I am pleased to launch my latest Jane Austen re-imagining on Austen Variations. Another Place in Time is a time-travel novel featuring our beloved Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. As everyone knows, their love story gets off to a rocky start, even more so in my novel. Darcy needs help, but from whom? That’s where modern-day Chris O’Malley comes in. Here is the description from the back jacket:
In the time-travel romance, Another Place in Time, Fitzwilliam Darcy learns of the existence of Elizabeth Bennet from Hannah and Jacob Caswell, time travelers from the twenty-first century. When Darcy’s offer of marriage is rejected at Hunsford Parsonage, the Caswells advise Darcy to visit the future and seek the assistance of an expert on Jane Austen and the Regency Era.
When Darcy arrives in Baltimore in 2012, he finds Christine O’Malley serving on a panel at a Jane Austen conference. Although his arrival is a crowd pleaser, Chris is upset that an “actor” impersonating Mr. Darcy has stolen the show. After a rocky start, Chris agrees to go with Darcy to the past to help him sort out the mess with Elizabeth.
While plans are being made for Darcy to capture the heart and hand of Elizabeth Bennet, Chris, who has experienced her own heartache, finds she is falling for Darcy’s cousin, Colonel Fitzwilliam. With her sensibilities firmly rooted in the future, will Chris be able to find happiness with a man who occupies another place in time?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jakki Leatherberry, my friend, story editor, and copy editor for the time she spent correcting and making suggestions as to how to make Another Place in Time a better book.
As part of my celebration, I am giving away one e-book copy for Kindle or Nook. All you have to do is comment on where you would go if you could travel through time. I also have a PROOF paperback copy of my novel to give away. (Warning: I already changed the first three paragraphs in the final–nothing major–just tweaking.) U.S. and Canadian readers can enter to win the paperback. Comments should be made by February 3rd. The winner will be announced on February 5th. The paperback of Another Place in Time should be available in about two weeks.
If you do read Another Place in Time and enjoy it, I hope you will consider writing a review on Amazon or other review site and let me know about your review by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For an author, a good review is as good as gold. Thanks.
P.S. I also write mysteries. If you enjoy a good “who done it,” please visit my website: Patrick Shea Mysteries.