Alexa Adams

Alexa Adams . . .   has been a devoted reader of Jane Austen since her childhood. She is the author of Tales of Less Pride and Prejudice (First Impressions, Second Glances, and Holidays at Pemberley), The Madness of Mr. DarcyEmma & Elton: Something Truly Horrid, Jane & Bingley: Something Slightly Unsettling, Becoming Mrs. Norris, and the short story collection And Who Can be in Doubt of What Followed?: The Novels of Jane Austen Continued.

Alexa is an American ex-pat residing in Switzerland with her husband, daughter, and baby son.

Mr. Darcy's Christmas Present: The Madness of Mr. Darcy Continues
The Madness of Mr. Darcy continues a year into Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth’s marriage.

Old demons are laid to rest, but fear of losing his newfound happiness continue to haunt our hero. Learn how old and new friends prosper and see what the future holds for Pemberley. Will the Darcy family maintain the traditions of the previous generations, or will stewardship of the land pass to another clan?
I am Lady Catherine (Twisted Austen Book 4)
Delve into the subconscious of Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Jane Austen’s most memorable and reviled grande dame.

I am Lady Catherine explores her history as a young woman and mother, continuing through the events of Pride and Prejudice, recalled from her perspective.

This is the forth book in the Twisted Austen series of novellas, written in honor of Halloween, in which Austenesque writer Alexa Adams explores Austen’s timeless tales through an unconventional lens.
Darcy In Wonderland
Twinkle, twinkle, amber cross!
For a chain, it’s at a loss.
Heavy links or simple loop,
Do not dunk it in your soup.

The worlds of beloved authors collide as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen’s immortal hero, finds himself thrust into the topsy-turvy world of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland

Many years have passed since Elizabeth Bennet became mistress of Pemberley, and the Darcys’ six children stand testament to their enduring love. As the eldest prepare to enter the world, Alice, the youngest and most intrepid of the brood, ensures that life at Pemberley never grows dull. Her curious mind and penchant for mischief often prove trying, but never more so than when her father follows her down a mysterious rabbit hole, disrupting his orderly world in ways never before imagined.

A treat for the young and the old, Darcy in Wonderland is both an adventure and homage to two of literature’s greatest minds.
First Impressions
In Pride and Prejudice Fitzwilliam Darcy begins his relationship with Elizabeth Bennet with the words: “She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present togive consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.” What would have happened if Mr. Darcy had never spoken so disdainfully?

First Impressions explores how the events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel would have transpired if Darcy and Elizabeth had danced together at the Meryton Assembly. Jane and Bingley’s relationship blossoms unimpeded, Mary makes a most fortunate match, and Lydia never sets a foot in Brighton.

Austen’s witty style is authentically invoked in this playful romp from Longbourn to Pemberley.
Holidays at Pemberley
Holidays at Pemberley begins where First Impressions ends, with the marriage Fitzwilliam Darcy to Elizabeth Bennet, and spans the course of Second Glances to conclude their story.

As the Darcys enjoy their first years of marriage, Charlotte Lucas is often invited to join them. Watching as the Bennet sisters, one by one, marry to both outrageous advantage and with great affection, her only ambition remains independence and respectability, stubbornly blind to the virtues of a love match.

Miss Lucas thinks she has found an acceptable husband in David Westover, rector of Kympton and determined bachelor, but he remains oblivious to the implications of befriending a Miss Lucas. It may mean some heartbreak, but if Mrs. Darcy’s pragmatic friend will only surrender to Cupid, she may find wild fantasies do come true, even for ladies dangerously close to thirty.
Second Glances
A year has passed since the conclusion of First Impressions, and the marriages made by the three eldest Bennet ladies are prospering. Expectations are high for the two youngest sisters to do equally well.

Kitty, having excelled in school, receives an invitation to join Georgiana Darcy in her first London season, leaving Lydia to bear the burden of the classroom alone. Will the most forward Bennet tolerate such inequity?

Kitty arrives in London prepared to be happy, but her delight is marred when she finds a most unwelcome gentleman on intimate terms with her hosts. She has met the reckless Sir James Stratton before and would like nothing more than to never encounter him again, but his acquaintance she is forced to endure. Struggling for firm footing amidst the whirlwind of London society, will Kitty be allowed to follow her heart, or will her family force her hand?

Join the reimagined cast of Pride and Prejudice as they pursue happiness amidst the ongoing obstacles of life, love, and interfering relations.
The Madness of Mr. Darcy
The year is 1832 and regrets beleaguer Fitzwilliam Darcy. All he ever cared for has been taken from him: his pride, his sister, and his true love, Elizabeth Bennet. Now, having nearly murdered a man in a fit of rage, he might lose Pemberley, too. More than just his home, his very identity is at stake.

In desperation, he seeks the help of Dr. Frederick Wilson, owner and proprietor of Ramsey House, a madhouse for fine ladies and gentlemen. Is Darcy’s confinement the inevitable end to his tortured descent, or will he rediscover what he lost in the most unlikely of places?
And Who Can Be In Doubt Of What Followed?
Have you ever wondered how Caroline Bingley learned of Mr. Darcy’s engagement to Elizabeth Bennet, what Colonel Brandon did to win Marianne Dashwood’s heart, or who discovered Mr. Elliot and Mrs. Clay in flagrante?

Alexa Adams seeks to answer these questions and more, delving into the details at which Jane Austen only hinted to develop the unspoken underbelly of her six major novels.
Becoming Mrs. Norris
Fanny Price’s Aunt Norris is one of the most despised characters Jane Austen ever created, but how did she become so repulsive?

Becoming Mrs. Norris explores the events that occurred before Mansfield Park, when Sir Thomas Bertram was courting Miss Maria Ward.

This “Twisted Austen” tale was written in honor of Halloween.
Jane & Bingley
In Pride & Prejudice, Mr. Darcy says that Jane Bennet’s “heart was not likely to be easily touched.” What if he was correct?

Written in tribute to Halloween and published serially on Alexa Adams’ blog, Jane & Bingley: Something Slightly Unsettling explores the events of the first volume of Austen’s most beloved novel from the perspective of a far from tender Jane.

Gentle Janeites, proceed with care, lest you find Mr. Bingley’s “angel” has fallen.
Emma & Elton
Few heroines evoke such diverse emotions as Jane Austen’s Emma Woodhouse, for whom readers profess everything from disdain to devotion. In Emma & Elton, Alexa Adams explores what might have befallen the supercilious Miss Woodhouse if she were made aware of Mr. Elton’s affection prior to his proposal.

This short story was first published on Adams’ blog in tribute to Halloween, and though you’ll find no ghost or ghouls gracing its pages, tenderhearted Janeites be warned: here lies “something truly horrid”.