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 »

Jun 192012

Syrie James – I’ll Follow You Anywhere!

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Dear Readers, please excuse our momentary departure from the world of Austenesque novels.  What causes us to leave our favorite sub-genre of literature you ask?  Two words.  Syrie James.

Syrie James, one of my all-time favorite authors, is one of those authors that I will follow wherever they go. Having adored her first two marvelous biographical fiction novels, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and the The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë, I trepidatiously followed her into the world of vampires with Dracula, My Love and Nocturne. But my fears were certainly unfounded, because I thought both of these novels were fantastic, extremely well-written, and not at all too gory. And now, with Syrie James and her son broaching the world of nephilim, angels, and modern-day teenagers, I jump in with no hesitation.

In Forbidden, Syrie James and Ryan James pen a Young Adult novel about paranormal beings, supernatural powers, and forbidden love. Claire Brennan thought she was a normal teenager living a normal life. But between receiving strange visions predicting the future and a mysterious new student that harbors a few secrets, Claire’s school year is going to be anything but normal… Continue reading »

Oct 082011

Does Mr. Darcy Mean to Frighten You?

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Be not alarmed, dear readers, on reading this novel, by the apprehension of its containing anything gory, monstrous, or violent, which might be repugnant to many an Austenesque reader. It is just a tale about a wealthy and illustrious gentleman, who, because of an unfortunate encounter with a werewolf several years ago, spends two days and nights each lunar cycle as a werewolf roaming the forests and howling at the moon near his ancestral home. Oh…and the gentleman just happens to Fitzwilliam Darcy!

Elizabeth got over her prejudice and her pride, now she must find a way to get over the fact that the man she is in love with is a werewolf. Before proposing, Darcy invites Elizabeth to Pemberley, and discloses his secret just before the full moon, giving her a chance to see him as a werewolf and determine whether or not she wants to remain by his side. Helping Elizabeth understand Darcy’s transformation and assuage her concerns are Georgiana Darcy and Anne de Bourgh, who earnestly hope that Elizabeth will consent to being Fitzwilliam’s wife! Continue reading »