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Syrie James

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Syrie James is the bestselling author of a dozen critically acclaimed novels of historical fiction, historical romance, contemporary romance, & YA. Syrie is passionate about strong women, sexy heroes, and books that keep you turning pages long into the night! Her books have been translated into eighteen languages.

Syrie's name, which was her mother's invention, is pronounced just like the iPhone App, but she likes to think her name is spelled better. :)

Syrie loves All Things British and enjoys reading in a variety of genres. Syrie lived in Paris as a child and had visited more than two dozen countries by age eight, which instilled in her a lifelong love of traveling. Her other favorite pursuits include movies, theater, great food, games
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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…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)
Syrie James I've never had writer's block. But if I get stuck in any way while writing a book, it always, always means that I haven't done enough research. I take…moreI've never had writer's block. But if I get stuck in any way while writing a book, it always, always means that I haven't done enough research. I take time out to learn more, to study everything I can about the time period or subject matter of my novel and my characters's lives. I create even more extensive character outlines, so that I know these people as well as I do myself. Then I work on the story outline, find the pitfalls if any, and make sure it is following the elements of screenplay story structure effectively and dramatically. In time, the story will flow again because I know where it's going, and I fully understand who and what I'm writing about.(less)
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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 gi...

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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.”
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“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.


Lucinda 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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