My obsession for Mr. Darcy
I am obsessed with Mr. Darcy. Guilty as charged!
When Helen agreed to host my latest book tour, she wanted to know how I came up with so many what if Pride and Prejudice stories. I can assure you that Jane Austen’s beloved characters do not cause me any distress. Far from it. In fact, I’ve found a new world of fellow writers and fans who share my love of JA’s works.
I’ve written what-if stories in many different genres. For example,
• Mars vs. Earth – A Martian Mr. Darcy who found love with an earthling Elizabeth Bennet
• Every Savage Can Reproduce – Pride and Prejudice set in 3919 under the oppressive rule of Queen Immortal Catherine de Bourgh
• Sketching His Character – With the help of a crystal, Elizabeth could see into the future
• Leather Kilt and Red Coat – A cross-over of Pride and Prejudice and Mulan
• Under Duress – Mr. Darcy is an industrial designer, inventing naughty products for women
• Chemical Reaction – Mr. Darcy as a nutty professor
I post my stories in serialized format on my website and readers’ comments often help me develop the stories further.
For example, my new book Fire and Cross: Pride and Prejudice with a mysterious twist was originally a short story of 3000 words. But after I posted it online, with the lovely feedbacks from readers, I developed the plot further. After six long months and many comments, Fire and Cross became my first mystery novel of about 70,000 words.
I declare that my obsession for Mr. Darcy only comes in small dose, and usually fed by readers from around the world! I hope you will share my fascination. To encourage you down this path of enjoyment, I’m giving out a pdf version of Fire and Cross and a lovely key ring with Aboriginal design to a lucky reader here.
http://www.enidwilson.com and register for news. Be warned, the book contains explicit adult content so the competition is for people over 18 years of age.
About Fire and Cross
The combination of a lethal blaze and a garnet cross have ensured that ever since he was a boy, Fitzwilliam Darcy’s future is promised to an unknown lady. With danger looming from a suspected spy, and with murder close at hand, will Mr. Darcy cross paths with Elizabeth Bennet and win her affections?
Mr. Darcy’s journey to overcome his pride and find eternal love in Pride and Prejudice takes on a mysterious twist. This sexy what-if story, told from Darcy’s viewpoint, explores the demands of family members and other involved parties.
Fire and Cross takes this perennial favorite in another direction, bursting with overpowering emotion and surprising plot twists. Warning: The book contains explicit adult content.
Fire and Cross Details:
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Steamy D Publishing (December 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces
Available on Amazon
Thank you, Enid!
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