Thursday, October 3, 2013

Liza Spotlights Monica Corwin and her sexy enhancement of a classic.

Today, I'm spotlighting a new to me, but multi-published author, Monica Corwin, so you may already know her. If not, you should.

Peep Rep: May I take that as permission to buy all her books with your credit card?

Liza: You may buy one, but that's it. I'm a starving author!

Peep Rep: She has a lot of them. 

Liza: How many?

Peep Rep: Not sure, she seems to have two covers for one, and a shared cover for two.

Liza: A here's a note from Monica. Turns out the two covers for The Count of Monte Cristo are Volume 1 & 2. There will be 5 volumes in total. So let's find out what Monica has to say.

Peep Rep: So she's rewriting a classic?

Liza: No, she just adds spice where applicable. Other than the sex scenes, it's the original text.

Peep Rep: So Alexandre Dumas is the original author.

Liza: That's correct.

Peep Rep: And who is Edmond Dantes?

Liza: *smacks Peep Rep on his head* He's the Count of Monte Cristo.

Peep Rep: Oh, I think I've heard of him. He sells trans fats, right?

Liza: No! That's Crisco, not Cristo. You're embarrassing me Peep Rep. 

Peep Rep: Sorry. But if you want me to change that, I think I'll need to buy five books. However, I think this is a great way to get people to read the classics. 

Liza: And on that point:

A Message from Monica

In a world of vampires, werewolves, and the dreamy teenage angel having taken over the art of romance, where does that leave the classic hero?

The original heartthrobs, Mr. Darcy, Mr. Knightly, Captain Wentworth, Heathcliff, and Edmond Dantes have been completely thrown over for sparkles and muscles.

I’m here to bring back the originals…they have their own merits. Mr. Darcy tamed the wild and elusive Elizabeth Bennett. Mr. Knightly is very well educated in muslin and the art of flirting. Captain Wentworth wrote that letter – that letter – in which he poured his soul in perfect eloquence.

Heathcliff and Edmond Dantes are considered more the anti-hero but they are still very much the hunky masculine heartthrobs the heroes are. Heathcliff loved Catherine more than life itself and Edmond Dantes…well…he loved, lost, and loved again.

Let’s take back men…men that love with passions beyond the current trends!


Here's the book:

Volumes One and Two of

The Count of Monte Cristo
Monica Corwin and Alexandre Dumas

Edmond Dantes thinks life is grand until he is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Upon his ill-gotten freedom, armed with the map to find a vast and endless treasure, Edmond embarks on an adventure to redeem his honor and seek vengeance for the long years he suffered locked away in prison.

French men and sensuality go hand in hand, and although Edmond has been out of the game of love for sometime he learns how to get exactly what he wants, and who. Betrayal, lust, rage, and hope all run along the same emotional vein and Edmond learns how to twist people’s emotions toward exactly what he needs to gain his redemption.

Liza: Now go find me buy links for Book 1.
Peep Rep: Found them
aRe   Crimson Romance  BN   iTunes

Liza: Well done, Peep Rep.  

Peep Rep: And for the second volume, stop by Monica's site for the latest updated information.

Liza: Monica, thanks for stopping by. This is an intriguing concept. 

Peep Rep: And leave a comment!



  1. Thank you so much for having me. I afraid with the terrible news of shutdowns and furloughs (me being one of them) Ive been out of it. Thank you so much again for hosting me.


    1. I'm so sorry the Tea Party has harmed you in their attempt to harm the country because the majority doesn't agree with them.. You are welcome on my blog anytime. In fact, there is a great deal of interest on how you do this, so I would love to interview you if you have the time.

  2. That is a cool idea! How did you get the rights to do that? I love the classics and like seeing them updated! Hopefully they will get the respect they deserve now. :)


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