Jane Bites Back

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
  • Title: Jane Bites Back
  • Author: Michael Thomas Ford
  • ISBN: 9780345513656
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, spin offs, and adaptations Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life oTwo 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
    Jane Bites Back By Michael Thomas Ford,

    Jane Bites Back A Novel Jane Fairfax Ford, Michael Jane Bites Back not only features Jane Austen herself, but also a few other literary figures Jane walks amongst us as Jane Fairfax, owner of a small book store Ironically, her friend and co worker Lucy is a hardcore Austen fan, but has no idea that her favorite author signs her pay checks. Jane Bites Back Jane Fairfax, by Michael Thomas Ford Jane Fairfax is the Jane Austen but she guards her secret like a cat guards a prize mouse Having lived two centuries plus, Jane has moved around quite a bit and seen a fair amount of chang Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford is quite an entertaining possibility of what Jane Austen would have been like if she were a vampire. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford, Paperback Barnes Dec , After being turned into a vampire by a bite from a contemporaneous celebrity author, Jane Austen faked her own death and went into hiding At first she sought the company of her own kind, but she drifted away from vampires and ended up as Jane Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford About 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, spin offs, and adaptations. JANE BITES BACK by Michael Thomas Ford Kirkus Reviews After being turned into a vampire by a bite from a contemporaneous celebrity author, Jane Austen faked her own death and went into hiding At first she sought the company of her own kind, but she drifted away from vampires and ended up as Jane Fairfax, owner of Flyleaf Books in cozy Brakeston, N.Y. Jane Bites Back Audiobook by Michael Thomas Ford If you could sum up Jane Bites Back in three words, what would they be ironic, funny, playful What was one of the most memorable moments of Jane Bites Back The secret identity of Jane s arch rival provided a excellent twist Which character as performed by Katherine Kellgren was your favourite Book review Michael Thomas Ford s Jane Bites Back Jane Austen, vampires and bodice rippers seem a most unlikely combination to find united in one book, but that s exactly what Michael Ford Thomas brings together in Jane Bites Back, his sendup of the cottage industries spawned by Austen and the recent Twilight vampire saga Jane Austen, it turns out, is alive or, accurately, undead and well in Brakeston, a quiet, sleepy college town in upstate New Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford LibraryThing While normally we might feel the same way, to tell the truth, we were intrigued by the description of Jane Bites Back the first time we read about it in Publisher s Lunch Admit it, Vampire Jane getting revenge on those who take advantage of her literary legacy kicks all kinds of butt in concept. Jane Bites Back, by Michael Thomas Ford A Review Dec , Light, campy and a bit Buffyish, Jane Bites Back is a modern Gothic novel full of Janeite lore and paranormal hijinx that the sick and wicked side of Jane Austen would find quite amusing The literary and historical references really shine. Jane Bites Back A Novel Ford, Michael Thomas Dec , The life of Jane Austen, one of England s great novelists, is skewered in Jane Bites Back, a delectable tale of blood, history and immorality and where other beloved famous authors are perpetually kept alive atop the pages.

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    About " Michael Thomas Ford "

  • Michael Thomas Ford

    Michael Thomas Ford is the author of than fifty books, for both young readers and adults, in genres ranging from humor to horror, literary fiction to nonfiction As a writer for young adults he is the author of the popular Circle of Three series writing as Isobel Bird nonfiction books about spirituality Paths of Faith , the AIDS crisis Voices of AIDS , and the gay community The World Out There and Speaking Out and the novels Suicide Notes and Z forthcoming in 2010.His work for adult readers includes the best selling novels Last Summer, Looking for It, Full Circle, Changing Tides, and What We Remember, and Jane Bites Back His work has been nominated for 12 Lambda Literary Awards, twice winning for Best Humor Book, twice for Best Romance Novel, and most recently for Gay Men s Mystery He was also nominated for a Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award for his novel The Dollhouse That Time Forgot and a Gaylactic Spectrum Award for his short story Night of the Werepuss.

