Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Blog Tour: Yours Forevermore, Darcy - with giveaway!

 
 
I am thrilled today to be part of the blog tour for the lovely KaraLynne Mackrory's latest release, Yours Forevermore, DarcyMy thanks must also go to Jakki of Leatherbound Reviews for asking me to be part of this tour.
 
 


Hello readers! It is a pleasure to be here at Laughing with Lizzie and my dear friend Sophie.  I am so pleased to be stopping here on my blog tour of Yours Forevermore, Darcy.
 
Here is a little bit about my book:
 
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy has a secret. The letter he presented to Miss Elizabeth Bennet after his ghastly proposal is not the only epistle he has written her. In this tale of longing, misadventure and love – readapted from Jane Austen’s dearly loved Pride & Prejudice - our hero has learned a powerful way of coping with his attraction to Miss Bennet. He writes her unsent letters. The misguided suitor has declared himself, and Elizabeth Bennet has refused him, most painfully. Without intending for these letters to become known to another soul, Mr. Darcy relies on his secret for coping once again. However, these letters, should they fall into the wrong hands, could create untold scandal, embarrassment and possibly heartbreak. But what happens should they fall into the right hands?
 
Delicious, yes?  Oh Darcy, you romantic fool – what scrapes will your habit get you into now!  Today I present to you an excerpt from the book.  It is from the prologue and actually takes place two months into the storyline.  Shall we drop in on Darcy post Hunsford and see how he is coping?
 
“Yours forevermore, Darcy
 
Darcy rubbed his face while he waited for the ink to dry. Groaning, he folded the missive then addressed and sealed it. It was to her—always her. Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Unfortunately, he was never to send her this letter or any others he had written her. It had begun as a cathartic activity for him to write to her. Whenever he had felt overwhelmed by his feelings, he would pull out a fresh sheet, address it to her, and write them down. Then, just like all the others, to finish it off, he would write her direction and seal it. Knowing that she would not receive it did not deter him. And now it had become a compulsion of sorts.
 
Looking at the letter sitting upon his desk, he laughed humorlessly for being so ridiculous. It was one thing to write to her. It was quite another to complete the process by preparing it to post. But in his mind, those final steps made him feel he was sealing his feelings away. The Darcy crest stamped into the hot wax was an ultimate statement that he had purged those feelings within him. Standing, Darcy went to his bookshelf, removed a large tome, and brought it to his desk. The volume had been hollowed out long before he assumed ownership of it from his father. His father had used it as a secret hiding spot for important documents. But Darcy had since installed locks on his desk, so for years the tome had no purposeuntil some many months before when he first met one Elizabeth Bennet of Longbourn and began to write. Now it held all his letters to her. Despite their innocuous nature, he was loath to part with any of them.
 
Tenderly, Darcy placed the latest letter on top the others, closed the book, and replaced it at the corner of his desk instead of returning it to the shelf. He ought to have done so, but was not yet ready to put that much distance, even the extra few feet, between him and this connection he held with Elizabeth. Drawing a deep breath, Darcy pulled his estate book in front of him to look at the agenda for the day. He had a meeting scheduled soon with his solicitor, and it would not do to be so distracted. Glancing down at the date, he stilled. Has it really been two months since Hunsford? Nearly undone again, Darcy allowed his head to drop to the desk. He was still tortured by that day, his terrible words, and the hateful fire in her eyes, haunting him. Worst was the indelible fact that she was lost to him forevermore. He had written her then the only letter he had actually given her. Suddenly, the parting appellation in his most recent letter came back to his mind in full poignancy. His heart might forever be hers but she would never be his. He had accepted these terms, convincing himself that he ought to remember her in love and allow her rebuke to make him a better man.
 
Darcy stopped himself from reaching for another piece of paper. If he wrote to her every time his heart broke, he would be inundated with letters, their words surrounding him like a cage. Somehow, he must conquer this torment and be master under good regulation again. Determined, he began his preparation for the meeting with his solicitor, forcing himself to think of other things.”
 
Enter to win a copy of Yours Forevermore, Darcy and read more of our romantic hero. 
 
 
Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the book.
 
 
Regards,
KaraLynne Mackrory




Author Bio:

KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.

