Our Sexy Man: Mr Darcy - Vampire! Excerpt from PULSE AND PREJUDICE for #MySexySaturday

Greetings, and welcome to another My Sexy Saturday!

We are working our way up to the 100th Sexy Saturday, and it's going to be huge!

This week’s theme is Our Sexy Man!
"This is all about the sexy men in our books. The young ones, the old ones, the middle aged ones, the ones who turn us on like no other. It’s all about the sexy, hot romance they bring to the pages of the books we read and the books we write.
"Again, this theme has no genre, no rules except that the characters we’re talking about are male and sexy beyond all belief."

Now as far as I'm concerned, the only thing sexier than Mr. Darcy is a VAMPIRE Mr. Darcy! But as I discussed in my post Devil in the Details, Miss Austen provided little by way of physical descriptions of the characters in Pride and Prejudice. "Her physical descriptions of characters were as explicit as Jane – beautiful, Bingley – good-looking, Darcy – tall and handsome, Charlotte – plain, Lydia – stout, Mrs. Gardiner – elegant, Mr. Collins – tall and “heavy-looking,” Anne de Bourgh – “pale and sickly.” I believe the most detailed physical description she reserved for Lady Catherine: “a tall, large woman, with strongly-marked features, which might once have been handsome.” Austen never called them blond or brunette nor named the color of their eyes (Elizabeth’s are merely described as “fine” and "dark")."

Thus, in my adaptations, neither do I. Of course, while writing Pulse and Prejudice, I had Colin Firth in my mind the entire time. If you have any doubt, just take a look at this video by Andressa Santos. He can bite my neck anytime!

In the novel, however, I didn't describe him. Especially as 90% of the novel comes from his point of view, what was I going to have him do? Look in the mirror and say, "Damn, I am sexy as hell!" Of course not! He's a VAMPIRE - he can't look at himself in a mirror!

Hence, I have taken this week's snippet from a scene in Volume IV: Beyond Pride and Prejudice from Elizabeth's point of view. This volume is outside of canon, and she and Darcy have just had an argument at a ball. Still, we do not "see" his physical attributes, but he moves with "predaceous grace" - like a panther on the prowl...for her.
Now that's sexy!

Searching for the ladies’ withdrawing room, Elizabeth soon found the bedroom set aside for this purpose. As she entered, a heavy thump resounded from the balcony. She rushed to the open French windows to investigate and nearly fell back in surprise when she found Mr. Darcy there.
She froze for a moment before remembering to breathe. “How did you get up here?”
“I jumped,” he said as he moved towards her, matching each step she took backwards.

“You mustn’t be here. Someone might find us—” but the door shut behind her before she could finish. She was alone with him, a vampire with the strength of ten men. He approached her with predaceous grace, and the intensity of his gaze launched an array of emotions within her. She thought she should be angry or frightened, but instead she felt exhilarated; and the fury, which had burned in her moments before, dissolved. Her pulse raced much as it had done during their waltz, and the memory of being in his arms caused her to blush again.

     She stopped retreating and let him reach her. “Are…are you weaving a spell on me now?” she said just above a whisper.
     He shook his head gently and took her hand. 

I hope you have enjoyed this excerpt for My Sexy Saturday. You can find the story of Mr Darcy, Vampire... Amazon - Print, Kindle, and AudiobookAmazon UK - Print, Kindle, and AudiobookBarnes and Noble - Nook, Amazon CanadaAll Romamce eBooksOmniLitAll eBook FormatsAudiobook Now Available from AudibleAmazon, and iTunes.
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