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Guest Post - Monica Fairview talks about Steampunk Darcy!

I am thrilled to welcome my fellow Austen Author, Monica Fairview, today on my blog - Monica has a fabulous new book out - Steampunk Darcy - I love the premise of her new novel and can't wait to read it. She kindly agreed to be a guest on my blog and tell us all about the background to the amazing new Steampunk world she has created. I have a book to give away for a lucky visitor to the blog - please leave a comment and contact below, if you'd like to be entered. This is offered to readers anywhere in the world and the closing date is Sunday November 3rd, so don't miss it! Over to you, Monica!
Me and Steampunk Darcy
First of all, many thanks to Jane Odiwe for having me on her wonderful blog. I’m a great admirer not only of Jane’s writing but of her artwork as well, so it’s a particular pleasure to be here.
If anyone had told me ten years ago that I’d be writing a novel set in a Victorian universe, I would have split my sides laughing. I would have thought they were insane. …

Project Darcy on Kindle and a New Passion!

I'm very excited to announce that Project Darcy is now available on Kindle, here in the UK, the US, CanadaFrance, GermanyItaly Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan, and India! The official launch is on November 5th and I've a blog tour coming up - so I hope you'll join me for some fun blogs and prizes!

I've been having a lovely time on Pinterest putting together a mood board for Project Darcy. The book is a timeslip adventure for my heroine, Ellie, and she and her friends are lucky enough to stay in a very special house. I've had a wonderful time imagining what the house would look like inside, and Pinterest, I've discovered, is almost as good as having your own dolls' house!

The house they're staying in is Ashe House where Jane Austen's friend Madame Lefroy lived. It's a beautiful Georgian house and I had the excitement of imagining it in the past, 200 years ago, as well as the present.
I had a lovely time dreaming up bedrooms for the five girls -…

Project Darcy - Cover Reveal!

It suddenly looks very autumnal here in the UK, though the temperature is surprisingly high. I love this season - outside the leaves are turning to shades of red, russet and lemon, mornings are misty, and the nights are drawing in. What better time than to curl up with a new book!
I'm so excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming book, Project Darcy! In this special year of the 200th anniversary, I wanted to celebrate with a 'darling child' of my own.

 It is high summer when Ellie Bentley joins an archaeological dig at Jane Austen’s childhood home. She’s always had a talent for ‘seeing’ into the past and is not easily disturbed by her encounters with ‘Mr Darcy’s ghost’ at the house where she’s staying. When Ellie travels into the past she discovers exactly what happened whilst Jane danced her way through the snowy winter of 1796. As Steventon Rectory and all its characters come to life, Ellie discovers the true love story lost in Pride and Prejudice – a tale which has it…