Ella Quinn - Author Blog Interview with Monajem
The first thing I did, as always, was to head over to Goodreads (Monajems Page) to check her books out. Monajems has written 5 regency novella's and they all look good enough to read! ;) She has also written 2 full length paranormal romance novels.
Then I headed to Barbara Monajem's Website.
I have a surprise......she has a free novella on Smashwords I downloaded it for my Kindle but there are a number download options.
Lady Ambleforth's Afternoon Adventure is a collective writing effort by 6 authors who each wrote 2 chapters (Barbara Monajem, Ann Lethbridge, Annie Burrows, Elaine Golden, Julia Justiss and Louise Allen). All 6 are published romance authors.
I love a free read to see if I'm going to like the style of the author. I'm super picky about my romance novels!
Goodreads Description -
Lady Araminta Ambleforth has been looking forward to her outing to Maidstone from the moment she'd thought of the idea yesterday. Sadly, it looked as if her journey would end almost before it began. Her brand new phaeton disabled, Araminta decides to enjoy the fine afternoon and walk home rather than wait by the dusty roadside.
If only one handsome gentleman after another didn't distract her along the way. Will one of them steal the lady's heart?
My Review -
This has some humor, the situation was absurd and it made the whole novella enjoyable and just plain fun. There was that touch of regency wit, adventure, intrigue and a surprise twist of fate that I didn't see coming. It's probably why I enjoyed it so much! Oh and there's a highway man, pugilism, a naked man in a stream and a group of men handsome enough to make any regency lady want to swoon or wash her hands of men forever!!!!!
I love the freedom of a novella. You go into it knowing it's probably not going to be long enough to assuage your hunger for a novel but you also figure that it's exactly you have time for, an hour or two in the evening is sometimes all you get. A novella is going to be quick and hopefully well written so you don't feel like a jilted bride left at the alter. It's a bonus if you want to read more by the author!
I don't think you'll feel jilted by this novella, I didn't!
Here's a quick look at Barbara Monajem's other Regency Novella's -