🎧 Audio Blog Tour: Rational Creatures by Various Authors

Audiobookworm Promotions is organizing an audiobook blog tour for Rational Creatures, a Jane Austen-inspired anthology edited by Christina Boyd.

The tour will run from Sep. 6th-12th and will have unlimited stops.

Signups end on Aug. 31st.

Rational Creatures is narrated by Victoria Riley and is 18 hours and 3 minutes in length.

Reviewers will receive complementary digital copies of the audiobook via Audible.com or Audible.co.uk.

Review copies will be distributed by Aug. 6th. Reviews must be of at least 3.5 stars.

Post options for this tour include: Reviews, Spotlights, Audio Excerpts, Narrator Interviews, Guest Posts, Top 10 Lists, Dream Casts, and a giveaway.

All other info will be included in the Tour Media Kit, distributed via email the week before the start of the tour. There will also be a link on the Host HQ page.

All tour stops must be posted by 10am EST. 

Editor: Christina Boyd

Narrator: Victoria Riley

Length: 18 hours and 3 minutes

Series: The Quill Collective, Book 3

Publisher: The Quill Ink, LLC

Released: Jul. 18, 2019

Genre: Anthologies

Synopsis

“But I hate to hear you talking so, like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.” (Persuasion, Jane Austen)

 

Jane Austen: True romantic or rational creature? Her novels transport us back to the Regency, a time when well-mannered gentlemen and finely-bred ladies fell in love as they danced at balls and rode in carriages. Yet her heroines, such as Elizabeth Bennet, Anne Elliot, and Elinor Dashwood, were no swooning, fainthearted damsels in distress. Austen’s novels are timeless classics because of their biting wit, honest social commentary - because she wrote of strong women who were ahead of their day. True to their principles and beliefs, they fought through hypocrisy and broke social boundaries to find their happily-ever-after.

 

In the third romance anthology of The Quill Collective series, 16 celebrated Austenesque authors write the untold histories of Austen’s heroines, brave adventuresses, shy maidens, talkative spinsters, and naughty matrons. Peek around the curtain and discover what made Lady Susan so wicked, Mary Crawford so capricious, and Hettie Bates so in need of Emma Woodhouse’s pity.

 

Rational Creatures is a collection of humorous, poignant, and engaging short stories set in Georgian England that complement and pay homage to Austen’s great works and great ladies who were, perhaps, the first feminists in an era that was not quite ready for feminism.

 

“Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.” (Mary Wollstonecraft)

 

Stories by: Elizabeth Adams, Nicole Clarkston, Karen M Cox, J. Marie Croft, Amy D’Orazio, Jenetta James, Jessie Lewis, KaraLynne Mackrory, Lona Manning, Christina Morland, Beau North, Sophia Rose, Anngela Schroeder, Joana Starnes, Brooke West, and Caitlin Williams

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About the Editor: Christina Boyd

CHRISTINA BOYD wears many hats as she is an editor under her own banner, The Quill Ink, a contributor to Austenprose, and a commercial ceramicist. A life member of Jane Austen Society of North America, Christina lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her dear Mr. B, two busy teenagers, and a retriever named BiBi. Visiting Jane Austen’s England was made possible by actor Henry Cavill when she won the Omaze experience to meet him in the spring of 2017 on the London Eye. True story. You can Google it.

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About the Narrator: Victoria Riley

Victoria Riley is a British voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. Originally trained as a theatre actor, she gradually moved into voice work and is now happiest behind the mic. She loves classic literature and travelling the world. If she isn't recording, she's probably lying in a hammock in some far-flung place, reading book after book after book.

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Tour Schedule

Multiple stops per day.

Aug. 6th: Review copies are distributed.

Aug. 18th: Deadline for interview questions.

Aug. 31st: Media packets are distributed via email.


Sep. 6th:
The Quill Ink (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, *Dream Cast)
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List, Giveaway)
T's Stuff (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)
Reading A Page Turner (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Sep. 7th:
All the Ups and Downs (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)
Viviana MacKade (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)
Miss Lawrence is Hearing Things (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Sep. 8th:
Nesie's Place (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List, Giveaway)
Eileen Troemel (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Giveaway)

Sep. 9th:
History from a Woman’s Perspective (Review)
KayBee's Bookshelf, A Literary Blog (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)
Nyx Blogs (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Narrator Interview, Top 10 List, Giveaway)
Always Love Me Some Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)

Sep. 10th:
Country Road Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Review, Giveaway)

Sep. 11th:
Jazzy Book Reviews (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List, Giveaway)
Locks, Hooks and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
What Is That Book About (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt)

Sep. 12th:
My Creatively Random Life (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Top 10 List, Giveaway)
Dazzled by Books (Review, Narrator Interview)
Jorie Loves A Story (Review, Narrator Interview)

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