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Syrie James

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Syrie James is the USA TODAY and Amazon bestselling author of thirteen novels of historical, contemporary, and young adult fiction and romance, which have been published in 21 languages.

Los Angeles Magazine dubbed Syrie the “queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings.” Syrie’s novel “The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen” sold at auction to HarperCollins in a bidding war and became an international bestseller. Her passion for love stories and the paranormal led to her critically acclaimed and award-winning novels “Dracula, My Love,” “Nocturne,” and the popular YA series “Forbidden.” Her love of English historical romance led to her Amazon bestselling Dare to Defy series.

Syrie’s books have won numerous accolades and awards, including the national
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Syrie James Yes, Ryan and I are working on the sequel to Forbidden! Thanks so much for asking. While you're waiting, I hope you'll check out my new novel, JANE AU…moreYes, Ryan and I are working on the sequel to Forbidden! Thanks so much for asking. While you're waiting, I hope you'll check out my new novel, JANE AUSTEN'S FIRST LOVE, which I think you'll really love! :)(less)
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Forbidden (Forbidden #1)

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Dracula, My Love: The Secre...

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Nocturne

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Jane Austen's First Love

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“Jane Austen’s First Love” Virtual Book Launch Party & Blog Tour with Giveaways!

Dear Reader,


I’m happy and excited to announce that my new novel,

JANE AUSTEN’S FIRST LOVE, comes out August 5 from Berkley Trade and is available everywhere books are sold. You can pre-order now.


Don’t miss my launch parties! The first one begins online TODAY, July 28, at austenprose.com! And join me in person at B&N bookstore, Santa Monica, on Sat. Aug. 16 at 2 PM–details below. Fabulous giveaways

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I enjoyed Natalie Jenner’s debut novel The Jane Austen Society and was excited to dive into Bloomsbury Girls, the tale of three shop girls working at a male-run century-old bookstore in 1950 London.

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“I believe there is a kind of happiness to be found in every thing in life, in all that is good and pleasing, as well as in that which is sad or poignant.”
Syrie James, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

“Let's not think about the worst. I believe that anything worth having is worth fighting for.”
Syrie James, Forbidden

“In my experience, I have found that there is never a perfect time or place for anything. We can always find a reason to put off that which we aspire to do or fear to do until tomorrow, next week, next month, next year--until, in the end, we never accomplish anything at all.”
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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”
John Anster, The First Part of Goethe's Faust

“Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

“If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Reader, I married him.”
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message 8: by Donna

Donna Ms. James, I want to thank you for becoming a friend on Goodreads. I have some of your books and have read them. I love all things about Jane Austen so that makes you one of my favorite authors. Blessings to you for your great talent.


Eileen Eileen wrote: "Thanks for adding me :)"

i just purchased your book Nocturne can't wait to read it! :)


Eileen Thanks for adding me :)


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :-)


message 4: by Amy

Amy Bruno Hi Syrie - thank you for your Goodreads connection! I am very much looking forward to your upcoming novel JANE AUSTEN'S FIRST LOVE!


Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Syrie!

I enjoy your writing and it is fun to read your posts on AuAu.


Cristaux Hi Syrie, thanks for accepting my friend request! I have to tell you that I loved Nocturne, I hope there's a sequel someday. I'm looking forward to reading more of your novels.


message 1: by L

L Dear Syrie,
I would like to thank you for aceping the friendship request here on Goodreads. As a huge fan of the 'classics' and Jane Austen, Bronte ect. i look forward to discovering your work and discussing literature with you.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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