Mr. Darcy’s Challenge Launch and Giveaway — 99 Comments

  1. I just finished re-reading Mr. Darcy’s Pledge so I will be ready to read Mr. Darcy’s Challenge as soon as it loads to my Nook. I can’t wait!

  2. CONGRATS, MONICA!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We’re still 40 minutes away from midnight where I am, so the Amazon page for Mr. Darcy’s Challenge is still showing the 24th of Nov., but that’s the beauty of the pre-order button… I can go to sleep and, magically, wonderful books appear on my Kindle when I wake up!!
    I know readers will love Vol. 2 of your series, and I enjoyed getting to listen to Sophie reading a bit of the story. (What a cool idea!)
    Anyway, just wanted to celebrate early and throw some virtual confetti in the air — wishing you a *fabulous* book launch! 😀

  3. What a “novel” idea! (Pun intended!) I am so pleased that the wait is over, Monica. I’ve pre-ordered so am waiting for the clock to tick past midnight so it is released here. The best of congrats to you for the launch.

    Sophie, you are a natural!

    Champagne (only if you are legal age, Sophie), chocolate, and confetti!!!

  4. What a brilliant idea! I couldn’t get the video to work on my phone, the finicky thing. So I’ll have to check it out on a computer. Congrats on another new release Monica, looking forward to reading more frustrated Darcy.

  5. I loved Mr. Darcy’s Pledge and am so looking forward to reading this one, Monica. Would it be going to much OTT to add some fireworks to the confetti, champagne and chocolates already mooted for your launch?

    What a different ideafor an excerpt (would have used “novel” but Joy beat me to it!). Sophie is a natural, isn’t she? Her voice is so well suited to narrating this genre. I forsee a great career ahead of her as an audiobook narrator.

    Good luck with the launch (throws more confetti to catch in your hair!)

  6. Congratulations, Monica!!! I hope you’ve got a glass of something sparkly in hand-if not now, a bit later perhaps! I’m so looking forward to reading your new novel-I loved the last-this has such a beautiful cover too.
    Fabulous reading, Sophie!

  7. Heartiest congratulations to you, Monica, on your newest release. From the blurb, the premise of the story sounds fabulous and I hope Darcy will do the right thing for the Bennet family even though he may or may not be rewarded with Elizabeth’s love and her hand in marriage. I hope he does because we all know Darcy and Elizabeth should be together as both complement each other.

    Monica, I hope you will do a blog tour of Mr Darcy’s Challenge and if so I’ll promote it on my blog. I’m international btw so it’s the e-book for me if I’m lucky to win. Thank you for publishing another Austenesque read that will definitely be in my wish list.

    • Luthien — I’d love to visit your blog — thank you for the offer!

      Well, we all want Darcy and Elizabeth to be happy together, the question is — when. Let’s hope Darcy gets it right in this novel 😉

  8. Congratulations, Monica! To Anji’s & Joy’s celebratory fun let me add balloons!! Loved chapter 2 and Sophie’s voice is perfect for narration of this genre. Are Darcy and Lizzy going to ever stop misconstruing each other? What a pickle! A wonderful story thus far which I already have for my NOOK and Kindle app.

  9. That was brilliant. I loved hearing Sophie read Monica’s story for the excerpt. Congrats to Monica on the new book! I can’t wait to read it.

    Please do not enter me in contest.

  10. I’ve been impatiently waiting for this book to come out so that I can finally read the first one! It’s been sitting on my Kindle (int’l) for some time now…congratulations!

  11. This makes me so happy. When I found Mr Darcy’s Pledge, I had goosebumps. It is amazing. Monica, you are such a gifted writer. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new book!

  12. Beautifully done, Sophie! I’m so proud for you. Monica, this is such good news. Congratulations. Can’t wait to read it. I already have the book so please do not enter me in the giveaway. I just wanted to stop by and ‘take a listen’!

  13. First, congrats Monica!!!

    Sophie, loved your reading ! Excellent job! Monica’ s prose came alive.

    After hearing Chaper 2, the hope from chapter one has been shattered. Not sure how either will redeem themselves !

    Saving money to get the book!!

  14. Badly done, Darcy; badly done! Wonderful chapter, Monica, made all the more charming with Sophie Andrews’ reading of it. Cannot wait to see how Darcy gets himself out of this pickle he has created for himself!

