Quills & Quartos Publishing

 

A traditional, independent digital, print and audiobook publisher of romantic historical fiction and stories inspired by jane austen.

 

 

 
publishing stories we love by authors we admire
 
jan ashton ~ kay bea ~ Gailie ruth caress ~ noell chesney ~ julie cooper ~ amy d'orazio ~ jenetta james ~ kc kahler ~  jessie lewis ~ catherine lodge ~ karalynne mackrory ~
lucy marin ~ mary anne mushatt ~ kara pleasants ~ elizabeth rasche ~ michelle ray ~ justine rivard ~ 
L.M. ROMANO ~ ANNIINA SJÖBLOM ~ mary smythe 
The Recovery of Fitzwilliam Darcy

In 1789 a terrible crime is committed, plunging one family into grief as another rejoices in the gift of an unexpected son. Two decades later, a chance meeting leads to the discovery of the lost heir of Pemberley and the man who knew himself as Mr William Lucas is restored to his birthright as Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley. 

 

Discovering the truth about his past means leaving behind everyone and everything he has ever known and loved—including his childhood best friend and soon-to-be betrothed, Elizabeth Bennet. Tormented by questions about himself, and his place, Darcy struggles to understand and adapt to his changed identity and his new life. He must contend with a father buried in the shadows of the past and family relationships he does not understand. 

 

Somehow, he must find a way to do right by his new and old families, especially if he is to avoid losing Elizabeth forever.

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The Memory House, A Love Story in Two Acts, historical by romance Jenetta James
new books arriving soon

“He is the kind of man, indeed, to whom I should never dare refuse anything which he condescended to ask.”– Mr Bennet, Pride and Prejudice Volume III, Chapter 17

 

 

It had never occurred to Fitzwilliam Darcy that once he had chosen a bride, her father might dare to refuse his consent. When his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth is taken from him with only a curt note of explanation, he determines that, far from accepting her father’s rejection of his suit, he must instead find her again and make his case. After all, a woman worthy of being pleased is also worth fighting for.

Several months shy of her majority, it is not so simple a thing to defy Mr Bennet’s will, but Elizabeth, for the sake of her future happiness, must try. With various allies in her corner, as well as foes standing against her, Elizabeth’s courage must rise against all attempts at intimidation. Even from her own, much beloved father.

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Some Natural Importance

“It is the way of the world, Elizabeth. Men hold power over women, but I am not a man who wants to wield such power. I would prefer a woman who has some power over me.”

Fitzwilliam Darcy already has one arranged marriage in his past. The last thing he envisions for himself is another, yet he has somehow become entrapped in a promise to a dying man. Not only must Darcy overcome his resentment in order to live up to his sense of honour, but when he realises how deeply his heart may be engaged, he must convince Elizabeth Bennet of his true feelings.

Elizabeth never expected the imperious Mr Darcy to become a good friend of an idle gentleman like her father. And she certainly never anticipated they would form a secret pact compelling her marriage to a man she dislikes. She must set aside grief and resentment, as well as her suspicions: Is Darcy using her to avoid another bride pushed onto him by his family, or to gain riches Elizabeth never knew she had?

Or is it possible he loves her?

Ebook delivery April 26

 

Publishing stories we love by writers we admire.

The Q&Q Queue

publishing stories we love by authors we admire. available in ebook, paperback and audiobook.
a peek at just some of our upcoming releases
Karalynne Mackrory's books are back, re-released in ebook, paperback and audiobook.

Quills & Quartos Publishing has one goal: to pair the best Austenesque and historical romance fiction with the best in editing and cover design to create a superlative reading experience. We are not a vanity press, imprint, or services-for-hire company, but a traditional royalty-paying publishing house, staffed with editors and designers, looking for stories people will want to read.


But we need authors to write those stories. Are you a writer who is interested in publishing your work? We would love to hear from you.

 

Email your manuscript, along with a synopsis of the story, a word count, and a short author bio to submissions@quillsandquartos.com. Please submit it in Word doc/docx form, double-spaced in 12-pt. Times Roman.  Stories of 30,000-40,000 words (novella) and 90,000-150,000 words (novel) fit within our ideal parameters. Please do not include formatting such as headers or page numbers, but do include page breaks between new chapters.

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Q&Q does not publish erotica. Sexual content is fine as long as the story will stand on its own without it. Sexual scenarios must be consensual.

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If you submit work to us that has been posted online in any way, shape or form, please provide us with the link to that content as well as proof that you are in fact the author. Please indicate whether you have a co-author and provide us the details of your writing relationship. Submissions must be the original writing of the person who submitted the manuscript. If we are to publish your story, all online versions must be taken down when the contract is signed.

 

Submissions will be read by our editorial panel, and we'll be in touch within a few weeks with our publishing decision.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Please reach out with any questions about Q&Q, our books, or the submission process.

 

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