Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Blog Tour of Jane Slayre: A Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin

Welcome to the Book Blog Tour of Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin!

Jane Slayre: The Literary Classic... With a Blood-Sucking TwistThe blurb:
Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she's meant to be. When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discover he's hiding a violent werewolf in the attic -- in the form of his first wife. Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating, savage creatures-of-the-night keep a swashbuckling nineteenth-century lady from the gentleman she intends to marry? Vampyres, zombies, and werewolves transform Charlotte Bronte's unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify.

I admit that although I've watched Jane Eyre on Masterpiece Theater, I haven't yet read the book in full. This may sound odd, but after reading this offshoot of the classic novel, I'd like to read the original Jane Eyre.

With the vampyres, werewolves, and zombies, Jane Slayre is a playful adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel. Whether she's battling vampyres, zombies, or her growing attachment to Mr. Rochester, Jane Slayre is plucky, earnest, and endearing. I enjoyed the vampyre slayer aspects and didn't think that they detracted from the novel.

Overall, I'd recommend Jane Slayre to fans of Jane Eyre and to those looking for a new take on the old vampyre and monster novels. It's a fun, satisfying read!

ISBN-10: 1439191182 - Paperback $15.00
Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (April 13, 2010), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Authors, courtesy of the publisher:
Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and the author of the literary classic, Jane Eyre. She lived from 1816-1855, and as far as we know, hasn't come back from the dead.

Sherri Browning Erwin is the author of historical and contemporary, often paranormal, fiction. She lives in western Massachusetts with her family Visit her online at

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Thank you to Sarah and Simon & Schuster for this review opportunity!


  1. Good lord--first my beloved Jane Austen fell victim to the monsters. Now the Brontes? Ha,I'll bet they won't have the nerve to touch Dickens!

  2. This sounds like a fun read! I was getting a bit tired of all the mash-ups, but this sounds like a different take. I think I can see Jane kicking butt! Thanks for the review! Now I'll have to put this on my TBR list!

    Have a great week!