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Jane Vows Vengeance: A Novel (Jane Fairfax) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Thomas Ford
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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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 Byron and the lingering threat of Charlotte Brontë. But to Jane’s chagrin, more than one secret from her past is about to resurface.
From an Agatha Christie–style murder mystery to a wedding interrupted by the ghosts of the Princes in the Tower to a shocking revelation about Walter’s mother, nothing about this trip is less than pure mayhem. And when a chance encounter puts Jane on the trail of a legendary device reputed to restore a vampire’s human soul, will our beloved heroine finally be able to vow her love and devotion—or will a vampire hunter’s vengeance drive a stake through her eternal life?

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Editorial Reviews


"Ford has another winner...Hilarious one-line zingers...and an entertaining cast of zombies, ghosts, and vampires." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"If you want to read a series about vampires that will keep you giggling while you read, then you have got to check out this series." --Sookie Stackhouse Books

“It’s impossible not to love Ford’s sharp-witted, sharp-fanged Jane Austen.”—Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

"Ford’s final book in the trilogy is nicely connected with characters and ideas to the previous books, but it can also be read as a stand-alone...The key elements of a charmingly reluctant vampire, supportive friends, and flashes of brilliance offset by poor undead life-skills remain in full force."--Library Journal

"This fun and frothy series will appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde’s literary mashups (The Eyre Affair, 2002) as well as Austen fans who like a dose of vampires (Steven Hockensmith's Dawn of the Dreadfuls, 2010)." --Booklist

"This fang-in-cheek book with its quirky sense of humor and enjoyable characters is a pleasing addition to the paranormal world. Ford's writing is a real treat." --Parkersburg News & Sentinel

"[A] fun, humorous, and enjoyable trilogy . . .Trust me when I say how fun these books are." --Reads From the Field

About the Author

Michael Thomas Ford is the author of Jane Bites Back and Jane Goes Batty, as well as numerous other books, including the novels Z, The Road Home, What We Remember, Suicide Notes, Changing Tides, Full Circle, Looking for It, and Last Summer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1212 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00EX5YAAE
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Original edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00540PB9Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,302 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
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 BACKand 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 eternity.

Wedding plans are in full swing even though Jane's fiancé Walter is unaware of his future bride's famous past or her present condition. His darling *cough* mother, Miriam the vampire hunter, is hampering the planning with her upbeat *cough* attitude and looming ultimatum that Jane must become pregnant within a year or she will stake her. Walter's suggestion that they combine the wedding with a European tour offered by his architectural preservation association it quickly adopted finding an unlikely group of Jane and Walter's friends and family jumping the pond to witness the nuptials in London and tour castles and other feigned sites of Europe together. Along the way they meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, forgotten husbands, and murdered fellow travelers, while Jane searches for the great vampire urban legend, Crispin's Needle, capable of unmaking a vampire and restoring their human soul.

Ford has given us another treasure. The one-line zingers, snarky characters, break-neck pace, and nimble dialogue immediately remind us why it is such a joy to be back in his warped world. Jane Austen as a vampire? No way!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fantastic Read - Calling All Jane Austen Fans March 4, 2012
By Leanne
*Received book through Goodreads First Reads program from publisher for an honest review
**More like 4.5 stars

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 up with the advent of an architectural tour, which provides an opportunity to combine the wedding and the honeymoon in Europe. From there, the action is non-stop as we find out the conclusion of Jane's and Walter's relationship.

Ford once again pens a well-written, fast-paced book with hilarious dialogue and twisty sub-plots. The snarkiness and quick wit of Jane, successful in the first two books, continues to shine as she contends with her conscience, her vampire hunter mother-in-law (Miriam), the discovery of the legend of an instrument that can return the soul to a vampire, and a dead tour-mate. There was never a dull moment with all the twists and turns I encountered - I was either chuckling or eagerly anticipating the next passage. I especially loved the scene where Jane attempts to solve the mystery of the murderer's identity while holding an Agathie Christie-type reveal meeting with all the characters - priceless! In addition, I enjoyed the shocking development with Miriam, which integrated well with the overall story.

