Jane and the Damned: A Novel


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This sets off a chain of events that leads to a very alternative history of England, including a French invasion of Bath. Despite the fantasy involved, this is very well written and I enjoyed it. Although I think the Jane Austen purists might object to the paranormal aspects and romance which is a bit more bitting literally.

Very nice is that most of her actual family, father, mother and sister are included in the action. And the author has maintained the style and historical context of the time. Jane Austen is an aspiring writer and a respectable young woman. What was to be a quiet trip however, becomes an eye-opening experience for Jane. Overall, I found much to enjoy in this vampiric tale about Jane Austen. I could easily see her being concerned with being a moral and benevolent vampire, and having no qualms about fighting the French. In addition, I loved the vampire elements of this novel and that there was a history and explanation behind everything.

Knightley type of character whom I absolutely adored! While this may not be every Austenite's cup of tea, I do feel that many will find Ms. Mullany's intriguing blend of vampires, history, and Jane Austen a captivating and exhilarating good read! Of course since that is the second book in the Immortal Jane Austen series by this author I purchased and read the first in this series Jane and the Damned.

I had previously read and enjoyed the "Jane Fairfax" series by Michael Thomas Ford, but that series was set in modern times and Ms. Mullany's series is set during the lifetime of Jane Austen. Jane and the Damned begins when Jane is 21 and home with her family in Steventon. Austen other than a case of boredom during a country party.

Jane knows very little about vampires and vampire etiquette but realizes that she doesn't want to be one. She confides in her father and the family takes off to Bath for Jane to partake of the waters in effort to cure her of vampirism. What follows are a wild few weeks while Jane hesitates to accept the cure, is befriended by the local visiting vampire community and receives a new vampire master to teach her vampire etiquette and acceptable behavior. Jane discovers that her artistic talents for writing and enjoying music have dimmed.

Can you even imagine a world without Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibilities?

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Jane begins to live a double life, one where she mingles with the vampires at night and the other where she tries to be the genteel daughter and sister her family expects. When the French invade Bath, Jane and the other vampires fight alongside the English to overthrow the French. Of course the English prevail, but Jane has become enamored with her new vampire master. She loves her family and finds it difficult to decide whether or not she should stay a vampire or take the cure.

Will she take the cure, return home with her family and writing or will she stay a vampire with her new love? Again, I found the premise of Jane Austen as a vampire rather interesting. However, Jane and the Damned seemed to stretch credulity. Yes I know this is fiction but even paranormal-fantasy and science fiction make a certain amount of sense. The romance between Jane and her new master is the only part that made sense and rang true. The remainder of the story just didn't do it for me. Oct 22, Stacey rated it it was ok. Feb 14, Gerry rated it really liked it Shelves: Have you ever wondered to yourself where Jane Austen got the inspiration for the beloved stories that have in turn become the inspiration for generations of romance novels?

And after, what then? Your books languish forgotten on dusty book shelves and you are but a name on a binding that disappears with decay and time. You think your books offer you a chance at immortality? Minus the white triangle of course! It was the cover byline: Our Protagonist is none other than Jane Austen. An intelligent, un lively, loving and courageous young woman. Not only does she feel strongly for the well being of others, but after becoming one of the Damned, is prompted to risk herself in the fight against the French on behalf of her fellow English. Her quick and at times acerbic witticisms create hilarious issues around matters of Damned etiquette.

Jane meets and befriends a fellow fledgling who is somewhat a royal pain in the a.. Together they work through the intricacies of their new lifestyle and commiserate together as they discover they each are losing passion for their beloved art forms, he his music and she her writing. Each time Jane goes back to Paragon Place we can gauge how far her transition has progressed through her interaction with her family. Within the Damned there are the seeds of many potential spin off novels found amongst this fascinating and diverse group of characters.

Most of the Damned we meet are well fleshed out with history and mystery of their own. The French Officers are what you would expect in an enemy nation. Though the ones we meet the most exude charm and all that is mannered, they are also quick to call on the hangmans noose or Madame Guillotine. My Favorite Secondary Character: I would love to share a cuppa with him because of his willingness to take a broader view of what is going on in the lives of the common folk.

More so than the other aristocratic Damned. I also admire his ability to laugh at himself.

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But I think I could be a pretty good vampire and prove myself against the French. There is a lot going on in Jane and the Damned. It is one very busy story. Love, jealousy, heroism and a Father who is fighting to keep his daughter close to the family fold. So much is packed into pages and not once did I feel confused or that I was lost in one sub-plot while the story had switched into another.

