Hump Day Hook 14: Pulse & Prejudice - Post Proposal

Welcome to the Hump Day Hook Hop for February 6th, 2013! With this blog hop, each author posts one(ish) paragraph from a WIP or finished book for all to see and - we hope! - leave a comment...

The Dark Jane Austen Book Club has selected Pulse and Prejudice, the vampire adaptation of Jane Austen's classic love story, as their selection for February. Hence, I have chosen an excerpt from that novel for today's hook in case anyone might be interested in joining them in their reading!

This scene (2 paragraphs - sorry!) occurs immediately after Elizabeth has rejected Mr. Darcy's first proposal, and we see his reaction after storming out of the parsonage....


Click for more information and excerpts for Pulse and PrejudiceAgain, Darcy started towards the gate and then halted. He could go back and make her marry him, make her love him. He dismissed the idea in a moment. He did not want her to accept him unless of her own volition. He could, however, erase this entire sordid episode from her memory. No, neither would that do, as she would still harbour such resentment towards him. According to her calculation, his faults were heavy indeed! Even if he were never to see her again, he could not bear to think that she was alive in the world and thinking ill of him. If not defend himself, he must at least explain himself to her.
     Darcy looked back towards the house and, seeing her through the window, squinted at the sight for confirmation. He felt a tug of tenderness as he realized that Elizabeth held her head in her hands, weeping. All caritas evaporated, though, as he recalled her bitter accusations—“Your arrogance, your deceit, your selfish disdain of the feelings of others!” He scoffed and spat out, “Teach not thy lips such scorn, for they were made for kissing, lady, not for such contempt.” He turned away in fury and strode out through the gate and onward towards Rosings.


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About Pulse and Prejudice
 In this thrilling and sensual adaptation of the classic love story, Elizabeth Bennet and the citizens of Hertfordshire know Fitzwilliam Darcy to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man, but they never suspect the dark secret of his true nature.  He is not a man at all – but a vampire.  Learn more....

Comments

  1. I need to read this book! I like Vampire Darcy more and more every time I read about him. Nice hook!

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  2. Sounds like an interesting story! Good hook. :) Thanks for sharing.
    C.

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  3. I seriously need to read this book. I'm totally fascinated by the vampire Darcy concept...you keep hooking me in every single week!

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  4. I am totally in love with Mr Darcy... **sigh**

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  5. Nicely written and another great hook!

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  6. Wow! Powerful hook that reeled me in to wanting much more

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  7. Love his tug of tenderness, as well as his anger. Love Darcy period!

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  8. Love the concept of this entire story. :)

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  9. Vampire!Darcy is a new twist. I'm hooked.

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  10. Someday, I have to take time to read the full book. These snippets I get make me want more!!

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  11. Nice Hook. So...who's the vampire? ;)

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  12. I'll admit - I was a bit suspect of this concept, but I was totally hooked!

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  13. Ooh, such deliciously dark prose, and that is the kind of Darcy I like to see!

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  14. I like vampire Darcy, too. Well, done!

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  15. Another snippet so full of awesomeness. As each week passes, I'm falling in love with this darker rendition of one of my all time favorites. Great job, Colette! :)

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  16. Oh, great hook! I'm so curious to see what else you've done with this story.

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  17. I can see why it's been chosen by the book club.

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  18. This makes Pride and Prejudice infinitely more interesting for me! I love it!

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