I'm so excited about this book cover for the novella that I can't wait any longer. Here it is, by Tim Barber of Dissect Designs. There's Shelley at the Baths of Caracalla. The novella, which is excerpted and expanded from my latest novel, "A Different Kind of Woman," will come out on October 5th in e-book on Kindle and other platforms. I'm offering ARC's (Advanced Reader Copies) through BookSprout, so just follow this link and help yourself, or contact me for technical assistance.
For both this book and ADKW, I did a deep dive into Shelley's life and times and I'm still fascinated by him. He was brilliant, but also at times incapable of seeing (or feeling) anyone else's point of view. Also, his friends say he had a vivid imagination, or was there more to it? I am sure I'm going to be researching and writing more about that strange incident in North Wales in 1813.
Here's a brief blurb about the novella:
Did a beautiful, lovelorn lady really follow him throughout Europe, as he claimed? Did Mary Shelley ever learn about this rival for her affections?
Shelley and the Unknown Lady is a carefully researched imagining of the true-life tragedy behind the mystery.
This novella is a stand-alone story excerpted from Lona Manning’s Mansfield Trilogy.