Tomorrow, Enid Wilson is visiting Straight From Hel. She’s the author of In Quest of Theta Magic and Bargain with the Devil. She’s going to talk about how she was able to create a beautiful, professional, cover for Bargain with the Devil. Her post is a must-read for all authors, especially anyone thinking of self-publishing.
To get you ready for her visit, I want to give you a couple of links to find out more about Enid, and then do a quick review of Bargain with the Devil.
First, the links:
Enid blogs at Steamy Darcy. She’s off traipsing around the world right now, but you can still leave a comment. She also has a website with lots of information and “rooms” to choose from.
Now, for the review:
Bargain with the Devil by Enid Wilson
It’s been umpteen years since I’ve read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I, like most other young women who read it, fell in love with Fitzwilliam Darcy. Now, after all these years, I wasn’t sure I wanted to read this alternate version of the encounters of Darcy and Elizabeth.
Wilson stays true to the characters. You can see those original characters here in Bargain with the Devil. They’re alive again and going off on an adventure similar to the original book, yet very different. It’s that different path they take that sets this book apart from the original. Wilson has definitely modernized the story, while keeping it set in the same time period as the original.
Mr. Darcy is more of a rogue in this book. Elizabeth is more daring. Together, they make an excellent team. She asks him to help her find her sister. He agrees - but expects a payment from her. She agrees - but stands up to him eye to eye, or perhaps “stands up” is the wrong term.
This is a sexy, romantic, romp through a story and time that was probably not as sedate as we today believe.
Come back tomorrow to read Enid’s post on creating your own book cover - and find out how to win your own copy of Bargain with the Devil, and two other beautiful prizes!
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