Well I had a month of mixed fortunes in January. In reading terms I did really well, reading all my planned reads with the exception of 'Alone with Mr Darcy' by Abigail Reynolds, which had its publishing date pushed back - last I heard it'll be coming out in February now. I haven't shared all my reviews with you yet because of my bad fortune in January. I tripped over playing netball, landed awkwardly on my knee and dislocated and fractured my hip! It needed surgery and I stayed in hospital for a week. I'm home now, armed with crutches and painkillers and have to do some healing. The only fortunate thing for me is that although I like doing things which involve moving, my absolute favourite pastime is reading, and I'm still able to do that. So, what do I have planned for February?
Leatherbound Reviews. This book is a variation of 'Pride & Prejudice' where there is another Darcy sibling, a brother in between Mr Darcy and Georgiana. It was published on the Austen Variations site last year and is now doing a tour as it is going to be available to purchase. My review should be up on Jakki's site on 9 February.
A Happy Assembly' fanfiction website when it was being posted, and I thought I'd read the published version. It's called 'The Darcy Madness' by S J Nixon. This is a 'Pride & Prejudice' variation and the variation is quite out there. The Darcy family has a terrible curse that passes from father to son. Mr Darcy has decided to never marry so the curse will die out but through no fault of his own he is put in a situation which obliges him to marry the very tempting Miss Elizabeth Bennet. This is a very unusual variation featuring supernatural elements, violence, and sex scenes, so be warned that it has all this if you fancy trying it too!
Hopefully I'll fit in some other reading as well. What do you have planned?