Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

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by Amanda Grange
     
 

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Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary, gives us something completely new-a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love...See more details below

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Overview

Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary, gives us something completely new-a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love...

Editorial Reviews

Yankee Romance Reviewers
Our author has given us a treasure of culture to please even the most delicate palate, a delicious romance of times gone by and a fantasy world that will surely make you quake in your boots.
— Terra Studer
Booklist
Vampires are all the rage now, so expect interest.
Sia McKye's Thoughts Over Coffee
Ms. Grange skillfully builds the tension and expands the darker thread into danger... I loved it.
— Danzo Sia McKye
Grumpy Dan's Journal
"Mr. Darcy, Vampyre" is truly and step back in time and you would almost think this is a natural progression from "Pride and Prejudice". Fascinating tale!
— Dan Karpf
Anna's Book Blog
A dark, captivating read.
— Anna Lemkau
Becky's Book Review
I opened it and became so absorbed in it that I lost hours of time without realizing it... and without regretting it.
— Rebecca Laney
Grace's Book Blog
Grange creates her own vampire mythology and weaves it seamlessly into the story of Darcy and Elizabeth's early marriage... a really great sequel to Pride and Prejudice.
— Grace Loiacano
Debbie's World of Books
Since I love vampires and Pride & Prejudice I was really curious how this book would turn out. I'm glad to say I am pleasantly surprised by how well it was written.
— Debbie Suzuki
A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
Along with the adventure, it is the enduring love of Darcy and Lizzy that kept me glued to every page, eager to find out what would happen to my favorite couple.
— Bella McGuire
Romance B(u)y the Book
[A] thought provoking and seductively gothic tale...
— Amy Kennedy
The Bookworm 07
[F]un and interesting... the plot had me sucked in from page one.
— Naida Milenkovic
All About the {n}
Full of plenty of mystery, intrigue and adventure not to mention the scrumptious Mr. Darcy - a vampire! This is Austen fan-fiction at its best and required reading for any lover of Pride and Prejudice.
— Nely Sanchez
AustenBlog.com
Amanda Grange has crafted a clever homage to the Gothic novels that Jane Austen so enjoyed... This is an Austen-inspired scary story for Janeites, by a Janeite, done with affection and delivered with a very subtle British wink, and completely suitable for a 21st-century audience.
— Maggie Sullivan
Starting Fresh
I highly recommend Mr. Darcy, Vampyre to those who enjoyed Pride and Prejudice and would be interested in exploring different directions that Elizabeth and Darcy might take, particularly those who enjoy vampire stories along the lines of Anne Rice.
— Gaby Lupus
Maymay's Memos
The description is bountiful and alive.
— Shawn Remfry
A Curious Statistical Anomaly
...a true melding of vampire fiction with a Pride and Prejudice follow on story.
— Gayle Surrett
The Epic Rat
If you enjoyed Frankenstein or a nice vampire story with a Jane Austen twist, then sink your teeth into Mr. Darcy, Vampyre and enjoy its rich detail to traditional vampire lore!
— Celia Pham
Diary of an Eccentric
a fun take on the beloved Austen novel.
— Anna Horner
Leslie's Psyche
Grange did a fantastic job of not only recreating the characters of Darcy and Lizzy but also weaving the history of the original story into the new plot.
— Leslie Gladnick
Peeking Between the Pages
If you're looking to read a good sequel to Pride & Prejudice and you have a fondness for the paranormal, then I suggest you give this one a try.
— Darlene Smoliak
Passionate Booklover
[S]uch a suspenseful story, full of gothic elements, dark secrets and danger!
— Andreea Ghiura
Night Owl Romance
The romance and mystery in this story melded together perfectly... Night Owl Romance Reviewer Top Pick!
Bloody Bad Books
Grange is able to make her vamprye utterly new and different... compelling, heart breaking and triumphant all at once.
— Katrina Hall
The Duchess of Devonshire's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century
She made a gripping story that sucks you in... a very entertaining vampire tale.
— Heather Carroll
Love Romance Passion
Grange has a talent with words and uses this talent to create a believable paranormal filled with stunningly chilling atmosphere and mystery.
— Keira Gillet
Amrchair Interviews
[The] character development is substantial... Mr. Darcy makes an inordinately attractive vampire himself.
— Patty Inglish
Alison's Book Marks
[Amanda Grange] sure knows how to have fun with her reader, and I think she gets it right.
— Alison Skapinetz
Word Candy
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is a clever and well-written in-joke aimed squarely at Austen devotees, and we're confident that Grange's target audience will enjoy themselves.
— Julia LaVassar
Cafe of Dreams
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre is a unique twist on a well known and beloved set of characters created by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice.
— April Pohren
The Book Faery
If you're a lover of classic historical stories, love, and a bit of the paranormal, this book just may be the one for you as Grange ties them together in an interesting manner.
— Farrah Kennedy
Bitten By Books
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre takes up the beloved characters and plot threads of Jane Austen's novel and weaves them into a supernaturally-wrought adventure.
— Jennifer
Horror and Fantasy Books
There's just something about the dark side of fiction that really piques my interest, and seeing this take on a classic work of fiction really makes my day.
— Trish
BookLoons.com
Grange's story is great fun to read.
— Lyn Seippel
Reading with a Bite
Grange adds some interesting and unique elements both to the vampyre story and to the adventures of Darcy and Elizabeth... I fell in love with Darcy all over again.
— Lindsay
The Book Binge
I enjoyed revisiting the world Jane Austen created... a fun sequel to P&P.
— Ames
The Book Girl
Good for any fan of Jane Austen and Pride & Prejudice.
— Carrie Zimmerman
Everything Victorian
I give the book 5 stars for having as its author a woman who writes beautifully, and can step outside the box with her imagination. It is well-told and unforgettable.
— Barbara Davis
My Pride and Prejudice
A fun read with lots of romance, atmospheric prose and pulse-raising scenes.
Star-Crossed Romance
If Jane Austen had written a book about a vampire, this would be it.
— Lynda K. Scott
Read Headed Book Child
Glorious in description.
— Michelle
Minds Alive on the Shelves
A quick, fun read -- it kept the feeling of other Austen novels.
— Lisa Hura

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402240560
Publisher:
Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
818,824
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Amanda Grange is a bestselling author of Jane Austen fiction (over 200,000 copies sold). She lives in England. Sharon Lathan is a bestselling author of Jane Austen fiction (over 100,000 copies sold). She resides in Hanford, California. Carolyn Eberhart is a debut author and member of RWA. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Read an Excerpt

PROLOGUE | December 1802

My dearest Jane,

My hand is trembling as I write this letter. My nerves are in tatters and I am so altered that I believe you would not recognise me. The past two months have been a nightmarish whirl of strange and disturbing circumstances, and the future…

Jane, I am afraid.

If anything happens to me, remember that I love you and that my spirit will always be with you, though we may never see each other again. The world is a cold and frightening place where nothing is as it seems.

It was all so different a few short months ago. When I awoke on my wedding morning, I thought myself the happiest woman alive…

CHAPTER 1 | October 1802

Elizabeth Bennet's wedding morning was one of soft mists and mellow sunshine. She drew back her bedroom curtains to see the dreaming English landscape lying serene and beautiful beneath a soft white quilt. The mist was at its thickest by the river, lying voluptuously over the water, then thinning out as it spread over the fields and pastures before disappearing, wisp-like, into the trees.

The birds were silent, but there was a sense of expectancy in the air. It was as though the world were waiting for the sun to rise and burn away the gauzy veil, revealing the true colours of the countryside, not muted white and grey, but green and blue and gold.
Elizabeth sank onto the window seat and pulled her knees up in front of her. She wrapped her arms around them and her thoughts drifted to the ceremony that was to come. Images floated through her mind: she and her father walking down the aisle, Darcy waiting for her, the ring slipping onto her finger…

She was not the only one to have risen early. Her mother was already awake, complaining to anyone who would listen to her about her nerves, and Mary was playing the piano.

Kitty was calling out, 'Has anyone seen my ribbon?' and Mr Bennet was adding a full stop to his dry reply by closing the library door.

