A lot of Pride and some Prejudice

That is the name of my newest project with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. It's a Regency novella that I wrote this spring, as an homage to brilliant Jane Austen. You're already familiar with my obsessive inclination towards Regency romance, so, this novella, tries to embrace, at least partially, this entire concept.My heroine, Portia Marguerite Prudence Thorpe, is a likable young lady who, must face the horrid nature of a father, too self involved to factor her in any crucial decisions, including her own marriage.
You know how tempted I am to avoid happy endings (I must have a serious problem) yet this particular ending is the closest I could get to a romantic one. I find myself disturbingly drawn to drama, which is terrible, because I am sooo tired of my own drama already. Anyway, I am very excited about this project and I truly hope it will be well received. What do you think? Are Regencies still hot on the book market?

15 comments:

Mynx said...

I always enjoy a historical novel so I look forward to reading yours :)

Launna said...

Petronela, you have to write from your heart and give the book the ending you feel it must... life doesn't always have happy endings ... yet we can still be happy:)

unikorna said...

wow Launna very beautifully put :)

Alida said...

You are such a good writer Petronela! Good luck with your new project! XXX

The Furries of Whisppy said...

I must say I like your heroine's name. :) I'm pretty certain your new project will be well received.

Tamago said...

Your new novella sounds very interesting! Good luck with this new project!

Judith said...

When I was younger, I was a huge Georgette Heyer fan. Still love her Regency romances. My friend writes a series of them now, so I get to proofread hers--always a treat. And I've just discovered Dystopian novels--they have a Regency feel, but add a few inventions and supernaturals. Lots of fun. I loved the Parasol Protectorate. So yes, I think people still like them.

Katherines Corner said...

sounds like a triumph I look forward to reading it. Hugs!!

nutschell said...

ooh I don't remember if I've ever read a Regency, but it sounds like a fun read! WRite the book you love, dont' worry about the market :)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

klahanie said...

Dear Petronela,

I think Regency and Period Dramas are still in fashion.

I'm excited that you're excited about this project. Drama in your writing and drama in your life. Hopefully, you find the happy balance.

Hugs,

Gary (( ))

Daisy said...

Best of luck to you with your new project! I hope it is well received. :)

Catherine said...

Dear Petronela, I have missed so much.
Your life has been exciting and not a moment to spare in it.
I suppose that is good.
I hope that you enjoyed every minute of Italy and took lots of pictures.
I wish your nephew all the best.
I wish you the very, very best with your new novella.
You are living your dream and I am so very happy for you.
You have great determination and I wish you all the very best.
Blessings my dearest and hugs. Catherine xoxo

Jinky said...

Sounds like a fun project. I haven't read Jane Austen books (gasp!) YET but I can see the love for regency.

Best wishes on your endeavors!

Tammy said...

Ahhh my lovely friend. Fear not. Your novella sounds like it is on the right path.

Don't be afraid to let love triumph in the end. Sometimes, what makes certain books so magical is the fact that we can escape...it's like our own alternate universe where everything we dream about and hope for comes to pass. We always see ourselves in the characters we read...and we always like to see these characters have a happy ending...the ending they deserve.

My personal philosophy is that if it is written well, it will be accepted well. People are tired of vampires and werewolves. The market needs something fresh and new...they need a change of pace.

Best of luck..can't wait to hear about the progress.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

Linda R said...

Sounds intriguing..

Hugs~

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