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  • If Queen Victoria and Lizzy Bennet can be zombie hunters, and Darcy a vampyre, why not add Jane Austen herself to the ranks of the undead Seems like everyone s fair game these days The premise is simple enough Jane Austen isn t dead She is in fact a vampire, currently living in a small town in New York state where she owns a bookshop Her biggest concerns are the sweet attentions of Walter, a local carpenter she likes him but you can t really have a relationship with someone when you re not only [...]


  • Really Really The premise was good, which is why I fooled myself into thinking that I would enjoy this, despite the fact that I usually avoid Austen knock offs Now I remember why, and vow to hold to that rule in the future.This was not fractionally as clever as it thinks it is It was predictable, full of cliches, and if the descriptions and satire of the Austen knock off industry were sometimes spot on, Ford seems to genuinely believe that the satire doesn t apply to him because he s making fun [...]


  • Jane Austen gets naked with Lord Byron on page 19 of this opus, which tells you everything you need to know about its verisimilitude And, yes, I know that my mentioning lack of realism in a novel where the lead character is the vampirized icon of 19th century chick lit made anyone reading this snort soda out of their nose, but just because you re an author brilliantly cashing in on two of the biggest fads to hit publishing in the last ten years doesn t mean you can t take a minute to honor your [...]


  • Entertaining light read I can believe Jane Austen as a vampire, but running a financially successful bookstore in a small town Meeting a nice, extremely eligible, well adjusted, gentlemanly carpenter renovator who knows how to cook in the same small town That s a little hard to believe.


  • Rating 2.5 5Another book in the austen inspired fiction world I absolutely wanted to lovebut didn t Don t get me wrong it was on the witty side, but I hated the way the author portrayed Austen Yes, she s a vampire and has been for a couple hundred years, but in all that time she s done nothing with herself except pine away after Lord Byron and open a book shop and has learned nothing about herself or the world so she has to rely on Byron to teach her and thus abuse her and manipulate her and so [...]


  • I won this book through First Reads and am glad I gave it a shot This is a light read about Jane Austen as a vampire running a small bookstore in a small New York town We follow Jane as she tries to maneuver around men who are interested in her, getting a novel published and a rival who wants to destroy her Ford pokes fun at the current Austen craze, the current vampire craze, and fandom in this charming, doesn t take itself too serious tale.The pacing was pretty good, with enough tension in eac [...]


  • In which it turns out that Jane Austen is not, in fact, dead, but is instead a vampire bookstore owner living in upstate New York Okay, this seemed promising for about the first chapter, in which Jane is forced to deal with the author of one of the many, many books like this one cashing in on Austenmania she grits her fangs until she just can t take it any, then helps herself to a little snack Funny Of course, chapter two reveals that Jane did not in fact kill the snotty author, and also she s t [...]


  • Unlike the sea monsters and zombie and Darcy Vampyre books, I found entertainment in this cash in on Austen, and evidence that the author was at least familiar with Austen s period and writing, even if the supposed lost Austen novel showed no hint of either period flavor or Austen s style or wit Maybe it was supposed to be leaden and cliche, which is why it had been rejected over a hundred times Not quite sure where the writer was going there, unless a commentary on the bad taste of the popular [...]


  • Una parodia sulle tendenze del mercato letterarioL idea strepitosa, la narrazione divertente Naturalmente ha qualche pecca, perch le citazioni dal manoscritto del nuovo romanzo di Jane Austen pardon Jane Fairfax , non sono assolutamente nel suo stile ma si potrebbe giustificare con i suoi 234 anni di et e di esperienza e chi non cambierebbe dopo due secoli tuttavia Constance sembra pi un romanzo della Radcliffe, che della Austen, e ci vedo anche influenze un po troppo Romance Mi sembra quasi che [...]


  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that if Jane Austen were alive today, she would be quite frustrated with the publishing industry.Seriously If Jane Austen were alive, she would be amazed by her popularity, as well as all of the Austen inspired novels on the shelves And she would totally want a piece of the royalties.So, the premise of our novel, dear Reader, is that Jane is alive and well in upstate New York She owns a bookshop, and she is known to all as Jane Fairfax And wait, she s not r [...]


