About Veronica Monique

Veronica Monique is an avid reader, writer and thinker. She is most intrigued by human nature and that little twist of darkness that makes things interesting.
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Prowling With the March Women

When I was younger and first getting into reading for pleasure, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was one of my favorite. I identified with Jo with her tomboy attitude and passion for writing. I even had a crush on Laurie and couldn’t for the life of me understand why Jo and he didn’t end up together. […]

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In This Life or the Next

A second chance to get love right was granted Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth eight years after their first failed attempt in Persuasion by Jane Austen. Anne had allowed herself to be guided by duty and the sense of those whose opinions she felt honor bound to respect. Captain Wentworth had sailed off with uncertain prospects. […]

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February’s Bespelling Reading Choice

This month’s selection is Bespelling Jane Austen, which is actually an anthology featuring four short stories inspired by Jane Austen with a paranormal twist. Almost Persuaded by Mary Balogh. Northanger Castle by Colleen Gleason Blood and Prejudice by Susan Krinard Little To Hex Her by Janet Mullany We decided to give ourselves more choices: read them all at once, pick the one […]

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Quickly Matched for a Lifetime

Today we welcome Kimberly Truesdale to talk about her novel My Dear Sophy, which is the story of how Admiral and Mrs Croft came to be. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy for your Kindle. Giveaway open internationally.  Thank you for having me, Dark Jane Austen Book Club! I hope you […]

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Upon Reading My Dear Sophy

One of my favorite aspects of being a Jane Austen fan is the number of prequels, sequels, and deviations her work has inspired. It means that no matter which of her novels I pick up there is sure to be another book to dive into should I wish to remain in the world of that […]

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Of a New Persuasion

Before this month my favorite Austen novel was Sense and Sensibility with Pride and Prejudice being my second. Well, they have now both been shifted down a notch because Persuasion is now my Jane Austen number one. I love the fact that Anne Elliot is twenty-seven, making her the oldest of Austen’s heroines. It is her age and experience that lend her […]

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Preliminary Speculation Before Viewing I, Frankenstein

When Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus the tale ended with the nameless creature disappearing into the darkness near the Arctic after his final speech in which he states, “I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will […]

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Happy New Year Dear Readers

We’re off to a serious start with a return to an Austen classic: Persuasion.  Sarah and I have elected to break out our gorgeous annotated editions, the one edited by Robert Morrison. I do not anticipate this being a quick read as we will be discussing Jane Austen’s story and the additional information Morrison has included […]

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The Happy-Birthday-Jane-Merry-Christmas Giveaway!

You read that correctly. We are having a Happy-Birthday-Jane-Merry-Christmas Giveaway! December is a bursting month of reasons to celebrate. I would have added in Yule and Kwanzaa, but there’s only so much room in a title before it doesn’t even fit. We realize that we have quite a few international dark readers who keep up […]

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Digging Into December

As for this month we are revisiting Grave Expectations by one of our favorite literary mash-up artists Sherri Browning Erwin.

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A Review of This House is Haunted

What if you believed there was a ghost haunting the house in which you were living? How would you discover the truth? Who would you speak to about such a thing? How could you be sure you weren’t going insane? These are the very questions Eliza Caine wrestles with as the new governess at Gaudlin […]

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