Monday, 23 November 2020

Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone by Sue Barr - Blog Tour, Excerpt and Giveaway

Book Cover: Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone by Sue Barr
Today I’m happy to be welcoming Sue Barr back to the blog with her latest book, Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone. This book is a Pride & Prejudice variation set in a world where magic exists.

First, I’ll share the blurb with you, and then I’ll hand over to Sue for a bit of a saucy excerpt, and a giveaway opportunity.

Book Description 

She’s the outcast in her family…

Elizabeth knows she’s different from the rest of her family. She has visions and strange dreams and sees things others do not. With the advent of the odious Mr. Darcy and his friends from Netherfield Park, as well as the amiable Mr. Wickham of the _____shire Militia, her powers seem to increase and her greatest fear is that she won’t be able to contain them and will be discovered.

He has eight hundred years of tradition to uphold…

No Darcy has married a non-magical woman since arriving on the shores of England with William the Conqueror in 1066.  However, his kind – Miatharans – are dwindling in numbers. Miatharan magic only flows through aristocratic blood lines, so his strange obsession with Miss Elizabeth Bennet is puzzling as she is not of noble blood. Just a country squire’s beautiful daughter who has him slowly becoming undone.

Fitzwilliam Darcy ~ Undone is available in Kindle Unlimited (Amazon) until Dec 12 when it will be released to other major digital retailers.

Guest Post and Excerpt from Sue Barr

What would Pride & Prejudice be like if Darcy and Elizabeth had a touch of magic in their lives? 

This blog tour keeps getting better and better. I'm so glad to be here and excited to share an excerpt from my latest release: Fitzwilliam Darcy ~ Undone.

I shared an earlier in this tour a scene where Fitzwilliam Darcy, against his better nature, inserted himself into Elizabeth's dream, whereupon they danced the waltz, and he lavished kisses and love bites along the tender area between her ear and collarbone. (Naughty, naughty man) What follows is about Lizzy discovering them and how she tries to reconcile her jumbled thoughts to what did, or did not, happen.

Warning: although this scene is not explicit, there is a remembrance of a somewhat intimate action and may make some readers uncomfortable.

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Book Cover: Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone by Sue Barr
Lizzy’s eyes snapped open.

She was not in the empty Assembly room, but in her own bed chamber next to sweet, sweet Jane. Shades of orange streaked the sky, proclaiming the start of a new morning, burst through the windowpane. Far too soon to arise for the day. Her brow furrowed. She was positive she’d closed the curtains before coming to bed, knowing they would all sleep late after the assembly. However, she had been flustered by the tall man from Derbyshire and may have forgotten.

She drew a shaky breath at the thought of Mr. Darcy. Had her gift now veered to vivid dreams? All because she imagined he’d staked ownership of her. She stood and padded behind the dressing screen to take care of an urgent need and give her face a quick wash. She turned, caught sight of herself in the mirror and froze.

Were those... bruises?

Near her collarbone, small marks had appeared from being suckled by...

No. Not possible.

She leaned toward the mirror, confirming they were real and not smudges of dirt. She sat down on the small chair with a thump.

It had been a dream. That’s all it was.

She groaned and leaned forward, placing her forehead in the palms of her hands. Papa always told her she had an overactive imagination. There had to be an obvious reason for all this. Maybe in her sleep, she’d pinched herself to create the illusion of a lover. That must be it. A man like Mr. Darcy would never deign to make love to someone who was barely tolerable. The hairs on her arm rose when she recalled the Mr. Darcy from her dream saying she was handsome and then promptly whisked her away in his arms to dance the waltz, and other things. Heat filled her body and the memory of him touching her most intimately.

She stood and scowled at her reflection.

“You never danced a waltz with Mr. Darcy and you most definitely did not…” She floundered for words to explain the heady euphoria she’d experienced when he cupped her breast. How her bosom had taken on a life of its own and swelled to his touch. How her nipples had chaffed against the soft material of her chemise, tightening into hard little buds that ached for him to claim ownership with his teeth and tongue. How her blood had turned to molten heat and pooled low in her body, leaving her with a yearning she did not know how to satisfy.

A tiny voice in her head, which wouldn’t be silenced with logic, kept asking, where did the music for the waltz come from? You’ve never heard it before. There was no answer and a strange shiver cascaded over her at the memory of her dream. She crawled in beside Jane and lay there, staring at the ceiling, aching for things she didn’t know she could ache for. Rolling over, she punched her pillow into a different shape and closed her eyes, willing herself to settle. A long half-hour elapsed before sleep claimed her again.

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Author Bio

Sue started writing in 2009 and sold her first manuscript in 2010. Always a reader of Regency romance, she discovered Jane Austen Fan Fiction in 2014 and almost immediately wanted to know – Whatever happened to Caroline Bingley after her brother and Mr. Darcy became engaged to a Bennet sister? From that question, her first JAFF book was launched.

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Buy Links 

Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone is available to buy now in Paperback, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

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Book Cover: Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone by Sue Barr
 Giveaway Time!

Sue Barr will giveaway an ebook of this latest novel to 3 random winners for entire blog tour. Follow the tour and join in the comments to be entered to win. Sue will choose the random winners and announce the winners on social media on December 5. 

Note about comments:  If you have any problems adding your comment please contact me and I will add your comment for you :)

Blog Tour Schedule

Check out the other stops on the blog tour! Remember, you get more chances to win by commenting on the blog tour stops. 

Blog Tour Schedule: Fitzwilliam Darcy Undone by Sue Barr

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13 comments:

  1. Sounds like an exciting story with a new twist in that Darcy can insert himself into her dreams. Wow!

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  2. Lawd, steamy! Yes, please.

    Thanks for sharing, Ceri.

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  3. Congratulations on this newest release. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  4. Sounds interesting! Can’t wait to read it!

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  5. Wow! Did they really meet in a dream? I can’t wvait to find out. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    1. No, they did not meet in a dream. He... ummm.... entered her dream for reconnaissance purposes. Yeah. That's it. Just doin' a little reconnoitering... ;)

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  6. Thank you for the excerpt.
    Intrigued at what is happening and what will soon to happen? how each will figure out the other.

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  7. I would love to read this story so thanks for a chance to win a copy. Right now not having KU as I try to read down the pile of books on my Kindle already...but would not turn away a prize like this.

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  8. I loved this story! I would recommend!

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  9. Ah....Elizabeth and her family must be part of the aristocracy....and Mr. Bennet must be withholding that information....or....Elizabeth may have a different mother/family. I am EXTREMELY intrigued by the premise of this lovely story! I love stories that deal with magic, the paranormal, etc... I can't wait to read this lovely story!!!

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  10. Love the premise and enjoyed the excerpt.

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  11. I have a comment to add on behalf of Eva:

    Oh, my, Elizabeth! Mr. Darcy, what have you done? What happened? I am very intrigued to read the rest of this book. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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