Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Pride and Prejudice Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto (September 27, 8-10 PM EST)

NuMe NuMe
Welcome to the Naked Reader Book Club! The amazing Sacchi Green will be our host this evening. Tonight's discussion should be a lot of fun!


Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts
by Mitzi Szereto

A classic that goes all the way. In Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts, Mr. Darcy has never been more devilish and the seemingly chaste Elizabeth never more turned on. The entire cast of characters from Austen’s classic is here, caught with their breeches unbuttoned and their skirts raised high in this re-imagined red-hot Regency romance. And of course, there’s plenty of good old-fashioned bodice ripping that shows no pride or prejudice and reveals hot hidden lusts in every scandalous page-turning chapter.


Whether you've read the book or not, everyone is welcome to join the Naked Reader Book Club discussion! If you have had a chance to read Pride and Prejudice, feel free to drop in and give us your opinion on the story.
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oldman oldman
Pride and Prejudice was always a favortie for me--I just have to run down a copy of this new and updated version.
09/21/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
Should be an interesting evening. Always an interesting book, the variations should be exciting.
09/22/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I just got a chance to start reading this and there are already things I like about it a lot.
09/22/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
In case you haven't managed to do your homework and read the whole book, here's an excerpt from the beginning, chosen by Mitzi. Read this, and you'll be ready to offer opinions, whether praising or flaming.


When news reached Mrs. Bennet that Netherfield Park was to be let to a young gentleman in possession of a good fortune, she determined to make him a husband to one of her five daughters. “A single man of large fortune, four or five thousand a year. What a fine thing for our girls!”
“How so? How can it affect them?” asked her husband. “The gentleman of whom you hold so high an opinion, this Mr. Bingley, has not even alighted at Meryton as yet.”
“My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, “how can you be so tiresome! You must know that I am thinking of his marrying one of our girls.”
Having to maintain five daughters and a wife on a modest income, Mr. Bennet was of a more practical disposition than Mrs. Bennet. “Is that his design in settling here?”
“Design! Nonsense, how can you talk so! But it is very likely that he may fall in love with one of them, and therefore you must visit him as soon as he comes.” Mrs. Bennet’s tone indicated that the matter was settled.
Mr. Bennet had no wish to visit Mr. Bingley or anyone else. He wished only to retire to the sanctity of his library, where a small parcel recently arrived awaited him. “I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go. I daresay Mr. Bingley will be very glad to see you, and I will send a few lines by you to assure him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls, though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy.”
“I desire you will do no such thing. Lizzy is not a bit better than the others, and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good-humored as Lydia. But you are always giving her the preference.”
At the mention of his youngest daughter’s name, Mr. Bennet shook his head. Although quite pretty, Lydia was a lively headstrong girl prone to a breathiness of speech and a most peculiar fondness for raising up the hems of her gowns to rub her lower half against objects and furnishings and, to the embarrassment of all parties concerned, young officers. Until recently she could be found sliding down banisters at all hours of the day and night, and only his threat of dispatching her to a nunnery finally broke her of the habit. He despaired of Lydia and for any man who would eventually take her as a wife. Neither did he maintain great hopes for the equally frivolous Catherine or the plain and pedantic Mary. That he was partial to his Elizabeth, he made no secret of. “Our daughters have none of them much to recommend them,” replied Mr. Bennet. “They are all silly and ignorant like other girls, but Lizzy has something more of quickness than her sisters.”
At this Mrs. Bennet launched into a tirade about her nerves, and Mr. Bennet, having been given sufficient of his wife’s ceaseless chatter about Mr. Bingley’s five thousand a year and which of his daughters should be the first to wed, departed without ceremony to his library.
Mr. Bennet settled himself before his escritoire on which rested a sealed portfolio that had arrived that morning by special post; fortunately, he had managed to collect it before Mrs. Bennet could inquire as to the nature of the dispatch. Breaking the wax seal, he removed a sheet of stiff paper, his breath quickening with anticipation as to what would shortly be revealed to him. He had secured it from a gentleman of his acquaintance in London, who consorted with the city’s more unsavory residents. It was a drawing—indeed, the first of many such drawings due to arrive, providing his contact made good on his promise, and providing that Mr. Bennet likewise made good on his timely payment of the prohibitive fee demanded of him.
The drawing displayed a nubile young woman outfitted in the manner of a horse. Unadorned of attire save for the finely tooled saddle secured to her back, she had been positioned on her haunches, presenting a pleasing rear vista to the artist who had sketched her. What made this vista all the more appealing to Mr. Bennet, however, was the fact that the subject possessed the tail of a horse as well, which had been fitted most cleverly into her hindmost region. As he surveyed the drawing in the light coming through the window, a presence began to make itself known in his breeches. All thoughts of their new neighbor Mr. Bingley and his wife’s determination to make him a son-in-law became a distant memory as Mr. Bennet unbuttoned the flap of his breeches and reached inside, his fingers encountering an object that rose up with a vigor the likes of which he had not experienced since his youth, and he grasped it firmly in his hand, eager to begin his long-neglected journey to pleasure.
09/26/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Bumping this. Can't wait for it
09/27/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I finished my review of "Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts" just in time for tonight's meeting.
09/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
If you get here before we get all revved up, do check out Ivy Wilde's review, linked in the previous message. These reviews are almost as much fun as the book itself!

