scene or two at a time. Wonderfully torturous! lol I just know you will love this book, Carole! It may be her best yet! (but then I have thought that about each one)

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    2. Aww, Carole, that is very kind. I hope you enjoy it. Not much longer now!

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  21. love the cover! looking forward to a good read!

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    1. Glad you stopped by Theresa! Thank you, and I feel confident you will not be disappointed with this good read! :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Theresa! I hope you enjoy it ;-)

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  22. Ooh, I got chills reading the blurb. I really love this premise of Elizabeth and Darcy's family presuming he's dead. The cover is lovely and I think is a good reflection of the plot. jadseah4 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I've gotten chills several times, myself. I've laughed and cried too. It is an interesting plot and a well-written book. You're going to enjoy it! Thanks for your lovely comment.

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    2. I hadn't seen it done before, and it was a hard road to walk with Elizabeth, that's for sure. Several times I had to stop writing scenes, either because I was bawling or because I was too happy and couldn't get in the right mood. It's been a tough one to write!

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  23. I enjoyed learning the background of the cover and the 'fun' getting it just the right match for the story inside. Oh the pathos you captured there. I'm eager to read the story that goes with it. Congrats to Nicole and Janet!

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    1. That's so good to hear, Sophia. I always love learning the background for a cover too. Nicole and I did have tons of fun, too. I hope you will love the book and I bet you will! :) Isn't the painting poignant? Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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    2. Thank you, Sophia! Working with Janet is a real treat, I am completely spoiled. She is so creative and talented, and she is excellent at matching the story.

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  24. I LOVE Love love the cover and I'm looking forward to reading These Dreams! Now if only These Dreams by Heart would stop playing in my head. LOL

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    1. Wonderful! Thank you so much! I hope it won't be much longer until you can read These Dreams! It's great! You got the song in your head, huh? lol It's fitting, isn't it?

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    2. "These Dreams go on when I close my eyes
      Every second of the night
      I live another life

      These Dreams that sleep when it's cold outside
      Every moment I'm awake
      The further I'm away..."


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  25. the cover really fits the plot--beautiful

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    1. Thanks, Denise. That's so good to hear. Glad you dropped by. Good luck,

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    2. Thank you, Denise! Janet totally nailed it :-)

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  26. The cover is beautiful, Nicole. Janet is so very talented in design.

    I don't know if it's appropriate but I would love for you to visit my blog as part of the upcoming blog tour for These Dreams. Hope I am not spamming here.

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    1. Thank you, Sylvia. I appreciate your comment so much!

      I will be contacting you for the blog tour once the date is confirmed. We will be happy for you to be part of it. Thanks.

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    2. I am honored by the invitation, Sylvia! Thank you so much <3

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  27. Janet,
    May I congratulate you on such a fantastic cover? All the long and painstaking hours of research have borne fruit!! Take a bow,my dear,for your efforts!!

    Poor Lizzy,clearly heartbroken and bereft at the dissolution of her dreams and her heart's desire. Dreaming of her lost love,unable to shake off the untenable bond that still exists between them,we are witness to a grieving Lizzy and an almost translucent Darcy,so close yet so far away,almost like her dreams,still alive in one realm,yet oddly believed to be dead in her daily reality. How she is not driven to Bedlam is anyone's guess.

    Janet,thanks for sharing this wonderful cover of a book that promises to be a high angst read! And yes,your desire to 'strangle' Nicole is totally understandable under the angst-filled circumstances!!! We'll all probably feel the same while reading!! Rest assured Nicole,we will refrain from such,sure in the knowledge that having soldiered on,we will be greeted with a HEA for ODC that will melt our collective hearts!

    Best of luck with this book,Nicole! ☘��

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    1. Awww, Mary! You are a gem! Thank you for the lovely compliment on the cover. I'm so thrilled that you like it. I enjoyed working on this cover as I read scenes. All desire to strangle Nicole aside, it was fun! She is absolutely great to work with. She allows me so much artistic freedom in which to explore possibilities that might work. That helps the creative juices flow!

      You are going to love this one, Mary. Your description in the second paragraph above is spot on. After showing this painting to Nicole, it was exciting and strange when she told me of the scenes she had to come. As I told someone else, it truly gave me chills.

      Mary, thank you, for visiting and giving us your precious thoughts. You always have such good comments and I look forward to reading them. It was such a pleasure to share this post with Nicole. Yes, soldier on, because it will be worth it. Your heart will be melted more than once! :)

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    2. Mary, I always love hearing what you have to say! Thank you ever so much, I do hope you will enjoy this one. Soldier on, indeed! I hope it won't be too much of a burden for you. ;-) It would be unfortunate if I made EVERYONE want to strangle me!

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  28. Oh goodness! Sounds delicious, albeit angst-filled...my curiosity is piked on the young lady in the back cover and how Darcy will return to those he loves...he does come back, right? Please? :D
    Great cover and great blurb, I am very sure the contents will be great as well!

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    1. The blurb is just a taste of the great contents inside! You will enjoy uncovering the answers to your thoughts above. There is much to learn and the discoveries along the way are well paced. Thank you for stopping by.

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    2. I don't do tragedies with sad endings ;-). Who wants to read that? Thanks for stopping by, Rellaenthia!

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  29. Thank you for opportunity on my birthday. Look forward to this as I do all of your books. Loved the cover.email is martibarbann53@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Marti, I'm so glad you stopped by and on your birthday! Happy Birthday to you! Hope it has been a great day! Thanks for stopping by and telling us of your love for Nicole's books. That's awesome! Good luck in the giveaway for this one!

