Strewn about the prose of Pulse and Prejudice - the paranormal adaptation Jane Austen's classic, which retells the story from Mr. Darcy's point of view as a vampire - you will find references to film, music, and literature I have enjoyed over the years, all of which are listed on the Acknowledgements page.
Ever since Pulse and Prejudice was published last year, readers have excitedly told me the ones they have found and prodded relentlessly to reveal all of the pop culture allusions hidden throughout my novel like Easter eggs.
I am prepared to do so; however, in honour of the 200th Anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, I thought it might be fun to give you, dear readers, the opportunity to find them first.
Hence, at the beginning of the year, in conjunction with Secret Cravings Publishing, we launched:
The rules of the contest are simple: Find the most pop culture allusions within the text of Pulse and Prejudice, and you will win a Fourth Generation iPad with Retina Display! PLUS, if you find 25 of them, you will win a CASH BONUS from an ever-growing Jackpot! There are even prizes for runners-up!
There is no purchase necessary to enter or win, so feel free to borrow a copy from a friend or the library - although I'm sure you will want your own ;) . Just don't use a pirated copy, or you will be disqualified.
But time is running out! Submit your contest entry to: email@example.com by October 31st, 2013.
I have already given away a couple of hints for the two most difficult references - William Faulkner and the film Sideways - and I will be revealing a NEW CLUE EVERY WEEK from now until the end of the contest, so be sure to Follow this blog or "Like" my Facebook Author Page. In fact, I'm going to give you another hint right now!
There are actually several Beatles references throughout Pulse and Prejudice, but the first one appears in Chapter One while Bingley is showing Darcy around Netherfield, and it comes from the song "I Am the Walrus." Did you find it?
For complete contest rules and more information, please go to PulseandPrejudice.com. Good luck - and have fun!
Only open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, age 18 and older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where otherwise prohibited by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING; HOWEVER, ANYONE USING A PIRATED COPY OF PULSE AND PREJUDICE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. For complete contest rules and more information, please refer to the Contest Rules link on PulseandPrejudice.com.
Pulse and Prejudice – A tale of love, blood, and desire; the definitive vampire adaptation of the Jane Austen classic.
This compelling paranormal adaptation of Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr. Darcy, vampire, as he endeavours to overcome both his love and his bloodlust for Miss Elizabeth Bennet.
When the haughty and wealthy Fitzwilliam Darcy arrives in the rural county of Hertfordshire, he finds he cannot control his attraction to Elizabeth Bennet – a horrifying thought because, as she is too far below his social standing to ignite his heart, he fears she must appeal to the dark impulses he struggles to suppress.
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