Hello, dear readers! I am very excited to welcome back author Victoria Kincaid to Austenesque Reviews today! I must say I’m so glad Victoria keeps as busy as she does and has just released her new book President Darcy! How cool is it that Mr. Darcy is POTUS?!? He’d have my vote for sure! 😉 Victoria is here to share a little about finding the perfect Darcy for her cover!!
The Quest for the Perfect Darcy
Thank you for having me as a guest, Meredith! I’m thrilled to be here. However, I do have a confession to make: whenever I picture Mr. Darcy, I imagine some version of a young Colin Firth. It’s not a conscious choice; my subconscious mind simply sees Colin Firth as the ideal Mr. Darcy. Unfortunately, when it comes to creating covers for my novels, Colin Firth isn’t available to be a model. 😊 So I’m always seeking images that project that same combination of intelligence, gravitas, and sex appeal. And then I usually need to find that combination in a model who’s wearing period-appropriate clothing. It’s not easy. Many stock photographers don’t understand Regency clothing, so I’ve waded through pictures of Regency men with broadswords, “Regency” women who look like they’re wearing prom dresses, and Regency “heroes” who look more like Snidely Whiplash.