Though fast paced the segues and progression of the story felt like a cohesive symbiotic dance. There are snippets and pieces of not only what is known of Jane Austen and her family, but also quick nods into her published novels. Janet Mullany really knows her Jane Austen! Jane fell in love: Collectively it is an awful lot! Here is the biggest issue I have with Luke Venning - Mr. Perhaps the whole mind reading thing would have to go, but I would gladly keep the rest!

For all that Jane is a vampire, her internal struggle with the compulsion and revulsion of the need to feed is a constant theme throughout the story. Janet Mullany cleverly evolves this struggle throughout in such a way that as the reader, I felt I was empathetically along for the ride. And great joy each time a hunt against them was successful. It is Reverend Austen for whom my heart felt most heavy. Torn between losing his favorite daughter and accepting who she is becoming, is almost a heart breaking sub-plot.

I emotionally enjoyed this story, through all the ups and downs and loop to loops, everything was in here and not too much of any one emotion. Luke Warm The physical intimacy between Jane and Luke is implied, but the implications are toasty. This is most certainly not your typical bordering on the erotica type of Vampire romance story. I like it all the better for it. An action packed, entertaining, page turner infused with the charm and vivacity that is Jane Austen and all wrapped up in cleverly written pages. Sep 04, Lori added it Shelves: Both Jane Austen inspired books and vampire themed books could be considered an oversaturated genre but Jane and the Damned makes it mark and stands out among the competition.

I found the overall premise of Jane Austen, pre-author fame, being turned into a vampire novel no pun intended and refreshingly original.

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This Jane is humorous and witty but she also has a bloodlust - - she is certainly no chaste Cullen vampire. Author Janet Mullany created wonderful conflict within the pages of this exc Both Jane Austen inspired books and vampire themed books could be considered an oversaturated genre but Jane and the Damned makes it mark and stands out among the competition. Author Janet Mullany created wonderful conflict within the pages of this exciting read. Becoming a vampire and associating with other vampires and their heady, indulgent non lifestyle is stimulating for Jane, but goes against her upbringing.

Not only does it conflict with her religious family's thinking Jane's father is a minister but it also depletes her desire to write and takes her away from her beloved sister Cassandra. While Jane is torn at the loss of familial relationships and devastated at not putting pen to paper, she thrills at assisting in ambushing the French, fighting as a male and rubbing shoulders with royalty. What's a beloved Regency gal to do? Jane and the Damned wasn't what I was expecting; it far exceeded my expectations. I loved the action, I loved the vampire elements and I loved that Ms.

Mullany kept many quirks and characteristics of the original Jane intact. The fictional characters Ms. Mullany introduced were vibrant, flamboyant , excessive and seductive - - Jane was made more remarkable by her alliance with them. It was fascinating to think of our beloved Jane, a proper lady of the times, a minister's daughter, who was perhaps most honest when penning tales, participating in feeding frenzies, throat ripping and yes, even romance.

I liked this Jane, I would even go so far as to say I loved this Jane - - this determined, fearless and extremely resolute Jane - - and was sad to see this exhilirating vampire tale come to an end. Jane and the Damned is a vampire story for those discriminating readers who enjoy a more cerebral type of supernatural yarn. For the diehard Austen purist, Jane and the Damned may be a little too much creative license.

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I am most certainly adding Ms. Mullany to my list of "must read" authors and look forward with anticipation to what literary delicacy she can offer us next. Jul 16, Jennifer Rayment rated it really liked it. If anything, it is you who will be talked about and speculated upon for a good many days, but as you are a visitor to the neighborhood, that would happen anyway. Oct 03, Heather rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. Jane and the Damned is a lighthearted yet dark read. It is clear Janet Mullany enjoyed writing this book and wove wry humor throughout. Vampire enthusiasts will find that the more recent trend of playing with various myths surrounding vampires has continued in this book - garlic, while odorous and unpleasant, does not deter these vamps, and neither does the crucifix.

These vampires are glamorous and formally polite, and opt to help the English living in Bath during the French invasion since the Jane and the Damned is a lighthearted yet dark read. These vampires are glamorous and formally polite, and opt to help the English living in Bath during the French invasion since the English have been more friendly to them than the French over the years.

Jane's family, particularly her mother, have shades of Austen's characters in them, as well they should.

Jane's mother is petulant and her father sympathetic to Jane's condition, while Cassandra remains in denial and wishing for dances and social events to keep her mind off of unpleasant matters. I'll be watching this author to see what she does next. Jul 18, Samantha rated it it was ok. I was lucky enough to get to read an advance copy of this unusual and unique take on Jane Austen's life. Bitten and created a vampire in an England where those types of occurrences are known and commonplace , Jane finds her world a far cry from the one she knew.

