I’m excited about the upcoming release of my newest — yet my oldest — contemporary Pride & Prejudice inspired novel. Dance the Tide represents my first foray into the world of JAFF, and was written more than ten years ago. It’s a long story (no surprise there), but I’m editing steadily and hope to get it down to a manageable 1-volume length when all is said and done. Here are a few details:
Who – the usual suspects will be featured, and their personalities strongly favor Canon. We have a Fitzwilliam Darcy who can be a little high-handed and sometimes suffers from a ‘foot in mouth’ affliction, and an Elizabeth Bennet who is independent, bright — and perhaps a little stubborn. Jane Bennet, Charles Bingley, Georgiana Darcy, Lydia Bennet, Richard Fitzwilliam, Charlotte Lucas, Bill Collins, George Wickham, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, the Gardiners, and even Catherine and Anne DeBourgh all make an appearance.
What – I don’t have a back cover blurb written yet, but I can definitely say that this story has the most involved plot of the three full-length stories I’ve written. And though anyone who has read Sanctuary or An Unexpected Harvest knows that neither were very angsty, I dare say Dance the Tide has its share of angst — though I’ve been assured by early readers that it’s manageable and only induced mild heart palpitations! And, just like my first two novels, Dance the Tide contains adult content (which may also induce heart palpitations!) and is meant for mature readers.
Where – as with Sanctuary and An Unexpected Harvest, the setting of Dance the Tide plays a prominent role. Most of it takes place on the beaches and in the small towns of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; but Boston, Martha’s Vineyard Island, South Carolina, and California have their share of the conversation.
When – I hope to release Dance the Tide in June of 2022. Stay tuned! Be sure to follow me on social media (look for the widgets below), or follow my blog here to get all the latest info.
See you soon!