"One has all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it." --Jane Austen Jane Austen's masterpieces are littered with unsuitable gentlemen--Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford, Tilney, Elliot, et al.--adding color and depth to her plots et al.--adding color and depth to her plots but often barely sketched. Have you never wondered about the pasts of her rakes, rattles, and gentlemen rogues? Surely, there's more than one side to their stories.
It is a universal truth, we are captivated by smoldering looks, daring charms ... a happy-go-lucky, cool confidence. All the while, our loyal confidants are shouting on deaf ears: "He is a cad--a brute--all wrong!" But is that not how tender hearts are broken...by loving the undeserving? How did they become the men Jane Austen created?
In this romance anthology, eleven Austenesque authors expose the histories of Austen's anti-heroes. "Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues" is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories--a backstory or parallel tale off-stage of canon--whilst remaining steadfast to the characters we recognize in Austen's great works.
What say you? Everyone may be attracted to a bad boy...even temporarily...but heaven help us if we marry one.
MATURE CONTENT as per EDITOR
1) None: possible kissing and affection
2) Mild: kissing
3) Moderate: some sexual references but not explicit
4) Mature: some nudity and some provocative sex
5) Erotic Romance: explicit, abundance of sex
Contents and Mature Content Rating (1-5):
Foreword by Claudine diMuzio Pepe
Willoughby's Crossroads by Joana Starnes (3)
A Wicked Game by Katie Oliver (4)
Fitzwilliam's Folly by Beau North (2)
The Address of a Frenchwoman by Lona Manning (2)
Last Letter from Mansfield by Brooke West (4)
An Honest Man by Karen M Cox (3)
One Fair Claim by Christina Morland (1)
The Lost Chapter in the Life Of William Elliot by Jenetta James (3)
As Much as He Can by Sophia Rose (1)
The Art of Sinking by J. Marie Croft (1)
For Mischief's Sake by Amy D'Orazio (1)
Return to Pride and Prejudice with Georgiana, Kitty, and Mary…An Unlikely DuetGeorgiana Darcy is introduced to Thaddeus Crosby through a fortuitous house party. Their romance is just beginning to bud when they are forced to separate- he to London; shparate- he to London; she to Pemberley.
Can their unproven love last through the cold winter months apart and bloom anew when they meet again in London? Or will Georgiana’s crippling shyness amongst company and a malicious debutante out to win Thaddeus for herself separate them forever?
An Unexpected Lady
Kitty Bennet is in Kent to attend Charlotte Collins during her confinement when she is thrust into company with the arrogant Marquess of Rockingham, Nathaniel Watson. He insults her upon their introduction, and she is determined to avoid him. But circumstances conspire against them, and when Mr. Collins stumbles upon them in what appears to be an intimate embrace, they are forced into a marriage of convenience.
Can their uneasy friendship turn into something more?
An Unexpected Governess
When Thomas Bowens' sister dies and he is entrusted with her four children, he hires Mary Bennet to serve as their governess.
Together, they attempt to regain control of Thomas' household, and fall in love in the process. But their positions as employer and employee give them both pause when it comes to making their feelings known. Can four mischievous children help them put aside their uncertainties and create their own happily ever after?
Bonus short story available exclusively in the boxed set! (Approximately 7,000 words)
An Unexpected Arrival
Kitty Bennet is shocked when her sister Lydia shows up unexpectedly on her doorstep heavily pregnant. What could have caused her sister to brave the rigors of travel alone to visit so late in her pregnancy? Enjoy this peek into the Bennet sisters’ lives as the entire extended family descends upon Kitty to support Lydia in her time of need.
Three best-selling Pride and Prejudice 'what-if' stories in a Limited Edition Collection!§ Expecting His ProposalIn this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth's pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembe by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead? What if Elizabeth had refused to hear a negative word formed against Darcy by his former friend, George Wickham? What if Elizabeth had been so agreeably engaged with thoughts of the master of Pemberley that by the time his visit to Kent was drawing nearer to its end, she was indeed expecting his proposal?
§ As Good as a Lord
Elizabeth had intended to tell no one about Mr. Darcy's proposal. At length, she confided in her dearest sister, Jane. It was meant to be their secret, but secrets have a way of getting found out.
