May 252018
 

Hi friends!  I love it when authors come up with creative twists and additions to our beloved Pride and Prejudice, don’t you? One author who really has a penchant for coming up with truly unique angles and alterations is Maria Grace. And as you might have already heard she has created a series that crosses Jane Austen’s characters with dragons!!! I know! I know. I was a little wary at first about this idea, but having read the preview of the first book, Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon I see how fascinating it all is! I already know I’m going to enjoy this completely original take on Pride and Prejudice! On the fence yourself? Read how Maria came up with this idea and all the clever threads she has tied together!

The Myth and the Mashup

Meredith, thanks so much for hosting me today. It’s always such a pleasure to get to visit with you. Through the years I’ve developed a bit of a reputation for being willing to put very different spins on Jane Austen’s stories and characters. That hasn’t changed with my newest series. In fact, I think it kicks it up a notch.

And with that rather dubious introduction, I’m utterly tickled to announce that the Pride and Prejudice arc of my Jane Austen’s Dragons series is complete with the release of Netherfield: Rogue Dragon. Now wait, I can hear you muttering and rolling your eyes, “Dragons? Really? Seriously—dragons? Why—just why?”

You’re not the first to roll their eyes at me and mutter that, expecting an answer like “Because zombies, vampires and werewolves have already been done.” And while that is utterly true, and the sort of thing I might say if you caught me at just the right—or wrong—moment, it isn’t a very good answer. Continue reading »

May 112018
 

Moon Wine and Magic

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

What if the guests at Rosings drank some potent wine that made them switch bodies?

What if Mr. Darcy woke up looking like Mr. Collins and found himself in bed with Mrs. Collins, who apparently is really Elizabeth Bennet? Does that mean Mr. Collins is in Mr. Darcy’s body? This is quite a mix-up indeed! And it can be all laid at the door of Colonel Fitzwilliam, who purchased some delicious wine from a Romani woman in Bromley that warned him it had special powers when drunk during a full moon. (To read this scene, click here as it is not in the book.) Continue reading »

Jan 232015
 

Foundation of LoveProphetic Images Link the Past and Future for Two Couples

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Modern-day Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Fantasy

TIME FRAME: Modern-day over the course of 3-4 years

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Bennett, William Darcy, Richard Fitzwilliam, Jane Bennett, Georgiana Darcy, George Wickham, Anne de Bourgh, Charles Bingley, Dan King

SYNOPSIS: Strange things happen when Elizabeth finds a 200-year-old letter addressed to her from a possible ancestor who bears the same name as her. At random and unpredictable times images that foretell the future are mysteriously being sent to her phone. Not readily believing in magic and gypsy blessings, Elizabeth tries to rationalize the images as some sort of prank and searches for a reasonable explanation. But when the image of one of her roommates in trouble proves true, she then realizes the gypsy magic and blessing is very real… Continue reading »