My main goal in taking on this much debated novel was to showcase Fanny in a format that would allow her natural heroism to shine though. Yes,she is one of the meekest and milder Austen leading ladies but her strength of character is just as noteworthy as Lizzie Bennet's in my humble opinion.
Part of the fun is in having Fanny face off against her literary foes with not only a stake in hand but plenty of knowledge gleamed from a very special book. Her quiet demeanor does not conceal her keen mind or sense of fairness and consideration,traits that may not make her appear to be exciting but do offer plenty of food for thought there:
Back to Miss Crawford, I found that her sultry scheming ways make her the perfect vampy villainess and while many people prefer Mary over Fanny, at least in my book one is not in danger of having their shirt collar torn apart when spending time with Miss Price! It is hard to deny that Mary with her dark looks and sly verbal manner is inimitably suited to be a vampire queen:
As the picture on the left shows,this is a square button about 1.5 inches and starting today, I have ten to give away(two for each of the five winners) and all you have to do to enter is leave a comment either at this post or The Austenite Adventures Facebook page.
This is a US only giveaway,as I am a lady of limited means, and you have from now until February 25 to comment on either Mansfield Park or your favorite vampire characters or which Jane Austen character you wish was a vampire(besides Mr. Darcy,of course!). Prizes will be sent out in early March when hopefully the last of the many snow storms attacking the East Coast(where I reside) will be at an end!
Currently, Fanny Price:Slayer of Vampires is now on sale at Barnes & Noble and Smashwords,with arrivals at other fine online retailers(as well as subscription services such as Scribd and Oyster) due very soon. I thank you all in advance for any good wishes sent my way and one of my wishes is that Fanny Price gets the recognition for her heartfelt devotion that she deserves: