Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Alexa Adams

We at Outskirts Press are regularly impressed at the creativity and originality our self-publishing authors display in their work. Case in point: Alexa Adams.

Self-publishing romance author Alexa Adams has published three books through Outskirts Press: First Impressions, Second Glances and Holidays at Pemberley or Third Encounters. Adams, a connoisseur of Jane Austen, explores an alternate saga of the Bennets and Mr. Darcy in three richly written novels.

A lover of Jane Austen since her childhood, Alexa Adams’ study of her work has been extensive. Residing in the Delaware Valley with her husband, daughter and cat, she looks forward to continuing her engagement with Austen and the remarkably familiar characters she has bequeathed to this world.

First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & PrejudiceFirst Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice

“I see how it is Mrs. Bennet – a rich man has danced with Lizzy. When he arrives to ask for her hand do show him in.”

In Pride and Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy begins his relationship with Elizabeth Bennet with the words: “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” What would have happened if Mr. Darcy had never spoken so disdainfully? First Impressions explores how the events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel would have transpired if Darcy and Elizabeth had danced together at the Meryton Assembly. Jane and Bingley’s relationship blossoms unimpeded, Mary makes a most fortunate match, and Lydia never sets a foot in Brighton. Austen’s witty style is authentically invoked in this playful romp from Longbourn to Pemberley.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 189 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 28, 2010)
ISBN10: 1432753312
ISBN13: 9781432753313
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Second Glances: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice ContinuesSecond Glances: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Continues

A year has passed since the conclusion of First Impressions, and the marriages made by the three eldest Bennet ladies are prospering. Expectations are high for the two youngest sisters to do equally well. Kitty, having excelled in school, receives an invitation to join Georgiana Darcy in her first London season, leaving Lydia to bear the burden of the classroom alone. Will the most forward Bennet tolerate such inequity? Kitty arrives in London prepared to be happy, but her delight is marred when she finds a most unwelcome gentleman on intimate terms with her hosts. She has met the reckless Sir James Stratton before and would like nothing more than to never encounter him again, but his acquaintance she is forced to endure. Struggling for firm footing amidst the whirlwind of London society, will Kitty be allowed to follow her heart, or will her family force her hand? Join the reimagined cast of Pride and Prejudice as they pursue happiness amidst the ongoing obstacles of life, love, and interfering relations.

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 170 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Feb 27, 2013)
ISBN10: 147871655X
ISBN13: 9781478716556
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

Holidays at Pemberley or Third Encounters: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice ConcludesHolidays at Pemberley or Third Encounters: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice Concludes

Charlotte smiled from across the room at the man’s obvious devotion to her friend. Such attachment was very charming, undoubtedly, and when it came to an end, as it was most certain to do, they would have abundant good fortune to keep the inevitable aggravations with each other to a minimum.

Both a Christmas celebration and conclusion to Tales of Less Pride & Prejudice, Holidays at Pemberley begins where First Impressions ends, with the marriage Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, and spans the course of Second Glances to conclude their story. As the Darcys enjoy their first years of marriage, Charlotte Lucas is often invited to join them. Watching as the Bennet sisters, one by one, marry to both outrageous advantage and with great affection, her only ambition remains independence and respectability, stubbornly blind to the virtues of a love match. Miss Lucas thinks she has found an acceptable husband in David Westover, rector of Kympton and determined bachelor, but he remains oblivious to the implications of befriending a Miss Lucas. It may mean some heartbreak, but if Mrs. Darcy’s pragmatic friend will only surrender to Cupid, she may find wild fantasies do come true, even for ladies dangerously close to thirty. Praise for Second Glances: A Tale of Less Pride & Prejudice continues: “Delightful, diverting, and very hard to put down! I highly recommend!” – Meredith Esparza, Austenesque Reviews

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Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 184 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 25, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478721146
ISBN13: 9781478721147
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency

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