Review of Rhoda Broughton’s ‘The Game and the Candle’: A Romantic Novel With An Unhappy For Now Ending

These days, it is a firm convention of romantic novels that there must be a happy ending – otherwise, it confounds reader expectations. While some writers and readers hold out that a ‘happy for now’ is sufficient – ie, it is left up to the reader to decide whether the new found happiness between hero … Continue reading Review of Rhoda Broughton’s ‘The Game and the Candle’: A Romantic Novel With An Unhappy For Now Ending

A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Now for some comic relief. Who’s for a Gothic historical romance, full of anachronisms (which the re-cycled characters know too well). Scene: A castle in the wilds of Yorkshire, UK, on the moors.  Date – Regency [ A darkly handsome and brooding man appears  at the bolt studded door holding a modern electric torch. Although … Continue reading A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Episode from A Spoof Gothic Regency Romance: The Proposal

  The Dastardly Duke approaches the Spirited Heroine as she walks in the castle grounds with her charges. SH: Ho Hum! He’s got no shirt on. This means a passionate scene. This is the cover. DD: Run and play, youngsters. SH: Well, at least he doesn’t call them brats any more. First Charge: I hope … Continue reading Episode from A Spoof Gothic Regency Romance: The Proposal

A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Now for some comic relief. Who’s for a Gothic historical romance, full of anachronisms (which the re-cycled characters know too well). Scene: A castle in the wilds of Yorkshire, UK, on the moors.  Date – Regency [ A darkly handsome and brooding man appears  at the bolt studded door holding a modern electric torch. Although … Continue reading A Spoof Gothic Historical Romance Episode

Spoof Sequel to Wuthering Heights; Heathcliff, Huntingdon, and Gambling for Grassdale Manor

Setting: Wuthering Heights, the dining room . The table is laid for three. Joseph clumps about in his heavy boots, slopping unappetising looking porridge into bowls. Arthur: Silence, fellow! Last night’s excess has overwrought my steely nerves. I can no more take that appalling din, than I endure to eat any of this filthy slop. … Continue reading Spoof Sequel to Wuthering Heights; Heathcliff, Huntingdon, and Gambling for Grassdale Manor

Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

Setting: Wuthering Heights: Heathcliff and Arthur Huntingdon now sit at the table in the great room with the ‘houseplace’ and the great fire, decidedly the worse for drink. Both clutch a pack of marked cards. Joseph and Hareton go along the passageway outside, making for the stairs. Joseph: ‘Tis fair shocking. I’m afeered t’upstart maister … Continue reading Heathcliff Meets Huntingdon and Jane Eyre: Wuthering Heights Spoof Sequel Part Two

‘Ravensdale’ Now out on Amazon

  My new ebook 'Ravensdale' - a spoof historical romance -  is now out on amazon on http://www.amazon.com/Ravensdale-Lucinda-Elliot-ebook/dp/B00JSPXQV8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397934433&sr=8-2&keywords=Ravensdale and on Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ravensdale-Lucinda-Elliot-ebook/dp/B00JSPXQV8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397934672&sr=8-1&keywords=Ravensdale+Lucinda+Elliot Goodness, some huge pictures have appeared here where I've put the links in. I love the cover Streetlight Graphics did, but...   Anyway, it's out now and I hope readers find it amusing. … Continue reading ‘Ravensdale’ Now out on Amazon