Coming This Summer:
Get ready for Bingley and Jane's story in this lighthearted sequel to !!
The course of true love doesn't run smooth for wealthy stock trader Bingley McNamara and the not-so-angelic school psychologist Jane Henderson -- a woman who's making him rethink his commitment to bachelorhood...
This is the sequel to Pride, Prejudice and the Perfect Match (White Soup Press, January 2013), which featured the unlikely romance between Dr. Will Darcy and Beth Ann Bennet. Jane Henderson (Beth's best friend) and Bingley McNamara (Will's first cousin) begin their own unlikely love story, which starts at the Darcy/Bennet wedding, when they find themselves in the roles of maid of honor and best man for the happy couple...
In her everyday life, Jane is an interning school psychologist and a woman who wears an angelic mask in public, but she's not as sweet tempered as she'd like everyone to believe. Turns out, she may have just crossed paths with the one person who'll unnerve her enough to get her to reveal her true self. As for Bingley, he's a wealthy, flirtatious and compulsively social financial guru, who likes to wager on stocks (and on just about anything that strikes his fancy). But this dedicated ladies' man may have finally met the woman who'll challenge his bachelor ways!
Many thanks to B&N General Fiction Book Club Moderator Deb Haupt for selecting THE ROAD TO YOU as one of her Top 20 Novels of 2013!
Deb wrote: "I’ve been in awe of Marilyn’s novels before but she out does herself in this one. It’s darker, it’s a dangerous mystery, it’s set in the 1970s, it’s fabulous and it’s YA. When a mysterious clue shows up two years after Aurora Gray’s brother and his best friend disappear she knows she must follow it and she knows the only person to help her is the brother of the other boy who vanished."
**The paperback is available on Amazon, B&N and at many other retailers, and the digital editions are up on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, Smashwords & iTunes/Apple!**
For more details about the novel, please visit my Books page (here's an Excerpt from the story and some Reviews, too) and, if you're on Goodreads, I hope you'll stop by The Road to You page & add the novel to your to-read shelf!
In Other Exciting News:
And a HUGE thanks to everyone at Austenprose for choosing as the #1 Austenesque Contemporary Novel in their Top Austen-Inspired Books of 2013 List!! I'm thrilled! (Kim's original review of the story is here.)
Also Available Now:
The Polish Edition of
A Summer in Europe!
Translated as "Holidays in Europe," it was released from Prószyński i S-ka on June 18th. Check out the website listing here. I'm thrilled and can only say "Dziękuję" (thank you) to my Polish publisher, the talented cover designer and everyone who worked on translating & copyediting this new version of the novel!
**If you have an ebook copy of any of my novels and would like an "Authorgraph" (electronic autograph), just click on the link in the left sidebar.**
If you're a fan of videos, take a look at this lovely short book trailer for HERE, made by Heather, one of my very talented readers!! I love it!
I have blog highlights and more real trip photos from my "Grand European Book/Travel Tour"... If you didn't happen to catch the whirlwind travel adventure when I was on my virtual tour of Europe, you can visit all of those wonderful sites with me now. Bon Voyage!
Publishers Weekly wrote: "Brant’s newest...distinguishes itself with a charismatic leading man and very funny supporting cast, especially the wonderful elderly characters with their resonant message about living life to the fullest."
And Romantic Times wrote: "Brant’s charming and engaging tale will allow readers to immerse themselves in the magic and beauty of Europe along with the characters. Although the descriptions of the scenery are amazing, the development of the characters and their unique personalities are what really make this novel shine. What an enjoyable escape!"
And just a reminder for those aspiring novelists out there -- at the very bottom of my FAQ page is a link to some of my articles on writing, including my Girlfriends Book Club letter to aspiring writers on five gifts I'd like to give them, a Writer Unboxed post about writing passions and fears, and a Word Café blog about traditional vs. indie publishing, critique groups and the eternal allure of Jane Austen. I hope a few of you will find these pieces helpful.
With many thanks and best wishes to you all!!