Future House is excited to bring life James Ramos’ fun and witty romantic comedy for teens & young adults, That Girl, Darcy. You see, it’s not your regular old Pride & Prejudice retelling. Darcy, in this tale, is not the handsome character that all the girls swoon over. No, in fact, Darcy is a the new girl in school and she’s nothing like Elliott Bennett. She’s…well, you’ll you’ll just have to read for yourself, because, after all, it’s now available on Amazon!
About That Girl, Darcy
IT IS A TRUTH UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED that geeky guys never get to date the pretty girls with permanent scowls.
To Elliott Bennett, life is simple. It’s all parties, skateboarding, and arguing over who would win in a fight between Hulk and Superman with his friends. It’s his senior year, and he wants nothing more than to soak up his final year of freedom before real life begins.
That is, until Darcy Fitzwilliam and her best friend Bridget move in to the only mansion in the neighborhood. When Elliot meets Darcy at a party, he finds out that she isn’t into skateboarding (which he lives for), she hates science-fiction (which he loves), and she thinks his friends are a pack of morons (which, honestly, might be half true)—and yet, there’s something irritatingly intriguing about her.
When Elliot’s cousin Jake starts to date Bridget, it complicates Elliot’s plans to ignore the scowling Darcy for the rest of the year. Why is Darcy so . . . ugh? Elliott doesn’t know, but for some reason, is determined to find out—even if she doesn’t know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars.
I felt a light tap on my shoulder and turned around.
It was Darcy, wearing a black strapless dress that showed off her lithe figure. She’d done her hair in an intricate updo, with a few wispy strands dangling across her brow. I stared at her like a moron with a mouthful of food until she cleared her throat.
“Would you care to dance?” she asked curtly.
“Okay,” she said. She hesitated, then, “I’ll let you finish here.”
She left in a hurry. I swallowed and gasped. “What the heck did I just agree to?”
Lucas chuckled. “I think you just agreed to dance with Darcy. I’m sure that’ll be fun. She’s cute, after all.”
I didn’t care to agree with him aloud. But he was right. She was cute. Actually, cute didn’t quite cover it. She was beautiful in a why-aren’t-you-a-model way.
But she was also evil. And she was waiting for me.
James Ramos is a native Minnesotan who has called Phoenix, Arizona his home for the past five years. He has been writing since the age of nine. He is a professional dork and lover of all things geeky. When he isn’t writing he can be found cosplaying as Spiderman or conversing with his extraordinarily brilliant cat. The eleventh Doctor is his favorite.
You can hear James talk about his new book on the YA Books Podcast.
Kindle & Goodreads Giveaways
Yup, it’s that time again to give away something cool swag for our awesome readers. Click on the image below to enter to win the new Kindle Fire. And when you do, you’ll be given options to increase your chances of winning. One of those options is to enter the Goodreads giveaway for one of ten paperback copies (not even available yet) of That Girl, Darcy.
Our Etherwalker Kindle Fire giveaway winner is Anna Brown. Congrats Anna!
PS In addition to releasing our first romantic comedy, we also just released our first (amazingly illustrated) picture book for Kindle called Fetch. You can get Fetch now for $0.99. It’s Adam Glendon Sidwell’s adventurous tale of where dogs come. Enjoy!