It has been years since Jane took the Cure and the Damned helped save England from the French. The Damned have been cast out from London Society, and some have made their way to Jane's quiet little town. The close quarters have started Jane back down the path towards vampirehood, just when she's rediscovered her writing ability. Her niece is way to close to the vampires and a friend is ruining Jane's stockings while associating with their Damned neighbors. Jane must fight her vampire tendencies, battle rogue vampires, and try to settle a civil war between feuding vampire neighbors while trying to find time to write.
I enjoyed Janet Mullany's book "Jane and the Damned" so I was very excited to see "Jane Austen:Blood Persuasion". This book was a great revamping of Jane Austen history, bringing new blood to the canon, this is a definite must read that Jane Austen fans will want to sink their teeth into.
It is 1810, and the Damned are out of favor-banished from polite society. Jane Austen's old undead friends have become new neighbors, raising hell in her tranquil village just in time to interrupt Jane's work on what will be her masterpiece. Suddenly Jane's niece is flirting dangerously with vampires, and a formerly respectable spinster friend has discovered the forbidden joys of intimate congress with the Damned (and is borrowing Jane's precious silk stockings for her assignations). Writing is simply impossible now, with murderous creatures prowling the village's once-peaceful lanes. And with the return of her vampire characteristics, a civil war looming between factions of the Damned, and a former lover who intends to spend eternity blaming her for his broken heart, Jane is facing a very busy year indeed.