Overall, Jane Vows Vengeance was a real page-turner (I finished this in one sitting) and a satisfying end to the trilogy, with enough of an open question for even a fourth book if Ford chose to write one. I would highly recommend the entire series to fans of classic literature (especially Jane Austen, of course) of the paranormal variation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Okay all you vampire fans; you know who you are. This is one funny book. What can be funny about someone who is over 200 years old and sucks blood ? In this book just about everything.

This is part of a series and this is book 3 but it stands on its own so you don't need to read the other books in advance. But based on how good this book is I am going to get the other two in the series which are "Jane Bites Back" and "Jane Goes Batty". The titles tell me they will be just as entertaining as this one was.

The author Michael Thomas Ford just has a way to get Jane in these incredible situations where her gallows humour comes out. This is entirely to our benefit as the reader and sometime to Jane's advantage.

Let's start with the upcoming wedding. Yes Jane has decided to tie the knot after 200 years. I guess she is super cautious/picky about relationships or she finally found the one. Little did Jane know that Miriam her soon to be mother in law in fact hunts vampires. OUCH !!

There is peace between them but only because Jane is under a one year timeframe to produce a child. Jane is not sure if that can even happen but it did get Miriam out of her face for a year which is fast approaching.

Jane's BFF Lucy is right into the wedding planning wiping out magazine stands all over town of anything related to weddings and brides. It's enough to make a vampire want to kill someone. Jane calm down !

Walter her bitter, oops better half comes up with a brilliant plan to go house shopping in Europe. That way they can get married and have a honeymoon while looking at houses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jane Vows Vengenance: Enjoyable
There are several in the series, "Jane Vows Vengenance: A Novel" is number 3. I enjoy the book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kari L B Coyle
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply wonderful, entertaining and brimming with fun
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... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Romancing the Book
3.0 out of 5 stars Jane gets married or does she?
So Jane Austen is a vampire living in America? And she, her fiance and friends are headed to Merry Olde England and points European for a tour? What could go wrong?
Published 9 months ago by Valerie J. Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars A sparkling gem
In this last installment from author Michael Thomas Ford, Jane, who is a vampire, is engaged to Walter, who is human. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Wendy L. Hines
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to get your teeth in to.
Don't be put off by the cover. Jane Austin, Lord Byron, love story and Vampires what more could you want!
Published 13 months ago by J Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars MTF does Jane Austen and Vampires!!
I've been a fan of Michael Thomas Ford for years. I've read all his other books and his Miss-Austen-as-a-vampire books are as obviously well-researched. All of Mr. Read more
Published 16 months ago by vick
5.0 out of 5 stars another delightful book by MTF
Mr Ford never fails to entertain me with his story telling ability. It is a delight to still be able to find authors who give a hoot about writing and respect for the stories.
Published 21 months ago by Faith Yew
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This books fabulous just like the other two books. The story just keeps getting better, and you are on the seat of your chair waiting to see what Jane will do and get into next!!! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Lauren
5.0 out of 5 stars more please!
Just finished reading this book and enjoyed every moment of it. Others have detailed the plot, so I won't go into that, but I do agree with others who say this series has a lot of... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Quiet One
4.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Jane Austen Tale with a Bite
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. Read more
Published 23 months ago by The Book Diva Reads
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Michael Thomas Ford is the author of more than fifty books in genres ranging from humor to horror, literary fiction to nonfiction. His work for adult readers includes the best-selling novels What We Remember, Changing Tides, Full Circle, Looking for It and Last Summer, and his five essay collections in the "Trials of My Queer Life" series. As a writer for young adults he is the author of Suicide Notes and Z (forthcoming in 2010), and under the name Isobel Bird he wrote the popular "Circle of Three" series. In 2009 he signed a 3-book deal with Random House for a series featuring Jane Austen as a modern-day vampire. The first book in the series, Jane Bites Back, will be published in January, 2010. His work has been nominated for 11 Lambda Literary Awards, twice winning for Best Humor Book and twice for Best Romance Novel. He was also nominated for a Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award (for his novel The Dollhouse That Time Forgot) and a Gaylactic Spectrum Award (for his short story "Night of the Werepuss").

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