Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts

News and Reviews

“Thank God for Mitzi Szereto! Now the literary purists have someone new to go after with their pitchforks. Adding zombies to Pride and Prejudice was one thing, but SEX SEX SEX? It’s sacrilege! Raunchy, hilarious, subversive sacrilege… which is the best kind, of course.” -Steve Hockensmith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

“If Jane Austen had drunk a great deal of absinthe and slipped out of her petticoat… Mitzi Szereto’s erotic parody of Pride and Prejudice might well be the result!” – Susie Bright

“If Jane Austen can survive the onslaught of zombies, she can surely swoon all over at the thought of Mitzi Szereto’s witty and explicit new exploration of her classic novel. A sexy hoot!” – Maxim Jakubowski

“Sexy and often quite humorous … Enthusiastically recommended.” – Library Journal

“Wicked, tongue in cheek (and elsewhere) take on Pride and Prejudice—a wild, funny, sexual romp. Austen is shaken up, sexed up, and stirred up in Szereto’s naughty, laugh out loud, exuberant homage to P&P.” – Janet Mullany, author of Jane and the Damned

“An X-rated homage to Jane Austen’s classic.” – Glamour UK

“Mitzi Szereto’s deliciously erotic retelling of Pride and Prejudice boldly turns Austen’s classic on its pretty little head, knickers-side up. With keen wit (I laughed out loud many times), elegant prose, and a wicked imagination, Szereto exposes hidden lusts and truths, paying irreverent homage to Austen’s romantic entanglements of yore while at the same time revealing a great deal about contemporary matters sexual and otherwise.” – Janice Eidus, author of The Last Jewish Virgin and The War of the Rosens

“Mitzi Szereto’s Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is a luscious tribute to Jane Austen. This erotic version of the classic honors the wit, romance and sociological observation of the original. At the same time, it’s as though Szereto knows the wicked thoughts that went through many of our minds went we first read Pride and Prejudice. Austen lovers will savor this hot Regency romance—perhaps even your aunt who worships the PBS versions. And those who don’t love Austen can enjoy this entertaining, smart and sensual novel.” – Polly Frost, author of Deep Inside: Extreme Erotic Fantasies and Sex Scenes

“Mitzi Szereto’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a mysterious and delightful uncovering of random sexual encounters among the landed gentry. You will have a ball!” – Nick Belardes, author of Random Obsessions and illustrator of West of Here

(from The Library Journal)
“Elizabeth Bennett simmers with burgeoning passions while Mr. Darcy is pursued most ardently by both Mr. and Miss Bingley in this latest Austen knockoff. Veteran erotic author Szereto (In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales) has produced a clever retelling that is by turns lusty, literary, and just plain ludicrous. Lydia Bennett’s frenzied nymphomania, Mr. Bennett’s fondness for dirty pictures, and Lady Catherine’s skill at using a horsewhip to discipline naughty parishioners are among the more comical elements of Szereto’s spicy homage, while Bingley’s nocturnal visits to Darcy’s chamber and Charlotte’s inordinate fondness for Elizabeth add a dash of slash. The endless graphic sex may grow tedious to some, but enough romantic tension à la Austen is present to give the novel the extra gas needed to propel readers to the final denouement. VERDICT Austen purists will be shocked right out of their chemises, but Szereto has done a credible enough job of approximating the great one’s style to make this a rousing and rollicking read for Austenites blessed with both an open mind and a sense of humor, as well as fans of literotica in general.”- Jeanne Bogino, New Lebanon P.L., NY

“Looking for something quite different to read? Enjoy erotic romance? I would suggest giving Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts a read. Be prepared to find out what is really going on behind those closed doors.” – Romance Novel News

“Super racy summer reading!” – Glamour

“This is a ‘must read’ for anyone who loves spicy and entertaining literature. You’ll be shocked, uncomfortably aroused and planning to re-read it over and over. Bravo Ms. Szereto for bringing us all a little more culture.” – Whipped Cream reviews

“Put simply, Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is delicious smut… Szereto has written us some healthy, Victorian erotica… everyone enjoys a good romp or three and lives happily ever after.” – The Edge

“(Szereto’s) sophisticated and humorous touch to retelling a well-known story is both absorbing and clear. I still find it impressive how well her rewrite lines up with the original novel, and look forward to her future endeavors.” – Romancing the Book

“Mitzi Szereto’s erotic parody is a loving historical riff on the Jane Austen classic.” – The Advocate

