As Mr. and Mrs. Darcy were visiting New Orleans, albeit in 1816, I requested from a certain Doctor if he would be good enough to allow Mrs. Darcy to join him on his next venture to the present so that she might provide us some insight on the trials and tribulations of being married to a vampire.
Elizabeth Darcy (née Bennet):
I am delighted to be here in the 21st Century, as I may never have another opportunity. It is an honour to be invited on this blog tour, although I confess I am not quite certain what a “blog” is! I shall own that I possess a fondness for books, yet I am rather surprised to discover not one but two novels devoted to my husband. I suppose there could not but be curiosity to know how it is to have an husband who is a vampire! As this will not be seen for two hundred years, I find no harm in relating some of the more trying aspects in my marriage. Because Mr. Darcy is immortal, he may someday come across my list and think it exceedingly diverting!
Twelve Worst Things About Being Married to a Vampire
1. He stays out all night hanging with his vampire friends.
2. One may not have mirrors in the foyer or the parlor to check her appearance when receiving callers.
3. As to callers, one may have to defend her husband to a Lutheran dwarf. (Sparkle indeed!)
4. Because of his supernatural strength, he keeps ripping his wife’s bodices.
5. One can never be terribly sure whether he has mesmerized her, and what he did whilst she were entranced!
6. One may embarrassed when her friends see his “love bites” on your neck.
7. Sometimes when drinking, say, a dear Amarone della Valpolicella, one may pick up his wine glass by mistake and drink blood!
8. He is fully capable of murder, although that is not entirely a bad thing.
9. He is unsympathetic about his wife’s fears of being killed whilst riding a horse.
10. His hands are always freezing!
11. When the fruits of bloodletting are not available: Mutton, for dinner, far too often. (How I long for a grapefruit!)
12. He is so preternaturally attractive, with his predacious grace and a feral gaze that speaks of hunger and lust, his wife may be overcome with desire even when angry with him.
Although that is not entirely a bad thing.
Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth
The Confession of Mr. Darcy, Vampire
Colette L. Saucier
Genre: Historical paranormal romance
Publisher: Southern Girl Press
Date of Publication: eBook August 8, 2016;
Date of Publication: print October, 2016
Word Count: 80,000
Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique
The Confession of Mr. Darcy, Vampire
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy - elegant, dark, brooding...vampire. In Pulse and Prejudice, the definitive vampire adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic, the Master of Pemberley reveals his haunting tale of unquenchable desire and forbidden love.
His story continues in Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth, the lurid, lusty sequel to Pulse and Prejudice, as death shadows the newlywed Darcys from Pemberley to the parlors of Regency London to the courtyards of Antebellum New Orleans. As Elizabeth discovers the trials and travails of marriage to a vampire, can Darcy ever believe that she loves him as he is? Or will his jealousy tear them apart?
Note: Pulse and Prejudice is not “fan fiction” but a complete stand-alone adaptation. No prior knowledge of Pride and Prejudice is required for full enjoyment of this remarkable novel.
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PULSE AND PREJUDICE
Crimson drops fell onto the white snow, staining it pink.
Darcy had not intended this—to drink from his wife—when he claimed his prize of a kiss after catching her as they raced through the hedge maze at Pemberley. Elizabeth had actually done surprisingly well in evading him, considering his intuitive abilities; but, of course, he caught her—laughing in his arms, eyes ablaze, cheeks chafed from the cold.
“And now my prize!” As had so often occurred in the span of their brief marriage, his tender kiss had escalated quickly into fervent ardour. The laughter then in her eyes, his wife had taken hold of the lapels of his greatcoat and, falling back onto the snow, pulled him down with her. As their kisses deepened, so, too, had his hunger and desire. He pulled off his gloves and trailed his cold fingers down her face. Untying her bonnet and unfastening her cape, he exposed her neck for his lips and his teeth.
She moaned softly as he drew the blood from her throat, sharing her warmth and her pulse, savouring the rich, metallic taste. He pulled back to watch her, only then noticing that a few precious drops of lifeblood had escaped his embrace and fallen onto the snow.
“William,” she whispered in a half-plea, her hand running over the front of his trousers to convey her intent.
He gazed into her eyes. “Should we not go in? Are not you cold?”
“Cover me to keep me warm.” She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled his mouth onto hers, sharing the taste of her blood as their tongues intertwined.
Darcy pulled at her skirts and brought the hem to her knees. He reached his hand up between her cold thighs to the hot core that drew him in. She gasped against his mouth as he touched her there, but he wasted little time in freeing himself from his trousers and thrusting deep within her.
About the Author:
Colette Saucier began writing poems, short stories, and novellas in grade school. Her interest in literature led her to marry her college English professor, but eventually a love of history encouraged her to trade up to a British historian.
Technical writing dominated her career for twenty years, but finding little room for creativity in that genre, she is now a full-time author of fiction.
Pulse and Prejudice was named “A Most Inventive Adaptation” by Elle Magazine (April, 2016). It was the 1st Place Winner in its category in the 2013 Chatelaine Awards Romantic Fiction Contest and is listed in Chanticleer’s 2013 Best Book Listing. Colette dedicated 15 months traveling to Europe and Britain, researching Regency England and vampire lore and literature, to complete for historical accuracy. It remains faithful to nineteenth century literary conventions and Jane Austen’s narrative to create a compelling, thrilling paranormal adaptation.
Colette was selected a “2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award” Semi-finalist and named “Debut Author of the Year” by Austenprose for All My Tomorrows—now expanded and republished as The Proud and the Prejudiced—which was also chosen Austenesque Reviews “Favorite Modern Adaptation” 2013.
Colette’s romantic thriller Alicia’s Possession was the publisher’s #1 Bestselling Romantic Suspense for 4 straight weeks following its debut in June of 2013 and then again in January, 2014, after being voted a “Top Ten Romance Novel of 2013” (P&E Reader’s Poll). Colette is also the author of the controversial and erotic noir romantic suspense The Widow, an Amazon bestselling new release and Kobo bestseller.
Colette’s latest novel—Book II: The Confession of Mr. Darcy, Vampire—entitled Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth, follows the newlywed Vampire Darcy and his bride Elizabeth from Britain to Antebellum New Orleans. Due to her devotion to historical accuracy, she spent two years researching Creole Society and Nouvelle Orleans in the years following the War of 1812.
A bestselling and award-winning author under multiple pseudonyms, she is currently working on multiple projects including a parody of Wuthering Heights and a children’s book based on the inspiration for the dog Amadeus from Pulse and Prejudice and Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth.
Colette lives in a lakeside community in South Louisiana with her historian husband and their two dogs.