It’s here: Darcy By Any Other Name

Hang on to your hat! A freak lightning strike exchanges Mr. Darcy and Mr. Collins.
Mr. Darcy, stuck in Collins’ body? And living as a guest in Elizabeth’s Bennet’s house? What a hoot!

Darcy By Any Other Name, my first indie publication, was released today. I ought to be celebrating–and I am–if staring at the screen in shock and wonder qualifies.

Amazon slapped the Kindle edition up for sale in something like twenty minutes, instead of the promised 12 hours. There is no ranking, but the “Look Inside” feature works. The book is LIVE, and you can see it here.

The publication date is the real stunner: May 13, 2016. Yesterday’s date, although I don’t know what caused that. Yesterday just happened to be Friday the 13th. Otherwise known as “Freaky Friday.”

So my Pride and Prejudice ‘body swap’ romance–itself a Freaky Friday tale–has that particular date. Will anyone notice or even care? Nope. But I know, and I’m smiling.

And now you can smile too. Darcy By Any Other Name is pretty much the perfect beach read, just in time for summer. Like my other novels, it’s an ensemble piece, featuring all your friends (and foes) from Pride and Prejudice.

It’s a book I thought I’d never write because, you know, every variation of Pride and Prejudice has been told. Ah, but that was before I came up with the swap idea. Such a hoot.

The print edition will be available presently. The price for that is dictated by length–all 662 pages. If I were you, I’d buy the ebook. It’s way cheaper.

Laura Hile (1)

11 thoughts on “It’s here: Darcy By Any Other Name

    1. Audiobook edition…
      *scary music playing in the background*

      I am a hopeless snob when it comes to audiobooks. I would love to have Darcy read aloud, but only if I can find the right British reader. Not a budget-friendly proposition! But the right voice, like the right cover, makes an enormous difference. So I’ll answer with the classic non-commital “mom” reply, namely, “We’ll see.”

      Know that I really would like to do this.


  1. Laura, I can’t wait to buy your book, even though I read your story before (and loved it). But I have a Kobo…. Will you, in the near future, publish it in another format than Kindle?

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    1. Helene, thank you for your loyal support while this I was writing. My pre-release readers have nerves of steel, to be jerked from cliffhanger to cliffhanger. At this time, I have no plans to publish this in Kobo. 😦 Come summer, I will be changing over to Kindle Select, which means Kindle Unlimited members can read for “free.” Because it’s such a long book, I won’t do too badly, royalty-wise.

      The print book will be (in my opinion) painfully expensive. I am kind of stuck, because I want it to be available to libraries, etc. Because of the deep discounts given, I will make $0.12 per copy sold.


    1. Robin, thank you. I hope you are wise enough to put it aside until the school year is finished. I mean, you already know what happens, right?

      I was astonished to see people buy Darcy and start reading. Not even 24 hours after it became available, reviews began appearing on Amazon. Wow. Just, wow.


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