Gentleman Jim Release Day: Blog Tour, Giveaway, & More!

It’s release day for my new Regency romance Gentleman Jim!! To celebrate, I’m embarking on an epic virtual book tour, complete with reviews, excerpts, and a giveaway. There’s also a special Reader FAQ, and a Gentleman Jim Pinterest board with images of how I imagine the characters!

The early response to Gentleman Jim has been amazing. So far, it’s received starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus. The Historical Novel Society calls it “an utter delight,” and NPR says that “Readers who love lots of intrigue and historicals that sound properly historical will savor this one.” Best of all, many advance readers have told me that this was the book that broke their pandemic reader’s block!

Gentleman Jim was inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) and Henry Fielding’s The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749). It was also inspired by my love for Georgette Heyer novels, and is probably the most Heyer-esque of all of my historical romances. It’s going to be my last for a while, so I’m hoping to go out with a bang! 


Gentleman Jim
A Tale of Romance and Revenge

From USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews comes a swashbuckling tale of Regency romance and revenge, featuring long lost loves, mistaken identities, duels, brawls, and a highwayman or two. 

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eBook: $3.99 / paperback: $16.99
Audiobook performed by Alex Wyndham: $19.95

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Advance Praise for Gentleman Jim

“Tartly elegant. . . . A vigorous, sparkling, and entertaining love story with plenty of Austen-ite wit.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Matthews ups the ante with a wildly suspenseful romance, filled with scheming and betrayals, and featuring a courageous heroine in fragile health paired with a hero bent on retribution who isn’t too good to be true.” -Library Journal, starred review

“Readers who love lots of intrigue and historicals that sound properly historical will savor this one.” -NPR

“Matthews demonstrates that even a frothy Regency romp can carry rewarding emotional heft. Gentleman Jim is an utter delight.” -Historical Novel Society

Gentleman Jim Blog Tour Schedule

You can enter to win a signed paperback copy of Gentleman Jim at Relz Reviewz HERE.

Gentleman Jim FAQ

Q: Is this a retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas?

A: No, but The Count of Monte Cristo definitely served as inspiration. To that end, there’s a section of the story that could be interpreted as gaslighting. If this is a trigger for you as a reader, you may want to avoid this one. 

Q: Is this a “clean” romance?

A: Gentleman Jim is still closed door as far as sex is concerned. However, I would consider this novel to be a bit hotter than the rest of my books.

Q: Who is the character on the cover?

A: I imagine the man on the cover to be Gentleman Jim, the eponymous highwayman. You’ll notice that he’s wearing a Georgian-style coat and hat.

Q: Will there be a sequel?

A: Very possibly! I do plan to eventually link up my two Regency romances. Philly and Arthur were expecting  a child at the end of The Work of Art, and I think their serious, quiet son would be a great match for Maggie and St. Clare’s hellion of a daughter.

A Few Extra Goodies

Gentleman Jim Pinterest Board

If you’d like to see some of the visuals that inspired me while I was writing this story (including who I’d cast in each of the roles), you can click through to the Gentleman Jim Pinterest Board. 

Character Spotlight: Maggie Honeywell and Viscount St. Clare

Want to learn more about St. Clare and Maggie Honeywell, the hero and heroine of Gentleman Jim? Stop by Relz Reviewz for a character spotlight and giveaway!

If you purchase a copy of Gentleman Jim (or any of my books!) this week, please do stop by my Facebook or Twitter page and let me know so that I can thank you personally. And please don’t forget to leave a review at Goodreads and/or Amazon. I truly hope you all enjoy St. Clare and Maggie’s love story!

One of BookBub’s “25 of the Best Books Arriving in 2021”

John Eyre
A Tale of Darkness and Shadow

From USA Today bestselling author Mimi Matthews comes a supernatural Victorian gothic retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s timeless classic.

Yorkshire, 1843. When disgraced former schoolmaster John Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall to take up a position as tutor to two peculiar young boys, he enters a world unlike any he’s ever known. Darkness abounds, punctuated by odd bumps in the night, strange creatures on the moor, and a sinister silver mist that never seems to dissipate. And at the center of it all, John’s new employer–a widow as alluring as she is mysterious.

Sixteen months earlier, heiress Bertha Mason embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Marriage wasn’t on her itinerary, but on meeting the enigmatic Edward Rochester, she’s powerless to resist his preternatural charm. In letters and journal entries, she records the story of their rapidly-disintegrating life together, and of her gradual realization that Mr. Rochester isn’t quite the man he appears to be. In fact, he may not be a man at all.

From a cliff-top fortress on the Black Sea coast to an isolated estate in rural England, John and Bertha contend with secrets, danger, and the eternal struggle between light and darkness. Can they help each other vanquish the demons of the past? Or are some evils simply too powerful to conquer?

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Advance Praise for John Eyre

“In this thrilling remix of Charlotte Brontë’s work, Matthews skillfully transforms a well-known story into a truly original tale.” -Kirkus Reviews

“[Matthews] retells Charlotte Bronte’s classic story in a way that will keep fans of the original novel totally gripped from cover to cover… Fresh and dynamic… Fast-paced and spellbinding…a book you will have a hard time putting down.” -Readers Favorite

“One of the most moving, suspenseful, innovative and remarkable retellings of a classic in the history of, well, ever… Every page is sheer rapture as [Matthews] moulds popular source material into a spell-binding creation so wholly her own.” -Rachel McMillan, bestselling author of The London Restoration

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6 months ago

Congratulations, Mimi ! 😄!!!

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