A traditional, independent digital, print and audiobook publisher of romantic historical fiction and stories inspired by jane austen.
Darcy had never known such a woman, one who could rush into an inferno and emerge as bold and brilliant as burnished brass, bright as any mirror.
Fitzwilliam Darcy had planned to leave Netherfield Park and all thoughts of the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind him—until one night when he saw smoke rising from Longbourn and realised she was in peril.
Elizabeth Bennet found Mr Darcy arrogant and insufferable until he became her hero, pulling her and her sister from the fire that devastated their home. Seeing how he put his own life at risk to pull her from the fire, how could she help but change her opinion of him?
Thrown together again in the refuge offered at Netherfield, their unexpected bond gains strength. But disapproval, debts, and doubts all arise when the costs in time and expense involved in rebuilding Longbourn threaten to widen the gulf in standing between Elizabeth and Darcy in the eyes of society.
After rejecting Mr Darcy’s proposal at Hunsford, Elizabeth Bennet is surprised when he finds her walking the next day and hands her a letter. Without any expectation of pleasure—but with the strongest curiosity—she begins to open the letter, fully intending to read it.
It really was an accident—at first. Her shaking hands broke the seal and somehow tore the pages in two. Oh, what pleasure Elizabeth then felt in tearing the pages again and again! A glorious release of anger and indignation directed towards the man who had insulted her and courted her in the same breath. She did feel remorse, but what could she do? The letter was destroyed, and she expected that she would never see Mr Darcy again.
Home at Longbourn, she discovers that her youngest sisters are consumed by a scheme to go to Brighton—and Elizabeth finds herself drawn to the idea of a visit to the sea. But the surprises of Brighton are many, beginning with a chance meeting on the beach and ending in unexpected romance all around.
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.
"The truth has come out. Some have gained by it, some have lost by it, and I am in the middle. I cannot possibly make everyone happy. No matter what I do, someone will suffer. No matter what I do, I shall suffer."
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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!