Vera Nazarian's Blog - Posts Tagged "parody"
For your FREE reading pleasure, I've just posted the first three chapters of the hilarious Jane Austen parody Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights.
Dragons in the skies of Regency England!
Gothic horrors collide with high satire in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.
Young and naive Catherine Morland is constantly surrounded by angels only she alone can see. Leaving her country home for the first time, to embark on a grand adventure that begins in fashionable Bath, our romantic heroine must not only decrypt the mystery of the Udolpho Code but win her true love Henry Tilney.
Meanwhile she is beset by all the Gothic horrors known to Impressionable Young Ladiesodious demons, Regency balls, elusive ghosts, pleasure excursions, temperature-changing nephilim, secret clues, ogre suitors, and a terrifying ancient Dragon who has very likely hidden a secret treasure hoard somewhere in the depths of Northanger Abbey.
Gentle Readerthis Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.
Read an Excerpt (First Three Chapters)...
When the moon is full over Regency England, all the gentlemen are subject to its curse...
Mr. Darcy, however, harbors a Dreadful Secret.
Shape-shifting demons mingle with Australian wildlife, polite society, and high satire, in this elegant, hilarious, witty, insane, and unexpectedly romantic supernatural parody of Jane Austen's classic novel.
The powerful, mysterious, handsome, and odious Mr. Darcy announces that Miss Elizabeth Bennet is not good enough to tempt him. The young lady determines to find out his one secret weakness -- all the while surviving unwanted proposals, Regency balls, foolish sisters, seductive wolves, matchmaking mothers, malodorous skunks, general lunacy, and the demonic onslaught of the entire wild animal kingdom!
What awaits her is something unexpected. And only moon, matrimony, and true love can overcome pride and prejudice!
Gentle Reader—this Delightful Illustrated Edition includes Scholarly Footnotes and Appendices.
So grab your copy of Pride and Platypus: Mr. Darcy's Dreadful Secret, but be warned: you will laugh so hard, you will need new underwear!
Official Pride and Platypus website...