Saturday, April 25, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:51 am by M. in , ,    1 comment
This is  a recent Jane Eyre retelling that was not under our rader until now:
The Innocent: A paranormal retelling of "Jane Eyre"
Candice Raquel Lee
ReaderLee Books
ISBN-13: 978-0991455706 (February 2, 2014)

"I was eaten, plain and simple. It felt like being burned alive, like every cell in my body was exploding. Then everything stopped--my breathing, my heart, my pain. . ."

In this retelling of Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester is an incubus with a touch that can kill.

Cristien LaRoche is terrifying, deceitful, beautiful and deadly. He is a medieval knight, a world-weary monster and a man cursed by his murderous past. He has come for Alexa Wyndham and nothing can sto
p him, not even himself. He knows he should leave her in peace. Alexa is everything he believes he can no longer be, pure, good, and happy, but Cristien has been alone for so long, and she is the only thing he has ever loved.

Alexa Wyndham is a college student out on her own for the first time. She is an innocent in every sense of the word, her views of the world formed from the romantic poetry and literary novels she reads. Alexa thinks love should be a perfect dream. Then an evening out in Manhattan lands her in a feverish nightmare full of deadly supernatural beings. Is Alexa brave enough to see the good man inside the monster and free Cristien from the ageless evil that haunts him? When all the veils are torn down and the truth is revealed, will Alexa rise from the ashes like a phoenix or will love destroy her utterly?

The Innocent is a passionate, poetic, and at times humorous novel about the transformative power of love. It will take the reader on a literary adventure from suffering to redemption, from innocence to heroism. At its heart, The Innocent is an allegory about Love and the immortal Soul.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the posting. I have been a fan of "Jane Eyre" since I was a young girl. I wrote my book as an homage to the story. In doing so, I delved into its mythic qualities and similarities to Cupid and Psyche and the fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast." I also just wrote a blog post about it called, "Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Cupid and Psyche and Little-Burnt Face: The myth of the monstrous man."