  • This book was on the list of books recommended by Toronto Library staff they rock , so after reading and liking Pride and Prejudice and Zombies I just had to give this book a try The good it kept me up till 3AM It was a fun and funny read The bad it s to much of a genre mash to be enjoyed thoroughly A satire vampire suspense romance plot is just too much for this little volume And now with spoilers I ve found all the main characters under developed Jane You would think that after 200 years as an [...]


  • I didn t really know what to expect when I read this book All I knew was the blurb on the back, and one or two reviews I d skimmed But I thought that any book with Jane Austen as the owner of a bookstore wouldn t disappoint, and I was right I would have finished this book in one day, if I d been able to keep my eyes open 15 minutes longer.Jane Fairfax, as she calls herself, is undead Yes, that s right, Jane is a vampire We soon discover that although she owns Flyleaf Books, in a small town in Ne [...]


  • I just didn t buy into this bookd before you asks I do think it is possible to buy into a cheesy vampire chick lit novel Just not this one The premise is a cute one Jane Austen is a vampire who owns her own bookstore and is tired of all the Austen mania Oh and scores of other great literary figures are also vampires including the infamous bad boy poet who turned Jane against her will However , if I had to read one time how disgruntled Jane was about not being able to collect royalty checks I wa [...]


  • I was intrigued by the premise of this book Jane Austen alive today, an owner of a bookshop and living as a vampire It promised to be a very interesting read and I wasn t very disappointed This had a sort of chick lit feel to it and would not be something I would consider as a serious Austen spin off Definitely tongue in cheek I really enjoyed the other literary characters that made an appearance too clever Jane s witty remarks regarding her own popularity and her inability to duplicate it pres [...]


  • This should not have worked I mean, come on, Jane Austen as a vampire But it did work, and it was engaging and well written Jane is not the typical urban fantasy, Mary Sue type, who kicks butt, takes names and sleeps her way through the entire paranormal community thank goodness She is lonely and vulnerable but also determined and spirited She runs a bookstore in New England, and has a crush on the local contractor When her maker shows up in town, she does what it takes to protect her loved ones [...]


  • Admittedly, when I first saw this book years ago, I thought Oh, pleaseuld we get OVER this whole vampire craze And then a couple of months ago, I stumbled on a copy for cheap, and thought Well, I ve enjoyed Michael Thomas Ford s other work, so why not Am I ever glad I picked it up.This book is a light read, and very entertaining The premise of Jane Austen having faked her death because she is a vampire is quite clever I got wrapped up in the story very early on I had finished half the book befor [...]


  • A modern Gothic novel full of Janeite lore and paranormal hijinxJane Austen s novels brim with irony, witticism, and in the end, a gentle reprove or two It is why I love her writing Few authors can deliver this dry, deft and wickedly funny style Michael Thomas Ford is one of them His latest novel Jane Bites Back is than a gentle joke, it is a sly wink at the Austen and vampire industry The clever title alone tells us that Ford has than a keen sense of humor The story concept is even better Nea [...]


  • Since Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford is my first foray into the world of Jane Austen vampire and zombie mash ups, I wasn t quite sure what to expect Would it be too gruesome Too graphic Too horrific No, I m very happy to say it wasn t Yes, Jane Austen is a vampire, a member of the undead, and must feast on human blood every so often in order to survive, but that is not the focus of this novel.Jane Austen Fairfax lives a quiet life as a bookstore owner in Brakeston, New York with her inte [...]


  • Just when I thought I couldn t stomach another vampire story or another paranormal take on Jane Austen, I dusted off the copy of Jane Bites Back that has been sitting on my shelf since I bought it with my Christmas money earlier this year I m glad I gave it a try because Michael Thomas Ford s novel is a hilarious take on the Jane Austen sequel and spin off phenomenon.Jane Fairfax owns Flyleaf Books in a college town in Upstate New York Among the store s top sellers are all things Jane Austen, an [...]


  • Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford is quite an entertaining possibility of what Jane Austen would have been like if she were a vampire I found this book charmingly cute and delightfully refreshing This is not a hot steamy romance and that is a refreshing change of pace in today s world of romance novels.Jane Fairfax is the Jane Austen but she guards her secret like a cat guards a prize mouse Having lived two centuries plus, Jane has moved around quite a bit and seen a fair amount of changes [...]


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  • Normally, I avoid books that turn our literary figureheads, or other famous people, into vampires, werewolves, vampire hunters, etc However, I kept seeing this book and finally just picked it up and started reading it.I have to say that I really really really enjoyed it Ford s depiction of Jane s character is superb He does a great job of creating her reactions to things that people say she would or wouldn t do Lord Byron is terrific in his mysterious, snarky kind of way It s a lot of fun watchi [...]


  • Maybe 3.5It might sound strange, but I don t read books written by males I m not against it, it just seems to work out that way Mr Ford really surprised me If you took out the name of the author, not only would I have assumed, but it would have seemed that a woman wrote this book Unsure whether that is a compliment shrugs shoulders I enjoyed this book I felt it was fun and decently written, but I was confused at the ending I suppose the author was leaving things open for a sequel, but that seque [...]


  • A ridiculously fun book I ve read lots of Austen knock offs Bebris, Barron, the zombie sea monster ones, random and generally pretty gross retellings , and this one leaves them all in the dust One of the main jokes throughout the book is the Jane Austen industry cookbooks, self help, paper dolls, etc and how Jane Austen herself as a exasperated vampire owner of a bookstore in a small NY town is endlessly annoyed by it I ve often found it ironic how pretty much all of the Jane Austen byproducts a [...]


  • 3.9.16 Thoughts while in progress I am listening to this audiobook narrated by Katherine Kellgren and enjoying it well enough thus far That being said, I am having issues with the portrayal of George Byron There is limited description about his physical appearance mainly just being called a hottie and voice tonality, but I am getting the impression that he is supposed to be seductive I am not sure if it was an acting choice by Kellgren, or just me, but the way he is voiced makes my skin crawl Es [...]


  • First of all, I m a bit of an Jane Austen snob I love her books and characters so much so that I wrote some Austen inspired novels of my own Pamela Aidan BUT, I m also a stickler for faithfulness to the manners and morals of the time and have no desire to see Austen s characters transformed into modern day Cosmo readers in Regency dress The string of paranormal plunderings are even worse BUT, the idea of Jane Austen alive today and not able to get her own new novel published was intriguingjust n [...]


  • If I was browsing through a bookstore, I probably wouldn t have picked up this book for myself I love Jane Austen s novels, and I enjoy vampire books, but I wasn t sure about the combination of the two Since it was a freebie I thought I would give it a whirl, and I was pleasantly surprised Once past the notion of Jane Austen as a vampire, along with a few other well known classic authors, I found that I couldn t really put the book down I kept reading just to find out what would happen next I lo [...]


  • In short Jane Austen is a vampire living in modern America and is trying to publish the novel she was working on before she died, which has been rejected 116 times to date.I am torn on this one At times it was too chick lit for me, at others I was enjoying Jane being a vampire and the story It s a balancing act, but it was interesting enough to finish, at least, and appearances by other historical characters were humorous.On the other hand, the excerpts from her unpublished novel are humorless, [...]


  • This is a very interesting concept for a book and at first I found it quite boring It seems like it could be any other vampire book that s out these days But once the story really developed things got a lot better Turned out to be quite cute and funny and had a few omg moments As a Jane Austen fan I recommend this novel I m actually looking forward to the squeal.


  • Anyone who knows me knows that I devour vampire novels as if there s no tomorrow and they also know how much I love Jane Austen s classic books So when I heard of this story where Jane Austen is a vampire, I knew that I had to read it What an amusing premise it was and a fun book to read.


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