Jane Bites Back: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford

By Michael Thomas Ford

2 hundred years after her demise, Jane Austen remains to be surrounded through the literature she loves—but now it's simply because she's the landlord of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy university city in Upstate big apple. on a daily basis she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and diversifications. Jane will be undead, yet her books have taken on a lifetime of their own.

To make issues worse, the manuscript she accomplished prior to being changed into a vampire has been rejected via publishers—116 occasions. Jane longs to permit the realm be aware of who she is, but if a unexpected coincidence thrusts her again into the highlight, she needs to cover her genuine identity—and fend off a depressing guy from her previous whereas juggling glossy suitors. Will the inimitable Jane Austen have the ability to maintain her cool during this comedy of manners, or will she exhibit all people what a girl with a pointy wit and a good sharper set of fangs can do?

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Then he sensed a presence—nothing concrete, just a feeling. He opened his eyes, staring at the three candles, keeping everything from his mind except for the image of Mary Jordane, but he did not ask her to manifest yet. ” he asked without looking up. He needed to maintain his focus. No one answered. ” “Ask me to show myself and you’ll see,” said a female voice, sounding as if she was standing in the room. He raised both hands. ” Several of the texts had warned him that malevolent ghosts could masquerade as the person being called—seeking entry into the world of the living.

Philip was so tall that she realized she was standing under his chin, so she stepped away to see his face. He frowned, but she couldn’t tell if his bad mood was due to her refusal to see Rambo or her insistence that he focus on the task at hand. Philip was hard to read, and they’d promised not to use telepathy on each other without permission. “Your gift is better than mine for hunting like this,” he said in his thick French accent, not bothering to look down at her. ” A month ago, Eleisha had discovered that she could feed without killing.

He didn’t move. ” He could be such a child sometimes. He looked ten years older than her. He was thirty years older, and he’d recently passed the two-century mark. Yet he often made her feel like the grown-up. Still, she understood him. Philip hated being alone more than anything, and he’d spent one hundred and eighty-three years of his undead existence alone. Now that he had companionship, he feared losing it. She reached out to take the bag from him, tossing it into a Dumpster. “I’m not angry,” she said.

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