Dec 262010
 

What if Mr. Darcy Was Already Promised in Marriage?

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

With four Pride and Prejudice related novels published in the last two years, it is unmistakably clear that Enid Wilson is an ardent fan of Jane Austen’s beloved masterpiece. For those of you unfamiliar with Ms. Wilson’s novels, they take Pride and Prejudice on an alternate course and are sometimes infused with paranormal elements or steamy rendezvouses. Whether battling demons, thwarting diabolical schemes, or escaping evil spells, Ms. Wilson always takes her readers on an engrossing, stimulating, and slightly twisted adventure with Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

In Fire and Cross the story opens with Darcy’s father promising his son (who is eight years old at the time) in marriage to an unknown baby girl in possession a garnet cross. At his father’s deathbed many years later, Fitzwilliam Darcy learns that his father’s final wish is for him to find the now young woman in possession of a garnet cross and honor the promise made by marrying her. His father’s promise of marriage is a source of irritation and resentment for the fastidious and particular Fitzwilliam Darcy. Especially when he discovers that there are two women of his acquaintance in possession of a garnet cross and that neither of them a desirable match! Which woman owns the real cross and which one owns an imitation?

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Apr 252010
 

Angels, Demons, and Austen…Oh My!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Giveaway Win

In this erotically-charged Pride and Prejudice variation Enid Wilson not only turns our beloved story on its ear, she infuses it with paranormal elements and action. Whenever Elizabeth is around Mr. Darcy strange and inexplicable things happen, things that almost seem magical. Elizabeth soon learns the reason why these things happen to her from Michael, a Lost Angel Commissioner who visits her. He explains that she is a guardian angel that accidentally fell out of Heaven or Himins. Elizabeth not only learns that she possess angelic powers and wings but that she will need to return to Himins as soon as she finishes her training on how to be a proper angel. To make matters even more intriguing, Elizabeth discovers that the person that she is supposed to guard, guide, and protect is none other than Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy…

Since she is supposed to be Mr. Darcy’s guardian angel, Elizabeth closely observes Darcy during her stay at Netherfield, and as a result she gains new understanding about his manners and behavior which help her to forgive his proud behavior and ill-fated insult earlier than she would have done naturally. Because of her role as Darcy’s protector Elizabeth is able to ‘hear’ him in her mind when he ‘calls’ for her, almost as if she is able to read his thoughts. When Mr. Darcy ‘calls’ for her while she is at Netherfield tending her sister, Elizabeth is surprised that his ‘call’ has nothing to do with being in pain or danger and everything to do with wanting to capture her in a passionate embrace. While Darcy and Elizabeth don’t have as much pride and prejudice to contend with in this variation they do have to face demons, dark magic, and the intricacy of an angel falling in love with her ward. Continue reading »