Good Afternoon everyone,
I’m sure many of you have heard about Denise O’Hara’s Timeless Series which is already in volume 3, but I hope that this post will also bring some new information. Today I’m sharing a guest post by the author where she explains why she decided to write a mash up of P&P and the Titanic, and an excerpt to give you a little taste of what the book is like.
In case you haven’t heard about this series before, it is a set of 3 stories that bring Darcy and Elizabeth to modern times and deals not only with their romance, but also their adaptation to our reality.
You can find more information about the 3 novels on the links below:
I’ve always been a history buff. When I was a teenager and discovered that the Titanic hit the iceberg on the fourteenth of April, which also happens to be my birthdate, well that moment in history took on even more significance. I couldn’t read enough of the events surrounding that purportedly unsinkable ship. It still holds a special fascination for me to this day. The outcome could have been so much different if only one of the many contributing factors had not occurred as they did. If only.
I’ve written another book which is a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice called Legally Darcy, but the Timeless Series is different. In my Darcy and Elizabeth Timeless Series, I was able to… with a leap of faith and stretch of the imagination… bring our same dear couple from Regency Times into our modern world. It’s been tremendously fun to write! In the third installment of the series, Darcy and Elizabeth are still catching up with the historical events which took place during their long sleep. In this process Darcy learns of the fateful ship’s doomed maiden voyage- and as so many others have responded- he’s intrigued.
The Darcys have access to so much information through not only an astounding amount of books, but also the internet, television, Netflix. Darcy’s research leads him to a revelation about descendants of the Bennet family, and a connection to the Titanic. After watching a movie by the same name, Darcy’s research, entertainment, and the couple’s past come together in a dream sequence putting the characters of Pride and Prejudice on the Titanic. I hope you enjoy the mix of two of the greatest stories of all time; one fact, one fiction, both timeless.
Darcy and Elizabeth’s Timeless Adventures: TITANIC is now available on Amazon as an eBook, soon to be released in paperback.
“Mrs. Avant will have left dinner in the ice box by now. Shall I heat it up for us?” Elizabeth asked.
“Actually, do you think I would have enough time to pop into town? I would like to go to the library and pick up some books for my research. We could call it a night out. I’ve been hearing good things about a new restaurant that serves oysters.”
“Oysters! No thank you! I could never bring myself to try them.”
“Not even the oyster patties they used to serve at Netherfield?”
“Not even those.”
“I learn something new every day,” Darcy smiled. “No oysters. How about we go to that little Irish place you like.”
Elizabeth looked startled for a moment then laughed at herself. “If there is one thing that you have adjusted to more quickly than I have it is the fact that we can drive now, and get anywhere we want really quite quickly anytime we want. I do not know why I have not got that into my head. I finally got out of the habit of immediately thinking horse and carriage, but I still think of calling a car and driver.”
“Well, no need any more, my love. You have a driver right here anytime you want one, or if not, then you are perfectly capable of driving yourself.”
Elizabeth made a face. “I do enjoy it, but only here on the country roads. I worry amongst heavy traffic.”
“You will get used to it eventually. So what say you to going to town with your husband?”
“Sounds perfect,” Elizabeth said, stepping forward to give him a kiss before they headed out.
On arriving home later that evening, Elizabeth held the door open as Darcy struggled through the doorway, carrying a stack of four books and three bags from a local bookstore they had decided to stop at after dinner.
“Good Lord,” Georgiana said on seeing them. “One would think you bought the entire store!”
“Well, when the librarian reminded me that I could only take out four books, what else could I do but head to the book shop and see if they had anything on the subject?”
“Obviously they had,” Elizabeth added. “Well, I found a couple more books by the Bronte sisters which I do not have. I am excited to read more of their works. I think you’ll like them too, Georgiana.”
“Some I got are just general history books,” Darcy added as he set the books down on the entrance table, “but they will be useful to us anyway. Though they have a section about the Titanic, it is not the only subject we need to learn about.”
“No, just the one you happen to be a tad obsessed with at the moment,” Georgiana teased.
“I do not know if I would go so far as that, but I admit that I am fascinated. Shall I show you?”
Georgiana hesitated, seeing her brother’s enthusiasm. But before she could decide how to tactfully refuse the offer, Elizabeth answered.
“Not now, it is rather late and if we get started now, we will never get to bed. Go and put them in your study and come straight back here. You can show me everything tomorrow.”
“Yes, all right,” Darcy replied, looking slightly disappointed.
“I mean it!” she called after him. “Straight back here!”
She heard him chuckle as he walked down the lengthy hall and she nodded in satisfaction. After a warning like that there was no way he would disobey.
She looked at her sister-in-law who mouthed the words, thank you.
Denise O’Hara would like to give 2 copies of the new eBook away internationally. But since it is a Series, if the winners don’t already have book one, Darcy and Elizabeth: Timeless, or book two, Darcy and Elizabeth’s Timeless Adventures: London, she will be kind enough to include them as well.
Please comment this post until the 12th of June to be included in the giveaway. The winners will be announced shortly after that.
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Good Luck everyone!