Artist Janet B. Taylor came up with the perfect cover for “Captive Hearts,” my Regency variation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion.” The silhouette images of Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot wonderfully convey the couple’s enduring mutual love. It is no wonder that when I entered the cover in Author Shout’s Cover Wars competition, it won!
I also received welcome news from Story Monsters, who put on the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. “Captive Hearts” won second place for Romance in the 2022 awards! Below is a photo of me with my book and the certificate:
And most recently, I learned that “Captive Hearts” was selected as a “Top Pick” in the 2023 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards!
“Captive Hearts, is available on Kindle Unlimited, in paperback, and at Audible! You can find it here:
My new release, A Dutiful Son, a Regency variation of Pride and Prejudice, had a successful launch in October and continues to receive praise. Amazon readers have said:
“Well-written, excellent new supporting characters and a solid dose of compassion throughout.”
“Truly Worth A Sleepless Night!”
“The Dutiful Son is a glorious read”
“Wow–i have found another favorite–that i will read every year”
“a fascinating twist on Darcy and Elizabeth’s love”
“It was an absolute delight to read and held my attention from the opening line all the way through to the end.”
“a beautiful story”
“I enjoyed every sweet and poignant moment”
“A sublime P&P variation which I binge read. It’s absolutely brilliant, and one of her best yet.”
If you have not yet read, A Dutiful Son, I hope you will give it a read soon!
“Fans of Pride & Prejudice will find so much more than a clever variation in this fresh take on a classic novel. The background stories have changed, making for some interesting new dynamics and a completely original love story. The prose is as rich and warm as a fine brandy, while the setting is elegant and refined. Take a glorious step back in history and enjoy the resplendency of Accusing Mr. Darcy.”
Indies Today has given my “Pride & Prejudice” romance-mystery “Accusing Mr. Darcy” a fabulous 5-Star review! The full review can be seen here: https://indiestoday.com/accusing-mr-darcy-by-kelly-miller/
It is wonderful to have your research for your novel appreciated by readers with knowledge of Regency history. Mr. Ridyard makes his expertise plain in his informative review of “Accusing Mr. Darcy.” I could not be more pleased than when he shared with me that his own parents had been dog breeders and utilized the now-obscure term “springing spaniels” for the breed known today as “springer spaniels.” His full review can be seen here:
Winner, Romantic Suspense
“Accusing Mr. Darcy,” my Regency romance/mystery, a “Pride & Prejudice” variation, has won multiple awards:
Winner, Romantic Suspense, Firebird Book Awards
Winner, Romance, Queer Indie Awards, Ally Division
Finalist, Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Recommended Read, Author Shout Reader Ready Awards
“Accusing Mr. Darcy” is Free on KU, and available on Audible!
“I devoured the story and was sorry when it ended.”
“Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley,” a finalist in the 2020 Book Excellence Awards, recommended by Indies Today, Historical Romance Magazine, and The Historical Novel Society has won First Place in Romance in the 2020 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards!
“I personally enjoyed this book more than I liked the original work, primarily because it was written as a murder mystery that actually kept me guessing throughout much of the novel. Complete with red herrings and other misdirects, it made for a fun read that was true to the period, although maybe not entirely to Austen’s text.” The first of two reviews for “Accusing Mr. Darcy on Nov. 9, 2020 came from Jathan and Heather’s blog. See the complete review here: https://jathanandheather.com/2020/11/09/accusing-mr-darcy/?fbclid=IwAR3bzjUtEhh7Z8TCR_3Jvv0gnuHiT4ubt_8MUgPFNopTmqFfnEJbf0KOicY
“You’ll most certainly not want to put it down until the final page, and when you get there, you will want more.” Becky Holland offered her own thoughts on “Accusing Mr. Darcy” at her blog, When the Leaves Speak. See her entire review here:
I was excited to see that “Mr. Darcy’s Perfect Match” received a favorable review from the Historical Novel Society. This Regency “Pride & Prejudice” variation is now available in e-book, paperback, or audiobook, wonderfully narrated by Stevie Zimmerman!
Here is the link to the complete review:
“…Kelly Miller’s debut regency romance, ‘Death Takes a Holiday at Pemberley House’, was a thoroughly refreshing read.” Not only was the mother-vine of the English language used with alacrity and finesse, this well-paced novel kept my interest from the get-go.”
Read Margaret Lindsay Holton’s entire review and see examples of Holton’s artistic creations (painting, photography, furniture, film & books) at her fascinating blog here:
I invite you to follow along as I visit with a number of gracious blog hosts. Besides multiple opportunities to win one of 8 e-books, the tour features excerpts from the book and posts on topics such as the Royal Menagerie and ghosts at the Tower of London. I hope to see you there!
Here is the schedule:
January 27 Austenesque Reviews: https://austenesquereviews.com/2020/0…
January 28 My Jane Austen Book Club:
January 29 Austenprose:
A Preview of Mr. Darcy’s Perfect Match: A Pride & Prejudice Variation, by Kelly Miller
January 30 So Little Time…:
January 31 Babblings of a Bookworm
February 3 More Agreeably Engaged
February 4 Savvy Verse & Wit
February 6 Donadee’s Corner
February 7 Diary of an Eccentric
February 10 From Pemberley to Milton
February 11 My Vices and Weaknesses