A rose by any other name…

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Pen names. They’re a tricky business, in my opinion. Should I use one? If yes, how do I choose a name? When I began publishing my work with Meryton Press, I chose to use my own name, Brigid Huey. The way Janet Taylor makes my name look on the covers she designs is magical, and it’s still thrilling to see my name on a book cover.

The thing is, I write across a variety of genres. All romance, because I adore romance. But my latest work is set in the future and features technology, explosions, and evil villains; it’s a work that is vastly different from my Meryton Press work.

And so, Molly Magennis was born. Who is she, and what does she write? Molly Magennis is a bit more mysterious than Brigid Huey. She might be a tad younger, in spirit at least. She retains the power of her matriarchal heritage (watch out for those Magennis women) and artfully wields her pen to create worlds of fantasy, adventure, and romance, always romance.

Check her out at mollymagennis.com. There’s even a newsletter you can sign up for!

xx

It’s Release Day!

My latest novella, Spies of Our Acquaintance, is now available! I am so excited to share my latest Jane Austen variation with the world!

Spies of Our Acquaintance is part of the Skirmish and Scandal Series published by Meryton Press. This series is a grouping of stand-alone novellas united by the theme of scandals and skirmishes. I’m honored to be a part of this series, as it includes some of the greatest authors of the Austenesque genre.

I cannot believe this is my third book release! Thank you all for your love and support!

Spies of Our Acquaintance

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Final edits for Spies of Our Acquaintance have been submitted! This novella is part of the Meryton Press Skirmishes and Scandal series.

Here’s a little book teaser for you:

When Mr Darcy apologizes for insulting her at the Meryton Assembly, Elizabeth Bennet begins to see another side to the gentleman she had sworn to hate forever. As their acquaintance begins to grow into friendship, Elizabeth finds herself intrigued by this man from Derbyshire.

For his part, Darcy cannot seem to get Miss Elizabeth Bennet out of his head. When Mr Wickham—a villain from Darcy’s past—shows up in Meryton, Darcy is resolved to warn Elizabeth. However, Wickham turns out to be involved in a plot to undermine British relations with Russia, and Darcy and Elizabeth find themselves captured by a Russian spy.

With reputations and hearts on the line, they must work together to find a way to escape. Just what will the true consequences of their adventure be?

Now it’s on to cover design!

Interrupted Plans – Publication Day!

The picture is of the cover of Brigid Huey's new book, Interrupted Plans. A painting of a lady in a long pink and green gown sitting on a bench is set on a peach background. The lady is looking out onto some trees with a pensive look.

Can we just take a moment to adore this cover art? Thank you so very much to Janet Taylor who designed the cover for Interrupted Plans! This painting is by Armand Point, the gentleman who painted Reminiscing by the Pond, the painting that serves as the cover for A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods.

Interrupted Plans is now available on Amazon in ebook or paperback format!

Let’s have a look at the back cover, too!

The picture is of the full spread of the book jacket for Interrupted Plans. The front cover has a woman in a pink and green dress with the author's name and book title. The back of the cover includes a few paragraphs about the book and a picture of an old-fashioned carriage.

Suppose Elizabeth Bennet never visited Pemberley…

It is October of 1812. Elizabeth Bennet and her family have seen dramatic changes in the past few months—none of them welcome. Her sister Jane needs a fresh start, and Elizabeth is no less eager to leave behind the pain and confusion of not accepting Mr. Darcy’s proposal.

Fitzwilliam Darcy has not seen Elizabeth since he offered for her—and she adamantly refused him. When she appears in London, he is determined to gain her friendship and make amends. When a carriage mishap throws them together, Darcy does all he can to demonstrate his changed behavior.

Though their renewed acquaintance seems to be growing into a genuine friendship, a family secret constrains Elizabeth. As she falls deeper in love with the man she rejected, does she dare tell him the truth?

Thank you to everyone who helped make this book possible. I hope you all enjoy!

Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You!!

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Interrupted Plans will be released NEXT MONTH! I am so excited to finally be able to share this full-length novel with you all. I love this story. It’s got snow storms, carriage accidents, new rivals, and a touch of scandal. Plus, lots of zinging, romantic scenes between my all-time favorite couple, Darcy and Elizabeth.

More updates to come!

Deep Breath

A light orange circle is set inside a picture of trees covered in orange leaves. The text inside the circle reads “breathe.”

This post is a reminder to myself, really. When I get stuck on a writing project, when my day gets sabotaged by a cat (it’s a long story), or when the state of the world has me reeling, I try hard to remember to breathe. It really does make everything just slightly better. Deep breath in, deep breath out.

The first round of edits for Interrupted Plans have been submitted. One of the folks at Meryton Press joked that Interrupted Plans should be the title for all of 2020! I can’t wait for this novel to be released. I do hope you all enjoy it. More details as they come!

Take care, dear readers. Get outside and breathe. Keep your loved ones close, or do air hugs if you have to.

xx

Audiobook Giveaway!!

Did you know that A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods is now available as an audiobook? To celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway! There are several ways to enter.

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You can a chance to win for each action, so that’s three potential entries! Don’t worry, if you are already subscribed to my newsletter you automagically are entered to win a copy of the audiobook.

And to keep things legal and above board, here is the legalese:

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The winner will be selected by random draw and notified via DM. Just confirm that you received the message and I will send you your code for a FREE copy of A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods audiobook!

You have until Wednesday, September 30 at 9AM (EST) to enter.

Giveaway is open to everyone. By entering, you are agreeing to the Official Rules located at brigidhuey.com/giveaways. If you don’t want to enter through Instagram, you can also enter by sending an email to brigidhueywrites@gmail.com with “Audiobook Giveaway” in the subject line. Entrants release Instagram from any liability associated with entering this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Instagram.

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2️⃣ Leave a comment tagging a friend who loves romantic things!

Already a newsletter subscriber? No problem! Just tag a friend and you’ll be entered.

The winner will be selected by random draw and notified via DM. Just confirm that you received it and I will send you your code for a FREE copy of A Chance Encounter in Pemberley Woods audiobook!

You have until Wednesday, September 30 at 9AM (EST) to enter.

Giveaway is open to everyone. By entering, you are agreeing to the Official Rules located at brigidhuey.com/giveaways. If you don’t want to enter through Facebook, you can also enter by sending an email to brigidhueywrites@gmail.com with “Audiobook Giveaway” in the subject line. Entrants release Facebook from any liability associated with entering this giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook.