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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Giveaway!!~"Mr. Darcy's Bite" by Mary Lydon Simonsen~ Jane Austen Mash-up!

Genre: Fiction/Paranormal
Available: Ebook and Hardcopy

Ms. Simonsen will be sending a paperback copy of "Mr. Darcy's Bite" to a lucky winner!
This giveaway is for US only.
To Enter: Just leave your name & email and  "follow/friend" me on the sidebar.
Giveaway ends on Feb. 29th

Mr. Darcy has a secret...
Darcy is acting rather oddly. After months of courting Elizabeth Bennet, no offer of marriage is forthcoming and Elizabeth is first impatient, then increasingly frightened. For there is no denying that the full moon seems to be affecting his behavior, and Elizabeth's love is going to be tested in ways she never dreamed...
Darcy has more than family pride to protect: others of his kind are being hunted all over England and a member of Darcy's pack is facing a crisis in Scotland. It will take all of Elizabeth's faith, courage, and ingenuity to overcome her prejudice and join Darcy in a Regency world she never knew existed.

Who Is Ms Simonsen:
Mary Lydon Simonsen is the author of two Regency Austen re-imaginings, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy and A Wife for Mr. Darcy, and a Jane Austen historical romance, Searching for Pemberley, which was acclaimed by Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and RT Book Reviews. She is well loved and widely followed on all the Jane Austen fanfic sites, with tens of thousands of hits and hundreds of reviews whenever she posts. The author lives in Arizona. 

The Dame's Take:

Dear misbegotten Darcy has a dilemma.  He's been infected by a werewolf and has the misfortune of howling and prowling the grounds of Pemberley at every full moon.  What a horrible prospect for his bride-to-be, and what a horrendous burden of guilt!  He knows he must inform poor Elizabeth Bennet so she can make a decision whether she will marry the night creature he sometimes becomes, or not.  And, he must ask her to take dangerous risks on his behalf.  Such issues tax a gentleman's heart and mind!

Enlisting the kindly help of his sister Georgiana, along with others of the Austen crowd familiar to those who love her books, Darcy quietly and efficiently brings Elizabeth into the knowing fold.  But can she learn to love and accept a dark and gruesome were?  It's certainly not what she bargained for...

Mary Lydon Simonsen is a crafty author whose tongue-in-cheek prose gives us a lively and fun trek into the adventure of these Jane Austen characters as they slip the light paranormal.  I love her brilliant mind and her wit.  I also love her ability to maintain the true character of these special people of Miss Austen's while adding such a strange conundrum to the mix! 

This is a fun and beguiling book.  It's one any of those of you who love an Austen mash-up will find extremely well written. Miss Austen's beloved characters have a romp that's sometimes serious and sometimes humorous.  Not a heavy book, but a captivating paranormal for a stormy night.

5 stars

*In additon:   
 Ms Simonsen's newest book is: "Becoming Elizabeth Darcy"
 Here's a summary:

In 2010, American, Elizabeth Hannigan, suffering from the swine flu, falls into a coma and wakes up in the bed and body of Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Beth soon realizes that the only way back to her life in the 21st Century is through the master of Pemberley, Jane Austen's Fitzwilliam Darcy. But first she must discover the dark secret that brought her to Pemberley in 1826 in the first place. Becoming Elizabeth Darcy is the story of love, loyalty, and loss, where a very modern woman is called upon to resolve the problems of Jane Austen's most beloved couple. If you loved "Lost in Austen," you will enjoy the time-travel novel, "Becoming Elizabeth Darcy."
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Deb- this sounds like a "must read"! Thanks for the chance to win a copy :) compgurl98 @ yahoo.com


This book looks really interesting! Mr. Darcy, a vampire! Mwah ah aha haaaaa
Jessica Magill- jessicamagill@gmail.com


What a wonderful book! Never thought I would care for paranormal or mash-ups, but Mary Simonsen made be a believer! :) Did I say this is a great love story between Darcy & Elizabeth? *sigh*


This is a great book and Id love to win it!

monicaperry00 at gmail dot com

Shanna Sandmoen

this looks really different...

shanna ssandmoen@yahoo.com

Mary Simonsen

Sorry, Deborah, I missed this post. Thank you to everyone for stopping by and commenting.

Mary Simonsen

I forgot to say thank you for your wonderful review. Thank you!!!!!!!

Nina Benneton

I like Mr. Darcy's skin to be smooth, always, and not too furry. But Mary Simonsen's wit and her writing, as you said, makes me want to howl at the moon, wishing Mr. Darcy's bite would come my way tonight.

Bleu Tulips

Must add this one to my growing list of Austenesque reading! Winning a copy would be wonderful. :D


Rita Watts

I can't wait for your new book!!!! Ohhh...how creative you are! When is it due?


Mary Simonsen

Rita, The new book, Becoming Elizabeth Darcy, is already available on B&N and Amazon.

Mary Simonsen

Deborah, I am signing up on behalf of Jan Ashe who had difficulty commenting. Please contact me if Jan wins. Thanks. Mary


Intriguing! I'd love to win this!

Mary Simonsen

Hi Deb. I'm leaving a comment on behalf of Robin Helm who was unable to do so. If she wins, please contact me. Thanks.

Janet T

I have read this book and did enjoy it. The author does a great job with the wolf characteristics! I felt deeply for Mr. Darcy and his dilemma and for Elizabeth. The burden was difficult but brought out the protective nature in all who loved our dear Mr. Darcy.

Laura Hile

This book comes highly recommended. I'd love a chance to win!

Thanks so much for the opportunity,


elizabethelliotami AT gmail.com


so need to read this one!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!

cyn209 at juno dot com


I'm a huge fan of Mary's writing, and this book is one of my favorites. It's Jane Austen with just a hint of the fantastic. I couldn't put it down.

Mary Simonsen

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Valentine's Day giveaway. Congratulations to Rita, the winner.

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