Hot on the heels of the surprise smash Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes the next exciting Jane Austen (with Ben H. Winters)-meets-horror combo! It's a tale of embattled love, lover's dreams and demands, vicious lake monsters , just like you would expect-right? Well here's what their esteemed publishers over at Quirk Books have to say about Ms. Austen's latest -sure to be best seller. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. (due out 09-15-2009)
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters expands the original text of the beloved Jane Austen novel with all-new scenes of giant lobsters, rampaging octopi, two-headed sea serpents, and other biological monstrosities. As our story opens, the Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels? This masterful portrait of Regency England blends Jane Austen’s biting social commentary with ultraviolent depictions of sea monsters biting. It’s survival of the fittest-and only the swiftest swimmers will find true love!
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has been optioned to become a feature film and is an international best seller, translated into 17 languages thus far world wide. Check out the cheeky "book trailer" for Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters below.