Jane Bites Back

Jane Bites Back

Book - 2010
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Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves--but now it's because she's the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York--and a vampire, too.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780345513656
Branch Call Number: FORD
Characteristics: 299 p. ; 21 cm

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fpsutka
Dec 09, 2014

I did read this book in it's entirety. It is very light and somewhat entertaining however I am glad that I did NOT pay for it! It is silly in that vampire Jane sucks blood out of at least two people (near the beginning) and they do NOT die. This is very stupid! I did finish the book however it becomes more ridiculous as a Bronte and Lord Byron also become vampires!
How does Jane legally enter the USA as she is already dead?
I will NOT bother to read any more books by this author!

eatlizzardsdaily Jun 20, 2012

Who knew that Jane Austen was alive and well as a vampire? Michael Thomas Ford did.

Jane Austen was turned into a vampire over 200 years ago. Not only has she watched all her family die, but she's also watched the only fame she's ever known come to a head after she had died. She now lives in Upstate New York and owns Flyleaf Books, a small book store. Jane is trying to get back in the book business as an author, but is unsure about her long dormant potential.

I don't want you to get the impression that this book is in any way a downer. I genuinely chuckled through parts of it, and had my eyes wide in shock for others. It was a completely enjoyable book, and I became emotionally attached to each of the characters. Jane, who still craves the affection of her adoring fans. Walter the quiet carpenter who pines for Jane. Lucy, the enthusiastic employee and friend. And Byron, the dark horse.

I thought it was so awesome that the author could write so convincingly as a Vampire Authoress. I'm excited to read the sequel, and I hope it's as great as the first.

Some minor swearing, and brief sexual content.

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Forward_Moment
Feb 20, 2011

Light and funny, this is a quick read that I enjoyed very much. The romance and vampire aspects are fairly typical, although well done and solid, but the parts that really drew me were Jane's struggles as a popular author who doesn't make a penny for her popularity, and is rejected my modern publishers. I also loved that it was about a middle-aged woman!

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vitareader
Sep 28, 2010

Liked it. It is an easy read and is quite amusing in places.

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azure1475
Jul 26, 2010

Not a bad book but not a very original story line. I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse novels and Abraham Lincoln Vampire killer much better and they are practically the same subject matter.

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kalio
Apr 03, 2010

We love Jane Austen. We love her so much, in fact, that even though she only wrote six books, there are dozens upon dozens of sequels, prequels, knockoffs, spin-offs, and mash-ups to be found on bookshelves everywhere. And here?s another one: Jane Bites Back. Jane Austen is still alive and well. How? She?s a vampire, of course. She?s also a bookstore owner and an aspiring author. Her last book, completed just before her transformation to blood-sucking member of the undead, has been rejected by publishers for nigh on two hundred years. But now she?s finally found a publisher?and a handsome one at that. She's beginning to feel truly comfortable with her daffy assistant (who reminds her of sister Cassandra) and her admiring neighbor Walter (who is not at all a Mr. Darcy, even though he?s very sweet and caring). And her books are selling better than ever (even if they have to compete with knockoffs like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). But when Jane?s renewed fame as author ?Elizabeth Jane Fairfax? of the new bestselling Constance shoves her into the spotlight, our heroine finds herself involved in a couple familiar entanglements: one a wicked battle-of-the-sexes with ex-boyfriend and fellow vampire Lord Byron, and the other a fierce catfight with Charlotte Brönte-fanatic Violet Grey. Now Jane's treasured privacy as a human and her dark vampire secret are threatened--and just when things finally seemed to be going her way. Author Michael Thomas Ford joyously plays with popular culture's current mania for all things Austen and still gifts readers with a realistically warm, witty, and sometimes sarcastic Jane who fans will recognize and relate to. The first of a planned trilogy, readers can rest assured that Jane will be back to bite again and again.

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violet_wolf_109 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 16

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