March, 2013

Have you ever wished you could walk in Jane Austen's footsteps?

If so, I hope you'll consider joining me and fellow author Laurel Ann Nattress on a fabulous Jane Austen Tour of England this September 7-16, 2013!

An Austen expert will guide us as we step back in time to tour the homes and estates of Jane Austen and her family, and explore towns and villages that she visited or made famous in her novels.

We'll enjoy tea at Chawton House library, a private dinner party and entertainment in an elegant Bath townhouse, and participate in the world famous Austen Festival at Bath!

A Jane Austen Tour: Seascapes and Landscapes is sponsored by Ingenious Travel. To learn more about the tour, including the full itinerary, prices and inclusions, deadlines, and how to reserve your seat--please visit this link.

If you have a friend who might enjoy the tour, I hope you'll consider forwarding him or her this link or newsletter. 

Ingenious Tours is offering a $100 discount if you book by March 13th. I do hope you will join us on this exciting journey--we are going to have the time of our lives!

And now for the GIVEAWAYS!

Giveaway 1: In honor of A JANE AUSTEN TOUR: Seascapes and Landscapes, I'm giving away a copy of my new novel, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen. (U.S. residents only.) For a chance to participate, please visit my post on!

Giveaway 2: Win 17 books by 17 fantastic authors! Are you always looking for your next great read? Do you like fantasy and historical fiction? If so, you'll love this contest! I banded together with 16 other authors to give away one book each to the lucky winners—that’s a complete set of 17 books per every 500 entries. Click here to learn more and to enter the amazing Ides of March Book Giveaway! (Open to US/UK/Canada.)

As always, thank you so much for your support.

Have a great spring, and happy reading!

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen:

"A literary feast for Anglophiles...with an Austen-worthy ending." --Publishers Weekly

"This richly imagined Jane Austen 'road novel' is such a page turner." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Syrie James has surpassed'll be one of your favourite reads in 2013!" --My Jane Austen Book Club




"I can always rely on Syrie James' works to be a breath of fresh air. The writing itself is an excellent piece of art... Truly a great read!"  --The Paige-Turner


"I loved, loved, loved this perfectly crafted, lush love story... This poignant, steamy romance will have you believing there can be love at first sight. 5 stars!"   --Christina Boyd, Austenprose