Tuesday, June 18

Tell Me Something Tuesday: Advanced Reading Copies

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Do you think Advanced Reading Copies are worth it?

Been a hot minute since I have done one of these posts! Been soooo lazy the last few weeks. 

Soooo advanced reading copies are SO worth it if the story is good. Okay...let me explain. 

If I am in love with the summary and/or the author I am first in line wanting it. Now...if I am unsure and I only like the sounds of it a bit then I might dodge it. It is hard to review them if they ended up being horrible story-wise. 

Also, I do worry a smidge about grammar. Sometimes it is rough and a rocky path. 

Overall, though, I adore advanced reading copies. It is fun getting a peak at a book before the rest of the world. So fun!

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Monday, June 17

Blodeuedd's Monday Review: Mr Darcy's Refuge by Abigail Reynolds

Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published August 22nd 2012 by White Soup Press (first published August 1st 2012)
Pride and Prejudice variation

I finally Dled the kindle app on my phone, cos hell, nope I do not ever read them when I dl on my computer and then I can not find them. Though this did take me 2 months, ooops. Note to self, if you start one then do finish too.

To read it this long was not a good idea. I totally forgot how they fell in love *hangs head in shame* But hey, still fun!

They have to interact during a flood. Darcy is quite the hero, and Lizzy has to agree.

They will fall in love, have to struggle for their love. Mr Bennet is quite the d*ck. Wickham is up to his old tricks, and omg Jane has quite the love story of her own and I applauded that at the end. Well done, well done!

variations that mix things up are always fun

Trapped for three days by a flood, and trapped forever by society because of it….
The river isn't the only thing overflowing in Hunsford when a natural disaster forces Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to work together. The residents of flood-stricken Hunsford, seeking refuge in the parsonage atop the hill, are unaware they are interrupting Darcy's disastrous proposal. Even worse, the flood has washed out the only bride to Rosings Park, stranding Darcy with the woman who has just refused his offer of marriage. But it may already be too late to redeem Elizabeth’s reputation…. 

Saturday, June 15

Audiobook Review: Pride & Sensuality by PO Dixon

Pride and Sensuality: A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story
Author: P.O. Dixon
Narrator: Pearl Hewitt
Title: Pride and Sensuality (Darcy and Elizabeth Short Stories)
Genre: Historical Romance, PP variation, & Short story
Pages: Audiobook
Published:  March 27th 2014
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy's patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he will ever find time alone with his betrothed.

Elizabeth is not oblivious of the discomfort Darcy must surely suffer. Not only does she have the key to his heart; she knows how to use it.

A random find on Audible. I was feeling a short story and I think I needed a little Darcy/Elizabeth in my life. 

The story follows Elizabeth and Darcy after Elizabeth said 'yes' to the propose. It is a few days before the wedding and they are in a lot of love and lust. 

This was sweet and short and gave me the Elizabeth/Darcy fix I needed. They are adorable and I loved the interactions not only between them but between all the siblings. It was cute. 

Now - I was a little thrown off with the title. There really was no smexy time. It was nice to just see them kissing and talking and Darcy introducing Elizabeth to new things like cocoa. There was a lot of lust, but they are creatures of their time so I can see them waiting for their marriage but doing other things instead. 

Read one by the author a while back and I remember it being meh, but I like the writing style. Glad I gave this one a try! It made me more curious about the author.

I do wish it was longer. It ended at an awkward moment story-wise.

The narrator was perfect for an Austen-y story. I want to listen more by her. 

In the end, I liked this. Short and sweet. I wanted more at the end there. I'll give this 3 stars. For sure worth it if you need some Austen-y type stories in your life.