Archive for the Category ◊ Stronger Even Than Pride ◊

09 Apr 2014 The Long and Winding Road…

Stronger Even Than Pride is here!!! 

In my hot little hands!!!

The box from the printer arrived today, and even though it’s been on Amazon for a few days, it only just now feels real!

It’s beautiful, don’t you think?

SETP Box

I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this…Well, actually I can. It’s been 5 years, 4 months since the initial plot bunny was hatched in December of 2008. At least no one can accuse me of indiscriminately churning out schlocky prose—my schlocky prose takes time!

In all honesty though, I’m very proud of this book. I know it will not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s the book I wanted to write, and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to turn out. But case in point, twelve hours after SETP received its first 5-star review, it received its first 2-star review. Actually, it’s my first negative review ever… Surprisingly, it didn’t hit me as hard as I thought it would; I would even say I’m bearing it quite philosophically.

It doesn’t hurt that I don’t have too much time to dwell on the negative. I’m busy getting ready for the Los Angeles Festival of Books this weekend—filling crates, packing promotional items and trying to Tetris them into my not-nearly-big-enough Murano. This is the second year Meryton Press has had a booth and I can’t wait. LAFOB is the largest book fair in the entire United States, and I’ll be sitting in a corner booth surrounded by good friends, beautiful books and fun merchandise. The people watching opportunities alone are worth it!

If you’re anywhere near Los Angeles, you need to come by. Really. I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, go ahead and take a chance on Stronger Even Than Pride. I dare you.

Oh, and say something nice, if you would. ^_^

03 Mar 2014 Blurb… Blurble… Blurbling…

Say the word “Blurb” a couple of times, aloud or even in your head, and it begins to sound extremely weird.

But, here’s the back cover blurb (teaser?) for Stronger Even Than Pride. I hope it piques your interest:

…in his behaviour to me there were stronger influences even than pride.”

When George Wickham speaks these words to an impressionable Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she can have no idea how true they will turn out to be. Stronger Even Than Pride, Gail McEwen’s latest novel, explores whether love can survive the biggest obstacles fate—and a most ruinous stubbornness—can conjure up to separate two people destined to be together. After Miss Bennet refuses to read the faithful narrative of Darcy’s dealings with Mr Wickham, this Pride and Prejudice variation quickly travels a darker path when she chooses to exonerate the wrong man.

Obstinately standing by that choice, Elizabeth’s life descends into a downward spiral and Fitzwilliam Darcy is forced to watch helplessly as the woman he loves slips further and further from reach. Can there be a happily ever after for them? Can a love, stronger even than pride, redeem even the worst mistakes?

 

03 Mar 2014 Cover Reveal!

Editing is proceeding apace and soon I will have the privilege of holding this beautiful book in my hot little hands:

Cover final front