“Instead of living happily ever after, Elizabeth and Darcy have faced murderers and zombies. Now Mitzi Szereto gives the classic novel an erotic work-over. It’s not just bodice ripping, but Szereto has thrown in a sprinkling of gay desire and BDSM as well.” – Hot Press (Ireland)

“This novel uses Szereto’s spicy additions to explore and elaborate on the character’s motivations, thus legitimately reinterpreting Jane Austen’s story rather than simply jamming in the erotica… Szereto’s imagination will surprise, her interpretations will intrigue…” Rambles.NET

“… A glorious, breathless gallop through the word-smithing antics based on Jane Austen’s most popular classic novel… Written with Szereto’s deft humor, combined with Austen’s style, the result is a great deal of fun with literature, with scandal and laughter on every page. Laugh out loud funny and arousing by turns, the pace doesn’t flag from beginning to end, every point spot on.” – Portland Book Review

“Readers familiar with Austen’s story will laugh (and blush) with delight as their favorite characters shed their mild mannered exteriors (and clothes) and succumb to passion.” – Sacramento & San Francisco Book Review

“It’s like a thinking-person’s porn parody.” – The Book Rat

“For the reader who likes erotic novels and has a taste for classic literature, this is a must read… Mitzi Szereto took an all time Jane Austen fan favorite and turned it into an interesting and entertaining erotic novel.” – BVS Reviews

“Szereto brings this classic to life, engaging readers in saucy sensual seductions… No character in this classic has escaped the mighty strokes of Ms. Szereto’s pen. She has tweaked this story a bit, spiking the characters’ deliciously rich libidos to high intensity.” – Saucy and Sinful Reviews

“I was delighted with this book, anyone who loved the original classic should read Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts by Mitzi Szereto!” – Readaholics Anonymous

“Everything from the tone to the dialogue is executed superbly… This adaptation of Jane Austen is essential for collectors of literary erotica and, dare I say, is just as fine if not more riveting and sexy read than the original.”- Lucrezia Magazine

“What I really liked about Szereto’s rendition is that it made sense and the insertions were much lovelier to read than the inclusion of dead, grizzled walking corpses…  So as long as you don’t take your Austen too seriously, I think you will find this version an amusing and  titillating treat!” – Girls in the Stacks

“Szereto has captured Austen’s voice and tone and the essence of her characters so well that you might’ve believed that it was written by Austen herself — but for all the lustful thoughts and naughty shenanigans that appear in just about every chapter!” – Pace J. Miller

“Szereto has replaced modesty in all my favorite characters with porno-pumping desire.” – College Candy

“Ms. Szereto brings new life to this classic. The original book seems dry by today’s standards, but this new version will keep the reader entertained from first page to last.” – Sensual Reads

“It’s a funny but hot read, perfect for those who love classic literature with a little something extra.” – SoFeminine UK

“Ms. Szereto has, while honoring the original manuscript, done an excellent job in inserting those hidden lusts that could very well have been in in the minds of each and every character from the original novel.” – Book Reader’s Heaven

“Read Pride & Prejudice: Hidden Lusts if for no other reason the novelty or seeing peoples faces when they think you’re all smart and reading a classic, then they look closer and see it’s smut.” – Getting Naughty Between the Stacks

“Despite the sexy times, Mitzi has kept the story faithful to how Austen would have written it, so the style of it is perfect, and flows well.” – Love Romance Passion

“I giggled, laughed and smiled all through Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts.” – Another Look Book Reviews

“It made me think, it made me laugh, and it turned me on… I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who can appreciate a clever parody of a classic or anyone who simply enjoys intelligent erotic wordplay. Of course those who have read the original Pride and Prejudice will appreciate this parody all the more.” – Ivy Wilde’s Sex Blog

“…To those who have always wanted a little naughtiness alongside their cravats and stays, you’ve come to the right place (especially if you like your erotica anything but vanilla).” – Read All Over Reviews

“Polite manners and civilized society are juxtaposed with the seething sexual undercurrents of Szereto’s devising. Some ardent Jane Austen fans might scream ‘Sacrilege!’, but indeed others might raise their eyebrows in interest at this innovative take on a classic as I do and say ‘Why not?'”  – Fiendishly Bookish

“A refreshing change while keeping the classic storyline intact… This was my first novel by Mitzi Szereto, but definitely not my last!” – JoJo’s Book Corner

“It is my personal opinion that Austen would not be rolling over in her grave over Szereto’s novel. In fact, she might laugh a little.” – The Dying Book Affair

