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Jane bites back : a novel
Michael Thomas Ford
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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.
posted Apr 3, 2010 at 11:59AM
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main characters Elizabeth Jane Fairfax
Age: 233
Born Austen, Jane; Currently is the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town; her books have taken on a life of their own; her last manuscript before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers again; suddenly thrusted her back into the spotlight; hides her real identity; deals with the men in her life.

Lord Byron
Turned Jane into a vampire; wants her back.

Violet Grey
Accuses Jane of stealing Charlotte Bronte's last unsold manuscript.

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