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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; First Edition edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402257813
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402257810
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,340,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rigaud presents a witty, riveting, and sexy retelling of Pride and Prejudice in her debut novel, originally self-published as Slurry. Sex, drugs, and rock 'n'roll go surprisingly well with this retelling of Austen's classic. " - Publishers Weekly

"Yes, you read that right, Pride and Prejudice plus sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Such is the premise for Fitzwilliam Darcy: Rock Star, the innovative, contemporary retelling of P&P by author Heather Lynn Rigaud.

" - Austenprose

"I'm a big fan of "Pride & Prejudice" by Jane Austen and enjoy reading retellings of it, of course not all work for me however "Fitzwilliam Darcy; Rock Star" did. I enjoyed the mix of the "old" characters in a new setting & time and think that the author did a great job with writing her own modern, rock star version of "Pride & Prejudice"" - About Happy Books

" I really enjoyed this one and would love to see the author do another rock star take on a classic!


" - Bookhounds

"If you can handle the rock lifestyle, prepare yourself for a spicy, hot read!

" - One Literature Nut

"This is really a must read for fans of the original story who really are up to something updated and modern but with the same heart as Pride and Prejudice. " - A Curious Statistical Anomaly

"You will definitely enjoy it!

" - Royal Reviews

"Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is a fresh take on Austen's famed and beloved characters, set in the wild world of the music industry bringing a highly entertaining aspect to this modern retelling. If you love the two, this mash up is for you. " - A Life Bound by Books

"WOW! Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star has to be one of the sexiest Austenesque novels I have ever read! With a smoldering Darcy, a playboy Richard Fitzwilliam, and a tender Charles Bingley, Slurry is one hot trio and I completely fell in love with each of them! " - Austenesque Reviews

"Heather Lynn Rigaud put an interesting spin on things and I for one loved thinking about Darcy shirtless wearing a pair of leather pants! Rock on!

" - Hanging with Bells

"Steamiest: "Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star" by Heather Lynn Rigaud" - Chicago Tribune

"I was morbidly curious as to how well Darcy, the epitome of gentleman in my book, could be turned into a rock star and if it would translate well to a novel. Turns out, pretty damn well on all counts.

" - Books like Breathing

"All in all, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is poised to introduce the timeless themes of Pride and Prejudice to an all-new audience that can perhaps relate more closely to the modern setting. " - The Writer's Closet

"Fitzwilliam Darcy Rock Star by Heather Lynn Rigaud is a whirlwind of emotions, sex, and satisfaction.
" - Savvy Verse & Wit

"A fun alternative to Regency based P&P variations. Recommended if you like Rock & Roll & Sex!
" - Love Romance Passion

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.


More About the Author

Heather Lynn Rigaud can usually be found trying to juggle too many things. A wife and mother of two, she suffers from excessive interest in almost everything that comes her way. She cooks, she sews, she writes, she sings, she knits, she Geo-Caches, she makes soaps, she collects perfume, she paints silk- and she overthinks every single one.

But she's lively and has a good (if bawdy) sense of humor.

Born and raised in world famous Woodstock NY by Republican parents, Heather Lynn has a lot of experience feeling like you just don't fit in. This used to bother her greatly, but she's (mostly) managed to overcome it, and even learned to enjoy walking 'to the beat of a different drummer'.

She enjoys reading (possibly excessively), fine food and wine, and art. She has degrees in music and education (but not music education), and lives with her family in Kingston, NY.

Customer Reviews

Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star has to be one of the sexiest Austenesque novels I have ever read!
Meredith
Don't get me wrong, I do like a good sex scene now and then, but there were so many of them after a while it was downright boring to read them.
Amazon Customer
I had a lot of fun while reading and Rigaud's engaging writing style made following the story easy and very enjoyable.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 8, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Where to start? Poor dialog, shallow characters, crude, unimaginative love scenes, and an all around lack of creativity. I didn't laugh, smile, cry, or sigh... lots of eye rolling and page skipping to get it over with.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Meredith VINE VOICE on September 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
A combination of Jane Austen and the world of rock-and-roll, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star is a high-voltage and unplugged retelling of Pride and Prejudice that is absorbing and dynamic. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Charles Bingley, and Richard Fitzwilliam make up the bad-boy rock band called Slurry. And with their tattoos, long hair, leather pants, and intensely emotional performances they are some of the hottest and most unique reincarnations of these characters I have ever encountered! The men of Slurry sign up the all-girl band Long Borne Suffering (I love that name!) to be their opening act on tour. And although the men make a pact to not date, sleep with, or fool around with any of the girls, they don't stand a chance when the sexy trio of LBS walks on the scene.

