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Jane Vows Vengeance (Jane Fairfax #3)

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  467 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
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
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ebook, 288 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Monica Williams
This appears to be the finale in the Jane Austen, vampire series (however the epilogue could leave room for sequels). Jane and her love Walter are engaged. Walter still does not know that Jane is a vampire, while his Mother, a vampire hunter knows Jane's secret. They all travel to Europe on a tour to visit architectural marvels. Walter and Jane decide to get married in England while on the trip. However, nothing ever goes smoothly and Jane's former vampire husband pops up like the lawyer in Jane ...more
Brenda
Mar 26, 2012 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I had not ever heard of this series before, and although I hate not starting at the beginning of a series, I didn't feel lost and the book seemed easy to follow.

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
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Romancing the Book
Feb 15, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, paranormal
Reviewed by April
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
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Marsha
Jane Vows Vengeance is a rather misleading title. Here Jane isn’t looking for payback; she’s trying to get married. But one misfortune after another keeps getting in the way. Like extra balls being thrown at a manic juggler, the trials pile up, extra characters keep making unexpected entrances and the attempt to cover up lies gets increasingly more desperate as the novel progresses. Tension and hilarious hysteria battle for dominance as we wonder how Jane is going to get around the web of troubl ...more
Geoff
Jun 21, 2015 Geoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book three of the Jane Fairfax trilogy just didn’t live up to Jane Bites Back or Jane Goes Batty . That being said, there were some great moments, but overall it just wasn’t as light or as fun. As an end to the trilogy, it did a decent job wrapping everything up as it should and leaving enough room to keep going if Ford ever decides he wants to write more, but I doubt I’ll read more.

Rather than keeping the story in Upstate New York, Ford takes the traveling circus that is Jane Austen’s new li
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Lisa
In book #3 of the Jane Fairfax series, Jane and Brian (along with Jane's fiance, best friend, and best friend's boyfriend) head to United Kingdom and Europe on a tour to see great architectural sites. Along the way, Jane's husband shows up right as she's about to marry Walter (!), a person dies, a clue is revealed to a missing Vampiric legend, and Our Gloomy Friend is back.

Ford ties up the end fairly neat but he does leave an opening at the end that COULD perhaps become book #4. Currently, Ford'
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Liriel27
Eh. This book was kind of...shallow. I liked having resolution for the major issues, but it was an array of coincidences and new plot threads just sort of thrown around.
Jennifer
Jun 11, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was ok, I think that my expectations of this book might have been a little high. I don't think I would ever read it again.
Stephanie C.
Apr 21, 2012 Stephanie C. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow-this series really got... stinky. It just went down hill for me.
Brigitta
Jane Vows Vengeance is the final instalment in Michael Thomas Ford’s “Vampire Jane Austen” series, and despite the rather misleading title (I mean, I know it sounds catchy, but otherwise, whai?), it’s very entertaining (and leaves room for sequels).

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
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Wendy Hines
In this last installment from author Michael Thomas Ford, Jane, who is a vampire, is engaged to Walter, who is human. Walter doesn't know that Jane is an undead vampire, and Jane is still struggling on how or if she should tell him. Then Walter's mother, Miriam, slyly lets Jane know that she is a vampire hunter and knows Jane's secret. She tells Jane that she has a year to become pregnant...or she will stake her. Jane readily agrees to get Miriam out of her hair for now.

Then Walter decides that
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Calisto
Mar 04, 2012 Calisto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluffy-pnr, netgalley
Jane Austen is getting married. Maybe. First, she has to solve a murder Agatha Christie style. Then she has to find a missing artifact that could restore her soul and tell her fiance that she's a vampire. Oh yeah, she also has to deal with her mother-in-law being a vampire hunter and Charlotte Bronte being her nemesis.