What happens when Mrs. Bennet learns that her headstrong daughter has refused the hand of a second respectable man in less than six months?
Darcy is determined to put his disastrous proposal to Miss Elizabeth Bennet behind him by filling the empty space in his life that can only be occupied by a wife. A chance meeting with Elizabeth at Pemberley gives him pause. Elizabeth may be the only woman in his heart, but she is not the only woman in his life.
Will Darcy adhere to his original plan to find another, or will he follow his heart?
§ Love Will Grow
Miss Elizabeth Bennet befriends Miss Anne de Bourgh, a wealthy heiress. Elizabeth has no fortune, no connections—nothing to recommend her except her wit and charm and her good nature. She agrees to aid Anne in her quest to secure a marriage proposal from her haughty, aristocratic cousin, Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley and Derbyshire. How could Elizabeth know the gentleman has his heart set upon another?
Darcy barely acknowledges his cousin’s existence. He knows what his family expects of him, but he never suspected that Anne harbored those foolish hopes. He only has eyes for Elizabeth, the charming and witty young woman he mistakenly believes is expecting an offer of marriage. Truth be told, Elizabeth does not even like the proud man—at least, not in the beginning.
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Over two hundred years ago, Jane Austen created Mr. Darcy and he has filled imaginations ever since. Now, your love for Darcy, and Austen literature never has to end. This anthology of Rose Fairbanks' stand-alone stories in the Jane Austen Reimaginings series includes novellas, short stories, and a novel. Buy today...enjoy forever.
Letters from the Heart: A Pride and Prejudice Novella Variation
Missent letters lead to an assumed betrothal between Darcy and Elizabeth but the bride-to-be has other plans!
Undone Business: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella
When Sir William Lucas never interrupts Darcy and Elizabeth's dance at the Netherfield ball, an important conversation remains unfinished. Whey they meet again, will they have the chance to resolve their pride and prejudices, at last? And how will this change affect others?
Love Lasts Longest: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story Anthology
Fall in love with Darcy and Elizabeth over and over again! These short stories are specifically designed for busy readers like you!
Once Upon a December: Holiday Tales of Pride and Prejudice
More short stories, this time envoking the wonder and love of the Holiday season. Snuggle up with hot tea or cocoa and imagine kissing Mr. Darcy under the mistletoe!
Mr. Darcy's Kindness: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Novella
Elizabeth Bennet has been called headstrong and foolish. This is never plainer than when she marries Mr. Collins to save her sister from such a fate. But how far will Mr. Darcy go for the woman he loves but thinks he can never have?
No Cause to Repine: A Pride and Prejudice Novel Variation
A crowd favorite, No Cause to Repine starts with a forced engagement and follows Elizabeth as she falls in love with Mr. Darcy. Meanwhile, Darcy uncovers a long-standing plot against him.
*Includes a sample of The Secrets of Pemberley
"You must allow me to tell you..." For over two hundred years, Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy has captivated readers' imaginations as the ultimate catch. Rich. Powerful. Noble. Handsome. And yet, as Miss Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is established throughe" is established through Elizabeth Bennet's fine eyes, how are we to know his mind? How does Darcy progress from "She is tolerable: but not handsome enough to tempt me" to "I thought only of you"? In this romance anthology, fifteen Austen-inspired authors assemble to sketch Darcy's character through a series of re-imaginings, set in the Regency through contemporary times--from faithful narratives to the fanciful. Herein "The Darcy Monologues", the man himself reveals his intimate thoughts, his passionate dreams, and his journey to love--all told with a previously concealed wit and enduring charm. Stories by: Susan Adriani * Sara Angelini * J. Marie Croft * Karen M Cox * Jan Hahn * Jenetta James * Lory Lilian * KaraLynne Mackrory * Beau North * Ruth Phillips Oakland * Natalie Richards * Sophia Rose * Joana Starnes * Melanie Stanford * Caitlin Williams
MATURE CONTENT as per EDITOR
1) None: possible kissing and affection
2) Mild: kissing
3) Moderate: some sexual references but not explicit
4) Mature: some nudity and some provocative sex
5) Erotic Romance: explicit, abundance of sex
Table of Contents with Mature Content Rating (1-5)
Introduction by Christina Boyd, editor
"Death of a Bachelor" by Caitlin Williams, 3
"From the Ashes" by J. Marie Croft, 1
"If Only a Dream" by Joana Starnes,1
"Clandestiny" by KaraLynne Mackrory, 2
"The Beast of Pemberley" by Melanie Stanford, 1
"A Resentful Man" by Lory Lilian, 2
"In Terms Of Perfect Composure" by Susan Adriani, 1
"Without Affection" by Jan Hahn, 2
"Hot for Teacher" by Sara Angelini, 4
"You Don't Know Me" by Beau North, 2
"Reason to Hope" by Jenetta James, 2
"Pemberley by Stage" by Melanie Richards, 2
"Darcy Strikes Out" by Sophia Rose, 2
"The Ride Home" by Ruth Phillips Oakland, 2
"I, Darcy" by Karen M Cox, 1
Who doesn't want a romantic getaway with Mr. Darcy? More Darcy is a collection of four previously published variations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.This collection includes:Accepting Mr. Darcy - What if Elizabeth accepts Da. Darcy - What if Elizabeth accepts Darcy's first proposal?
