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Mr. Darcy – Bitten – Release and Giveaway by Mary Simonsen — 69 Comments

  1. I have both of your books “Mr. Darcy’s Bite” snd “Mr. Darcy Bites Back.” To be honest when I ordered the first book it was on a whim. I didn’t think I would like it as I generally am not into the paranormal, but you won me over in the first few chapters. ‘Bites Back’ was ordered before I even finished ‘Bite’. Now you have completed the story by going back to the real beginning. Please enter me into the drawing for “Bitten”!!!

  2. I have several of your books – P&P variations and from the Patrick Shea series – and they are always a delightful reading. I don’t possess any of the Bitten series because, as another participant said, ‘I generaly am not into the paranormal’, but knowing your style of writing I think it can be a very good experience. Please enter me in the Kindle giveaway. Thank you for your generosity and, specially, for your talent providing us, Austen fans, many fantastic books.

  3. I have read and enjoyed both the book and sequel, and while I am not a fan of the paranormal, I enjoyed them. I am looking forward to reading the prequel.

  4. Mary, I am not usually someone who reads werewolf stories but I have to say that Mr.Darcy’s Bite is one of my favorite books. I have read it several times and will probably read it again. I am looking forward to reading the 2 novellas. I don’t know how I missed Mr. Darcy Bites Back. Thanks for the many hours of enjoyment.

    • Thanks, Maggie. So glad you enjoyed Mr. Darcy’s Bite. It truly is my favorite as Darcy’s being a werewolf allows him to break out of the Regency-era straight jacket.

  5. I have both of the books, and I loved them both. I am not really a fan of the paranormal, but the books transcend being pigeonholed as paranormal stories, so anytime a new Darcy werewolf book comes out, I will be lining up to buy it. I am rather tired of vampires, and I hate zombies, so all that is left is a good werewolf story. And I will never say no to a good ghost story, despite having lived in three haunted houses, and a brief stay in a haunted hotel room. Darcy is such a romantic hero, that I don’t care that he is a werewolf. He is still Darcy, and I love him. My own Mister Darcy enjoyed the stories, and I am sure we will enjoy the prequel as well. Good luck to everyone in the contest, but I am on my way to Amazon to get my copy. Who wants to wait?! The only question is of my husband will swipe my Kindle and get started before I do.

    • Hi Mari. Thank you for your kind words, and I love the fact that your husband enjoyed the stories as well. You’ve lived in 3 haunted houses! Yikes! I’m a real wuss when it comes to things like that. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed my stories.

  6. So with all the disadvantages of Darcy and Elizabeth coming together they both have to contend with him being a werewolf – you are making life difficult for them

  7. I’m not normally a fan of this genre but I took a chance because I had enjoyed your other books and I’m glad I did! Wonderful stories!

  8. I have “Mr. Darcy’s Bite” and would love to read the sequel AND the prequel. 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  9. I have all three but have not yet read Bitten (in my TBR pile). I just wanted to once again thank you for writing. I also have 2 Patrick Shea’s waiting for me to read! Like others, I thought I was not a fan of paranormal, but when you add Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth, I seem to be hooked every time. Please keep writing!

    • Thanks, Kelli. I hope you enjoy it. I really enjoy writing about werewolves. I’ve seen them in the wild, and I’m a big fan of lupines.

  10. As so many others have said, I am not a fan of paranormal in JAFF. But when you convinced me to read the first one stating that it was really more of a love story I BIT and then bought and read the second one also. So count me in on this drawing. Oh, BTW: yours are the only paranormal ones in JAFF that I have bought and read…no vampires nor zombies for me. Thanks for the chance. And if I am not so lucky as to win, you may be assured that I will buy this third one.

    • Sheila, You have been so supportive of my efforts, I really and truly appreciate it. The serialization ran last Sept. and Oct. It’s a busy time for a lot of people. I took it off Austen Variations b/c it needed to be cleaned up, and then I decided to publish it after hearing from several readers.

  11. Mr. Darcy’s Bite and Darcy Bites Back are two of my favorite werewolf stories. Sounds like I differ from most of you – I love werewolf stories, time travel stories, body switching stories, but, like many of you, no vampires or zombies. Just finished re-reading Another Place in Time, by the way, and I’m looking forward to reading Bitten.

    • Hi Leslie. Thanks for your support, and I’m so glad you enjoy my stories. Another Place in Time is one of my favorites b/c I get to go back to the Regency, but with toilet paper!

    • I do like time-travel books also and with the Zombie movie coming out next year I am pondering if I should read that book. Anyone read it?

