Author Topic: Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!  (Read 635 times)  

Offline liafairchild

  • Status: Jane Austen-10011
  • ***
  • Posts: 366
  • Gender: Female
  • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
    • View Profile
    • Lia Fairchild - Author
Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!
« on: June 22, 2016, 02:27:30 pm »
A Rival for Mr. Darcy by Jayne Matthews - A Pride & Prejudice Contemporary Romance Variation is now available on Amazon smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy

~
A Rival for Mr. Darcy

Elizabeth Bennet is finalizing her masters degree in psychology, volunteering, and planning her wedding to the charming and sophisticated Mr. William Darcy. Granville Ackerman, handsome banker and past rival of her fianc, instantly takes to Elizabeth and reveals a secret about Darcy that leaves Elizabeth questioning the foundation of their relationship. Will Darcys rival win Elizabeth over before they get to the altar?

A Rival for Mr. Darcy is a contemporary variation and the first book in this genre for Jayne Matthews (pen name for Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author)
See other works by Lia Fairchild here: http://ow.ly/xmUV0
« Last Edit: August 24, 2020, 12:15:49 pm by liafairchild »
https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                  

KBoards.com

  • Advertisement
  • ***

    Offline Ann in Arlington

    • Super Moderators-5
    • Status: Shakespeare-10010
    • *****
    • Posts: 67210
    • Not a moderator and haven't ben one for a year.
      • View Profile
    Re: Pride & Prejudice Romance Variation
    « Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 04:38:27 am »

    Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

    Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

    KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

    A brief recap of our rules follows:

    --Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

    --We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

    --While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

    --We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

    --Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
    Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

    All this, and more, is included in our Forum Decorum.  Be sure to check it from time to time for the current guidelines and rules.

    Thanks for being part of KBoards!  Feel free to send us a PM if you have any questions.

    Betsy & Ann
    Book Bazaar Moderators

    My Kindles
    Hermoine's Handbag (Voyage)
    Ed's (Voyage Refurb)
    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Pride & Prejudice Romance Variation
    « Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 11:21:45 am »
    Click search inside to read a sample of this unique take on Darcy and Elizabeth.

    http://www.smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Pride & Prejudice Romance Variation
    « Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 06:12:08 pm »
    A Rival for Mr. Darcy is in Kindle Unlimited so you can borrow free!

    Amazon http://www.smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy

    Note: This is a modern-day variation, not exactly true to all characters and similar to the type of story Bridget Jones's Diary is.
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Pride & Prejudice Romance Variation
    « Reply #4 on: May 10, 2020, 01:35:16 pm »
    A Rival for Mr. Darcy is back w/Kindle Unlimited so you can borrow free! Amazon http://www.smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy

    Note: This is a modern-day variation, not exactly true to all characters and similar to the type of story Bridget Jones's Diary is.
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Pride & Prejudice Romance Variation
    « Reply #5 on: July 17, 2020, 07:32:35 pm »
    An excerpt from A Rival for Mr. Darcy, a modern-day variation.

    "Mr. Ackerman. Hello again."
    "Hello, Mrs. Bennet. I saw you walk out and hoped to have a word, but if you wish to be alone I can take leave."
    "Not at all. I was only looking for Mr. Bennet. A duty that need not be executed with any urgency."
    Granville stepped closer to the woman as if he were to reveal his trade secrets.
    Her eyes widened in anticipation.
    "I'd like to know more about Elizabeth. She's the most fascinating creature I've ever laid eyes upon."
    Mrs. Bennet clasped her hands in front of her. "I'm sorry to disappoint you, Mr. Ackerman. In truth, I'm a bit disappointed myself. But Elizabeth is already engaged to be married. I would have thought such a worldly man as you would have noticed the ring on her finger."
    "I make it my business to notice things, madam. I'm also highly successful in acquisitions," he said with a wink and a smile.
    "I see."
    "I'm always up for a good battle--as long as the prize is worth it. I hope my words don't offend you."
    "On the contrary. I admire your determination, but you don't know my Lizzy. She's not one to be trifled with. As you mentioned yourself, I do have an abundance of lovely daughters, and I happen to have one who is completely available."
    A crooked smile took over his face. "You prove to be a worthy opponent, madam. Yes, I've met Mary. A...let's say, sweet young lady."
    "Yes, let's do say that. And tread carefully, my good man."
    "No disrespect to Mary, but when one finds their destiny, no one else will do--no matter how brilliant or gracious or sweet another might be."
    "Good point, sir. I can see why you are so successful. Your powers of persuasion are exceptional and endless. However, like I mentioned, Elizabeth is not worth your time and efforts. She's mad over Mr. William Darcy. Do you know him?"
    His eyes darted away for just a flash. "I know of Mr. Darcy. I also happened to notice he didn't accompany Elizabeth to the wedding."
    Mrs. Bennet suddenly felt his prying could prove dangerous. "He's out of town--expectedly."
    Their eyes connected in challenge a second before Granville relented. "Ah. Well I thank you for your time. I'll leave you be."
    "Good afternoon, Mr. Ackerman."
    He moved to leave, stopped short, and made a half turn. "You know, I'm sure Mary will find a companion someday."
    "A mother can only hope."
    "Well, a mother can do more than hope. And I'd be willing to wager you are one such type of mother."
    Mrs. Bennet sighed. "If you've got something to say, sir, let's have it. I'm growing tired and that's not a state that bodes well for Mr. Bennet when I find him."
    "I apologize. I just thought of an amazing coincidence. My younger brother, Patrick, also finds himself in a similar situation as Mary."
    Mrs. Bennet narrowed her eyes on the man as he looked toward the reception area before continuing.

    https://smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy
    « Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 08:39:00 pm by liafairchild »
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!
    « Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 12:17:44 pm »
    A Rival for Mr. Darcy is free with Kindle Unlimited...

    http://www.smarturl.it/ARivalforMrDarcy

    « Last Edit: October 01, 2020, 08:32:56 pm by liafairchild »
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!
    « Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 11:17:10 am »
    Sorry, friends, about the bad text in my excerpt. I've tried so many different things to get that punctuation to take and it just won't. Any suggestions much appreciated.
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!
    « Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 05:53:34 pm »
    Less than 2 weeks before this book goes out of KU.
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    Offline liafairchild

    • Status: Jane Austen-10011
    • ***
    • Posts: 366
    • Gender: Female
    • Lia Fairchild, Bestselling Author
      • View Profile
      • Lia Fairchild - Author
    Re: Modern-Day Pride & Prejudice with a Twist!
    « Reply #10 on: January 13, 2021, 06:55:45 pm »
    A Rival for Mr. Darcy is now available on all platforms.

    https://books2read.com/u/meZ1r4
    https://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B004O6MV0S

                      

    KBoards.com

    • Advertisement
    • ***