Jane Bites Back
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. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels,... show more
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. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own.To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers—116 times. Jane longs to let the world know who she is, but when a sudden twist of fate thrusts her back into the spotlight, she must hide her real identity—and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors. Will the inimitable Jane Austen be able to keep her cool in this comedy of manners, or will she show everyone what a woman with a sharp wit and an even sharper set of fangs can do?
Publish date: December 29th 2009
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 299
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Paranormal Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: Jane Fairfax (#1)
Well, it kept me entertained even if it had it's annoyances. It picked up for me about halfway through. Lucy was my favorite character. She was fun! Jane, well, a bit boring. I hated, HATED the Charlotte Bronte twist. [spoiler] Why can't two beautiful, sweet women who were definitely living in...
One part funny, two parts insightful, three parts implausible madness, and four parts snark.Jane Bites Back wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but I'm tempted just enough to read the second in the series.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Jane Bites Back is a very well-written and well developed story about Jane Austen as a vampire bookstore owner residing in upstate New York in the 21st century. That alone gets us off to a pretty good start and then we learn that this Jane has received 1...
Also appears on The Screaming Nitpicker.Two hundred years ago, Jane Austen was turned into a vampire and ever since, she has been hiding among humans under many names, her current one being Jane Fairfax as she lives in New York and owns an independent bookstore called Flyleaf Books. She has spent th...
I loved this book. It was so tongue-in-cheek funny that I really did laugh out loud on every third page. Haven't enjoyed a book like this in years. Well done, Mr. Ford.