Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy by Victoria Kincaid ~ Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hello, my friends! I'm so thrilled to have Victoria Kincaid visiting us here today! She brings an excerpt from her latest book, The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy! I'm very excited to read this one because it has one of my favorite storylines!

Victoria is also offering a fantastic giveaway to my readers! A copy of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy, and because The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth is now on audiobook, she is giving away a copy of that as well! Woot! Details are at the bottom of the page!

Hello Candy and thank you for having me to visit!  I’m so excited to finally share The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy with readers since the story has been coming together in my head for a while now.  Below is an excerpt from early in the book: Darcy has learned about Elizabeth’s death and is talking to Colonel Fitzwilliam about going to France to avenge it.  I hope you enjoy it! 

“Surely there is something to be done…” Darcy said slowly, an idea forming in his head.  “You could send me to France.  I will find him and bring him to London for justice.” 

Richard’s shock would have been comical under other circumstances.  “What are you about, Darcy?” 

“I can visit the area in disguise and make contact with your agents.  They can help me find the man.”  The more he spoke, the more he warmed to the idea.

“No, it is too risky.  The moment you open your mouth—”

“I speak fluent French, as you well know.  Adele served as my governess until I was ten and Georgiana’s after that; she and I spoke nothing but French.”  

Richard waved his hand in acknowledgement of this fact.  “Still, it is too dangerous.  You have responsibilities—”

“I had a responsibility to Elizabeth!” Darcy roared, startling his cousin.  He took a deep breath, trying to regulate his tumultuous feelings; Richard did not deserve his ire.  “If I had courted her properly, this would not have happened,” he said in a hoarse voice.

“You are not a gypsy fortune teller.  You could not have foreseen what would happen.”  

Darcy scowled.  “If I had not proposed in such an offensive manner, she might have accepted my offer and would now be living safely at Pemberley.” 

Richard snorted.  “You can find a reason to take responsibility for anything.  Tell me, how is the Peninsular War your fault?” 

“Richard, I must do something.” Darcy paced the length of the room. “I need employment—a purpose.  I am not fit for civilized company as I am.  I must do something before I run mad.”  He stopped and stared at his cousin.  “I may do nothing for Elizabeth now, but if I can bring her murderer to justice, it would mean something to her family.”  Darcy ran both hands through his hair.  “And perhaps I might gain some measure of peace.”

His arms crossed over his chest, Richard regarded Darcy skeptically.  

“Send me to France,” Darcy pleaded.  “I may help the crown—at no cost.” 

“No, merely at the risk of my dearest friend’s life.”  Richard’s tone was scathing. 

His cousin’s skepticism would not deter him.  From the moment Richard had mentioned the Black Cobra, Darcy’s course had been clear.  

“You hope to find her body.”  Richard’s words were a statement, not a question. 

The thought had occurred to Darcy.  If he could bring her remains home to Hertfordshire, it would salvage a little solace from the tragedy.  But Richard would never see it that way, and Darcy had no desire to argue the point.

Instead he leaned across the table, holding Richard’s eyes.  “I can travel to France with the blessings of the War Office, or I can go on my own.  You cannot stop me.” 

Richard glared.  “Damnation, Darcy!” 

Finally, Richard looked away with a heavy sigh.  “Very well, I will discuss your offer with my superiors, but they may not agree to send you.” 

Darcy shrugged.  Their disapprobation would present only a small obstacle.  One way or another, he would go to France.

The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy
by Victoria Kincaid

A Pride and Prejudice Variation 

Mr. Darcy arrives at Longbourn, intending to correct the mistakes he made during his disastrous proposal in Hunsford. To his horror, he learns that Elizabeth Bennet was killed in a ship’s explosion off the coast of France—in an apparent act of sabotage. Deep in despair, he travels in disguise to wartime France to seek out the spy responsible for her death. 

But a surprise awaits Darcy in the French town of Saint-Malo: Elizabeth is alive! 

Recovering from a blow to the head, Elizabeth has no memory of her previous life, and a series of mistakes lead her to believe that Darcy is her husband. However, they have even bigger problems. As they travel through a hostile country, the saboteur mobilizes Napoleon’s network of spies to capture them and prevent them from returning home. Elizabeth slowly regains her memories, but they often leave her more confused. 

Darcy will do anything to help Elizabeth reach England safely, but what will she think of him when she learns the truth of their relationship?

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The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth
by Victoria Kincaid

What if Darcy and Elizabeth were plunged into the war between England and France? 

