Jane Vows Vengeance (Jane Fairfax #3)
How will Jane Austen break the news to her fiancé that she’s not only undead, but also a two-hundred-plus-year-old literary icon?
In sleepy upstate New York, Jane’s wedding preparations have taken on a bloodsucking intensity. So when Walter suggests they ditch it all and combine their marriage and honeymoon with a house tour of Europe, Jane jumps at the chance to flee Lord
I love Jane Austen, and when I saw the description for this book on Netgalley--Jane Austen as a vampire--I was very interested. The writing sucked me right in and this was just a quick, fun read. The characters traveled all over Europe on an architectural tour, which would make you think that the setting would play a big role in the stor ...more
Book provided by contest win at Romance Junkies
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
I have to be honest – the entire idea of taking classic literature and making a parody out of it leaves a slightly bitter taste in my mouth. However, it also leaves my curiosity piqued – I know, total contradiction. When I read the synopsis for Jane Vows Vengeance, I was curious and thought it sounded rather good.
Even though I have not read the previous two books in this series, I quickl ...more
Rather than keeping the story in Upstate New York, Ford takes the traveling circus that is Jane Austen’s new li ...more
Ford ties up the end fairly neat but he does leave an opening at the end that COULD perhaps become book #4. Currently, Ford' ...more
Oddly, I found it reminiscent of an Agatha Christie novel for several reasons, as Jane & co. take part in a tour of architecturally noteworthy houses all through Europe (hello, Miss Marple!), when suddenly somebody inexplicably dies and the rest o ...more
Then Walter decides that ...more
Now, Jane Austen as a vampire got me interested and the blurb did a wonderful job selling the quirky humor and cozy vampire theme. Then I saw that it was the third book in the seri ...more
I think this series, which follows vampire Jane Austen in our present day, peaked with the first book. Listen up, authors: I know this is how you get paid, but not every book has to be part of a series. By the end of this particular series, I was pretty convinced that Jane was somewhat dim, and completely puzzled as to how she, Byron, and this novel's villain, who I will not name, managed to live out a normal human lifespan, much less a couple of centuries besides. While I will admit th ...more
**More like 4.5 stars; also posted on Amazon.com under Leanne
Jane Vows Vengeance continues the story of our beloved vampire, Jane Austen, from the previous books, Jane Bites Back and Jane Goes Batty by Ford. Our protagonist is now engaged to Walter, still unbeknownst of her undead condition, and is struggling with wedding plans and debating revealing her secret. The engagement timeline is unexpectedly moved ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series (Jane ...more
With the first book’s focus on Jane’s novel within the novel Constance, and the second book based around Constance becoming a movie, Jane Vows Vengeance takes a decidedly different turn. This time around, the focus is not on Jane’s career, but on her personal life, both with fiance Walter and her existence as a vampire. Due to a pact with Walter’s mother Miriam, Jane has promised to tell Walter she is a vampire AND conceive a child with ...more
This review is based on a copy of the book which I received free from the Publisher through the Goodreads First Reads program.
Jane just can’t get a break. What’s a young girl, at least she looks young; although she is 200 years old, when her mother in law turned out to be a vampire hunter. At least she had dealt with that awkward moment with a promise that was time based; and time was running out. Jane had promised to produce a child within one year and that was coming up fast.
I was drawn in right away by both the author's voice and the plot. Jane is a really unique character, modern but also a touch of old fashioned - obviously since she is the Jane Austen! My favorite character was, strangely enough, Lilith - the little dog. S ...more
I believe this is the third book in a series of books about Jane Fairfax, aka Jane Austen, a vampire. I didn’t read the first two books, so I won’t be comparing this to the others.
This book was a pleasure to read. It had me laughing out loud numerous times throughout the story. Well written and fast-paced, it has plots within plots as Jane, her fiancé Walter, Walter’s mother Miriam a vampire hunter and friends make their way acros ...more
Meanwhile, Jane and Walter are also planning a trip to Europe, which will feature several architectural tours. The trip also includes Walter’s mother, Miriam. Miriam the vampire hunter.
The European holiday, wedding vows, and usual vampire hijinks make for a most unusual set of circumstances for Jane and her fiancé. ...more
sarcastic, as you would expect. Her ongoing feud with "Our Gloomy Friend" aka Charlotte Bronte is just perfect, as are her comments on Mark Twain. One of my favorite moments is when asked if she could stand a certain movie, she remarks that she endured Greer Garson as Elizabeth Bennet! I believe the author left room for another volume in this series, and I cer ...more