Darcy's Folly - What if Darcy and Elizabeth are forced to marry?
Master of Pemberley - What if Darcy is a widower with a child before he meets Elizabeth?
Mistaking Mr. Darcy - What if Darcy has an identical twin brother?
Each story is a standalone story based on Jane Austen's most beloved couple set in the Regency Era.
WARNING: This is a Pride and Prejudice "Intimate." It includes explicit scenes that would never have been written by Jane Austen. Lizzy and Darcy are wed! The Darcys take an eventful journey with the Bingleys after their double wedding ceremony. double wedding ceremony. After many adventures and some challenges, they arrive at last at Pemberley, where Elizabeth will take her place as the mistress of that great house. Occasionally arrogant and always desirable, her new husband continues to challenge her during the days and thrill her every night.
"Marital Bliss Complete" includes all seven books in the bestselling series that covers the first week of the Darcy-Bennet marriage.
Coming soon... HOLIDAY BLISS, A Christmas trilogy, which will include "Pemberley Before Christmas," "Pemberley At Christmas," and "Pemberley After Christmas."
Pride and Prejudice stories by Lily Lord
Marital Bliss series
Marital Bliss Box Set I (Books 1-4)
Marital Bliss Box Set II (Books 5-7)
Marital Bliss Complete Box Set (Books 1-7)
The Master Darcy Series Omnibus, collecting the Master Darcy books #1-51) Obeying Mr. Darcy2) Defying Mr. Darcy3) Losing Mr. Darcy4) Trusting Mr. Darcy5) Loving Mr. Darcy------------She has lost almost everything, but to help save her family, will shhe has lost almost everything, but to help save her family, will she give up the very last piece of herself that she has?
Elizabeth Bennet's life is in near ruins: her father has passed away, her youngest sister has disgraced the family by running away with a soldier, she has refused the two offers of marriage that came her way, the Bennet family has been removed from the Longbourn Estate by the Collinses, and her two younger sisters cannot find proper young men to court them. The only bright spot is that her elder sister, Jane, has found some quiet happiness in a marriage to a local solicitor.
But now, through the ruins of what had been a promising young life, comes the offer at a second chance, with a price attached to it. Mr. Darcy has not forgotten her, nor how much he adored her, and makes her a bargain: become his mistress for a short period of time, and he will raise the fortunes of her family so that her sisters might find good husbands, and her mother will not languish in near-poverty.
Mr. Darcy has finally found the only way he believes will secure him Elizabeth Bennet... but will she agree to his proposition? And if she does, will he stumble upon a dark side of himself he never knew existed?
This darker, sensual intimate variation of Pride and Prejudice is best enjoyed by those over 18.
Dreams: Your imagination at work or a glimpse of the future?Join Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet and Fitzwilliam (Fitz) Darcy on their journey through life, in this three-book set. The first, two of the books are told from their points of view. Share their Share their frustration and joy as they follow their dreams.