In 1803 a treaty has allowed England and France to enjoy a brief peace in the midst of the Napoleonic wars. With Darcy despondent over Elizabeth’s refusal of his proposal, Colonel Fitzwilliam proposes a trip to France as a distraction. In Paris Darcy unexpectedly encounters Elizabeth, who is visiting with the Gardiners. This is his opportunity to court Elizabeth properly. But before he can make much progress, England declares war again and Darcy must help Elizabeth flee France. En route, Elizabeth and Darcy must battle brigands, French soldiers, illness, and their own mutual attraction – all without a chaperone. 

When they return to England, they have their own secrets to conceal – even from those closest to them.

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About the Author

Victoria Kincaid is the author of several popular Jane Austen variations, including The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth, Pride & ProposalsMr. Darcy to the Rescue, When Mary Met the Colonel, and Darcy vs. Bennet. All of her books have been listed in Amazon’s Top 20 Bestselling Regency Romances.  The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth was nominated for a Rone award and Pride and Proposals was recognized as a top Austenesque novel for 2015 by Austenesque Reviews.

Victoria has a Ph.D. in English literature and has taught composition to unwilling college students. Today she teaches business writing to willing office professionals and tries to give voice to the demanding cast of characters in her head.

She lives in Virginia with an overly affectionate cat, an excessively energetic dog, two children who love to read, and a husband who fortunately is not jealous of Mr. Darcy.  A lifelong Austen fan, Victoria has read more Jane Austen variations and sequels than she can count – and confesses to an extreme partiality for the Colin Firth miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice.

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* * * GIVEAWAY * * *

It's giveaway time! Victoria is graciously giving away a copy of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy to one of my lucky readers, and an audiobook of The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth! Hurray! Thank you, Victoria, for your generosity! 

  • Two winners will be picked. 
  • One winner will receive one copy of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy - winner's choice of either an e-Book or paperback.
  • A different winner will receive an audible copy of The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth.
  • Winners will be picked randomly by Rafflecopter.
  • To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below.
  • Open Internationally!
  • Last day to enter the giveaway is Aug. 16th, 2018, 11:59 PM Pacific time.

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It was my pleasure to have Victoria Kincaid on the blog today! I also want to thank her again for the wonderful giveaway she is offering my readers! And a big congratulations to her for the release of her newest book, The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy and of her audiobook, The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth

I can totally see Darcy going to France with or without the help of the War Office! What are your thoughts? 


  1. The Colonel works for the War Office now, that should be safer

    1. Hello, Vesper! Any help the Colonel can provide will hopefully make it safer for sure! :)

  2. I love that Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are in France. Both books have great premises and are ones I look forward to reading. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. I agree, DarcyBennett! Both stories have that wonderful storyline where Darcy and Elizabeth are thrown together and have to depend upon each other! I love that! Looking forward to reading both! :)

  3. So excited for this release. Love the excerpt. A must read for me. And an audio release too! Nothing better than a favorite author adding a book to audio. It has become a favorite way for me to revisit these stories. Congratulations!! And thank you for the giveaway.

    1. Hey, BeckyC! Yes, this is a must read for me, too! As a matter of fact, I started reading it last night. :) And I've become very fond of listening to a good audiobook myself, especially on a long drive!

  4. Great excerpt, I'm looking forward to reading it. Congratulations Victoria.

  5. I totally agree with you, Candy. Darcy's honour and love for Elizabeth demands that he investigate and apprehend the culprit. And what a lovely excerpt to read. He certainly has a good friend in Colonel Fitzwilliam who cares a lot for him.

    1. Hello, Luthien84! Yes, that's Darcy! He must go or it will never get over it! And Colonel Fitzwilliam - I love him! Darcy could never have a better friend! :)

  6. Congratulations! Both stories sound quite intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win a copy :)

  7. Oh, these sound delightful :) congratulatons and thank you for the giveaway.

  8. I have been reading different snippets from the Unforgettable Mr. Darcy on various blogs... With each one, my anticipation increases. But this discussion between Darcy and the Colonel REALLY piqued my interest. Thanks for the chance to win. Ms. Kincaid's stories are always compelling.

  9. I wonder if the Colonel ends up in France, too. Or does he just arrange things from England?
    I MUST find out.

  10. Now I know how Darcy goes to France. Now to read the rest of the story...

  11. I love Darcy's determination! I look forward to reading the entire story.


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