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Mr Darcy, Vampyre Giveaway

July 14th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I have one copy of Mr. Darcy, Vampyre to giveaway!

Description: Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy’s Diary, gives us something completely new—a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love…

Amanda Grange’s style and wit bring readers back to Jane Austen’s timeless storytelling, but always from a very unique and unusual perspective, and now Grange is back with an exciting and completely new take on Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.

Mr. Darcy, Vampyre starts where Pride and Prejudice ends and introduces a dark family curse so perfectly that the result is a delightfully thrilling, spine-chilling, breathtaking read. A dark, poignant and visionary continuation of Austen’s beloved story, this tale is full of danger, darkness and immortal love.

I am posting this giveaway a little earlier than planned since I am so excited about it.  My official review will be up next month but let me say I definitely give this one a 4 out of 5 stars.  I am fortunate enough to be able to interview Amanda Grange in August and since I know a lot of people were looking forward to this book I would give you not only the chance to win a copy but also to have your question answered by Amanda.  I will pick at least one submitted question (maybe more depending on the number of entries) to include in my interview.

The Rules:

1. Open to US residents only.

2. To enter you must leave a question you would like Amanda to answer.

3. To receive an additional entry add me to your blogroll, subscribe in Google Reader or email, post about the giveaway on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and leave the link in a comment.  You will get an additional entry for each place you post.

4. I will use a random number generator to choose the winner of the copy of Mr. Darcy, Vampyre.

5. Giveaway is open until July 24.

Posted in Books, General Fiction, Giveaways, Romance

66 Responses

  1. Pam

    I subscribe I tweeted and my question is How do you as an author go about picking up a classic story and building on that story line?

  2. Lisette

    Yay! I totally want to read this. I’m a HUGE fan of Jane Austen and miss Mr. Darcy :(

    What are some of your favorite songs?

    Yeah I can’t think of anything book related to ask that you won’t already ask…

    I’ve been following your but I guess I wasn’t on your friend connect thing, now I am.

  3. Donna S

    My question is out of all the classics what is it about Pride and Prejudice that drew you to use it as the base for your story?

    I subscribe in Google Reader and am part of the Google Friend Connect.

  4. Valorie

    I would like Amanda to tell us who some of her favorite vampires are and what makes them such great characters.

    I subscribe via Google Reader.



  5. bridget3420

    My question for Amanda is – If you could trade places with anyone, past or present, real or fiction, who would it be and way.

  6. bridget3420

    You are on my blogroll

  7. bridget3420

    Email subscriber

  8. bridget3420


  9. bridget3420

    Shared on Facebook

  10. bridget3420

    Shared on my Myspace blog

  11. Robin

    This sounds awesome! Is this a one off, or will there be a sequel?

  12. Amanda R

    I’d like to know how the author copes with writers block.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  13. Amanda R

    I subscribe via email and google reader.
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  14. Celia

    If you had to own a cow, what color cow (naturally-occurring hues only) would you choose?

    [I know it’s not related to writing of books, but it’s my standard ‘weird get to know you’ question]



  15. leslielv08

    Question for Amanda: When you, lets say are so hungry and you just have to get up in the middle of writing a chapter, how easy or hard is it to get right back into it?

    I sub. via email.
    I sub. via google reader


  16. Elizabeth Neasli

    Which do you enjoy more – the actual Jane Austin Novels or the movies of her books?

    Your book sounds fantastic – hope I win!!!

  17. Elizabeth Neasli

    I subscribe via my email – thanks.

  18. abookinhand

    Were you always interested in Vampyres or was this something new for you? It looks like a fun story.

  19. Christine

    Please enter me for the drawing.

    My question: Are there any other classic novels or characters you would like to put your spin on?

  20. Christine

    email is


  21. Lois

    Well, I think my question would be. . . seeing how he’s my second favorite JA hero, bookwise, ah, I’m just dying for Henry Tilney’s Diary. Would you happen to know or have an idea when it’ll be out in the US? I have all your others, and just picked up Brandon’s yesterday, so I haven’t read it just yet. LOL :)


  22. Nicole

    My question for Amanda Grange would be:

    Do you have any writing rituals to help you get into the mood (and time period)? If so, what are they?

    1. My blog post

    2. My Tweet

    3. I subscribed via Google reader.

    4. I Facebooked it.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!! I’m sooo dying to read this book — it combines my two favorite things!

  23. Elena

    Please enter me into the drawing! :)
    My question is:

    Did you decide to use the vampire genre before or after the Twilight craziness?

  24. Miss Remmers

    Question: If you were a country song – what song would you be?

    [email protected]

  25. Jenn M.

    Woo Hoo! I really want to win this book. It was one of the books on my “maybe” list for Stephanies challenge, but when we the offer to double the challenge came up I couldn’t resist. I’m intrigued.

    I read I think part of the first chapter and I wanted to keep going.

    1. My Question: What inspired you to make Mr. Darcy a vampyre? What in his character, as written by Jane Austen, stuck out and screamed, “make me a sequel…and by the way I’m a vampyre!”?


    3. My Facebook Post- I’m not sure how to link it to here…but your blog came up with a pretty little picture of the book when I set the link sooooooo. I hope I did it right.

    4. I just subscribed via Google Reader

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. Kelly

    My question:

    With so many authors jumping on the Paranormal Fiction bandwagon, or those who have been here for awhile, what do you feel as an author makes your work stand out?