The ladies of Long Borne Suffering (Jane, Elizabeth, and Charlotte) aren't looking for any romance this summer. Opening for Slurry is their big break and quite possibly could launch their music careers. With shows practically every night, rehearsal every afternoon, meetings with their managers every morning, and sleeping on a bus in between, there really isn't any time for men in their lives...or is there?

WOW! Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star has to be one of the sexiest Austenesque novels I have ever read! With a smoldering Darcy, a playboy Richard Fitzwilliam, and a tender Charles Bingley, Slurry is one hot trio and I completely fell in love with each of them! One of my favorite aspects of this novel is that there were three important story-lines. This story is not just about Darcy and Elizabeth, I love the page time and detail Heather Rigaud gave to the Charles/Jane and Richard/Charlotte stories. Be prepared for triple the romance, triple the drama, and triple the sensuality!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Robyn Iverson on June 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
I love to read modernized versions of Pride and Prejudice, but I didn't love this one. Lots of sex, more than was really necessary and it did not add to character or plot development. It was sex for sex sake. The character development was very weak too. Lizzy's confusion over her feelings for Darcy was not portrayed in any convincing way and the psychoanalysis of why Darcy is the way he is sounds like something you would read in a women's magazine. I appreciate that this is the author's first novel and it was her own attempt to see what she could produce, but still can't recommend it. Luckily I got it from the library and didn't spend any money.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By whateva92 on February 11, 2012
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As a big Jane Austen/Pride and Prejudice fan I really wanted to like this book -- but I couldn't. Character development was just okay. Darcy and Elizabeth were fairly well-developed and Charlotte Lucas and Robert Fitzwilliam were nicely re-imagined. Unfortunately Jane and Bingley were way too one-dimensional and the author made a very strange choice by recreating Caroline Bingley as a sympathetic character rather than the nasty, plotting witch she is in the original book. I really missed the depth that Mr. Bennett and Lady Catherine added to the real P&P -- none of the new or re-imagined characters filled the gap. It didn't help that the melodramatic plot turns were often implausible and required major overreactions by the characters to work.

But the real killer for me was all of the never-ending and graphic sex scenes. I get it, they are hot rock stars. But enough is enough. By the end of the book I found myself skipping over about half the pages out of boredom. The book would have flowed better -- and the protagonists would have seemed hotter -- if more had been left to the imagination.

Overall, great concept, just okay execution. Many better options out there.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Marie Niemeyer on September 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
I'm a P&P what if addict but I've really never been intrigued by the idea of P&P set in any other era. The idea never appealed to me.

That being said...who doesn't love bad boys and rock'n'roll? I was thrilled with this variant. The characters keep to their essential traits but are easily recognizable in today's world. Darcy shirtless with tattoos rockin the guitar? That's a glorious image in my mind. Finished the book in one day and will more than likely go back and read it again.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pretty.odd on March 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I thought it was a really cool idea to have the story not only be modernized, but put in the music industry (because really, if Mr. Darcy, the original, isn't a rock star in some ways, who is?). However, and this is a very big however, for most of the book I found myself getting very annoyed with both the characters and the writing style. The set-up for the characters was intriguing, and there was definite potential. After a while, it was just monotonous or down-right cringe-worthy. No rock star worth the title speaks without using contractions. I found myself editing most of the book as I read it. Perhaps the biggest problem I had with it was the sheer unbelievability of the characters. Jane freaks out when she has an injury that leaves a scar because, and I quote, she was always "the pretty one"--really?! Having a scar upsets her enough that she has a melt down? Gross. And the tension between Darcy and Elizabeth is harped on endlessly. Yes, the story originally revolves around them messing up and misjudging each other, but this takes it to a whole new level. Honestly, as the characters are represented in this book, there's no way I would even want to meet them if they were real. And we all know part of the appeal of Pride and Prejudice in the first place is fantasizing about Mr. Darcy. This Mr. Darcy sucks.
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