  15. Yeah, I am so looking forward to continuing this story and the wonderful twist it takes. Sophie you are a treasure, thanks for reading this to us. 🙂

  16. What a hole Darcy dug for himself and how wounded his pride/ego must be…twice turned down. I can’t imagine him ever admitting this to anyone, even dealing with it in his own mind. I know his honor will cause him to help Lydia out but will he then disappear from society for months on end, attempting to console his broken heart? I am feeling so sorry for him at the moment.

    Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the additional chapter.

    • Well….I suppose Darcy could always neglect his appearance, get mistaken for a notorious pirate, end up as captain of a pirate ship….oops, sorry, wrong book!

      It’s going to be interesting to see how he digs himself out of this enormous hole, Monica. I just listened to Sophie again and enjoyed her reading even more. I love all her little hand gestures as she reads.

      • I like the pirate idea — Kara’s book is wonderful!

        Sophie’s expressions are great. My husband was convinced that when she was doing Elizabeth she was really laughing, but she was only laughing with Lizzie — I mean she was only doing what Lizzy is supposed to do. Her really is understated but very expressive.

  17. First, Congratulations! Do you think an orchestra accompaniment would add to the celebration along with flowers (peonies, lavender and/or roses)?!

    Loved Sophie’s reading of Chapter 2 and her expressions as she did so! It just all added to the story. Have been looking forward to this book after reading ‘Darcy’s Pledge’. Thank you for the giveaway!

    • Oh, gosh, now it’s getting really elaborate! But yes, I remember we did decide flowers would be in order so absolutely, we need them. I suppose if there’s an orchestra we’ll have to clear the floor for dancing. That should be fun 🙂

      Glad to have you here as part of the celebration, Carole!

  18. Loved “Mr. Darcy’s Pledge” and can’t wait to read “Mr. Darcy’s Challenge.” Thanks for the excerpts and for the great giveaway!

    • Evie — which part did you find funny, exactly? Humor? I’ll have you know this was a very serious episode. 😉

      Just kidding. I’m glad you saw the humor in it, Evie! Lovely to have you here. Any new soaps?

  19. What a fun way to present an excerpt! Sophie’s reading voice is great. I loved Mr. Darcy’s Pledge and am looking forward to reading this one soon. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  20. Congratulations Monica and thanks for inviting us all to the party! I loved Sophie’s reading of the chapter. She added so much emotion and tone, and of course her lovely accent. ;). Clearly Darcy still has some lessons to learn, probably the hard way, knowing him. Looking forward to reading the ready!

  21. Congrats on the new release, Monica! I really enjoyed listening to Sophie reading the excerpt and I can’t wait to read the conclusion to Mr Darcy’s Pledge. Thanks for the giveaway and for writing such delightful stories!

  22. Oh my, what an excerpt! Another rejected proposal for Darcy. My goodness, I feel bad for him! My bet is the third time is the charm. I have to believe that Darcy will do the gentlemanly thing and help out Elizabeth’s family even though he thinks he no longer has a chance with her, just to see her happy.

    What a heart wrentching scene! Looking forward to reading both books in the series now that it’s complete!

    Sophie, you did a wonderful job reading it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I must confess I have Book 1 but haven’t read it so far, however tempting it may be. When a book is part of a series I always like to wait for the next volume. This because if I like the first I don’t have to ‘agonize’ waiting for the continuation of the story. Reading Chapter 1 and hearing Chapter2 realy piqued my curiosity because the hints about previous events and I am more that ready to start my reading. Also your covers are very beautiful and as we say here in Portugal ‘the eyes also eat’. Monica, thank you for the giveaway and, mainly, for your stories and please enter me for an e-book.

  24. Congratulations Monica! Thank you so much for making me a part of your launch – it was a fun, if upsetting!, chapter to narrate! I can’t wait to finish this already amazing story! (Of course, don’t enter me in the giveaway 🙂 )

  25. I really cannot wait to read the rest of this book! I love seeing Darcy so vulnerable and seeing their relationship in a new light – and realizing that even in the original she always had the upper hand as she does in this book too. The reading was amazing, superb job and I hope I win so I can read the rest 🙂 Thank you!

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