Monday, August 7, 2017

Guest post: Darcy in Wonderland by Alexa Adams

Darcy in Wonderland
by Alexa Adams
-Mashup, Jane Austen theme
Just released: July 15, 2017
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Twinkle, twinkle, amber cross!
For a chain, it’s at a loss.
Heavy links or simple loop,
Do not dunk it in your soup.

The worlds of beloved authors collide as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen’s immortal hero, finds himself thrust into the topsy-turvy world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.

Many years have passed since Elizabeth Bennet became mistress of Pemberley, and the Darcys’ six children stand testament to their enduring love. As the eldest prepare to enter the world, Alice, the youngest and most intrepid of the brood, ensures that life at Pemberley never grows dull. Her curious mind and penchant for mischief often prove trying, but never more so than when her father follows her down a mysterious rabbit hole, disrupting his orderly world in ways never before imagined. A treat for the young and the old, Darcy in Wonderland is both an adventure and homage to two of literature’s greatest minds.


Excerpt:


“Oh, Papa!” shouted Alice frantically, backing into a corner that was quickly filling with her father’s mass. “Where should I go?”

“Just a moment,” he replied, working an arm out the window and one foot up the chimney. “There. I think I can do no more.”

Luckily the little magic bottle had now had its full effect, and he grew no larger. Still, it was a terrible predicament Darcy found himself in, and he wondered quite sincerely how he would ever get out of the room again.

Alice, seeing his height stabilized, climbed onto her father’s enormous chest and sat down upon it, looking terribly unhappy. “It was much pleasanter at home,” she lamented, “where one is not always growing larger and smaller!”

“Or being ordered about by mice and rabbits,” Darcy added with perfect empathy.

“I almost wish we had never gone down that rabbit hole!” she continued.

“Almost! Good Lord, Alice! This entire episode has been an unmitigated disaster.”

“Well, it is rather curious, you know, living this sort of life.”

“Curious indeed!” he snorted, causing a strong enough gust to raise Alice’s hair.


Original illustrations by K. Wiedemann featured in the book (see more here).

CHECK OUT more goodies from this book. It is currently on tour (here).

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my new book!

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  2. Ahhh, love that excerpt. This one sounds darling.

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  3. Now that is a picture to conjure with - Darcy with a foot up the chimney and an arm out of the window! I love all of the illustrations that I've seen so far, too. Thanks for sharing, Alexa.

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    1. My pleasure, Anji! So proud of my super talented little sister.

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