Today we are pleased to welcome Jennifer Petkus, author of Jane, Actually, as she shares her thoughts on darkness and the beyond. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy. Ms. Perkus has graciously offered two (2) physical books for US residents with valid US mailing addresses, and four (4) ecopies for giveaway! […]
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Jane Austen as a fictional character
Is Dead the Real End?
What if being dead, as in a door nail, wasn’t exactly the end? Suppose with me for a moment, that we do, in fact, carry on without our bodies in tow–all of our memories, ideas, wishes, dreams get to come with us after we pass into the undiscovered country. As ghosts, we float about and […]
Introducing The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy
Welcome to March here at The Dark Jane Austen Book Club! I certainly hope that it has been lamblike and docile for you, dear readers. Or perhaps, you prefer March to roar in like a lion. Full of noise and gusty winds. But whichever you prefer, like every month, our newest book selection both roars […]
Happy New Year 2013!
From all of us at the Dark Jane Austen Book Club: May all of your resolutions be accomplished within 24 hours just in case the werewolves break out again, May the bubbly never fizz out of your champagne flute while you’re entertaining vampires, May the elastic on your running shorts never outstretch whilst […]
Fear Be Gone
Fear can be the most crippling force that we humans know. It ruins our relationships with friends, jobs, lives, and ourselves. Fear damages everything it touches. Which is why our main character Kay Ashton stays in a shitty world of her own choosing. In Dreaming of Mr. Darcy, Kay hates her life, tries to escape into […]
Lyme Regis, The Cobb, and Austen
Reading Dreaming of Mr. Darcy made me want to do two things: Visit Lyme Regis and re-read Persuasion.
Death Becomes Her
Note for the lovely, beautiful, talented reader: this month, DJABC is featuring two books instead of our usual one. I read Victoria Connelly’s Dreaming of Mr. Darcy and will be discussing it all month. Be aware that both Veronica and I have strong opinions about what we read, feel free to disagree with us but […]
Shhh, Keeping Secrets
No one wants to be the secret keeper especially poor dear Jane.
The Historically Correct Vampire
We are please to welcome this month’s featured author, Janet Mullany and a chance to win one of her books!
When Humans and Damned Collide
There is nothing better than a country dance especially if the you dance with a vampire, then enjoy a bit of lusty lounging afterwards.
Let Us Be Damned
Happy Halloween, vampire infused, zombie raging, werewolf howling month! Or as we around the DJABC will tell you, Happy We’re Reading Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion month. In October, we will be returning to Regency England(like we ever want to leave) as we follow Jane Austen along her hopes to stay cured and the evil within trying […]