Monday, September 30, 2019

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour and Giveaway: Darcy by Any Other Name by Laura Hile

Book: Darcy by Any Other Name
Author: Laura Hile
Genre:  Historical Christian Romance, Regency
Release Date: May 13, 2016

Discover the Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance that has readers laughing in surprise and delight.

For most, this is a glorious evening of music and dancing. But out in the garden two men are arguing, while a ferocious rainstorm swirls round. And then the unthinkable happens: a lightning bolt from heaven strikes. In that instant everything changes.

Jane Austen’s heartthrob hero becomes the bumbling Reverend Collins. Shorn of his fortune, his social standing, and his good looks, Mr. Darcy is trapped in Mr. Collins’ body. And Mr. Collins wakes up to discover that he is master of Pemberley.

Could there be anything worse?

But the inner man is still Darcy. He is in love with Elizabeth Bennet. And now he is living in her house.

If you enjoy a smart, sparkling Regency romp in the classic “Heyeresque” style, then you will love Laura Hile’s Darcy By Any Other Name.  

Click here to get your copy.

WOW, just WOW!! I am just in AWE of how good this book is! I was interested in it due to the Pride and Prejudice take on it. I LOVE Pride and Prejudice and Historical Fiction, so for that reason the book looked really interesting. 

I started reading and could not put it down. I read through this wonderful book in about 4hrs(with a couple of brief interruptions). I really love how the author, Laura Hile, brings a great book like Pride and Prejudice and makes it into a different story and yet keeps the tradition of the classic novel. I really like how the main characters which include  Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins, Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Catherine, Anne de Bourgh, and Caroline Bingley, all come to life in this great book! The storyline of "body swapping" is very intriguing and riveting. My attention was captured by the changes but also that the book keeps the reader suspenseful! 

Laura Hile is a "New to me Author" but I cannot wait to read more of her books! She really has a wonderful writing style and keeps the reader entertained! If you are a fan of Historical Fiction, Regency novels, and a little Suspense, Laura Hile and her book Darcy by Any Other Name is the BOOK to read!!  

My journey as a writer began with the Internet.  And with Jane Austen. How is that for an unlikely combination? I have always loved classic Regency romances. You know the kind – with a dashing, honorable hero and a lovely, intelligent heroine. Delicious banter, unexpected plot twists, humor, and a happy ending. If faith is woven into the story, so much the better. When I discovered an online forum for Jane Austen-related fiction, I was hooked. With Jane’s characters for inspiration, I began writing and posting serialized Regency stories. To keep readers coming back for more, I developed my signature style: intertwined plots, cliffhangers, and laugh-out-loud humor. The comedy I come by in my job as a middle school teacher—there’s never a dull moment with teens! I live in Beaverton, Oregon with my husband.  

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I see that double-take you just did.  Darcy By Any Other Name is a what? A Pride and Prejudice body-swap romance? Seriously? Indeed yes. And it’s a really fun read. I blame my sense of humor. And the fact that I think too much. Here’s the thing: we women are captivated by Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy—we are! Handsome, aloof, and wealthy, he embodies the perfect male. By comparison, the ordinary guy has no chance. (And heaven help the fellow who is plain!) Yet we know that attraction involves more than good looks and a fat wallet. I began to play with this thought. Because Mr. Darcy is also honorable, intelligent, kind, and funny—qualities that transform an ugly man and capture a woman’s interest. The shared smile, the twinkle in the eyes, the finishing of her sentences. These are endearing! These are why we women fall in love! Once the body swap idea showed up, I knew I had struck story gold. Will Darcy-as-Collins capture Elizabeth Bennet’s heart? No, wait! She cannot fall for him because he’s the wrong man—no, the right man! But he’s in that podgy body! She cannot love Mr. Darcy when he’s—ugly! Can she? Ah, but of course she can. Now what? Think of Darcy By Any Other Name as a happy roller coaster ride. And you know what they say about those: “Get in, sit down, and hold on.” Do leave a comment and enter the giveaway. I think you will enjoy this fun, romantic book.

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To celebrate her tour, Laura is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Laura Hile said... Best Blogger Tips

You know what, Kendra? It is easier for me to write guy characters than girls. How strange is that?

Maybe it's because I have no sisters and no daughters, only boys. Three boys -- like you!

They're young men now, but what fun we had together. We even homeschooled until middle school.

Darcy By Any Other Name is immersive and escapist ... just the kind of story I love. I'm glad you loved it too.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review! Thank you for sharing.

Dianna said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how the idea of a Mr. Darcy-centered book makes me smile!

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