Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Mash-Ups Coming

by Raelene Gorlinsky

A little trolling through Amazon has revealed it's worse than I thought. But I wouldn't want any of you to miss these current and upcoming mash-ups! Honestly, these are for real! A lot of classic authors are rolling in their graves--or perhaps about to come back as zombies.

Vampire Darcy's Desire by Regina Jeffers, from Ulysses Press, Oct. 2009.

Mr. Darcy, Vampire by Amanda Grange, Sourcebooks, Aug. 2009.

Queen Victoria, Demon Hunter by A.E. Moorat, from Eos, Jan. 2010.

This one actually sounds like I might want to read it--or maybe just reading the title is enough:
Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love and Other Dire Delights by Jane Austen & Vera Nazarian, which came out last November from Curiosities.

Not really a mash-up, more a take-off on the mash-ups, where our beloved author Jane is the undead heroine:
Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford, out last December from Ballantine. It's labeled the first in a series.

Available already from Coscom Entertainment:
Alice in Zombieland: Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' with Undead Madness by Lewis Carroll & Nickolas Cook.

Robin Hood & Friar Tuck: Zombie Killers - A Canterbury Tale by Paul A. Freeman.

The Undead World of Oz by L. Frank Baum & Ryan C. Thomas.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim by Mark Twain & W. Bill Czolqosz

The War of the Worlds Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies by H.G. Wells & Eric S. Brown.

Coming in May:
Little Vampire Women by Louisa May Alcott & Lynn Messina, from HarperTeen.

Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott & Porter Grand, from Del Rey.

August looks like a hot month for mash-ups:
From Tor: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead by Mark Twain & Don Borchert. Seriously.

Another not-to-be-missed August release: Wuthering Bites by Sarah Gray, from Kensington. The cover tagline: Heathcliff's love could save her. His thirst could kill her.

From Sourcebooks: Emma and the Vampires by Wayne Josephson.

Romeo & Juliet & Vampires by William Shakespeare, from HarperTeen


Lesley Speller said...

Okay, I really want Alice in Zombieland and Romeo and Juliet and Vampires. I do rather love mash-ups. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was okay, but Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters was better. The Sea Monster sub-plot was more a plot than just an injection of creatures. I've also heard of Mr. Darcy, Vampire and want it too. Okay, I'm going to stop now before I add anything else to my TBR list. hehe

Gehayi said...

And don't forget Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin, where the Reeds are vampires and Jane Slayre is (of course) the child of vampire slayers. (And I'm not sure, but I think that Bertha Rochester ends up being a werewolf in the attic.

Ebony McKenna. said...

It's all starting to make sense now that I know Rochester's first wife was a werewolf - she needed to be locked in the attic for her own good.

Paul A. Freeman said...

Dear ladies, I'm the author of the book
Of Robin Hood and Friar Tuck who took
Their fight unto the massing zombie horde.
And though of mashed up monsters you are bored
I beg that you should give my tale a chance -
It's poetry, the language of romance
And not a monster mash-up as you think.
My book is rhyming verse that bears a link
To Chaucer's famous Canterbury Tales.
Click Amazon and check, and if this fails
To pique your int'rest, that shall be my cue
To swing my hook and bid you all adieu.

All the best

Paul A. Freeman

ECPI Editors said...

And he did that in verse?!?!