Jul 182014
 

Haunting Mr. DarcyPhantasmal and Fantastic!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Author

With over 80 reviews on amazon โ€“ at leastย 60 of them 5 stars, I don’t think you need me to tell you this is one excellent and praiseworthy Pride and Prejudice variation…But I’ll tell you anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haunting Mr. Darcy is brilliant, masterfully executed, and most deserving of all the praise it has received. So far, it is my favorite Pride and Prejudice variation I’ve read in 2014.

Both Darcy and Elizabeth make a wish on New Years Eve and fate surprises them by granting these wishes, but perhaps in a manner they both didn’t expect. After a carriage accident on an icy road, Elizabeth wakes up in Mr. Darcy’s library with some strange new capabilities (and limitations). She believes herself to be in a dream. Mr. Darcy, depressed, dejected, and overtired is able to see, hear, and converse with this vision of his lady-love but attributes it to his long-suffering heart and exhausted mind. Surely he is going mad! Poor Lizzy, tethered to the last man in the world she could ever be prevailed upon to marry! And poor Darcy, his staff and family are really starting to question his sanity! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading »

Oct 282013
 

Mr. Darcy, VampyreBeware…Mr. Darcy is Cursed, Tortured, and Immortal

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Paperbackswap

TYPE OF AUSTENESQUE NOVEL: Pride and Prejudice Sequel, Paranormal

TIME FRAME: Begins the morning of Elizabeth and Darcy’s wedding in October 1802

MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Darcy and Mr. Darcy

WHY I WANTED TO READ THIS NOVEL:

  • I’m much more into vampires and paranormal novels than I was in 2009 when this novel came out (never read any vampire novels until Dracula, My Love by Syrie James)
  • It is the only Austenesque novel by Amanda Grangeย I haven’t read.
  • It is October! I’m in the mood for something gothic and dark. 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 โ€“ he is immortal and cursed! Mr. Darcy needs to be fastidious because with his blood cravings, extremely cold skin, and abhorrence of human food โ€“ 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 »