Tara O'Donnell

Biography

I'm a pop culture blogger who covers books,film and TV,plus other trends at Living Read Girl. I was once an independent bookseller who hopes to become a published author someday.

Smashwords Interview

What is your latest publishing project?
My new ebook is called Fanny Price,Slayer of Vampires,which takes Jane Austen's Mansfield Park in a whole new direction as the book's heroine finds herself having to save her relatives from the clutches of Mary and Henry Crawford,who have sharp fangs to match their wit and wiles.
Other than the obvious,what differences are there between your book and Mansfield Park?
I decided to tell this story in a series of letters than Fanny writes to her favorite brother William but never sends him,for fear of causing him undue concern. The secret correspondence is discovered by present day descendants of the Bertram family,who now live in America and have just found out they own some property back in England. One of the modern time Bertrams, a fellow named Willie E, thinks that publishing his ancestor's story might get him some of that "bestseller" success and maybe even a movie deal with Angelina Jolie-who knows,it might happen!
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Books

Fanny Price: Slayer of Vampires
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,140. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The classic Jane Austen novel gets a chilling twist as a series of secret letters reveal a menace to Mansfield Park more frightening than a visit from Aunt Norris. From the author of The Austen Avenger comes Fanny Price,Slayer of Vampires,a fang in cheek celebration of Austen's most underrated heroine on her 200th anniversary. She may speak softly but Fanny does carry quite the sharp stick!
The Chronicles of Copper Boom: A Chilling Warmth
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Series: The Chronicles of Copper Boom, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Contemporary women
While recovering from her encounter with super villain Kingston Cobre,rest is the last thing that Penny Slater is getting. Between angry phone calls from her stepmother and an unexpected interrogation, our would be heroine is more than ready to check out of the hospital. A new friend seems to be the cure for what ails her but what are the sinister side effects? Find out in A Chilling Warmth!
The Austen Avenger
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Price: Free! Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mashups
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Andy was a mild mannered clerk more familiar with comic book superheroes than Jane Austen heroines. That all changed when a Regency era lady of mystery entered his life to introduce him to the girl of his dreams and so much more. From the author of The Hench Woman's Handbook and Chronicles of Copper Boom comes The Austen Avenger,a champion of universal truth,polite justice and the Austen way.
The Chronicles of Copper Boom:Party Overkill
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Series: The Chronicles of Copper Boom, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Contemporary women
When Kingston Cobre needed a safe hideout from the cops,a rich kid's birthday bash was last on his list. Lucky for him,a demand for entertainment and his reptilian looks got him an instant invite. That good luck didn't last long as he wasn't the only guest with a hidden agenda and special powers... The Chronicles of Copper Boom shows how thin the line is between being a superhero or villain.
The Hench Woman's Handbook
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Price: Free! Words: 17,350. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
The Hench Woman's Handbook is an unwritten guide to becoming the best super villain assistant that you can be. One fateful night, this hard earned wisdom is passed along to a giddy young ingenue from a veteran villain who appears to be past her prime. However, more than one lesson is learned that night and the final grade that is given may prove to be F for Fatal.

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