    I also followed on Google Reader. ;)

  27. bridget3420

    Blogged about giveaway

  28. Laura's Reviews

    I can’t wait to read this book! Please enter me in your exciting contest. I am a follower of your blog.

    My question for Amanda:

    What inspired you to consider Mr. Darcy a vampyre? How much of the book is during the Pride and Prejudice timeline?

  29. Lois

    And I should be getting the email now from the blog and I twittered at


  30. Ramona

    I read alot of blogs, I stumble upon a lot of book giveaways, but not one of them includes people that are not residents of the United States.
    It is sooooo not fair!
    I love reading, I try to buy new books when I can – as I live in Israel and the offer here is pretty limited, I would lije to be able to buy more books but my financial means are …well, like everybody elses…so, that’s it really.
    Not fair. I know it is expensive to ship books outside the US but still…

  31. Caffey

    Hi Amanda! Awesome about your new book! I had the joy of reading a couple of yours and this is a new adventure for you! Was there research available from that time period on the idea of vampires? Anything you learned that really stood out to you and what?

    cathiecaffey (at) gmail (dot)com

  32. Caffey

    And too here are the places I posted (seems it won’t post all in one email) :)

    +1 I posted this contest on my blog! Its on the side where it says Contest!
    +1 on my blog on MySpace at:
    +1 Facebook at:
    +1 and twittered it with
    CaffeyCathie and cc’d you!
    +1 Subscribed to your blog on Google reader
    +1 Added you to my blogroll on my blog above

  33. dsuzuki

    Ramona-I know it sucks. I feel the same way when I see giveaways open only to the UK. Sorry I can’t do int’l but the ones that are not publisher sponsored are being sent out of my own pocket and things are tight. I only do them because there are some books I really love and want to spread the word. Hope you can find more blogs in the Israel area that do local giveaways!

  34. Lizzy

    I guess my question would be – How did you decide to retell some of Jane Austen’s work, and was it hard to put your own spin on them?

    I subscribed via my email and also posted about the contest in my sidebar (

  35. ShootingStarsMag

    Hm…why did you choose the spelling of vampire that you did? I’d love to know that.

    What are your thoughts on the cover?


  36. ShootingStarsMag

    Oh, and I subscribe via email.


  37. Kimmy L

    My question would be:
    When you’re not writing, what genre do you enjoy reading and who are some of your favorite authors?

  38. Ashley

    My question is: How has Twilight and the paranormal trend influenced you in your writing?

    Also, mentioned the giveaway on my blog:

  39. LadyVampire2u

    My question is: Are you the first author/writer in your family?
    Also, I am a subscriber, have you on my blogroll, am a follower and I blogged about your contest here:

  40. Teresa W.

    My question is what is your favorite vampire or horror movie? [email protected]

  41. Pam S

    I love P&P and vampires so this sounds right up my ally!

    I have to ask, what came first your love for Jane Austen works or the paranormal?

    I am a follower.

    I am a subscriber.

    Posted on facebook:


    Pam S
    [email protected]

  42. emily L

    What’s your favorite musical? :)

  43. Deanna

    I would like to ask Amanda Grange:

    What inspired you to become a writer? When did you become a writer? I am curious as I have a few daughters (10 and 14) who write very well and seem a gift to write creatively.

    This book sounds very intriguing as I love P&P and paranormal books. I look forward to this read whether from the giveaway or obtaining on my own.

    Posted about this giveaway on my blog’s sidebar.

    I am follower via GoogleReader


  44. Kellie

    I would ask: What made you first think ‘ooo what if Mr.Darcy(or whomever) was a vampire’

  45. Nicole

    How old were you when you wrote your first story?

  46. brenda helgeson

    we all loved mr darcy & maybe fantasized about you, what made you decide to take it to the vampire level?

  47. Deedles

    What Vampyre books have you read?

  48. Belinda

    If you had to be bitten, what type of vampyre would you like to do the biting.

  49. susan

    Do you enjoy horror or romance books more?

  50. Kelly

    I know there have been several variations of the original Mr. Darcy character in the recent adaptations for several “after P&P” stories. How does your Mr. Darcy compare to the original?

  51. Jason

    I would like to ask what you draw your inspiration from?

    What do you do to help with writers block when those ideas just seem log jammed sometimes?


  52. Kristi

    Do you think you will do any other sequels with a paranormal flair?

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  53. Kristi

    I subscribe to your email and follow you through feed demon.
    I also tweeted –

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  54. Sarah Z

    Why do you write paranormal fiction?

  55. Angela

    Hiya Amanda! (That seems weird since my twin’s name is Amanda!)

    What made you want to write about vampires?

  56. Mishia

    Who is your favorite Paranormal author?

  57. Mary D

    Hi there :) My question is this: Amanda, if you personally could sit in conversation, side by side, under a full moon sky and miles, miles from nowhere, which of your characters would you most love to have a private conversation with? And what topic would you select for the conversation?

  58. Paradox

    What other classic novel do you think would be better with vampires?

  59. LittleRaven

    What inspired you to make him a vampyre?

  60. Amanda

    Do you follow any of the popular vampire tv shows that are on currently?

  61. JMom

    Aw, I missed your deadline! I love historical romance (Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorites!) and vampire novels so when I saw your the title of this book at Bibliophiles ‘r’ Us, I just had to come over and check it out. :)

  62. wendy wallach

    my question is this: Why the sudden glut, if you will, of vampire novels in popular literature?

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  63. Abby

    Pride and Prejudice ;)

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