And if you still have time, or later if you aren't all that early, don't miss Cherry Trifle's review at link .

Here's an excerpt, but there's much, much more:

Armed with choice words for the would-be literati who condemn her latest effort, writer Mitzi Szereto becomes Jane Austen by way of “Fanny Hill.”
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a woman in possession of a classic Jane Austen work, must be hoping it has been somehow amended so as not to make her weep with insufferable ennui.

That’s how it goes down in my house, anyway.

I have a handful of high-brow proclivities. Jane Austen, however, is not among them. In fact, I’ve waxed previously that an earlier P&P rewrite — Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, with its staggering, brain-starved “unmentionables” terrorizing the Hertfordshire countryside, its grand and gracious reimagining of those tedious Bennet hens as brilliant warriors expertly schooled in the deadly arts — did in fact cash the check its presumptive jacket copy wrote when it proclaimed it would “transform a masterpiece of world literature into something [I’d] actually want to read.”

The day I heard whispers that Hollywood might be remaking my beloved Flash Gordon was another situation altogether, but before I hoist myself on my own petard I’ll bring the topic back ‘round to Jane Austen. Or, more appropriately, Mitzi Szereto, whose latest take on the Meryton contingent is entirely bereft of zombie blood and viscera.

It does, however, double-down on ejaculate.
Persuasion

Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts (Cleis Press, 2011) unearths just that: the previously inconceivable shedding of those frilly petticoats, the unfastening of the breeches, the consummation of all things conventionally and unconventionally erotic in lusciously Victorian multisyllabic detail — from Charles Bingley’s forbidden desires to have Mr. Darcy for himself to Miss Bingley’s penchant for delivering a sound “birching” to her suitor’ backsides to young Lydia’s beyond-brazen lust for all manner of stimulation via the region’s ample populace of soldiers. Or, you know, random inanimate objects when no other options avail themselves.

The idea of spinning lady Jane on her head, says Szereto, had been percolating for some time, probably since digesting the undead version. “I got such a kick out of the concept.” Austen’s rich characters “took on a life of their own as I wrote; everybody’s predilections are perfectly matched to their personalities. I mean, is it truly beyond belief for Caroline Bingley to be some birch-wielding harlot? Or for Lydia Bennet to be a raging nympho? Anyone who can’t figure out what [she] was getting up to with Mr. Wickham [in the original] has to be extremely naïve or extremely stupid.”
09/27/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Sacchi
In case you haven't managed to do your homework and read the whole book, here's an excerpt from the beginning, chosen by Mitzi. Read this, and you'll be ready to offer opinions, whether praising or flaming.


When news reached ... More
Ooh thanks for posting the snippet!
09/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
One hour!!!
09/27/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
I finished my review of "Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts" just in time for tonight's meeting.
I'm going to check out your review, and then come back for the meeting.
09/27/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Quote:
Originally posted by Sacchi
If you get here before we get all revved up, do check out Ivy Wilde's review, linked in the previous message. These reviews are almost as much fun as the book itself!

And if you still have time, or later if you aren't all that early, ... More
Thank you so much! I stayed up late to get it done before the meeting today. I wasn't sure my brain was working all that well, but I guess it turned out okay.
09/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Thank you so much! I stayed up late to get it done before the meeting today. I wasn't sure my brain was working all that well, but I guess it turned out okay.
It was great, Ivy. This is a case where reviews are a major part of the experience of the book.
09/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Ivy Wilde
Thank you so much! I stayed up late to get it done before the meeting today. I wasn't sure my brain was working all that well, but I guess it turned out okay.
I will read it as soon as we are done here. I still have to write mine. I will finally be at home wednesday and able to begin the process of catching up on everything...whew!
09/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
Welcome to the discussion on Mitzi Szereto's Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts (in which the lusts don't stay hidden very long at all.)

Have you done your homework with the excerpts above?
09/27/2011
bzzingbee bzzingbee
Hi everyone!
09/27/2011
NuMe NuMe
Hello everyone! How are you all this evening?
09/27/2011
Antipova Antipova
A little sleepy but looking forward to the meeting. Hi all!
09/27/2011
NuMe NuMe
Airen also did a great review on this book: link
09/27/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
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Originally posted by NuMe
Hello everyone! How are you all this evening?
Happy that we got some rain!
09/27/2011
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by NuMe
Hello everyone! How are you all this evening?
Doin good, how about you?
09/27/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Hi everybody!
09/27/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
Hi yall! I'm here! Well, as much as I can be on Percocet.
09/27/2011
Sacchi Sacchi
I take it back! Don't worry about the homework. Just sign right in and say hello, and we'll go from there.
09/27/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by NuMe
Hello everyone! How are you all this evening?
Better than yesterday when I was being wheeled around the ATL airport in a wheelchair because my craptastic knees have gone nutso. :/
09/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Hey everybody!
09/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Hi everyone, sorry had to take the dog out for a few.
09/27/2011
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by LicentiouslyYours
Hi everybody!
Hi laurel!
09/27/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Kake aka PoeticErotica
Better than yesterday when I was being wheeled around the ATL airport in a wheelchair because my craptastic knees have gone nutso. :/
Oh no, sorry to hear that!
09/27/2011
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Hey everybody!
Hello!!
09/27/2011
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