Friday, April 30, 2010

First Impressions and The Darcy Cousins Giveaway

On this last day of April, I am offering one last giveaway in honor of the release of my first book, First Impressions: A Tale of Less Pride and Prejudice. Over the past month, these giveaways have revealed all kinds of information about the book: secrets I had jealously guarded until now. Earlier this week, I introduced my Georgiana, a rather outspoken young lady, who becomes her brother's confidant as he struggles with his feelings for Elizabeth. So my last question, calling upon all your faculties for conjecture, is if you were Georgiana, what arguments would you employ to convince Mr. Darcy to pursue Elizabeth?  I used five, and each you can correctly guess will gain you an entry, as will tweeting or posting about this giveaway (please be sure to let me know if you do so!). Please keep in mind that in my story, there is no rejected proposal at Hunsford, so Darcy has not had the benefit of Elizabeth's perspective on his concerns. Leave your comments, including your email address, before 12:00 AM EST on Wednesday, the 5th of May for a chance to win either a signed copy of First Impressions, or my second copy of The Darcy Cousins by Monica Fairview, which I accidentally added to my cart in my excitement to order this book. I reviewed it earlier this week (read the post here) and found it highly satisfying. This is the descrption from Amazon:

A young lady in disgrace should at least strive to behave with decorum...

Dispatched from America to England under a cloud of scandal, Mr. Darcy's incorrigible American cousin, Clarissa Darcy, manages to provoke Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Collins, and the parishioners of Hunsford all in one morning!

And there are more surprises in store for that bastion of tradition, Rosings Park, when the family gathers for their annual Easter visit. Georgiana Darcy, generally a shy model of propriety, decides to take a few lessons from her unconventional cousin, to the delight of a neighboring gentleman. Anne de Bourgh, encouraged to escape her "keeper" Mrs. Jenkinson, simply...vanishes. But the trouble really starts when Clarissa and Georgiana both set out to win the heart of the same young man...

Thank you to everyone who has participated in these giveaways and good luck to this week's entrants. As always, I look eagerly forward to reading your comments!


  1. if you were Georgiana, what arguments would you employ to convince Mr. Darcy to pursue Elizabeth?

    1)Elizabeth is a honest and direct woman.
    2)She's beautiful and knows how to correctly behave.
    3)Georgiana tells his brother she can see he's already in love with Elizabeth.
    4)It doesn't seem that Elizabeth has no sort of feelings for him. So he has a chance.
    5)Georgiana likes Elizabeth sooo much and would like to have a sister.

    I hope something is right! :P
    Thank you!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @

  2. Hi Giada. Thanks for entering! If no one else does, you'll get BOTH books, regardless of your response! This one was a real stab in the dark, I know, but your answers are great. Thanks for indulging in this exercise in conjecture!

  3. Well, let me think of a good reply.

    1) Georgiana can see that Elizabeth is attracted to him even though Elizabeth does not know it yet.
    2) Georgiana can see her brother's suffering in his love for Elizabeth and want what his heart truly desire.
    3) Elizabeth has a good heart and not afraid to speak up what is right and wrong.
    4) Georgiana admires Elizabeth's courage to converse with ease and not afraid to admit her mistakes.
    5) Elizabeth is affectionate towards her loved ones and sisters and will do anything in her power to protect them from getting hurt.

    Thank you alexa for organizing this contest.


  4. Hi Luthien84! Those are great guesses, all showing your knowledge of the characters. Thanks for entering and good luck!

  5. Alexa I would love these quizzes even if there were no giveaways! I can't wait to know the right answers. :)