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Q&A with Syrie James, Author of JANE AUSTEN’S FIRST LOVE
Author Guest / December 9, 2014

I’ve heard that you just got back from The Jane Austen Society of North America’s yearly conference. What sort of things happen at a conference of this nature? We’d love to hear about it! The JASNA AGM (or Annual General Meeting) is like Jane Austen heaven! The meetings are held in a different city in North America every year, with about 750 people attending (they sell out quickly), and a theme related either to Jane Austen’s work, her life, or the world that she lived in. My husband Bill and I plan our travel calendars around them. There are three plenary speakers and thirty or so breakout speakers, who give presentations on a variety of fascinating subjects. There’s an Emporium selling Austen and Regency era-themed goods and books, special interest sessions, English Country Dance lessons, and tours of the local area. It’s great fun! The highlight is the Saturday night banquet and ball, for which nearly everyone dresses up in period attire. The ball is like stepping back in time or into a Jane Austen movie. Some attendees, like me, don Regency wear for the entire conference. (I now own six Regency gowns.) This year’s JASNA AGM was in Montreal….

Fresh Pick | NOCTURNE by Syrie James
Fresh Pick / January 11, 2011

January 2011 On Sale: January 1, 2011 Featuring: Nicole Whitcomb; Michael Tyler 288 pages ISBN: 1593156286 EAN: 9781593156282 Hardcover $19.95 Add to Wish List Romance Paranormal Buy at Nocturne by Syrie James A Haunting Story of Forbidden Love When Nicole Whitcomb’s car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger. Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension. Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret— or secrets—is he hiding? Nicole has secrets of her own and a past she is running from—but Michael understands her better than anyone she has ever known. Soon, she is falling as deeply in love with him as he is with her— a profoundly meaningful experience that is destined to change their lives forever. As the sexual tension between them builds, however, the clues mount up. When Nicole learns her host’s terrifying secret, there is nowhere for her to run…