Lizzy and Fitz are guided by their dreams and during the first half of their life together, and they make decisions based on their dreams. After their children are born, those dreams are there in the form of comfort and guidance.
The first book is about their courtship and understanding their dreams. The second book is adjusting to the first year of married life. The last book is about the joys and challenges the Darcy’s find being parents.
Their dreams will not only set them free and hold them tight but will give them hope in the future.
Books One and Two are written in dual POV of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy.
The Dreams: Will Set You Free (Book 1)
The Dreams: Will Hold You Tight (Book 2)
The Dreams: Will Give You Hope (Book 3)
TIMELESS ROMANCE FOR THE BUSY READER Something Old - Mr. Darcy's Bad Day How could one simple decision change the course of a man's life? In this fast-paced novella set in Regency England, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley in Derbyshire and Darcy Hoshire and Darcy House in London, finds himself unwillingly, or possibly, willingly attached to Miss Elizabeth Bennet. With visions of their life ahead, he presses forward until everyone in her family and his are finally convinced they are a match made in heaven. Or, are they?
Something New - The Perfect Gift
In this sweet modern variation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy has been his usual prideful/arrogant self and Elizabeth Bennet would rather have gum stuck to her shoe than be stuck in a room with him. When the turmoil of having a pre-teen sibling reaching puberty knocks Darcy off his pedestal, his only saving grace will be the one woman who confounds him, teases him, torments him, and intrigues him. They say love is blind but is it totally insensible as well?
Something Later - A Forever Kind of Love
In this Regency variation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Fitzwilliam Darcy's eldest son sets out to seek a bride. Alexander Fitzwilliam Darcy is the spitting image of his father--in looks, temperament, and his inability to impress a woman not particularly wanting to be impressed. Darcy, against the loving advice of his intelligent wife, decides to help his son along. In the process, the forever kind of love our dear couple has for each other is displayed as tenderness meets stubbornness and affection meets determination. Come along for the bumpy ride between Darcy & Elizabeth as love blooms at Pemberley--or does it?
Something True - For Pemberley
TRIGGER WARNING: Chapter One has a FAILED sexual assault with no description of the attack itself.
However, the emotional impacts are felt throughout the story. An attempted assault leaves Miss Elizabeth Bennet seeking tender comfort from the man she had, at one time, abhorred. Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy's gentle compassion fosters a budding affection as the couple grows to acknowledge each other's weaknesses and failings while recognizing their own. As our heroine struggles with the aftermath of that life-changing event, we discover a strength of character we can admire and emulate. Not even the vile Mr. Wickham can keep Elizabeth Bennet from her happily-ever-after with the man of her dreams--Mr. Darcy.
NOTE: These stories were published individually in early 2017 and are still available to purchase one at a time.
A Collection of four romantic Pride and Prejudice stories by Kate Bedlow.THE WAGERWhen Mary visits Charlotte at Hunsford, she meets Major Carleton Quartermaine, a brash relation to Lady Catherine de Bourgh. "Carley" sees a side of Mary she's always key" sees a side of Mary she's always kept hidden, and he utterly disarms her when they sing a duet together.
The attention is unexpected and thrilling, but can prim Mary give her heart to a man she cannot trust?
Even the ultimate marriage of convenience deserves a little romance!
Charlotte Lucas marries Mr. Collins only to discover her new household dominated by another woman ~ Lady Catherine de Bourgh. To escape her husband's oppressive patroness, Charlotte goes to London with Mr. Darcy to visit her friend Eliza Bennet. There a charming rogue takes an unsettling interest...in Charlotte!
But the inevitable has merely been delayed, and Charlotte must stand up to Lady Catherine or never truly call her home her own. Meanwhile, what Mr. Collins has been doing in her absence will change their married life forever...
MRS. HURST AND THE HUNTSMAN
A dark and steamy romance ~ the secret story of Louisa and Rackham Hurst.
Rackham Hurst has no one but himself to blame for the disaster that is his marriage. For too long, he has respected Louisa's need to put distance between them, but he can no longer stand to see her so unhappy. During a visit to the country estate of her brother's wealthy friend, Rackham decides it's time for a reconciliation--but first he has to find his wife.