Beside her, Jane was still sleeping.

As she watched the world waking outside the window, Elizabeth thought of the past year and of how lucky she and her sister had been. They had both met men they loved and now, after many trials and difficulties, they were to marry them.

Elizabeth could not remember whose idea it had been to have a joint ceremony but she was glad to know that her sister was to share the happiest day of her life—no, not the happiest, for she was sure that was yet to come—but the happiest day of her life thus far.

As the sun rose and the mists began to lift, Jane stirred. She blinked and then lifted herself on one elbow, pushing her fair hair out of her eyes and smiling her slow, beautiful smile.

'You're awake early,' she said to Lizzy.
'And so are you.'
'Here.' Jane climbed out of bed and took a wrapper from its peg behind the door, then draped it over her sister's shoulders. 'You don't want to catch cold.'

Lizzy took the wrapper and put it on, then she caught her sister's hand impulsively and said, 'Only think, in a few more hours we will be married. I will be on the way to the Lake District for my wedding tour, and you will be on your way to London, to visit Bingley's relations there.'

Jane sat down on the window seat opposite Elizabeth and Elizabeth made herself smaller, to give her sister more room. Jane raised one knee and let her other leg dangle over the edge of the seat, with her foot swinging idly an inch or two from the floor. She looked absently out of the window and twirled one fair curl idly round her finger, then she turned to face her sister and she said, 'Do you wish we were going on our wedding tours together?'
'Yes,' said Lizzy. 'And no.'
Jane nodded thoughtfully.
'I will miss you, Jane, but we need some time alone with our husbands,' said Lizzy, 'especially to begin with. You will write to me, though, won't you?'
'Of course. And you will write to me?'
'Every day. Well, perhaps not every day,' said Lizzy with a sudden smile, 'and perhaps not at all just at first, but I will write often and tell you what I am doing, and you must do the same.'

They heard the sound of footsteps on the stair and they knew it was their mother, who was coming to hurry them into dressing, even though the ceremony would not begin for another three hours. They greeted her with affection, being too happy to worry about anything this morning, and listened to all her anxieties, both real and imagined. They reassured her that Kitty would not cough in the ceremony and that Mrs Long would not steal Mr Bingley for her niece at the last moment—'for I am sure she would be capable of trying,' said Mrs Bennet.
'Mr Bingley loves Jane,' said Lizzy.
Mrs Bennet smiled complacently.
'I cannot wonder at it. I knew she could not be so beautiful for nothing. Now, girls, you must come downstairs.

Breakfast is ready in the dining-room.'
Elizabeth and Jane exchanged glances. They could not face the thought of a family breakfast, with their mother fussing and Mary moralizing.
'I am not hungry,' said Elizabeth.
'Nor I,' said Jane.
Their mother protested, but they would not be persuaded and at last Mrs Bennet went downstairs, calling, 'Kitty! Kitty, my love! I want to speak to you…'

Elizabeth and Jane breathed a sigh of relief when they were left alone again.
'We should eat something, though, even if we don't really want it,' said Jane.
'I couldn't eat a thing,' said Lizzy. 'I'm too excited.'
'You should try,' said Jane, standing up and looking at her sister with affection. 'It will be a long morning and you don't want to faint in the church.'

'All right,' said Lizzy, 'for you, I'll eat something, but only if we don't have to go downstairs.'

Jane swirled her own wrapper from the peg and let it fall round her shoulders, then she drifted out of the room. Elizabeth leaned back against the window and her eyes looked towards Netherfield. She imagined Darcy rising, too, and preparing himself for the wedding.

Her thoughts were recalled by Jane, who returned with a tray of delicacies, and together the two of them managed to make a passable breakfast. They broke off small pieces of hot rolls and ate them slowly, in between sipping hot chocolate.
'What do you think it will be like?' asked Elizabeth.
'I don't know,' said Jane. 'Different.'
'You will still be here, at Netherfield,' said Elizabeth, 'but I will be living in Derbyshire.'
'With Mr Darcy,' said Jane.
'Yes, with my beloved Darcy,' she said with a long smile.

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