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Fresh Pick | JANE AND THE DAMNED by Janet Mullany
Fresh Pick / June 14, 2011

September 2010 On Sale: September 28, 2010 Featuring: Jane Austen 320 pages ISBN: 0061958301 EAN: 9780061958304 Trade Size $13.99  Add to Wish List Jane Austen, Paranormal Historical Buy at Twisted take on Jane Austen Jane And The Damned by Janet Mullany It’s more than her wit that’s biting… Jane Austen 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. Biting…

Chloe Neill | Summertime
Author Guest / June 14, 2011

I’m not sure anything beats a cool, air-conditioned library on a hot summer day. The silence, the relief of a chilling breeze, the scent of dusty books. When I was younger, I’d walk a six or seven blocks to my local library, where I’d dive into a book of fantasy or science fiction, a craft book for kids, or an historical novel that would take me away from the steamy southern temperatures outside. I don’t have much time to read right now, but here are a few suggestions for your summer library or bookstore visits! 1. Check out the crafts: In addition to being fun to flip through, you never know when you might find a project to keep you cool and indoors on an otherwise roasting summer day. Check out the Big Ass Book of Crafts, the Journal Junkies Workshop or Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts for a little summertime inspiration. 2. Travelogues: The best way to escape a hot summer day if often to pretend you’re somewhere else. I love travelogues–books that transport me to another time and place. And they don’t even have to take place all that far away to be intriguing. I want a travelogue…