Jane Bites Back
Michael Thomas Ford
Ballantine Books 2009. 299 pages.
Showcasing (or cashing in on) the classics turned horror theme, this is the first in a series of three novels (so far). We find Jane Austen turned vampire against her will, living in upstate New York 200-plus years later.
Sharing her confused life: a plucky assistant, a contractor/sweetheart and Lord Bryon. After being rejected by publishers, she finally gets a contract on her latest book, and has to defend her literary style from critics crying copycat foul.