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
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Laurel
In the final novel in the Jane Austen Vampire trilogy (or is it???) we find our favorite two hundred year old undead authoress challenged by her condition, her past, and the future she is trying to make in Brakeston, New York with fiancé Walter Fletcher. After thoroughly enjoying the first two novels in the series, JANE BITES BACK and JANE GOES BATTY, we are all anticipation of how vampire Jane’s satiric, quirky and totally hilarious life in the twenty-first century will wrap up—or live on into ...more
Nicole
2.5 Stars

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
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Leanne
*Received book through Goodreads First Reads program from publisher for an honest review
**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
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Vivian
May 08, 2012 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jane Vows Vengeance is the third book in this series by Michael Thomas Ford. Jane Fairfax (a.k.a. Jane Austen) is a bookseller and a best-selling author. She is engaged to Walter Fletcher, an architect, and continuing to deal with his mother, a dedicated vampire hunter, Miriam. To make matters worse, Jane's been given an ultimatum by her soon-to-be mother-in-law, tell Walter the truth about her vampirism AND get pregnant. Jane isn't even sure the latter is possible, but since she loves Walter, s ...more
Nicole K
In this book, Jane Austen is back and trying to figure out wedding details. However, the wedding takes flight (literally) somewhere else. With many new turns and complications in the mix, Jane Austen also discovers that there may be a way to turn her human. The historical detail (St. Apollonia) was fascinating, but I felt like there were still many things that Ford had skimmed over. There are still many unanswered questions in my mind.

I thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in the series (Jane
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Cassie-la
Jun 14, 2012 Cassie-la rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
REVIEW ALSO ON: http://bibliomantics.com/2012/03/09/l...-...

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
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Billie
Mar 10, 2012 Billie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY

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.

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Kim
Jul 13, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all the Austen-inspired variations, making Jane Austen a vampire is definitely one of the more interesting and funny takes on this genre. In book one, Jane Bites Back, she struggled with getting a book published, something you’d think Jane Austen wouldn’t have trouble with! Book two, Jane Goes Batty, finds Jane struggling with love, life, and vampire hunters. Throw into this mix evil Charlotte Brontë, overly flirtatious Lord Byron, and a whole slew of other eccentric characters, and it’s no w ...more
Sandra
Mar 02, 2012 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
When I entered to win this giveaway on Goodreads I was really intrigued by both the plot summary given and the cover art. What I didn't realize was that this is the third book in a trilogy...whoops. But I read it anyway and it was fantastic!...

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
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Penumbra
I won this book through Goodread’s Free Reads giveaway, thank you.

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
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Leah
Oct 05, 2012 Leah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robin
Jan 02, 2013 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I liked this book. I don't usually read any of the Vampire Hunter books, but this one wasn't that horrific. The author made mention of other English authors, such as Lord Byron, Agatha Christie, Shelley, and of course Charlotte Bronte. There was some mentioning of Mark Twain even. I am not going to give too much of the plot away. Jane Austen has somehow turned into a vampire, I will not say who turned her. She is also engaged to be married to a person who is not what he seems, at the end of the ...more
Annalynn
This is the third fun read in the quirky 'Jane Austen as a vampire in modern times' series that works against all odds for me. I didn't enjoy it as much as the other two books in the series, possibly because I'm still holding out for a Jane-Lord Byron reunion. Still, a solid 3.5 for me.
Natalie
I did like this series, though I found it tiring that the main character wouldn't tell her secret. It didn't make sense that she would tell one person (and way back in the first book) and not another person. Still, it was witty and fun--quick and short. I'm glad I read them.
Rebecca
I think coming in on the third book kind of dampened my enjoyment . I didin't have time to warm up to the characters properly. I did enjoy the book but maybe not as much as my husband or I thought I might based on my other choices. Perhaps if I can find the other books and read from the beginning. I don't know if I totally buy the characterization of Jane. Some of her actions seemed a little skewed considering she was born and raised in a different world. Perhaps her innate character and the pas ...more
Jeanne
Jane Fairfax (Austen) is back and now in the midst of planning her wedding to Walter. But she still has not told him that she is one of the undead. What’s a vampire bride-to-be to do?

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.
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Carrie
Jan 19, 2016 Carrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did she or didn't she? Hope there's a 4th book so I can find out.
Susan
Mar 26, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my very favorite of the three volumes of Jane-the-vampire-and bookseller. Ford's dialogue is so funny and his Jane is wonderfully
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
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Michael Thomas Ford is the author of more 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 ...more
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“To be fair he is Lord Byron," Jane said. "I don't know many people who haven't slept with him at one time or another." -- Jane Fairfax” 1 likes
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