Monday, June 29, 2015


Denial of Conscience: A Modern Darcy & Elizabeth Adventure by Cat Gardiner 
Published by Vanity & Pride Press on June 24, 2015 
Genres: AustenesqueMr. Darcy Romance,Mr. Darcy Type CharactersRomance 
Format: eARC 
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A Sultry, Modern Pride and Prejudice-Inspired Adventure
I have a mild obsession with Pride & Prejudice. Ok, who am I kidding, I am unconditionally and irrevocably in love with Mr. Darcy. I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.
This being said, it has been a love affair that has carried on for more that 20 years.  Fitzwilliam Darcy is my favorite hero and I  have never been able to let go.  So as a Crazy, Obsessed Janeite, I love P&P adaptions, retellings, and variations.  I find Mr. Darcy in almost EVERY romance novel I read. He is the original romance hero.
I recently had the pleasure of  reading a Modern Day Darcy and Elizabeth variation called Denial of Conscience: A Modern Day Darcy & Elizabeth Adventure by Cat Gardiner and it was one exhilarating ride!... (Extended Article AND an Interview with Darcy Here)
Elizabeth and Darcy like you have never seen them before!
I love when a writer can take beloved characters, pull them out of their element, transplant them in a different setting, dream up a unique plot and make them brilliant.
In this modern day adventure, featuring the characters of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, you will witness this exact feat. Denial of Conscience pulls you in, grabs you tight and takes you on an exhilarating ride around the world.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this story! The pages are filled with passion, possession and a love story so sexy it leaves you breathless. 
I can read this stuff forever!!  Cat Gardiner is a delight to read. Her Austenesque romance novels are brilliantly unique, completely  satisfying and incandescently romantic.
A whirlwind romance, a dangerous adventure, a HOT DARCY! What more do you want in LIFE?!?!? I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
This was one of the BEST experiences I have ever had with a book!
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Thank you, Margie for this review!  Any gal who can appreciate my case for the modern Darcy, particularly one on a Harley with a couple of tattoos, is a groovy gal in my book!  You Rock!  I'm so happy you had a blast with DoC.  
Hugs and Kisses from steamy Florida. :)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DoC is PUBLISHED!! Vroom-Vroom

It's finally here, my friends!  Denial of Conscience in all its steamy, fast-paced, adventurous glory has published on Amazon (6/24.) 

Fitzwilliam Darcy is riding full-tilt on the back of his Harley into Lizzy Bennet's quiet - boring - sheltered life.  He rolls in with hard-core rock-n-roll, and she captivates him with opera music.  We have a soundtrack to enjoy, too:  

*Adventure… Exotic… Romance… Danger… Passion*
Inspired by Jane Austen's most alluring romantic couple, this modern adventure stars adaptations of characters from Pride and Prejudice.

Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman hiding from living life to its fullest, finds herself willing to accept an untenable marriage arrangement solely for the sake of achieving her father's selfish aspiration to save the family’s historic home. But even duty and obligation fail to hinder her inner conscience from spurring her to leave – to run – to escape before it’s too late. Prompted by a cataclysmic event and the arrival of an attractive, enigmatic man, Liz is thrust into a dangerous liaison where her spirit learns to fly amidst international intrigue.

Fitzwilliam Darcy was born into the wealth of Northern Virginia’s world of refinement and competitive polo. When a horrific family event rocks his world and shatters his trust in women, he leaves everything behind , determined to never look back. Running from his past and the man he once was, he enters a world of danger, first as a Navy SEAL, then as a government-sanctioned assassin. After thirteen years fortified by his hurt and anger, carrying a career moniker "The Iceman," Darcy finds he still can’t avoid his own conscience - beckoning him home to Pemberley, its demons and the man he was meant to be. Fate steps in when a beautiful woman suddenly appears at the end of his deadly rifle scope and he chooses not to take his signature kill shot.

He is steel, rock-n-roll, and Tennessee whiskey. She is orchids, opera, and peaches with cream. Thrown together they are physically and emotionally charged TNT, ready to explode!

Experience adventure, lust and danger as we burn rubber on the back of Darcy’s motorcycle through Washington, D.C. and Mount Vernon, Virginia. We'll fly with our hero and heroine to play roulette in Monte Carlo and take the bullet train to Seville to tango in the moonlight. The island of Capri invites us to indulge before our final stop, Marrakech, Morocco where the exotic city of Arabian Nights brings us to our thrilling climax. Will this seemingly mismatched pair find the peace and the life they were both meant to live? Will 'conscience' win out with Liz & Darcy finding happiness in one another’s arms? As Darcy would say, “Don’t be afraid. Get on… let’s ride.”

In honor of DoC's Book Birthday, I'm offering a special 
Swag Giveaway for USA 1st Prize!  
Liz's notebook, One of her cherished orchids and wood basket, and a signed paperback!  

2nd Giveaway winner - DoC e-book
(Int'l and USA!)

Comment below to be eligible for giveaway!  I'd love to hear from you.

e-book:  paperback: coming soon!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Chick Lit May Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to the happy, lucky readers,



 Jael E.

Thank you everyone who participated.  Look for more giveaways on my blog, goodreads, and Facebook because my new novel Denial of Conscience will be hitting the pavement with Darcy's Harley Davidson at the end of the month!  Lots of fun things headed your way.  Make sure you hit those little follow buttons.  

Happy reading, friends!!