Jun 032013
 

The Proud…and the Prejudiced

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy From Author

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Austen-Inspired Original, Modern-day Adaptation

TIME FRAME: Modern-day

MAIN CHARACTERS: Alice McGuillicutty (Elizabeth), Peter Walsingham (Darcy), Rich Dover (Wickham), Giselle (Jane/Lydia)

INTRODUCTION:

Yes…this is a Pride and Prejudiceinspired novel that takes place on a soap opera set. Yes…there is plenty of melodrama, but it isn’t overdone or cheesy. And, yes…even if you aren’t really into daytime dramas and over-the-top romance novels (I’m not a fan of either myself) you will find much pleasure and enjoyment in this clever and inventive adaptation! I sure did! Continue reading »

Oct 302012
 

Mr. Darcy Vants to Drink Your Blood!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

We all know that Mr. Darcy is fastidious, aloof, and private, but according to Colette Saucier, he has every reason to exhibit these traits. In Pulse and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy is…a vampire. That’s right, he is no longer human – he is immortal and cursed! Mr. Darcy needs to be fastidious because with his blood cravings, extremely cold skin, and abhorrence of human food – Darcy fears others may become suspicious of his unusual habits. Mr. Darcy has to remain aloof because he firmly believes that, due to his condition, marriage, family, love are no longer in his future. Mr. Darcy must guard his privacy because his secret nature, if discovered, would ruin his reputation and his sister’s future…

In Colette Saucier’s vampiric retelling of Pride and Prejudice, readers are able to witness how much stronger Darcy’s attraction to Elizabeth is and how much harder he tries to resist her… Continue reading »