Thursday, October 15, 2009

Willoughby's Return, Colonel Brandon and Marianne!

There are just fifteen days left before Willoughby's Return comes out on November 1st. It's an exciting time, but two weeks seems such a very long time at this point. The cover picture is now up on Amazon - hopefully, my author copies will be arriving soon! Seeing the book cover go up on the internet is wonderful but nothing compares to getting your hands on a real copy.
I am going to be doing a blog tour - Here are some of the blogs I shall be visiting - I'm looking forward to it all very much.

Jane Austen's World
Smexy Books
Book Nerd Extraordinaire
Everything Victorian
Savvy, Verse and Wit
A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
The Bookworm Blogspot
Books Like Breathing
Fresh Fiction
I'm going to be doing interviews and 'talking' about the inspiration behind the book, as well as my artwork, which I must admit has been a little neglected of late. In celebration of the publication there will be some new paintings, some fun stuff, quizzes and the like, as well as prizes! So keep an eye open on my blog towards the beginning of November!

I loved writing about the relationship between Marianne and her husband Colonel Brandon. They love one another deeply, but are often guilty of not communicating (in a very English way) on subjects that are dear to their hearts. What people say to one another and what they keep back is a fascinating subject for me. I thought the relationship that the Colonel shares with his ward Miss Williams alongside the relationship with her child who is also Willoughby's daughter would create a certain tension between them. Punctuated by outbursts from Marianne followed by silences on the subject as she listens to her sister's advice, I felt the conflicts would most likely end in reserve and avoidance.

8 comments:

Alexa said...

I can't wait to read the full text! I loved how you redeemed the character of Lydia and am completely perplexed by how you might do the same for Willoughby. Best of luck to you!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thank you Alexa for your really kind comments and good wishes - I hope you'll enjoy Willoughby's Return!

Sue Wilkes said...

Can't wait to see Willoughy, Jane! Good luck for your new book launch. And looking forward to seeing your blog tour!

Jane Odiwe said...

Thanks Sue for your good wishes.
I'm looking forward very much to reading your 'Regency Cheshire'!

Robinbird said...

Oops! I should have scrolled down before I left my comment on the first post!

Your teaser looks wonderful and I can not WAIT to get the book in my hands!!

Jane Odiwe said...

Robin, thanks so much for your lovely comments - I hope you enjoy my book!

Milka said...

I really hope I will get a change to read this book! :)

Jane Odiwe said...

I hope you do too, Milka!