Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Release! PRINT: Confession of Mr #Darcy, #Vampire Book II~Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth

Greetings, dear readers, and Happy Halloween!

What an amazing weekend! Had an incredible time at the Louisiana Book Festival on Saturday! (Sold OUT of The Widow - even my own copy!) It was great to see so many repeat readers who had to search to find me... The Saints won on Sunday, and today is the Official Release of the hardback edition of Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth~Book II: The Confession of Mr. Darcy, Vampire!  (By the way, today is the LAST DAY the eBook versions are on sale for only $2.99!)

If you haven't read Book 1: Pulse and Prejudice, it is now available in paperback, in addition to eBook, audio, and hardback.

About Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth:

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. Song of Solomon 8:6 

In this lurid, lusty sequel to Pulse and Prejudice, 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?

"What happens after the happily ever after is explored well here, as is the character growth for the couple, paired with an intense vampire hunt through the dark streets of New Orleans. The author painted details of the place, the society, the social norms, and characters of the times. A passionate, soul-searching, and dangerous journey of the heart awaits them."
Sophia Rose, Delighted Reader Book Reviews

"Elizabeth and Darcy's life after the wedding is anything but dull: passion, love and sex but also jealousy, love triangle, arguments and blood, a lot of blood.  A vampire Darcy with the love of his cursed life gets to know the green monster of jealousy and the result can be very steamy.  Colette Saucier knows how to solve a fight with your hubby!"  Ana Darcy, My Vices and Weaknesses (Read full review)

"Dark, bloody, and savage all, as vampires wreak havoc or as, at times, Darcy expresses his desires and yearnings towards Elizabeth or even as he acts out to protect her. The end is one of deep drama--one which will stay with me in dreams and thoughts as it causes such angst for our couple."  Sheila Majczan

"After taking the plunge into this dark and haunting world, I am bloody thrilled to say that I just loved this sequel! The story examines the beauties and frailties of Darcy and Elizabeth’s love and devotion to each other while folding it into a world filled with gothic danger. It is action-packed and left me turning pages rather quickly, while at the same time being filled with well-developed characters whose inner turmoils make the reader empathize with each of their own plights."
C.A. Pepe, Just Jane 1813 (Read full review)

"The book is action-packed but also has fully-developed characters, and it convincingly creates a world of love and beauty as well as gothic danger.  There’s plenty of angst, and it’s not all due to external forces; they both are battling internal struggles, as well. There is no predicting which direction the story is going to veer, and it delivers numerous surprises. It was hard to put down once I started reading."   Debbie Brown, BrownSound Music

"I have been trying to find the words to describe how I felt, reading the second book in this series by Ms. Saucier. All I can think to write is, absolutely brilliant! She out did herself with this second story! To keep Darcy and Elizabeth so true to form and adapt it to the Vampire theme, was unreal. Simply brilliant writing."  Claudine Dimuzio

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Book Tour: Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth Book 2: The Confession of Mr #Darcy, #Vampire! #Giveaways #Sales

Greetings, dear readers!
I decided that, as I am having a blog tour for Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth, and I also happen to have a blog, I might as well participate as well!  Not only are there GIVEAWAYS, but also the eBook version of Book II: The Confession of Mr. Darcy, Vampire, is on sale for 40% off throughout October! (That's only $2.99 US!)  The print version will be available by the end of the month.
PLUS - Book 1: Pulse and Prejudice is now available in paperback with a special introductory price of $13.50 - $4.50 off retail! It's available from Amazon, which is great if you have free shipping, or through Southern Girl Press for a dollar less, but then you pay for the shipping.
So, without further ado, here is the blog tour post; HOWEVER, I have a special excerpt for you!

Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth
Book II: 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

ISBN: 978-0-9969974-0-9
ISBN: 978-0-9863718-8-2
ASIN:  B01K3DP652

Word Count: 80,000

Cover Artist: Dawné Dominique

Book Description:

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?

Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth On Sale Throughout October for $2.99

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Also Available Book I

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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Excerpt from Dearest Bloodiest Elizabeth:

In this scene, the newlyweds are settling into married life; and Elizabeth tries to make accommodations for Darcy's condition...

