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Friday with Friends ~ Gianna Thomas

Today's guest is Gianna Thomas and she is here to talk about her latest release, Darcy vs Bingley. Make sure you read to the end of the post as there is a lovely surprise awaiting....

Welcome Gianna.
 
About the Book:
What if Fitzwilliam Darcy didn't shun Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton Assembly? And what if he found that he was dealing with a coup de foudre, love at first sight, of this delightful woman?

However, Caroline Bingley is determined to wed Darcy even if she has to compromise him. Will she succeed? And what kind of havoc will George Wickham create when he appears on the scene?

Join our dear couple in a whirlwind Regency romance that will make you both laugh and sigh as they reach for their 'happily ever after'.



About the Author:
Although a writer of sweet+ Regency romance, Gianna Thomas, a native Texan, doesn’t hesitate to tackle some of the grittier events in life. Even back in Regency times, the world of that day experienced war, hatred, prejudice and crimes against women. And, we even see those things today. It seems that people don’t change.

Romance, especially Regency romance, really appeals to Gianna, and she loves writing about it whether Pride and Prejudice variations with Darcy and Elizabeth or love stories involving dukes and duchesses. And she is a prolific reader of Regency romance as well.

Gianna discovered Pride and Prejudice, and its many variations, what ifs and fan fiction in 2012. She was totally fascinated by the variety of plots that eager authors had utilized. After reading nearly 400 variations and fan fictions, Gianna now has P&P plots running through her head. She finally decided that they needed to be put to paper (today, on the computer), to see how they would develop. She has an absolute ball in writing about Darcy and Elizabeth and is pleased with how things have developed. Her goal will always be to entertain and touch hearts. Hopefully, with her first rendering, ‘Pride and Prejudice: Darcy Chooses,’ she achieved that goal. And with her latest book, ‘Darcy vs Bingley,’ she hopes to touch your funny bone as well.

More recently, Gianna started looking beyond Pride and Prejudice, with her first foray into Regency Romance generally, with ‘The Four Lords’ Saga Series.’ She is finding that she loves all the lords, their ladies, and their families, and writing about them is one of the most fun-filled adventures she’s ever been on. There are four books in the initial series, then there will be other novellas/short stories concerning the lords and their families. There’s nothing better than to read and write about handsome bad boys who change their wicked ways for their ladies. And the four lords fit the bill perfectly. Join the many who will learn why four confirmed bachelors decide, unexpectedly, to seriously consider marriage after escaping parson’s mousetrap for years. You will love the reason why.

And for P&P fans, never fear. There will be more Darcy and Elizabeth as well, mostly in the form of novellas and short stories.
 
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A Message from Gianna
I woke up one morning with an idea for a new Pride and Prejudice variation where Caroline Bingley is determined to wed Fitzwilliam Darcy by hook or crook. However, Darcy is not going to be backed into a corner by a compromise. He fights back, and you will love the set down he gives Miss Bingley.
With this particular book, I wanted a lighter-hearted Darcy instead of one overly weighed down with pride and responsibilities. So, more of the emphasis is on a happier Darcy who has experienced coup de foudre or lightning strike of love at first sight with Miss Elizabeth Bennet. He is in full, happy pursuit of the woman he loves and intends to marry. And if he encounters a little mud along the way, who’s going to worry about that?

Does the title refer to just Caroline Bingley? Keep in mind that there are two Bingley’s at Netherfield Park, so anything can happen.

I had a blast writing this book, especially Caroline’s comeuppance, and hope you read it in the spirit it was written. It is NOT canon. It is meant to be a fun read. Enjoy!

Now, those who comment below have an opportunity to win one of two e-book copies of ‘Darcy vs Bingley’ that I’m giving away.
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Take care and remember to hug someone you love today.
 


14 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great post and the generous giveaway. I liked Darcy Chooses, there were so many unexpected twists that it kept me on the edge of my seat. And I liked how you included grim reality (Lydia and Kitty's fate).
    Your new book looks delightful, I love scheming Caroline, trying to compromise Darcy and failing.
    Looking forward to reading it. 😀

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    1. I'm delighted that you enjoyed 'Darcy Chooses,' Kate, and I hope you enjoy 'Darcy vs Bingley' as much as I did writing it. This story was a fun project.

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  2. Oooo, I'd love to see Caroline get what's coming to her! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    Great interview!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. I did enjoy Darcy's response to her attempted compromise. I think you will too.

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    2. Congratulations, Pam. You will receive a copy of Gianna's book. Please contact me with your e-mail addy so I can have Gianna send one to you.
      contactsbarr @ gmail.com

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  3. I really enjoy stories where Caroline gets it. Your little teaser about there being two Bingleys at Netherfield is quite promising. I can hardly wait to find out what you mean by that.

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    1. I'm with you, Ginna. I don't like Caroline, and I love when she gets her comeuppance. Enjoy this one.

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    2. Congratulations, Ginna. You will receive a copy of Gianna's book. Please contact me with your e-mail addy so I can have Gianna send one to you.
      contactsbarr @ gmail.com

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  4. Excellent post, ladies. Please don't enter me as I buy everything Gianna writes the second it's out.

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  5. Thank you, Joy, for your sweet comments. I'm delighted you enjoy my books. I have enjoyed yours as well

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  6. Thanks for another chance to win your book Gianna. It sounds like a great read as I love some humour mixed in with my JAFF. Thanks also for letting us get to know you better, too.

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    1. Congratulations, Anji. You will receive a copy of Gianna's book. Please contact me with your e-mail addy so I can have Gianna send one to you.
      contactsbarr @ gmail.com

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  7. You're welcome, Anji. I think you will enjoy it. I even caught my self laughing at certain parts of it as I wrote it.

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