January 22, 2010

Review & Giveaway: Really Angelic: Pride and Prejudice with a steamy paranormal twist by Enid Wilson

WINNER: Kat in Minnesota 
Really Angelic: Pride and Prejudice with a steamy paranormal twist

Do you love Pride and Prejudice retellings? This is actually only my second one but I'm hooked. Whenever I read a really touching and memorable book I always find myself thinking about the characters long after the book is over. Now with P&P fan fiction I get my fix simply by reading books like Enid's previous Pride and Prejudice inspired Regency romance, Bargain with the Devil and now with Really Angelic.

Another huge plus is that I can clearly picture the characters in my head because I've seen the movie. To me that just makes these fun and sexy romps much more realistic (yes, even when the story is about a fallen angel, LOL).

It's really hard to describe the book without giving away any spoilers. From the cover you can tell who's the angel but of course there's more than one. I won't share what kind or give hints as to who else may be. You'll just have to pick up your own copy and read all the juicy goodness for yourself and learn just how demonic Mr. Darcy can really be. I highly recommend this one for anyone who loves Pride and Prejudice fan fiction or just good old-fashioned hot and steamy romances.

And speaking of steamy romances, In Quest of Theta Magic is still my absolute favorite of Enid's books. I wish that one was a series because I would be first in line to read the next book. Take a peek at my review and then pick up your own copy!


Senses reeling, Elizabeth closed her eyes, hoping to escape back into oblivion and shut out the evil spirit, but the ghost exclaimed, “Do not swoon! I am no ghost. I am an angel. And I have no time to wait again for you to wake up. I have had a most tiring day.”

An angel? Then what is she doing here in my room? Elizabeth gathered her courage and raised herself higher, sitting up in bed. “What are you doing here?” she asked.

“I have come for you,” the angel said.

Elizabeth gasped, then asked in an unsteady voice, “Am I about to die? Have you come to bring me to Heaven?”

“No such thing. You have it all wrong. You are one of us.”

“One of you? Whatever do you mean?”

“You are an angel, too.”

At that, Elizabeth laughed out loud. “Your jest is a foolish one!” This was the first moment in which she had truly felt like herself since re-encountering Mr. Darcy. “I am Elizabeth Bennet, second daughter of Mr. Bennet from Longbourn of Hertfordshire. I assure you that, quite justifiably, I have never been called an ‘angel’ in my entire life. Are you sure you do not want to speak with my elder sister, Jane? I remember hearing Mr. Bingley call her an angel earlier tonight.”

“I am most serious,” the angel protested. “I am Michael. And you are Lizzybell.” She shook her head and continued, “No, in female form as I am now, I suppose you must call me Mihaela.”

Elizabeth continued to laugh, “Lizzybell? What an awful name for an angel! I am sure I have never read of an angel with such a name.”

“You are a level-six angel. No one in Himins gives level-six angels proper attention.” Mihaela grimaced. “I do admit, your name is a trifle horrible.”


“It is the correct name for what you on Earth call ‘Heaven’,” Mihaela said. “But let us not begin on the history of Himins. I am pressed for time. I need to tell you why I am here and what you need to do.”

Elizabeth nodded her head, since protesting seemed to do no good. She did not in the least understand what was happening. Perhaps it was all a dream.

“I work in the Lost Angel Commission. You dropped from Himins through a crack in the sky. It took me some time to track you down. I need to arm you with knowledge and skill about Himins so that you can return to us at the next opportunity.”

“Now I know that you jest,” Elizabeth stated with conviction. “What sort of Heaven is that, where an angel can be lost and simply drop from the sky?***

Well, if you were to create an angel order, how will you do it? Enter to win a copy of Really Angelic by telling me and Enid all about it. 

The above excerpt was adapted from Enid Wilson’s latest Regency novel Really Angelic, a steamy paranormal retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Enid has generously offered a paperback copy of the book to one Reading With Monie visitor. Just tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment here by January 29th and you have a chance to win your very own copy of this delicious book. Entry opens to US readers only. To read more about Enid’s books, you can visit http://steamydarcy.com

For extra entries Tweet about the giveaway using the "ShareThis" link at the end of this post or Tweet your own message. Twitter entries can be done once a day, just be sure to leave me the link to your Tweet each time you do.

Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Please be sure to leave me an email address in your comment if it's not in your profile or your post using anonymous.

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review.

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Enid Wilson said...

Many thanks Monie for giving Really Angelic 5 Stars and hosting me. Big hug from hot hot (86 degrees) Sydney.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Sounds like a fun book! I loved the P&P from A&E. I own it, but can't convince my fiance to watch it...

Anonymous said...

Hi! Ooh...I know I would enjoy this book very much. Thanks for having a great giveaway..:)

Please enter me. I am a follower as well.


doreen lamoureux said...

Wonderful book. If I were to order an angel......I would write it on paper and then let it blow in the wind.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

enyl said...

My Angel would be a former male Cassanova who been sent back to earth to lead the women, that he left heartbroken, to salvation.

Enid Wilson said...

Lisa, you have to have some girls night out! Connie, thanks for dropping by. Dor, it's a good idea to put things on paper, especially with angelic issues. Enyl, a Cassanova male angel, yummy!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, ladies. No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to let Monie know I've got this posted at Win a Book (so thanks for the e-mail about it).

Enid, if we can help you promote anything, check us out and drop us a line!

mrsshukra said...

I love P&P spinoffs! Excited to read Erin Wilson's book!


Anonymous said...

would love to read this one...my angel would be my best friend.


Enid Wilson said...

Thanks Susan, may take you up on that! Etriv, good, I love P&P spin off too. Karen, an angel best friend? That's one handy to have.

Benita said...

My angel would be a relative or friend who passed and came back to help on earth.


Enid Wilson said...

Benita, that's a comforting thought, to have friends or relatives as angels who look out for us.

Unknown said...

If I were to order an angel I would wish on a star. Please enter me. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Unknown said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Enid Wilson said...

Bethie, thanks, you want to ride on a star or fly with it?


I follow your blog publicly.

I tweeted about it here on January 28th, http://www.twitter.com/kcelestebryan

I would love to choose an angel to watch over me and know the angel was always there.

Kat Bryan

dsandyboy said...

I'd love to win this book.


Anonymous said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

Enid Wilson said...

Hi Kate, Sandy and Walker. It seems my replies had gone astray. Thanks for dropping by. And Congratulations Kat for winning the book. I hope you like it.

Monie, many thanks for having me!