Category Archives: Jane Austen

Mashups!! Jane Austen and Vampires

MashUps: Jane Austen and Vampires What is a Mashup?   When I first became aware of the term “mashup,” I automatically thought of the music industry with its remixes and creative imaginings of oldies and the classics. By definition, a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Matthew Macfadyen!!! A Delicious Mr Darcy, as Well as Many Other Memorable Characters!

This bio comes from imdb. Birth Name: David Matthew Macfadyen Birthdate: 17 Ocotober 1974, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, UK Height: 6’3″ (1.91 m) Matthew Macfadyen may have been born in Norfolk, but as the son of an oil worker he spent … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ReRelease of “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”with an Excerpt + a Giveaway

In late 2009, at the height of the Twilight mania, Ulysses Press approached me regarding my writing a vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice. [Each book in the Twilight series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary … Continue reading

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Celebrating the ReRelease of Vampire Darcy’s Desire, Mixing Austen with Vampiric Legends

Next Monday, I will celebrate the rerelease of my vampiric version of Pride and Prejudice, Vampire Darcy’s Desire, which I wrote in 2010. The Ulysses Press version is now out of print, and while I wait to reclaim my rights to … Continue reading

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Celebrating the October Birthdays of Some of Our Favorite “Austen” Actors

Happy October Birthday to some of our favorite actors, who took on roles in an Austen-inspired film.    October 1 – Rupert Friend, who portrayed Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice 2005     October 3 – Lena Headey, who … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Giving and the Release of Mr. Darcy’s Present + Giveaway

Most people today think of the three gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh as being the original “Christmas presents.” However, we must recall that during the Roman ritual, known as Saturnalia, gifts were exchanged. The pagan rituals demanded that “generosity … Continue reading

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Discovering “Pride” in Pride and Prejudice

The word “pride” finds its origin before the year 1000; Middle English (noun); Old English prȳde(cognate with Old Norse prȳthi bravery, pomp),derivative of prūd. In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we generally think of the word meaning “a high or inordinate opinion of one’s … Continue reading

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