Jane Austen didnít die two hundred years ago, but was in fact, turned into a vampire and is currently living in Brakeston, New York as the owner of a book store. Jane has a good friend, Walter Fletcher, who would love to be more than that with Jane, but she shies away from the closeness. She canít stand the thought of loving someone and then watching them die, while she is immortal.
Jane also isnít thrilled with the fact that she receives none of the royalties from her books that are still being published, but sheís considered dead, so there is nothing to become of it. Except, Jane has another novel that she wants published, under her current name of Jane Fairfax. The problem is she keeps getting rejection letters from the publishing companies.
When Jane finally sells her novel, she is overjoyed. She is back in the spotlight, but that isnít in her favor. Because of it, her old lover, poet Lord Byron, who is also the man who turned her, finds her and wants to sweep her off of her feet. Then Jane is accused of plagiarism with her new novel, comma and she just canít seem to catch a break.
Filled with dry wit, page-turning charismatic characters and seamless writing, JANE BITES BACK is a unique twist on the Austen novels of old. An entertaining romp that I highly recommend!
I dont know who this book was trying to appeal to, but there were so many negative reviews here on PBS, that this book lingered on my To Be Read bookshelf, as a wishlisted book. I am sorry I listened to the negative reviews because this book did appeal to me. I read the whole book in one sitting. So what reading category do I fit into? :
1. Never have read an entire Jane Austen book, but have seen movies instead. BUT I have read Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights, and never seen the movie.
2. Not a big paranormal or vampire reader, but read some, but mainly the cutesy ones, nothing too dark.
3. Love snappy dialogue.
4. Love characters who have pets
5. Love great side characters
6. People who change and grow and forgive and stretch
I also wanted to add, I had avoided this book because It has a gay lesbian genre tag, and I thought oh man they made Jane into a Lesbian in NYC. Which could see happening, since some of her characters, are so independent, and outspoken back in an area, when women had certain expected role. It almost seemed like it was blasphemy to do that to Goddess Jane Austen, hence my reluctance. But No Jane Austen is NOT a lesbian vampire, just a vampire. She lives in a small town in NY, where she runs a bookstore.
I really thought this book held true to what little I have read or seen written by Jane Austen. It held some yesteryear charm, and had the modern updating. Plus Jane is a vampire. I dont want to give anything away but you find that there are a few more Undead old writers hanging around and that just adds to the fun.
I now Want book two and so on.
I really did enjoyed this book
I am not into the vampire craze that is going around now. But this book is good. I even ordered the other 2 books