"I cannotexpress enough how skeptical I was upon starting this book. Pride and Prejudice with a touch ofvampires was enough to send me into fits of eye rolls. But, within only thefirst chapter, I found myself strangely drawn to the story. The vampire Darcyweaves his spell quickly." - Austenprose
"What would JaneAusten have thought? I think she would have loved this book. She might evenhave written it herself had she lived in a less constrained age." - Books AreCool
"Darcy's demiseand subsequent 'rebirth' are written to perfection. It has renewed my faith inthe sub-genre."- Reflections of a Book Addict
From the Author
A: No. This has always been intended as a stand-aloneadaptation of Miss Austen's classic.
At the time I began the project, I had never evenheard of JAFF--and neither had my beta readers! In fact, I finished Volume Ilast because five of my six beta readers had either not read Prideand Prejudice or had "read it so long ago" that theydidn't remember it, and so I had to add more of Miss Austen's dialogue toprovide clarification and context. This time, however, we see Mr. Darcy'sinterpretation of events. Because I worked to channel Miss Austen while writingthis, adhering to her style and language, who am I to change her words on thefew occasions that the plots overlap?
Several readers who had never read Prideand Prejudice have asked that I publish a combination, withfacing pages of Pulse and Prejudice on the timeline with the original sothey can see what Elizabeth is doing, say, while Darcy is in London, and gether perspective. I have absolute no idea how something like that could beaccomplished! I suggest that they read them both together since everyone shouldreal Prideand Prejudice at least once. I am always pleased to hear fromreaders who say that reading my adaptation made them want to read the original.