The vast Derbyshire estate belonging to Fitzwilliam Darcy is beautiful, but to lonely Louisa Hurst, Pemberley's perfection is suffocating. One day, desperate for solitude and fresh air, she takes a curricle out on her own and gets lost in Pemberley Forest.
The reclusive huntsman who finds her decides to keep her.
AN AFFECTIONATE HEART
After last year's hectic Christmas, the very shy Georgiana Darcy looks forward to a holiday of peace and quiet at home with Darcy and Elizabeth. But when Pemberley's rector cruelly and publicly censures a young girl for losing her virtue, Georgiana feels anything but peaceful.
Struck by the unfair difference in how the world treats her and Hannah Brown for nearly the same mistake, Georgiana takes the disgraced girl under her wing, and though this incurs her brother's wrath, she refuses to stand down.
Everyone is shocked when Georgiana receives support from Mr. Drake Midwinter--the dashing young visiting curate at Lambton Church who happens to be the nephew of Pemberley's rector. Civil war erupts at the edge of Christmas, with uncle versus nephew, brother versus sister, Lambton versus Pemberley... and even Darcy versus Elizabeth!
What havoc Georgiana has wrought--and all because of her affectionate heart.
A little scheming, be it by friends, relations, or even a rainstorm, might be just what love needsWhile each of the novellas in this collection takes a different path to happily ever after, all have one thing in common. Love is going to need a littleeed a little push before it will lead each couple down the sometimes bumpy path to happiness.
Finally Mrs. Darcy
When Fitzwilliam Darcy does not return to Netherfield with his friend, Elizabeth Bennet's hopes of ever finding happiness with the man to whom she has lost her heart are crushed. As months stretch into years, hope fades, and both Elizabeth and Darcy settle into life without each other, expecting that their paths will never cross again ─ until one night at a ball when fate, in the form of a new uncle, reunites them
Waking to Mr. Darcy
Fitzwilliam Darcy meant to restore peace to his mind and protect his heart. He intended to escape from Hertfordshire to the safety of London, but when the very person from whom he is running falls into his arms and requires his help, he will be forced to admit that there is only one place where he will find peace and his heart will be safe.
A Very Mary Christmas
Having had her mother declare to one and all that she has lost her last chance at marriage and knowing that the gentleman she wishes to marry only sees her as a friend, Mary Bennet is planning to escape to London. However, her plans run contrary to those of scheming relations.
Discovering Mr. Darcy
Arriving for his annual visit at Rosings, Fitzwilliam Darcy is both delighted and hopeful when he learns that his aunt's parson has a guest. However, when his cousin's attentions are more readily accepted by Elizabeth Bennet than his own, it would seem that happiness is not within his reach except for one thing. Walking away from the woman who holds his heart is not on his aunt's list of acceptable activities.
Not an Heiress
Mary Bennet has always longed for a quiet home of her own -- preferably a parsonage. She has even studied and prepared herself accordingly -- poring over sermons and ordering her life in a most proper fashion. However, prudence and propriety take flight in the presence of Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam while the longings of a heart stirred by love and an aunt bent on seeing her nephew happy conspire to push Mary into the colonel's arms.
The five novellas in A Dash of Darcy and Companions Cottage Collection 1 are part of Leenie Brown's ever-growing collection of Pride and Prejudice inspired novellas. If you like well-written sweet romance, dotted with poignant moments, touched with humor, and featuring the unexpected, then you will love these stories about finding and claiming love when fate and scheming relations intervene.
So, put the kettle on, grab your copy of A Dash of Darcy and Companions Cottage Collection 1, and slip into a world of sweet romantic indulgence today.
These titles are also available as stand-alone novellas and as part of either a Dash of Darcy Duo or A Companions Duo.
Darcy and Elizabeth fall in love again and again. Another Darcy is a collection of four previously published variations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.This collection includes:Darcy Unmasked - What if the Ball at Netherfield was a masquerade?DNetherfield was a masquerade?
Darcy At Last - What if Elizabeth has amnesia and cannot remember Darcy's disastrous proposal?
Much Ado About Darcy - What if Darcy was unable to deliver his letter?
Darcy's Winter Wedding - What if Darcy and Elizabeth met in London during a Frost Fair?