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    2. Happy birthday! Oh, I hope you get a present! Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind words.

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  30. Beautiful cover. I am quite curious. The colonel is a favorite so I am all the more intrigued.
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    1. Hi Becky! I'm so glad you visited and thrilled you like the cover! Being curious is good! The colonel is a favorite of mine too and you will love him in this book! I hope you get a chance to read it soon. Good luck!

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    2. Hello, Becky! I love a bit of the good colonel too, he's quite the fellow. Enjoy!

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  31. I want to see Regency Zoolander! That is hilarious :)

    It sounds as though the cover is perfect to give a flavour of the story. The girl really does look heartbroken. All the best with the book.

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    1. Maybe some day you will see Regency Zoolander! lol Glad you enjoyed that bit! It has been a hoot, I think quite a few are curious about that gentleman!

      Thanks for your comments about the cover. Isn't that painting touching? She does look so heartbroken. I think you will enjoy reading this story. Good luck.

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    2. Thank you, Ceri! I think that poor fellow must have had some congenital eye problems. I hope he fired his portrait artist.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Congratulations to you both on the cover and new story. I am looking forward to reading it.

    PattyEdmisson at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Patty! Thank you! I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope you get a chance to read this book soon. It is awesome! Good luck in the giveaway.

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  33. I would LOVE a copy of the ARC, and will happily post a review on my blog as I have for Nicole's past works. :)

    You may e-mail me at sbarrett0085@gmail.com should I be fortunate enough to win a copy, considering the 95 posts ahead of mine, LOL!! :D

    Warmly,
    Susanne :)

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    1. That's great, Susanne. Maybe you will be one of the lucky winners of the eARC. We're glad you stopped by and commented no matter how many are ahead of yours.:)

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    2. Always a treat, Susanne, thank you! You never know ;-)

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  34. Nicole, so many congratulations. I wish you all the very best. A beautiful cover for what I am sure will be a beautiful book. I am so excited to read it and can't wait for the release.

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    1. Glad you stopped by, Caitlin. I hope you get to read Nicole's latest soon! Thank you!

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    2. Caitlin, thank you so much! Your kind words are so touching :-). I hope you enjoy it, and I can't wait to dive into When We Are Married, because I loved your others so much!

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  35. I've been waiting (not so) patiently for a new P&P variation by Nicole, after reading Rumours & Recklessness. Loved that one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I think you will love this one, too! I'm glad you stopped by and good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Wow, Arjanne, you know how to put a smile on my face! I'm glad you enjoyed RR. I hope this one will be fun for you!

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  36. I received the following from the contact form on this page:

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    Hi!! I tried posting on your Nicole Clarkston post, but it's not showing up - so I tried a few times...!! I'm really sorry if it shows up 3 times!! I'm new to this lol :)

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    Claire | clairefergz15 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for contacting me via the blogger form, Claire. I hope you will get a chance to read Nicole's book soon.

      Don't worry if your post shows up three times. It will be fine! :)

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    2. Claire, I love your determination! Thank you so much for stopping by and making the extra effort. That means a great deal to me. :-)

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  37. Love the cover and I am looking forward to the book. I hope there will be an audiobook, as well.

    petersmommy at cox.net

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    1. Hi jeansunny. Ooh, I hope there will be an audiobook, too. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. I do intend to have an audiobook done, but since this book is so long (think: Road trip), it may be a little while. I will be sure to keep everyone up to speed!

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  38. What a stunning cover! Huge congrats, Nicole and Janet. I can't wait for this exquisite gem to come out! Please don't enter me in the giveaway, I will pre-order the ebook as soon as the link goes live because I MUST find out asap how this great story gives our favourite people their richly deserved HEA. And I can't wait to hold the paperback in my greedy mitts too, I've GOT to have it in paperback!!!

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    1. Hi Joana, I'm so happy you dropped in. Thank you for your lovely comments on the cover. I'm eagerly waiting for this one to be released too. I think Nicole has outdone herself on this one and you know how I love all her books. (and yours too) *big smile here*

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    2. Hello, Darling! Thank you so much for your kindness and support! I've been dying to pick up your Triangle for months, but I keep slapping myself on the wrist until I get this completely polished and off my desk! As for the paperback, your wish is my command. Just give me a week or two ;-)

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  39. I now understand why you said this book was very emotional for you to write! I'd love to receive a copy and promise to write an honest review. My email address is katherinelschmitt@gmail.com. Thanks!

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    1. I'm so glad that you visited, Katherine. Good luck in the giveaway. I will look forward to your thoughts once you have read this one. The blog tour will be sometime next month.

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    2. Oh, goodness, yes it was. It took me to some dark places at times, but thank goodness for Lydia. She kept the salt on the table, so to speak. ;-) I hope you enjoy it, Kathy!

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  40. Yay, I noticed the preorder link. It's working so I preordered. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Great! Glad you got it Kate! You will have to tell me what you think after you've read it! :)

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  41. Love the front & back cover! Such an interesting premise... I'm looking forward to find out the reasoning for Darcy's "death". I'm hoping that he's faking it for a reason to uncover some truth!

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    1. Thank you, Dung Vu. I'm so glad you like the cover! Oh, you are going to love discovering what's behind the premise! It is a fantastic novel!

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