Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for The Secret of Dartwood Manor by N.A. Triptow hosted by MTMC Tours! Enter a world of myth and magic through this contemporary fantasy reimagining of Jane Austen’s beloved classic, Sense and Sensibility. On sale this week for $0.99!!
Title: The Secret of Dartwood Manor
Author: N.A. Triptow
Series: The Witchling Trilogy #1
Publisher: Wishing Well Publishing
Publication Date: January 18th, 2021
Genres: YA Contemporary Fantasy
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Witches. Ghosts. An ancient secret. Enter a world of myth and magic through this contemporary fantasy reimagining of Jane Austen’s beloved classic, Sense and Sensibility.
The small New England town of Tarryville, Maine is steeped in history, having been settled by the Dartwood and Farris families who fled Salem during the witch trials. The Dartwood sisters, Eden, Mariah, and Melissa, unexpectedly return home after their parents are found murdered. Upon their arrival, the girls are plagued by dreams in which dark spectral beings haunt them. When the hellish creatures seem to be more than just nightmares, another mystery begins to unravel as they discover that the circumstances around the murder of their parents may be far more menacing than they appear. Frantic for answers, they must untangle the mystery of their parents’ murders and reconstruct the pieces of an ancient secret. With the help of the young assistant curator of their family museum, Baden Correia, and an estranged friend from their past, Evan Farris, the orphaned Dartwood sisters must uncover the truth before the darkness haunting their family descends upon them as well.
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The Secret of Dartwood Manor Playlist
A sneak peek into the atmospheric world of The Secret of Dartwood Manor. Check out the theme song for The Secret of Dartwood Manor by the brilliant Beckee Davis!
Listen to an audio excerpt of The Secret of Dartwood Manor!
Here’s a link to a playlist of audio excerpts from the book read by the author, N.A. Triptow. These were released by her publisher on the book’s release day, feel free to feature the playlist OR feature one of the excerpts in your post.
Link to the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMcF_16Spds&list=PLCGd0czctSR9uqONZgb8L2PffRbF_F2jx
Excerpt 1: https://youtu.be/DuKHovWgwGk
Excerpt 2: https://youtu.be/l_NGtXMB68Q
Excerpt 3: https://youtu.be/l5nq3MSnp68
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About the Author
Author of young adult contemporary fantasy and retellings, from fairy tales to classics, N. A. Triptow graduated from The University of Utah with a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching with minors in History Teaching, Theatre, and British Studies. She teaches high school English and Film Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Strategic Communication and Advertising from Purdue University. In her free time, you can find her reading, watching and analyzing movies and television shows, attending the theatre, going on walks or hikes, and playing board or video games with family and friends. She lives in Utah.
Q&A with Author N.A. Triptow
- If you were to write a spin-off about a side character, which would you pick?
I think it would be fun to see a prequel about the villains’ pasts. It’s always fun to try to understand what motivates a person and what makes them who they are. Knowing that can certainly humanise a villain even if it doesn’t actually make them technically good. It shows that they’re a person whose choices led them down a particular path. Plus, the villains in this story really have some crazy back stories. Whether I’ll eventually write that or not remains to be seen, but it certainly is a compelling idea.
- What are your top 3 Jane Austen novels?
Emma is definitely number one for me. I am a sucker for best friend to lover romances. Northanger Abbey comes next because I love that it’s a parody on the gothic genre. I’d also have to say Pride and Prejudice because I think Elizabeth Bennet is a fabulous character.
- And which is your favourite Jane Austen adaptation?
Hands down the 2009 BBC adaptation of Emma. It has fantastic casting, costumes, and set design. It brings to life the story of these characters in such a charming and lovable way. I also love the movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which isn’t technically an adaptation of Austen’s actual work (it’s an adaptation of a retelling), but it’s just so fun and has a stellar cast as well.
- Last question! What are you currently reading?
I’m reading the seventh book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. It’s a middle grade fantasy series about a modern-day, telepathic, teenage girl who finds herself suddenly in a world of elves and has to solve the mystery of who she is and why she was left among humans. It’s action packed and full of unexpected plot twists.