  12. Don’t enter me in the giveaway as I already have all three installments. I do like a bit of paranormal mixed with my JAFF, being the geek that I am with respect to sci-fi/fantasy etc. but vampires and zombies do absolutely nothing for me. Werewolves are different, as they always seem so alive. If I were a fan of the Twilight series, I’d always be Team Jacob rather than Team Edward.

    Like Sheila, I’m wondering how I missed the serialised prequel on here.

    • Hi Anji. Thanks for your support, and I am very pleased that you enjoy my books. The serial ran last Sept. and Oct. That’s a busy time for many people. Happy to hear you will have a chance to read it now.

  13. Hi Mary,

    Please enter me into the drawing for the set of Darcy werewolf novels. I’ve read nearly all of your books, having finished “Behind Pemberley’s Walls” recently. I’m also quite fond of “Darcy on the Hudson,” “Another Place in Time,” and “Captain Wentworth Home from the Sea.” I do enjoy paranormal stories, although I’ve not delved into the world of werewolves yet.

  14. I have really been wanting to read these…mostly because although werewolves aren’t my thing, I have so enjoyed your other variations that I knew that you’d handle the paranormal with insight and compassion.

    Congratulations on the publication of the prequel, and I’m crossing my fingers in hopes of winning a Kindle copy!! 😀

    Warmly,
    Susanne 🙂

  15. I am ashamed to admit it but i went back in my mail box and there are a LOT of e-mails I never opened…and didn’t delete from last fall. I remember I was traveling to Washington state in November and then had company over Christmas and with baking for the holidays…well you know how it is. But I still didn’t see a blog about any werewolves or bites or Bitten????

    • When I decided to do an e-book, I took the chapters down from Austen Variations, but they were up for at least 6 months. Sounds as if you were very busy last fall.

  16. You know that I’m always anxious to read anything you write, and since I am a Wolff, especially anything to do with Darcy being one! I have loved the last two! I can’t wait to read the prequel!

  17. I love paranormal, scifi and fantasy! Combine that with JAFF and I am in reader heaven! How did I not know about any of these books? I’ve read and enjoyed many of your other variations. Thanks for sharing the excerpt here as well. I would love to be entered into the drawing.

    • Hi Kimberly. You are entered into the drawing for the 2 novellas, but you might want to take a look at Mr. Darcy’s Bite for $2.99. I never know when Sourcebooks will end a sale. Thanks for your kind words. Mary

  18. You write werewolf Darcy well and I am excited to read more! Of course I also enjoy your other variations, mystery series and more. Thank you for the giveaway.

  19. I have both books as well, and many others that you have written. I can even remember the comment my daughter made to me after we had read, “Mr. Darcy Bites Back” about the snoty lady that was also a werewolf. She said she felt sorry for her because, with her being a werewolf, she probably couldn’t ever be a mommy.

    • Lois, I remember you told me about your daughter’s comment, and I have to admit, it never occurred to me that the female cannot become a mother. But if there is anyone who shouldn’t be a mother, it’s Nell. This is a perfect example of the importance of reader feedback. Thanks for commenting.

  20. I would love to win your novels! The Patrick Shea novels are my favorites and I really enjoy your writing. And really $2.99 is such a good value I think I need to update my kindle! Thank you and please keep writing!

  21. Congratulations on your prequel. I greatly enjoyed the other two and look forward to reading this new release. Not being a huge fan of the werewolf genre, my intrigue with these stories instead remains with reading of love overcoming obstacles and you have done a spectacular job of achieving this for Darcy and Lizzie. I also hope you will be writing a 4th so we know how Elizabeth does on her first foray as a she-wolf and because I dearly want to know what Darcy’s reaction will be to Elizabeth’s deed. I will sign off wishing you a Happy a joy-filled All Saint’s Day.

  22. Congratulations on the new book that I remember your posting about before. Reading your post here, I wanted to say that I have really enjoyed the werewolf-themed variation, and recall that I really like Mercer- who has been an awesome valet in every variation.

  23. All the best with the new book! I have read both ‘Mr Darcy Bites’ and ‘Mr Darcy Bites Back’ and I enjoyed the premise very much, in the Bites Back book particularly 🙂

  24. I find it intriguing how many werewolf/vampire Darcy variations have been written, and even more so that I enjoy them when that’s not usually my thing!

    Pleased to see a prequel to Mr Darcy’s Bite. Not sure if I should try and read that before finding Mr Darcy Bites Back.

    PS Sorry to read about your blog difficulties. At least there are other avenues these days 🙂

    • Hi Sarah. I would read Bitten before Mr. Darcy Bites Back. Hope all is well Down Under. We’re still having summer weather in Phoenix. I’m so ready for fall.

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