Category Archives: real life tales

Celebrating the Launch of “The Renegade Wife” with Caroline Warfield + a Giveaway

Today, I welcome one of my author friends, Caroline Warfield. I love Caroline’s “Dangerous” series, and now she is back with a new series that brings the children from the “Dangerous” series to new lands.  One of the things I love … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!!! A Delicious Mr Darcy, as Well as Many Other Memorable Characters!

This bio comes from imdb. Birth Name: David Matthew Macfadyen Birthdate: 17 Ocotober 1974, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK Height: 6’3″ (1.91 m) Matthew Macfadyen may have been born in Norfolk, but as the son of an oil worker he spent … Continue reading

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Colorful (But Lesser Known) Contemporaries of William Shakespeare, Part I

There are a slew of contemporaries of Shakespeare of which many of you never encountered in your English classrooms, whether high school of university. These are some of the more colorful ones.  Barnaby (Barnabe) Barnes was the third son of … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ReRelease of Vampire Darcy’s Desire, Mixing Austen with Vampiric Legends

Next Monday, I will celebrate the rerelease of my vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice, Vampire Darcy’s Desire, which I wrote in 2010. The Ulysses Press version is now out of print, and while I wait to reclaim my rights to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the October Birthdays of Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

Happy October Birthday to some of our favorite actors, who took on roles in an Austen-inspired film.    October 1 – Rupert Friend, who portrayed Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice 2005     October 3 – Lena Headey, who … Continue reading

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Welcome Guest Author, Elf Ahearn, and the Amazon Sale of “A Rogue in Sheep’s Clothing”

Today, I welcome a fellow Beau Monder, Elf Ahearn to “Every Woman Dreams.” This is her first visit with us, and I hope you will show her the kindness you customarily show me. What can I tell you about Elf’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating Some of Our Favorite Austen Actors Who Have Birthdays in September!!!

Happy September Birthday to these Fabulous Austen-Inspired Actors…   September 1 – Aisling Loftus, who portrayed Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies   September 7 – Christopher Villers, who portrayed Tom Bertram in 1983 Mansfield Park September 7 – … Continue reading

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