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Book pick: ‘Jane Bites Back’ inventive and funny August 8, 2010

Posted by Diana McCabe in Reviews/summaries.
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Just when I’m poking around for something different in my book pile, Dot comes up with another good paranormal pick! Here’s her look at JANE BITES BACK. Dot,  who blogs regularly here at PR,  says she’s on a roll now — she was sidetracked a bit by some Lisa Kleypas and other historical romances — but has more paranormal picks coming! (Thanks Dot! And I love reading the historicals, too!)
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What would happen if Jane Austen was turned into a vampire?  Michael Thomas Ford wondered and came up with JANE BITES BACK, a contemporary story about a  vampire Jane (Austen) Fairfax who owns a bookstore in a sleepy upstate New York town.  In the beginning of the story, no one knows that Jane is a vampire.  She is content with her bookstore, her store assistant and feeding off of people who never guess what has happened.  Her books as Jane Austen are so popular that her biggest complaints are that she doesn’t get royalties and her new novel CONSTANCE can’t find a publisher.  All that changes when she does find a publisher, her sire (Lord Byron) finds her and wants her back, and she becomes infatuated with a local hunk.

This is a delight of a novel.  Ford is a skilled writer who breathes life into the undead characters.  There is humor, pathos, romance and some decidedly undead shenanigans.  Not all vampires are as nice as Jane and you will be surprised at who they really are or to be precise, were. There is a sequel in the works JANE GOES BATTY due out Feb. 1, 2011.  I will definitely be reading the sequel.


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1. What were the best paranormal romance novels for 2010? « Paranormal Romance - November 20, 2010

[…] Here are  Dot’s picks. (Dot contributes a lot of cool reviews to the PR blog!) She says not all of the are new. Some are “delightful, older discoveries.” (OK — I don’t know why my links are now showing up in purple — but click on them to see Dot’s reviews!) 1. Twilight Hunger by Maggie Shane 2. Ravenous by Aharon Ashwood 3.  Shades of Midnight by Lara Adrian 4. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs 5. Kate Daniels Series by Ilona andrews Magic bites Magic strikes Magic Bleeds 6. Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore (YA) 7.  Mind Games by Carolyn Crane 8.  Twice Bitten by Chloe Neill 9.  Rajmund by D.B. Reynolds 10. On The Edge by Ilona Andrews 11. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (YA) 12. Unmasked by C.J. Barry (SyFi Romance) 13. Haunted Honeymoon by Marta Acosta 14. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford […]


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