Audiobook Review: A Laudable Production–both author Southard and narrator Gummer–I salute you both!

This sounds too wonderful to resist.

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“Southard has taken the facts about the great author and woven them into a credible, touching, and also entertaining portrait of a life.”  -Historical Novel Society

 “For those of you who are exhausted by the innumerable retellings of Austen’s novels, this is a style entirely new…. be rewarded by a quick paced novel unlike any you can ever have read, which injects new ideas and possibilities into the world of Jane Austen.” Laura Boyle, The Jane Austen Centre

17695612Title:A Jane Austen Day Dream
Author: Scott D. Southard
Genre: Literary Fiction, Romance
Published By: Madison Street Publishing
Published Date: April 23, 2013
Pages: 413

Narrator: Louisa Gummer
Listening Length: 11 hours, 50 minutes
Publisher: Madison Street Publishing
Release Date: September 23, 2014

About the Story: All her heroines find love in the end–but is there love waiting for Jane? Jane Austen spends her…

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A very different Christmas Carol Than Ebenezer Scrooge’s

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81pBZSH9QqL._SL1500_Title: Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic (a novella)

Author: Jim Piecuch

  • Pages: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (November 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Purchase Price: $1.99



In A Christmas Carol, evil Scrooge was shown the error of his ways by three helpful ghosts and vowed to become a better person. Bob Cratchit and his family benefited most from Scrooge’s change of tune—but what happened after the goose was given, and Scrooge resolved to turn over a new leaf? 

Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carolshows us Tiny Tim as an adult. Having recovered from his childhood ailment, he began his career helping the poor but has since taken up practice as a doctor to London’s wealthy elite. Though Tim leads a very successful life, he comes home at night to an empty house. But this holiday season…

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The Scrolls of Cridhe Hunks 5 – My Chat with Robert

Ah, that Robert Hamilton; he can be a handful!

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Hello and welcome!

Today I have another visiting hero from “Highland Winds” anthology.


I am prepared you see… I have my drool rag handy, glass of ice tea ready and a bucket of ice beside my chair, because as you know The Guardians of Cridhe like to spring heart-palpitating eye candy on me 😉

He walks in and… popping an ice cube in my mouth, I motion him to the arm chair opposite me… SIGH… Thank you Kathryn Lynn ❤

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What is your full name?
Robert Preston Hamilton.

Do you have a nickname?
Weel, it depends on what ye mean by a nickname.

What is one word that best describes you?
Complicated. Or conflicted. Or passionate. Or curious. Scratch that last. Makes me sound like a heartless oaf—which I’m no’.
I have to tell you, I didn’t know what to think of you when I started to read your…

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The Scrolls of Cridhe Hunks 3 – My Chat with A… I mean Pillory John ;)

Another interview by Eniko Tolnai with the heroes of Scrolls of Cridhe: Volume 1, Highland Winds

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Hello and welcome!

Today I have yet another of the hunks hailing from the Scrolls of Cridhe.

Please help me welcome him!

Gods bones Suzan! What are you ladies trying to do to me? I will drown in my own drool if you keep this up.
He smiles and I loose my train of thought… what was I saying? I clear my throat trying to get my voice going… ok here I go…

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What is your full name?
There is a funny story behind my name…
I know and I love your name.

Do you have a nickname?
Pillory John

What is one word best describes you?
He pauses to think…My wife would say handsome.
I say so too…

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Leather trews and a brown tunic, as well as me sword.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

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The Scrolls of Cridhe Hunks 1 – My Chat with Eoin

My Guardian sister, Ceci Giltenan, sent her hero from Scrolls of Cridhe (Highland Revenge) to have a chat with Eniko Tolnai.

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Hello and welcome!

As promised I invited the hunks from the Scrolls of Cridhe and today is the first chat.

Please help me welcome Eoin.
Isn’t he just so handsome? mmmmm

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What is your full name?
Eoin MacKay, Laird of Clan MacKay.
Love your name and it sounds different from what I envisioned when I read it.

Do you have a nickname?
Nay, lass, the one name is all I have.
I don’t know about you, but when a handsome Highlander calls me lass, I am ready to melt *sigh*

What is one word best describes you?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Now, why in the name of all that’s holy would anyone care what I was wearing? he laughs
We, the readers care, we are a curious bunch.
I’m wearing a plaid over a léine which ye might call a tunic.

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