Friday, July 17, 2009

Jane Bites Back

So, I went home last night and my mail included the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. I immediately went to the Books segment - my fave and found a blurb about yet another, yes another, another Austen paranormal-related book!

Jane Bites Back
by Michael Thomas Ford

Release date: December 29, 2009

Although it is for sale at there is no cover image and description available, yet.

Description from Publisher's Weekly:
The novel presents an undead Jane Austen, frustrated by nearly 200 years of writer's block and 116 rejections of an unpublished novel she finished just before turning into a vampire; she's becoming increasingly irritated that the rest of the world seems to be getting rich and famous off of her works and her life.

My thoughts:
What a hoooooooooooot!
So, our sweet Jane could be undead and un-living among us?!?
She could even be writing some the off-shoot Austen books we've been reading under a pseudonym!?!

I want this book.

OK, I'm game. I've got Austen fever. I'll do another giveaway.

If you'd like a copy of this book answer me this in the comments below:

To avoid sightings, Jane (as vampire) most likely moved from England to live in obscurity.

Where do you think Jane is living in the present day?

Entries: open to all countries

Deadline: Monday, December 28, 2009, 8pm PST December 31, 2009

Prize: Jane Bites Back
by Michael Thomas Ford

Winner announced: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
The winner will also be contacted via email and the prize will be mailed within a week of receiving mailing address.

This is definitely the year of Jane Austen. Thanks to the Everything Austen Challenge hosted by Stephanie's Written Word for sharing the Austen love.


Contest has ended - winner is here



  1. I agree and sweet! Is all I have to say!

  2. What an interesting premise! Can't wait to see it when it comes out.

  3. I think Jane emigrated to Canada pretty early on, and is living in some remote town in the Northern Territories.

    These Austen! Thanks for holding another contest!


  4. Please enter me!!!!

    I think Jane works at my local library on the NSW Central Coast in Australia!


    Fiona :)

  5. Oh, that sounds hilarious! I think Jane is living in Florida. She moonlights as a cocktail waitress to make ends meet and to allow her to have the days open to write spin-offs. She's perfectly at home in modern day times and her most successful spin-off was "Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife" (it's also her favorite b/c it allowed her to say all those things she couldn't say 200 years ago).

  6. I hadn't heard of this book yet! Now I need to grab my copy of EW and read about it. My family was visiting me over the weekend so not much reading was getting done this way. I love the premise of this book - it sounds great. I only wish Jane were "living" among us. I think that Jane would live in a small rural town in the midwest. She would be out of the way, but would also be able to observe and make sport of her neighbors.

    laarlt78 at hotmail dot com.

  7. Shawna Lewis

    Jane works for the blood drive and goes from city to city poking people and then taking their blood. But I heard not long ago there were some missing Blood bank vans and they can't find them...hmmmm...I wonder

  8. I think she's in Boston, Massachusetts.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Another great contest!! I can't wait to read this book, this sounds like a mashup that might actually be good!

    I'm going to say Jane is living in San Francisco, a place of culture and worthy connections, and also a hub for the liberal and forward-thinking.

    Here's my post about it.

  10. I think Jane is living in Los Angeles. She can act as eccentric as she likes and still blend in.

  11. Where do you think Jane is living in the present day?

    New Jersey, because my state is boring and overcrowded (mostly densely packed per capita in the USA I believe) and has enough patches of country to keep most folks reasonably sure we can be called the Garden State.


  12. I think Jane would be hanging out in Japan and teaching English, writing, and living the high life!

  13. She's probably living in plain sight under a disguise. Maybe in New York or LA where she can still watch the rich and ridiculous and make snide comments, all the while gathering material for her next book...

  14. She's living in outback Australia, in an underground house in an opal mining community, and subsisting on kangaroo blood.

    You knew I had to make her live in my country, didn't you?

    stephbowe (at) ymail (dot) com

    excellent competition!

  15. Jane is definitely living in the Northern Part of Finland called Lapland. It is really beautiful out there, but also pretty cold, especially during the winter. I could see Jane there writing in a little cottage. :)

  16. What a funny book! Must find the review to read more about this book. Would love to read it.

    I believe that Jane is living in northern MN by Leech Lake. She is hunkered down in a log cabin on the lake and only comes out during January when the Eelpout Festival occurs. Otherwise she is reading and writing under a pseudonymn.

    bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

  17. That's a cool idea for a book! Great question! I think she's living in an apartment next to a book publisher office where works and sees the making of many of her work inspired novels being printed and hitting the shelves.

  18. I think Jane went to live with her(now deceased) Great Great Grand Niece in Victoria British Columbia. It gave her the familial connection within a very British city without being in Britain.

  19. I think Jane is probably living in Bon Temps, where vampires have come out of the coffin, and maybe she's even waitressing at Merlotte's with Sookie.

    I would love to read this! Thanks for the opportunity!

    ~ Lori

  20. I'm gonna guess Jane probably moved somewhere really random like Colorado. Defiantly could see her hunkering down in a cabin there.

    This looks like a great read!

  21. Oh, I just heard about this book and am dying to read it.

    I think Jane's hanging out in Alaska. Plenty of wide open space out there (even if it is cold) and half of the year it's dark during the day and night so the whole vampire shrivel in the sun thing wouldn't be a problem. Of course, the other half of the year is always light, so perhaps she splits her time between Alaska and South America.

  22. Jane is currently living in Dallas working as a cheerleader with the Cowboys.

  23. Jane is living it up in New York City.


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