“How fun it is to wander in the minds of seemingly proper tea-and-crumpets men and women, set to the tune of Jane Austen’s romantic tale. Szereto creates a parody that’s full of sex of all kinds (including taboo topics like homosexuality, adultery, and BDSM), but is classy at the same time.” – Stephanielovesblogspot

“Mitzi Szereto follows the original story line but endows each of the characters with their own quirks of fancy and sexuality with no shortage of imagination.” – Jane Austen Prequels and Sequels

“A great new view on a classic story, if you don’t mind reading the classics in a different way than this is your book.” – My Book Addiction

“This novel is quite respectful of the original. Szereto’s version is hilarious and accomplished. Who is to say that Jane Austen wouldn’t have written something like this if the zeitgeist of her era had been more like that of ours? In years to come, this book will probably be regarded as a classic in its own right.” – Jean Roberta

“A great adaption of Pride and Prejudice… This is definitely a book that fans of every Romance sub-genre will enjoy.” All Things Books

“The author did a brilliant job of keeping to the original story but just adding very saucy and outrageous acts to make it stand out!” – Leetid’s Reading

“I read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and let me tell you something: this is no Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There’s way more seminal fluid.” – Cherry Trifle

“Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts is a wonderful creation by Mitzi Szereto. Recommended to readers who love erotic novels. Not for the faint hearted” – Smutty Dirty Bitch

“If you have ever been wondering or perhaps, lusting, for that behind the curtain kind of Jane Austen tale then you should peak into the pages of Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts. Indulge your inner fantasies about what really happened.” – For the Love of Austen

“Dear Lord, this is Pride and Prejudice, is nothing sacred? Yet I couldn’t stop reading.” – Lynette’s Two Cents

“A sexual soap opera set back in the day of horse and carriage!” – Angel’s Cove

“A fan of the original and wondering what all the characters you enjoyed might really be thinking of doing behind all those pleasantries? Give Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts a read and see if you feel the same lusts they do!”- Bzzingbee

Check out these author interviews and reviews:

Interview with Mitzi Szereto and Teddy Tedaloo at Madame Perry’s Salon

Talk Radio Europe interview with Mitzi Szereto

Conversations Live! Feb. 2013 interview with Mitzi Szereto

Conversations Live! 2012 interview with Mitzi Szereto

Joey Pinkney interview with Mitzi Szereto

Romancing the Book interview with Mitzi Szereto

Book Talk (BreakThru Radio) interview with Mitzi Szereto

Toronto Star interview with Mitzi Szereto

The Hammer Show (radio) interview with Mitzi Szereto

Bookaholics Romance Bookclub interview with Mitzi Szereto

Bill Ectric’s interview with Mitzi Szereto

The Book Rat interview with Mitzi Szereto

Sugarbeat’s Books interview with Mitzi Szereto

Urban Stars interview with Mitzi Szereto

Night Owl interview with Mitzi Szereto

Madame Perry’s Salon interview with Mitzi Szereto

Read2Review interview with Mitzi Szereto

Sexis interview with Mitzi Szereto

Getting Naughty Between the Stacks interview with Mitzi Szereto

Sea Minor interview with Mitzi Szereto

Pagan Spirits interview with Mitzi Szereto

KD Grace interview with Mitzi Szereto

Chastity Bush interview with Mitzi Szereto

Smutty Dirty Bitch interview with Mitzi Szereto

Romance Junkies guest blog from Mitzi Szereto

Romance Novel News book review

Glamour magazine book review


Periscope Post

The Edge book review

University of Derby book review

Periscope Post top picks for 2011

Portland Book Review book review

Sacramento and San Francisco Book Review book review

Saucy and Sinful Reviews book review

The WildO Network podcast interview with Mitzi Szereto

Whipped Cream book review

Girls in the Stacks book review

Romancing the Book book review

Rambles.Net book review

Seductive Musings book review

Love Romance Passion book review

The Book Rat mini book review

Book Reader’s Heaven book review

Fiendishly Bookish book review

Pace J. Miller book review

Sensual Reads book review

College Candy book review

Getting Naughty Between the Stacks book review

Jean Roberta book review and interview

Stephanielovesblogspot book review

My Book Addiction book review

Ivy Wilde’s Sex Blog book review

Jane Austen Prequels and Sequels interview with Mitzi Szereto

Reading Lark book review

All Things Books book review

Lynette’s Two Cents book review

For the Love of Austen book review

Jane Austen Prequels and Sequels book review

Lucrezia Magazine book review

Smutty Dirty Bitch book review

Reviews by Amos Lassen book review

Angel’s Cove book review

Leetid’s Reading book review

Bzzingbee book review