The Damned -those darkly beautiful and seductive creatures of the night, are avoided by the righteous and courted by the fashionable, are all the rage of English society. When Jane Austen encounters one at an evening soiree in 1797, she believes an innocent flirtation will be useful for her writing, little expecting the evening to end with her becoming one of the Damned herself. Luckily, the waters at Bath will restore humanity, a painful and sometimes deadly cure, but the only known cure. Before Jane can start her treatment, Bath is invaded and taken by the French, leaving England under foreign rule. Now, the only chance England has of regaining it's freedom is the Damned themselves, with Jane in their numbers. The streets of Bath will run red with blood, that is, what the vampires themselves don't drink.
"Jane and the Damned" by Janet Mullany is one of the latest novels in the classic paranormal genre craze that is sweeping the nation. Janet Mullany has brought Jane Austen back to life but as one of the Undead. She has created a book that is fun to read and a delight to sink your teeth into. With wit, intrigue, and romance, "Jane and the Damned" remains true to the spirit of Jane Austen while adding the fun and dark seduction of the vampire. A welcome addition to the shelves of fans of Jane Austen and paranormal fiction alike.
Novelist . . . gentlewoman . . . Damned, Fanged, and Dangerous to know.
Aspiring writer Jane Austen knows that respectable young ladies like herself are supposed to shun the Damned—the beautiful, fashionable, exquisitely seductive vampires who are all the rage in Georgian England in 1797. So when an innocent (she believes) flirtation results in her being turned—by an absolute cad of a bloodsucker—she acquiesces to her family’s wishes and departs for Bath to take the waters, the only known cure.
But what she encounters there is completely unexpected: perilous jealousies and further betrayals, a new friendship and a possible love. Yet all that must be put aside when the warring French invade unsuspecting Bath—and the streets run red with good English blood. Suddenly only the staunchly British Damned can defend the nation they love . . . with Jane Austen leading the charge at the battle’s forefront.