Tuesday, January 27, 2015

YOU are Cordially Invited to THE PROUD AND THE PREJUDICED Release and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Birthday Party

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531630117119625Greetings, dear readers!

The Official Release date of the print edition of The Proud and the Prejudice is upon us, launching on Wednesday, January 28th - the 202nd Anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice! To celebrate, we are having an online party on the Facebook Events page from 6:30 until 10:00 pm Central time (so 7:30 Eastern/5:30 Mountain/4:30 Pacific - anyone else will have to do their own math!)

Every 20 minutes
, we will be giving away a special Party Favor to participants, including MP3 Songs, Gift Cards, eBooks from some of your favourite authors including Abigail Reynolds, Monica Fairview, Shannon Winslow, Leslie Diamond, Sally Smith O'Rourke, and yours truly - and of course the beautiful new hardbound edition of The Proud and the Prejudice (which will also be available at a special discounted price!).

Be sure to bring your questions and comments about Miss Austen, writing, books, or anything for a lively discussion! You're on your own for cake and champagne... 

RSVP for the fun by clicking the “join” button in the upper right corner of this event page. And don’t forget to invite your friends!

Handy Reminder: receive a ONE TIME ONLY email reminder about the party on the afternoon of the event so you don’t have worry about remembering the time and date. Click here to opt in: http://eepurl.com/bcv2a5

Please join us for fun, games, prizes, and giveaways!



P.S. Over the last few weeks, I have posted several excerpts from The Proud and the Prejudice, which you can find here in case you missed them.

Pulse and Prejudice

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I’m So Sexy ~ Modern Riff on Pride and Prejudice for My Sexy Saturday


Welcome to My Sexy Saturday!

This week’s theme is I’m So Sexy, and there’s nothing more interesting that someone who exudes sexiness but doesn’t flaunt it. These are those who are naturally sexy, like the girl or boy next door. Or the boss who acts like a nerd. Or maybe one who wears something that makes someone want to strip them bare. Those are the characters we want to read about.

So here is a short snippet from The Proud and the Prejudiced. In this modern twist on Pride and Prejudice, Alice has no idea how "sexy" she is to Peter, but she can certainly feel how sexy he is....

Behind one of these walls in the French Quarter
“Tell me this is real,” Peter said. “Tell me I’m not dreaming.”

“Shouldn’t I be saying that?” The frenzied, ravenous kisses from the alley had transitioned into gentle lips upon lips, which somehow were more intimate.

“After the party, I thought I’d never see you again. I hated how we left things.” As his kisses deepened, he unhooked her bra and slid the straps from her shoulders, then he caressed from her neck down to her elbow.  “I couldn’t 
believe it when I heard you were here. I wish 
I didn’t have to go to Toronto tomorrow.”

Wait. What? When he tried to kiss her, she didn’t kiss back, and she turned her face away. “Oh, no.”

“What is it?”

“The Matterhorn.”


“You want to stick your flag in me!”

“Well, I’ve never heard it called that before.”

She shoved his chest but didn’t even manage to move him a millimeter. God, his chest feels good. “This is a one-night stand. I’m one of your bimbettes.”

“What? How can you even think this is a one-night stand? And why are you always talking about my ‘bimbettes’? I don’t even know what the hell that means.”  She shoved him again. Ugh. Better stop that. 


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Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Make the Perfect Dirty Dry Vodka Martini - Cocktails with Colette

Good evening, dear readers!
http://colettesaucier.blogspot.com/search/label/Cocktails%20with%20Colettehttp://www.karendocter.com/karens-killer-book-bench-the-proud-and-the-prejudiced-by-colette-l-saucier.htmlThe video below will demonstrate how to make the perfect dirty dry vodka martini, so scroll on down if that's all you want.

I usually have a guest join me for Cocktails, but we have been working on a "critical" project at my soul-sucking day job "without enough resources," which means middle management's poor planning is forcing the peons to work a lot of overtime (without compensation). Thus, I have not had the time to entertain.

I have, however, been a guest on Karen Docter's Killer Book Bench with an excerpt from The Proud and the Prejudiced. So I suppose tonight my guest is I! Thus, if you want to know more, I will direct you there because if you leave a comment, you could win a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Click here to read the excerpt and to qualify for the giveaway. (By the way, the hardback is now available for Pre-order directly from the publisher ahead of its release date. Of course, it is already available in all eBook formats for $2.99.)

On Monday, Karen interviewed me about my writing, what I would serve you for dinner, and why a penguin would walk into my office wearing a sombrero. 
Click here (or on the penguin) if you missed it.

And now, "How to Make the Perfect Dirty Dry Vodka Martini." (I kind of slosh it at the end....sorry.)