Monday, November 12, 2012

50 Shades of Mr Darcy? And a Giveaway

Monday's Wonderings 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good riding crop must be in want of a pair of bare buttocks to thrash. At least that is how it seemed to Elizabeth Bennet. -50 Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery

33528479_300x300_1 A hilarious parody of an erotic bestseller and a romantic classic—those wanting a little naughtiness in their lives should prepare themselves for Mr. Darcy's Blue Broom-Cupboard of Seriously Kinky Sh*t

Lizzy Steele had been brought up to be a proper lady with perfect manners, skilled in conversation, and well respected in the community. But when Mr. Elliot Bingley comes to court Lizzy's sister, she is given the opportunity to learn a somewhat different skill set upon her introduction to his friend, a Mr. Christian Darcy. It only takes one chance meeting with this tall, dark stranger for Lizzy to be lured into Darcy's secret world of lascivious practices and lusty urges. Drawn like a moth to his flame, Lizzy is the mistress of her own undoing, for Darcy has made no protestations of love; indeed, his intentions were made plain from the outset. But even the most innocent and well brought-up of young ladies have urges, and as Lizzy learns that a riding crop isn't just used for going for a canter on her pony, a whole new world is revealed to her—shaded black and leather-clad. (from Amazon)

Heaven and earth, are the shades of Pemberley to be polluted by 50 Shades?

Indeed, it seems so and I have to admit that I was a bit (okay I was a lot) disturbed by this.

One never knows what they will find while searching the internet and today I found something that I am not likely to forget. I discovered the existence of 50 Shades of Mr. Darcy: A Parody by William Codpiece Thwackery.

I have to say this is one P&P adaptation I am not rushing out to buy. While I have read—and enjoyed—several steamy versions of P&P, I have to say that I draw the line at kinky. It is just not for me. The story of Darcy and Elizabeth is supposed to be a sweet love story that does not involve blue broom cupboard where kinky things happen with riding crops.


I want to hear your thoughts on the subject. Have you read it? If so, did you like it? If not, are you going to give it a gander or avoid it like the plague?

Tell me your thoughts and be entered to win the complete Jane Austen Collection and a charming little Blue & White teacup and saucer.


Giveaway is international

Ends November 30

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Angela A2A


  1. hi Angela! i never heard about this parody until now. it piques my curiosity and i'm amused but i'm a little hesitant. i can't imagine Darcy & Lizzy indulging into something quite extreme. it would spoil the image i have of this Regency sweethearts.

    thanks for such a cool giveaway!


  2. No, no, no! I just finished 50 Shades and do not want to think of my Darcy and Lizzy in that light! The title is hilarious though!


  3. I am all astonishment! But I am also all curiosity! I must learn all about Mr. Darcy's shades! :)


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  4. Oh, how sexy!! I would Love to read this book!! TY for the giveaway!

  5. Not for me. I like love scenes to be implied rather than specific.

  6. I haven't read this one, but I have heard about it. I do read 50 Shades of Grey, and I love it, call me weird but I would LOVE to read about Darcy behaving so wickedly. *wink, wink*

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  7. I can't imagine this book being any good at all, but I'd still read it! I tried reading the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and wasn't massively keen on them, but I think they'd provide excellent fodder for a parody.

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  9. I must say it sounds dreamy!
    I can't wait to read it for myself cause I'm
    totally into that kinky stuff :)
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  10. No, no, a thousand times NO! I agree with you - this is supposed to be a sweet romance, not an erotic nightmare.

    I don't think I'd go within 50 feet of this book, tongue-in-cheek, funny, etc, or not.


  11. I have not heard of it before. I still have not read the 50 Shades of Grey either for that matter so I am curious about both.


  12. I will not, I can not! I don't like explicit sex in my reading...especially in my Austen!

  13. If anyone is curious enough to think of attempting it, do read my review and Christina's review on Austenprose. Beware because spoilers abound.

    You don't have to enter my name for this giveaway, Angela.

  14. I am not going to read this book, I am not even curious about it. I prefer to reread Pride & Prejudice instead!


  15. Not sure if this giveaway is still open,...but I not reading this book. I just can't see Mr. Darcy using his riding crop in such a bad way...ICK

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