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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

November Giveaway: Signed copy of Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany

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It’s more than her wit that’s biting…
1797, England. After a fateful encounter at a provincial assembly, Jane Austen becomes one of the Damned, the beautiful, ruthless fashionable vampires of Georgian England. The waters of Bath are the only known cure. But when the French invade, Jane finds that being Damned, fanged, and dangerous to know has its advantages in the battle that turns the city into a blood bath. But when England is saved, Jane must make a choice. Love and immortality? Or writing and everything else she holds dear in her mortal life?
I was thrilled to be invited to write an Austen-paranormal mashup for HarperCollins and came up with the wildest idea I could. I was excited but also scared. This was Jane Austenthe Jane Austen I was writing about, going around biting people and generally behaving, well, like a vampire.
But if you’ve ever wondered why Jane Austen knew so much about sexual attraction, and why she could invent characters like the Crawfords or Willoughby or Wickham, people who exploit and feed off others, it’s obvious that Jane knew a great deal about vampires as well as the ways of the human heart.

You can read my review on this book HERE

Somehow I ended up with two signed copies of Jane and the Damned so I thought I'd give one away for Thanksgiving and as a thank you to all of my followers! 

Thank You Thank You Thank You
For checking out and deciding to follow this blog, I'm very thankful for you guys and never expected to have any, let alone 80+ followers! WoW *blushing* So cool

Depending how many entries I get I might throw in a few small goodies too. 
This is personalized to me, Crystal, but I was able to cover my name up with a Jane and the Damned sticker, which you can easily remove if you want without ruining the page. You just see "enjoy! Janet Mullany" now. =) 

Signed page

Giveaway will run until the end of the month (midnight 11/30)

To enter:

  • Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite classic is and if you could give it a paranormal twist, what would it be? 
  • Earn extra entries by spreading the word, just leave me a link in your comment telling me where.


  • You must be a RBtWBC follower so go ahead and click "follow" on the right-hand sidebar! 
  • Must enter before midnight Nov. 30th
  • Leave your email addy so I can contact you if you're the winner, if you don't feel comfortable leaving one make sure to check back on 12/01 to see if you won.
  • Winner will be selected at random using Winner then has 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen. 
  • Open to US shipping addresses only, sorry.

Good luck everyone and Happy Humpday!



Anonymous said...

mmmmm, well my favorite classic is definitely Pride and Prejudice. Though it has al ready had some paranormal twists, I would have to make Darcy a vampire, and Wickham a wolf. That would explain for some of their resentment because as we all know, Vamps and Weres just don't mix. I would of course add a few more twists, maybe some ghosts of the old Mr Darcy or something and maybe some Fey...mmmm that is something to think about.

Okay so if I win can you please email me at That would be wonderful and I love your blog :)

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bibliophile brouhaha said...

My favorite classic is Wuthering Heights. I think it would be interesting if Heathcliff found that he was missing a part of his soul - maybe that's why he was such an awful person! What if he had to go on a quest to find it, with mythical creatures helping him along the way? If he gains back his soul, maybe a vampire makes a deal to raise Katherine, so he could have her back and have his chance at a HEA with her.

-Linds, bibliophile[dot]brouhaha[at]

Julie S said...

I think a paranormal twist to a (shorter version of) Gone with the Wind would be fantastic.


Angel said...

I think a twist on Romeo and Juliet would be cool, maybe instead of dying they turn into vampires and enter an underground supernatural world.

angelfox45 at gmail dot com

Ammy Belle said...

Hm ... I think I would retell The Illiad - have the Trojans as the humans and the Greeks as the undead horde at the gate! I would LOVE that!


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Judy said...

My favorite is Pride & Prejudice. I think I will leave it up to the authors to put in the different twists. They have been doing a great job so far.

I just signed up to follow. You have a great blog.


Minding Spot said...

Big River and I'd make Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn werewolves :D

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Aik said...

I love Pride and Prejudice. If I were to give it a paranormal twist, I'd make Darcy a shapeshifter.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I tweeted:

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write said...

I commented earlier of course, but I have tweeted twice...


Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

wanda f said...

My favorite classic is Great Expectations if I gave it a paranormal twist I think I would make Estella a vampire or Ms Havisham a werewolf .

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

My favorite Austen classic is Persuasion. I love my Captain Wentworth, and I think I'd make him a vampire! LOL


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Opps, I forgot to include my e-mail.

This is me:
missie at

thanks for the giveaway!

quimbayai said...

my favorite is romeo and juliet...i would have made romeo an demon and juliet an angel.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite classics is The Yearling. If I was to put a paranormal twist on it, I would make the fawn a shapeshifter.

Anonymous said...

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susan said...

Gone With The Wind is my idea of a great classic and to add a few twist in it would be nice. I love to be a new follower of this site and hope to be able to join every so often. Hope everyone has a great holiday season now and next month as well. susan L.

Tammie said...

I would like to see a paranormal twist on Gone with the Wind and maybe make Rhett a sexy vampire.

Teresa Thomas Bohannon said...

The Three Musketeers would be uber cool as werewolves....

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite book, which just happens to be a classic, is "Gone with the Wind". Due to the fact that the story takes place during the Civil War, Scarlett would have to be a vampire. Maybe then she wouldn't be so squeamish when she has to help Doctor Mead in the hospital. And, of course, Melanie would have to be an angel.


Laura H. said...

Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/9806160240582656


Laura H. said...

Posted giveaway on FB: