Tuesday, 6 May 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - FATE & GHOST STORIES, KARALYNNE MACKRORY PRESENTS HER HAUNTING MR DARCY

Hello Janeites!

                I read a survey recently that said over 72 % of Americans believe a supernatural power directs the events of their lives: that good or bad, it is all part of that supernatural power’s plan.  The Greeks had their own set of Gods that they believed did just that too.  They were called the three Fates: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. They chose when someone was born, what major events happened in their life, and when and in what manner they were to die. 
                I read another survey said that 48% of Americans believe in ghosts with an overwhelming majority (78%) believing that there is life after death.
                So with nearly equal amounts of people believing the events of their lives are designed by a supreme being also believing that they will live after of their bodies die – I got an idea.  It was absolutely absurd and so unbelievable.  At best, it was a stretch of the imagination.  It was … it was absolutely perfect for literatures best couple.  For what two persons were more fated for each other, more designed by destiny to be together than Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy?

                When I thought about Lizzy and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, I always thought that they were meant to be together.  That theirs, being arguably one of the greatest love stories of all time, was fated from the beginning.  Even when I first read the book I knew early on that this Mr. Darcy character, as grumpy-hot as he was, was planned for our heroine.  Lizzy says herself that Darcy was “exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her. His understanding and temper, though unlike her own, would have answered all her wishes.”         
                So they were fated to be together.  What did that mean?  Fate’s first definition is that of a noun (syn: providence, destiny, serendipity) but fate can also be defined as a verb - an action word.  When defined as a verb, fate is listed as “being destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way.” Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship is more than a ghost story, if you can call it that.  It is about a love that is so strong that even before it can be formed, it has bonded two individuals because they were destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way - they were destined to fall in love.  Darcy and Elizabeth, due to some misfortune are bound to each other until their happily ever can be righted.  Elizabeth is a ghost haunting Mr. Darcy.  (And hey, 78% of you believe that it’s possible.)  They get a chance, through their spirited courtship, to learn to love properly. Once their destiny of love has been achieved, THEN are they able to know how to get Lizzy back to her more temporal state.  
                So whether or not you believe in a supernatural power, fate or destiny.  Whether or not you believe in ghosts or like ghost stories… you can at least believe in happily-ever-afters.  And believe me, Darcy and Lizzy will get theirs in this book.

Hauntingly Yours,
KaraLynne Mackrory


Haunting Mr. Darcy 

What happens to the happily ever after when the ever after has already happened?

A spirited courtship indeed! Jane Austen’s much adored Pride and Prejudice is transfigured in this regency adaptation.  That fickle friend Fate intervenes when an unexpected event threatens the happily ever after of literature’s favorite love story.  The gentlemen from Netherfield have left, winter is upon the land and after a horrifying carriage accident, Elizabeth Bennet finds her spirit transported as if by magic into Mr. Darcy’s London home.  Paranormally tethered to the disagreeable man, it doesn’t help that he believes she is a phantasm of his love struck mind, not the real Elizabeth.  Somehow they must learn to trust, learn to love and learn to bring Elizabeth back to her earthly form before it is too late.

About the Author  

KaraLynne is an amazing mother who never makes mistakes, never gets upset with her children and never ever has a dirty house. Ever. She always has her dishes done and the floors spotless and dinner is always prepared and ready on time. Her kids are always clean, polite, respectful and loving, especially to each other. She never gets irritated with her husband when he doesn’t turn his socks right side out for the laundry and they always agree on everything. She delights in nothing else but to serve her family and never wants or needs time for herself. She takes great care to shower every day and put make up on so that she is always beautiful and presentable. She never wears her pajamas all day or for days in a row and she is the epitome of womanhood. Most of all, she has a great sense of humor and loves to write.
Falling for Mr. Darcy (2012) is KaraLynne’s first venture in to the world of book authorship.  Bluebells in the Mourning (2013)  came next and coming in the spring of 2014 is, Haunting Mr. Darcy: A Spirited Courtship.  Although, admittedly a Darcy addict, she enjoys many things, such as: Mr. Knightly, Edmund Bertram, Captain Wentworth, Mr. Tilney and John Thornton.  She is happily married to her own Mr. Darcy and together they share the insanity inducing responsibility of raising four children.


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25 comments:

Deborah Ann said...

I very much enjoyed the book. It was quite humorous as well as angsty. I voulfn't put it down. As I already have the eBook and love to be entered for the paperback copy. Tjsnk you do much for the opportunity.

Vesper Meikle said...

Love to be entered to win the paperback - read an excerpt where Elizabeth 'read' the books in the library just by touching them which I thought was a wonderful idea

Liz Castillo said...

I have heard so many good things about this book & cannot wait to read it!!
Thanks,
Liz

Kelli H. said...

Congratulations on your new book, KaraLynne. This would normally not be the type of book I would choose to read but I have heard such wonderful things about it and I loved your other two books...I just might have to give it a try!!:) Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win a paperback copy!

Warmisunqu Austen said...

I am excited with this book. It sounds rather well. I am glad for the opportunity to participate to giveaway.
Thanks you, Maria
Good luck with release, KaraLynne

Chiara Lanzi said...

It sounds amazing. I am italian and I do not know if the giveaway is open worldwide and if I can partecipate.
Chiara

Lúthien84 said...

Now I get what the blurb is saying about the ever after. I wouldn't mind if I get either format. Thank you very much.

KaraLynne and Andy said...

Thank you for hosting me on your blog and for participating in the blog tour! I hope everyone enjoyed the guest post.

Angie said...

I really like the sound of this and if I don't win then it'll go on my Wish List for the future. I'm in the UK so an ebook might be easiest but if the paperback is open internationally I'd like to be entered for that as well, please.

Colleen Lane said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book. I was so happy to see another supernatural P & P story come out! Congrats on another new release KaraLynne and thanks for the giveaway chance. I'd prefer an ebook over paperback, but either are fine if I'm lucky enough to win.

Andrews family said...

Loved Karalynne's first two books and can't wait to read the next one!

Ceri T said...

I love the idea that they are meant to be together, it's so romantic :)

L Fujinaga said...

I loved your other books and can't wait to read this one.

Wendy Norris Roberts said...

Sounds like a great story! If you don't mind sending to Canada, I would love a paper copy. Otherwise, I would love an ecopy.

BeckyC said...

Looks.like.a.fun new.twist.
Thank you for the giveaway.

BeckyC said...

Would love a chance to win an ebook copy.

Angie W said...

Read an excerpt on another blog and I am totally fascinated! I can not wait to see how this story line plays out. I will add the book to my wish list! Thank you!

oloore said...

Sounds very interesting and intriguing. And I suppose due to such extraordinary circumstances Darcy and Lizzy will have lots of time together, with just the two of them. And I love P&P variations where they get more time for just themselves:)
Thank you very much for the giveaway! Would love to win, if fortune goddesses find me worth and bestow their favours upon me:) Any book format would be nice.

Donna Hatch, Regency romance author said...

I love re-tellings and variations of P&P, your paranormal spin sounds fun! I'd prefer a paperback because I don't have an ebook reader, but I could probably put an ebook on my tablet, so I'd take an ebook, too.

cyn209 said...

i would love the paperback, please!!! thank you for the giveaway!!

Maricris Sison said...

I want a paperback.. please :)

Paula Cabral said...

I love KaraLynne's books so I have high for this new one. I would love an ebook. Thank you for the giveaway and for your wonderful writing

Michelle F. said...

I'm interested in the paperback. I can't do e-books (no computer or e-reader). I haven't read any of her books but they sound good.

Monica P said...

I definitely believe in supernatural things (though I haven't really experienced it myself) and that some people are fated to be together. :)

Thanks for the giveaway! My preference would be paperback, to go along with the 2 KaraLynne paperbacks I already have.

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