Elizabeth stood from the dining table and retrieved a bottle that had been secreted away in the cabinet of the sideboard. A lump formed in Darcy’s throat and a rock in his stomach as he watched his wife pour the dark red, viscous liquid into his wine glass.
“What is this?” he struggled to say.
She blinked back her confusion. “It is blood.”
“I know what it is,” his voice low and stern. “What are you doing with it?”
She still stood beside him, the amber coloured bottle in her hand until he wrenched it away from her and set it down on the table with a thud.
“I…I got it from Rivens.”
“Rivens. I knew he was hiding something.”
She sat back down and roused confidence to her voice. “Do not blame him. I asked him for it. I thought we could… dine together.”
Darcy resisted the urge to throw the glass across the room. He sat in silence for some time before he could master his emotions and comprehend that she had done this—all this—to please him, to make his situation more comfortable. She would not understand how the stark evidence of his condition sitting on the table before his wife filled him with disgust.
He hoped he could maintain civility in his tone. “Elizabeth, I understand that you intended no harm.” Still unable to face her, he saw the tension straighten her posture in his peripheral vision. “However, I do not want you to be involved in this part of my–” When he could find no appropriate word, he settled on “–life.”
“Involved!” Elizabeth’s voice rang with anger. “Am I not already involved?” She removed the fichu from her gown, thus exposing the tiny marks he had left on her neck, and forced his attention. “What is this then?”
He met her glare. “That is not the same. That has nothing to do with what I must take for sustenance!” He would kill Rivens if he could.
“Would it be preferable if that were my own blood in the glass?”
Darcy winced and turned away, suppressing the hunger that the very thought aroused within him and fearful he might not be capable of disguising it if he answered.
She sighed and took his hand again. “William, I am your wife; and as your wife, I intend to be involved in every part of your life.”
He stared at her several moments before nodding slightly. She smiled and appeared satisfied as she served food onto her plate. Possibly sensible of his discomfort, she attended her dinner most assiduously and paid no attention when he brought the glass of blood to his lips. He did not drink it down all at once as he was wont to do, averse to her thinking his hunger controlled him.
Elizabeth talked about different household matters, discussions she had had with the housekeeper Mrs. Reynolds that morning, and his wife’s natural affability—in concert with the effects of the blood—relaxed him sufficiently that he finished the contents of the glass in her presence; and he began to accept the soundness of her efforts. He offered her a smile, which she returned, his distress replaced with bliss.
“All right, Mrs. Darcy. This round to you. I will confess to this being the most pleasant meal I have had in some time.”
She laughed. “You make it sound as if we are at odds!”
“Perhaps had I not been taken by surprise. Forewarned is forearmed! Do you have any other changes in store for me?”
“I did want to discuss something with you.” She took a sip of wine, and then another, before continuing. “It is about the staff.”
“As you say, you are now mistress of Pemberley. If you are unhappy with any of the servants, then dismiss them. You need only discuss it with Mrs. Reynolds.”
“No, I am not unhappy with anyone.”
“I fear I do not understand. What is it about the staff?”
“You once told me that there were others…such as yourself…in Northern England. I thought perhaps we might hire some servants from amongst them.”
Darcy pushed back from the table, as if he could distance himself from the unsavoury topic. “No! What do you mean? Why would you suggest such a thing?”
“Pray hear me out. Think of the charade you perform for the footmen with meals. If our footmen were like you—”
Darcy shook his head. “No.”
“—you would not have to pretend. And think of your odd sleep habits.”
“Would it not be preferable to have a staff to serve your needs rather than you having to take such effort in concealing—”
“No!” he yelled and slammed his palm against the table, causing the silverware and Elizabeth to jump. “You go too far, madam! I will not have a household full of revenants! The subject is closed!”
She turned her eyes downward to her plate and then her lap. She raised her napkin to her lips before tossing it on the table. “Pray excuse me,” she said tersely as she stood from the table. “I have lost my appetite.”
Darcy remained seated as he listened to her exit. Too angry to follow, he emptied the contents of the bottle into his wineglass and drank it all at once; then he resisted the urge no longer and flung the glass into the fireplace.

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