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Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues

By: Joana Starnes, Amy D'Orazio, J. Marie Croft, Christina Morland, Brooke West, Sophia Rose, Christina Boyd
Narrated by: Andre Refig
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"One has all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it." (Jane Austen)

Jane Austen's masterpieces are littered with unsuitable gentlemen - Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford, Tilney, Elliot, et al. - adding color and depth to her plots but often barely sketched. Have you never wondered about the pasts of her rakes, rattles, and gentlemen rogues? Surely, there's more than one side to their stories. It is a universal truth, we are captivated by smoldering looks, daring charms...a happy-go-lucky, cool confidence. All the while, our loyal confidants are shouting on deaf ears: "He is a cad - a brute - all wrong!"

But is that not how tender hearts are broken...by loving the undeserving? How did they become the men Jane Austen created? In this romance anthology, 11 Austenesque authors expose the histories of Austen's anti-heroes. Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories - a backstory or parallel tale off-stage of canon - whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen's great works. What say you? Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy...even temporarily...but heaven help us if we marry one.

The full list of authors includes: Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Amy D'Orazio, Jenetta James, Lona Manning, Christina Morland, Beau North, Katie Oliver, Sophia Rose, Joana Starnes, and Brooke West.

©2017 Christina Boyd dba The Quill Ink, LLC (P)2018 Christina Boyd dba The Quill Ink, LLC

Critic reviews

“Narrator Andre Refig brings the different male characters to life with a smooth and refined voice, and I really loved the extra character voices such as the servants, which brought the pomp and ceremony of the time period to life. Overall, I would highly recommend Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues for fans of Austen novels, and indeed all readers who favor Regency romances and rakish characters, some who get a redemption story and some who don't.” (Readers' Favorite)

Loved, Loved, Loved It! ...each author kept true to Jane Austen's story. True, they are creating their own tale but none of these men seemed too out of character or so radically different that it causes Jane Austen to roll over in her grave. You can tell that each story was lovingly written, in honor of Jane, but still allowed each author their own individual style.” (Jane Austen Runs My Life)

“Each tells a story that was left out of Austen's original works. They manage to tell each in such a way that feels authentic to her vision and style.” (Silver Petticoat Review)

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