I'm a Jane Austen fan, but this was suspending reality just a bit more than is comfortable for me. It seems more and more and more authors are jumping on the vampire novel bandwagon in the wake of Stephanie Meyer's wildly popular and be I was lucky enough to get to read an advance copy of this unusual and unique take on Jane Austen's life. It seems more and more and more authors are jumping on the vampire novel bandwagon in the wake of Stephanie Meyer's wildly popular and bestselling Twilight series and there are just some literary authors and characters that are too sacred to be toyed with in this manner.

Seriously, I think the only thing that made this a Jane Austen novel was that the girl's name was Jane Austen and she was an aspiring writer. All of the other connections that were attempted, were futile. I will say the writing was very good, but the subject was just not for me. Sep 29, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved Jane and the Damned. I've never been much interested in Jane Austen's personal life, but Jane Austen as a vampire was one of the most enthralling things I've read.

Jane is turned into a vampire and promptly abandoned by her maker. Her father, a minister, is sure that she must take the life-threatening cure as it is the only chance to save her immortal soul. Strong-willed, apparently rather patriot Jane has other ideas. She would rather use her new abilities to fight the invading French.

Ja I loved Jane and the Damned. Jane and the Damned strays a bit from usual vampire rules, but still remains in the realm of believability. One of my favorite rules tweaks is a great twist on the role of a maker or sire. Jane and the Damned contains some love, some death, and lots of action. It was very entertaining and reads like one of the best fictional biographies ever. It's a twisty historical paranormal that'll leave you longing for more of Jane and more vampire escapades in this time period. Very, very well done. Sep 09, NHSas rated it liked it Shelves: What happens if Jane Austen became a vampire, would her story change?

Um- yes and no. Jane is turned into a vampire against her wishes and her father, Rev. Austen takes the family to Bath to seek out a possible cure. The story takes a dramatic turn when the French invade and Jane turns to the Damned for help.

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The kind of welcome they offer, especially after the way Jane was 'turned', is not what she was expecting. Will it have a happy ending? Still, that being said, it was a fun, quick read with great characters and overall I did enjoy it!

Oct 24, Suburbangardener rated it it was ok Shelves: Disappointed, burgeoning author Jane Austen is turned into a vampire. She can drink the waters of Bath for a cure, or she can remain a vampire. It's kind of silly and funny in an off beat way. Definitely not for purists. Feb 05, Amanda added it.

Honestly, I didn't love it.

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I did not think Jane's "hero" had any chemistry with Jane at all. It was hard to imagine the events as they happened due to the style of writing. It was an entertaining read if you are in between books. Oct 25, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: May 24, Jennifer rated it it was ok. So unmemorable that I checked it out from the library, got 50 pages in, and then popped on to GoodReads only to find that I had read it years ago and evidently not thought much of it.

Oct 08, Vic rated it really liked it Shelves: These days, centering a plot around Jane Austen as a vampire is as common as pre-packed sliced cheese, and so I approached Jane and the Damned from a jaundiced point of view. I must make a confession, however. I have been addicted to vampire novels and films about these bloodsuckers since my early 20's, starting with Bram Stoker's Dracula; Ann Rice's Vampire Lestat series; Gary Oldman as the ancient bloodsucker; the cheeky tv series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and more recently True Blood and to These days, centering a plot around Jane Austen as a vampire is as common as pre-packed sliced cheese, and so I approached Jane and the Damned from a jaundiced point of view.

I have been addicted to vampire novels and films about these bloodsuckers since my early 20's, starting with Bram Stoker's Dracula; Ann Rice's Vampire Lestat series; Gary Oldman as the ancient bloodsucker; the cheeky tv series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and more recently True Blood and to a lesser extent, Twilight. If an author or film director asks me to enter their vampire world, all I want in return is a rollicking good ride. In Jane and the Damned, author Janet Mullany does just that. Jane Austen, budding young writer, is turned into a vampire on a whim by William, a mature vampire, and her dance partner at a local assembly ball.

She begins to feel strange immediately. Jane shares her awful knowledge with her father, who, while horrified at the news of his daughter having been bitten by one of the Damned, keeps a calm head. They must rush against time before Jane's human side disappears forever, for the longer they wait, the less successful and more painful and deadly the cure. As bad luck would have it, just as they settle into that Georgian city, the French invade England, and their lives are turned topsy-turvy.

Jane's new life is conflicted on two fronts. First, she does not want to turn into a vampire. You can also access your e-book titles on your desktop or mobile browser. We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase. The broadest selection of online bookstores. The links will take you to the Web site's homepage. From there you can navigate to the title you are interested in.

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