The release of my fourth novel is only two weeks away!
Mr. Darcy’s Phoenix is a fantasy Pride & Prejudice variation featuring elemental magic and a score of magical creatures and fay folk.
Conceiving an idea for this cover presented an interesting challenge. I knew that the titular character, Dante the phoenix, had to be featured. Dante is an integral part of the magical Regency world I created for this book. He is Mr. Darcy’s familiar and forms a close bond with Elizabeth. But, I soon discovered that sometimes images of fantastical creatures can be rather limited. I put my faith in my designer, Jane Dixon-Smith, and she worked her magic. In the end, I was thrilled with the final cover.
Here is the book description.
A phoenix brings them together. Will a curse keep them apart?
When the hauntingly beautiful song of a phoenix lures Elizabeth Bennet to the Netherfield gardens, she has a vision of an unknown gentleman. He whispers her name with such tenderness that she wonders if this man is her match. Unfortunately, her gift of prophecy has never been exactly reliable.
Mr. Darcy is a celebrated fire mage, the master of Pemberley, and the man from her vision. But he is not tender; he is haughty, proud, and high-handed. His insult of her during the Summer Solstice celebration makes her determined to dislike him in spite of her love for Dante, his phoenix familiar.
After Mr. Darcy is called away by his duties, Elizabeth’s magic runs wild, and it is only their reunion at Rosings that offers her any hope of controlling it. They are drawn together by their love of magical creatures and their affinity for fire. But Elizabeth soon has another vision about Mr. Darcy, one that may portend a grave danger to his life.
Can Darcy and Elizabeth overcome misunderstandings, curses, and even fate itself?
And now I am proud to present the cover of Mr. Darcy’s Phoenix!
What do you think? I hope you all love it as much as I do.
Mr. Darcy’s Phoenix is available for preorder now and will be released on August 18th!