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Saturday, September 12

Preview of Jane Bites Back - An Austen Inspired Vampire Novel by Michael Thomas Ford

Hot off the artist’s computer is the new cover of Michael Thomas Ford’s novel Jane Bites Back.

This new novel due out 29 December 2009 has definitely caught my attention and should be of interest to Jane Austen admirers, Twilight fans, and the vampire crowd. Here’s the press release description when the three book deal was announced by Ballantine in June 2008.

The novel presents an undead Jane Austen, frustrated by nearly 200 years of writer's block and 116 rejections of an unpublished novel she finished just before turning into a vampire; she's becoming increasingly irritated that the rest of the world seems to be getting rich and famous off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. The two follow-up books will be derived from the first.

Michael also kindly passed along these stellar author quotes that will be used on the book jacket from two popular personalities with Jane Austen connections: Stephanie Baron author of the Jane Austen Mysteries series, and Seth Grahame-Smith the zombie boy who is making a killing on his hugely popular mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

"A hilarious send-up of vampire novels, the Austen industry, and one immortal author’s complete inability to find a publisher, Jane would have loved it!" Stephanie Barron, author of the Jane Austen mysteries

"It’s impossible not to love Ford's sharp-witted, sharp-fanged Jane Austen (and I’m not just saying that because she spares my life in Chapter Six)." Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


I hope to have more info on this great new title shortly. You can pre-order Jane Bites Back today for December delivery.

Visit Michael Thomas Ford at his blog Dog on the Bed and enjoy his irreverent humor!

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose

8 comments:

Lori said...

Thanks so much for the heads up - - this book looks great and is going on my TBR list!

nigel said...
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nigel said...

The Dashwood Sisters can bite me anytime!

Laurel Ann said...

Really Nigel, are they vampires also? If so, it's an epidemic!

Michael Thomas Ford said...

Laurel, thanks so much for posting this and getting the word out. It's much appreciated.

nigel said...

Laurel Ann said:
Are they vampires also?

No not really. I was being silly because the Dashwood's are too nice a people to be hanging out with blood sucking creatures!

It is so impolite (blood sucking)
especially in the post HIV world!

and yet Mary Shelley wrote her Frankenstien at about the same time. Do you think Austen (and the Dashwoods) would have read it?

librarypat said...

The traditional Jane Austen fans are having a fit over all these "Austen" books coming out and not being in the same vein as hers.

Anonymous said...

HOW DARE YOU ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR SENSE TO WRITE THIS NOVEL MR MT FORD.
FIRST WE GET ZOMIES IN PRIDE AND PRJUDICE AND SEA MONSTERS IN S&S MAY BE YOU SHOULD WRITE NOVELS FOR BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER IF YOU LIKE TO WRITE ABOUT THEM.
WHAT HAS POOR MISS JANE AUSTEN DONE FOR YOU TO TURN HER IN TO A VAMPIRE NOTHING.
BY NOW YOU WOULD HAD GUESS I WILL NOT BE GOING OUT TO BUY THIS BOOK OR ANY LIKE IT.
YOUR EVER A VERY DISPLEASED MISS JANE AUSTEN FAN