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GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud

Description


Heather Lynn Rigaud is a debut author coming out of the fandom for Jane Austin's Pride & Prejudice. Her novel, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star was Internet phenomenon, inspiring tee shirts, CD's and thousands of loving fans. Available for the first time in print, this sexy, adult romance is ready for a wider audience.

Fast music, powerful beats and wild reputations on stage and off have made Slurry the band of the year--and the media's newest bad boys. Described as temperamental by their kindest critics, they've just lost their latest opening act and their red-hot summer tour is on the fast track to disaster.

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Slurry's tall, dark, and enigmatic virtuoso guitarist, knows that this is no time to be picky, but he never expected what was waiting when he, Charles Bingley and Richard Fitzwilliam crashed the Meryton Public House.

Elizabeth Bennet, the fiercely independent and talented lead singer of Long Borne Suffering has serious reservations about joining such a trouble laden tour with the bad boys of Rock and Roll, but the opportunity is just too good to pass up!

On the Slurry tour, the music's hot, but backstage is an inferno.

About the Author

Heather Lynn Rigaud spends much of her time thinking about how Regency-era characters would exist now, and how a wife and mother would have lived in the past. She is a professional writer with degrees in music therapy and teaching who lives with her husband and two sons in Kingston, New York.

Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402257813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402257810
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MY THOUGHTS
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT

Fitzwilliam Darcy and the rest of the cast from Pride and Prejudice are reimaged as rock stars in the perfectly told tale of love, betrayal, music and just the right amount of lust.  One one side you have the guys from Slurry, a dark, heavy rock band based on Puddle of Mud which is headed up by Darcy with a bad boy reputation.  And the girls, the Bennett sisters which have their own sound like Cheryl Crow and Michelle Branch through a band named Long Bourne Suffering.  When the two bands are thrown together for a tour that will change a lot in their lives.  The story weaves through the interactions of the band members, their romances and exactly what goes on backstage.

The story of Pride and Prejudice has been retold in countless ways and this latest edition doesn't disappoint.  I am so glad to say that.  Rigaud keeps the flavor of Austen, but truly modernizes the dialogue and Austen's snappy dialogue is some of the best out there, so when I started to read this, the words just flowed.  I think my favorite part of the book is where the Bennet Girls google Slurry and then themselves right before the tours starts and their dismay at the things they find online.  There is drama built in and the romances that take place between the parties are natural and not forced.  Rigaud starts the book out with a "Inside the Music" documentary that completely sets the scene for the whole book-a brilliant move.  I really enjoyed this one and would love to see the author do another rock star take on a classic!


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Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a reliable US or Canadian mailing address (sorry no PO Boxes)
Contest ends on 9.23.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 9.24.11
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is sponsored by Sourcebooks and ONE copy is available.

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53 comments:

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