Okay, in all honesty –  KaraLynneMackrory is no newbie to the writing world.  She made her debut as an author at the tender age of 13 when she wrote her first set of bad poetry. Angsty and emotionalteenage-drama filled – they were unbelievable disasters.  Such contributions to the literary world were deemed so terrible that today they are kept behind lock and key to protect others from their awfulness.  As a young adult she steered clear of soap opera drama inspired works and achieved a degree in Social Work.  It was not until her late twenties that she returned to her roots in writing.  Since then she has published three Austen inspired novels so full of romantic sensibilities as to give you a toothache and a grin and hopefully a few contented sighs.  She is thrilled to report that Falling For Mr. Darcy, Bluebells in the Mourning and Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtshipare a mite better than the bad poetry.


 

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** GIVEAWAY - ends Wednesday 23rd September**
 
One lucky winner will receive an ebook copy of Yours Forevermore, Darcy. It is open internationally 

To enter, leave a comment below and the winner will be picked randomly.

Please leave your email address. If you are the lucky winner, I will pass on your email to Jakki who will be in touch.

Good luck! (All giveaway books are ordered at the same time. Therefore, winners from the beginning of the blog tour will have to wait longer to receive their book than winners from the end of the tour. Thank you in advance for your patience.)
 

My thanks again goes to KaraLynne Mackrory for this tantalising excerpt, and to Jakki for setting up this tour!

I wish KaraLynne all the best with this latest release as well as any stories in the future!

 
 


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25 comments:

  1. Hope I win!! Jolynn.Backes@gmail.com

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  2. Sounds interesting and hopefully the letters get into the hands of Elizabeth instead of Caroline, Wickham or Aunt Catherine. Thank you.
    Tollygal55@comcast.net.

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  3. Love the idea of this book. In fact the title had me! I really hope that the letters find their way to Elizabeth so she can see just how much Darcy loves her. I would love to win a copy of this and am so grateful for the chance.

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    1. The title changed a few times during the editing process. I'm glad it ended with one to draw your interest. :)

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  4. So how do the letters get to Elizabeth - is there someone helping Darcy?

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  5. How mortifying for F.D. when he realizes that his stash have been sent to their unintended recipient! GinnaSaisQuoi at verizon dot net

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  6. So that's how Elizabeth received Darcy's letters. Hopefully the servants or whoever receives those missives do not let it be known that she has receives letters from a gentleman not related to her family or her reputation will be in jeopardy.

    evangelineace2020(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I love this story and can't wait to read it again!

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  8. KaraLynne Mackrory is one of my top Austenesque authors and I was checking the Meryton Press site for updates on this book all the time. So excited it is finally out :) Thank you for the giveaway!!!! Lumee23 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! That is a super nice thing to say and I'm flattered!

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  9. I enjoyed her other books, and I would like to enter this give away!
    jcn at CenturyTel dot net

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  10. I was right there with Mr. Darcy from the "get go"! Can hardly wait to read this story! I would love to win a ebook copy ! Thank you for the Giveaway! As always, I look forward to read any new story you've writen !

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  11. Unmailed letters from Darcy to Elizabeth? Sounds like a recipe for much angst and misunderstanding. I can't wait to read it!

    Thanks so much for an opportunity to win a copy!

    Pam
    Pamh5230 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Would love to win this one. Love KaraLynne's books.

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  13. I always love it when there are this kind of situations! Secret letters that aren't supposed to be sent, feelings that are so hard to understand... I can't wait to read this book!!

    newyorkgirl82(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. What a deep romantic Mr. Darcy ! Can't wait to read more !

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    1. oops, email is clutterkitty @ gmail . com

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  15. SWOON! I am forever yours Mr. Darcy.
    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. How wonderful, Darcy writing letters. I always found it a shame that Captain Wentworth wrote such a passionate letter in Austen's novels instead of Mr Darcy. This book sounds amazing! :)

    devapajo AT gmail DOT com

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  17. Can't wait to read this novel and find out where these letters end up! Thank you for the giveaway. My email is tdungnvu (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. Oh, I'm so glad readers are enjoying KaraLynne's latest!

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  19. I am eagerly anticipating reading this book. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I have an idea on how the letters get mailed due to this excerpt.
    skamper25 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. I am eagerly anticipating reading this book. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I have an idea on how the letters get mailed due to this excerpt.
    skamper25 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. Sounds deliciously romantic! Looking forward to reading it. I am kymtmd (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful variation. Thank you for the giveaway! Congratulations!! cherringtonmb at sbcglobal dot net

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