Authors: Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Fiction, Classic Parodies
Synopsis (from publisher's website)
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 Brontë’s unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify.
If you have been following my blog, you know that I adore reading "The Classics" with a paranormal twist. I find them refreshing and fun. Jane Slayre, unlike those done by the Quirk Classics, has a more serious tone to it, and took these books to a totally different level for me. To say I loved this book, would be a gross understatement!
Sherri Browning Erwin took Jane Eyre and made it "hers". The incorporation of vampires and other paranormal creatures, was flawless and brilliantly done. Had I not known about Jane Eyre, I would have sworn that Erwin had created this novel from beginning to end.
The characters have depth and a real feel and true quality to them. When vampires appear, they don't just feel like they've been added, but are well incorporated into the storyline. I have nothing but praises for the work that Sherri Browning Erwin has done on this novel. I hope she decides to do another, because she has definitely spoiled me, creating a need for a more adult type of paranormal classic!
Simon & Schuster have created a wonderfully fun website dedicated to celebrate the release of Jane Slayre!! There, you will find information about the authors, including an interview with Sherri Browning Erwin, games, wallpaper, videos, character quotes, survey and more!! To visit this fun-filled page, go to: http://pages.simonandschuster.com/janeslayre/
About Sherri Browning Erwin:
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sherri lives in Western Massachusetts with her nearly-perfect husband, and their charming actor son, amazing violinist daughter, a crafty corgi (Pembroke Welsh), and a very special pug. She has written historical romance for Dell under the name Sherri Browning and contemporary romance for Kensington under the name Sherri Erwin. If you'd like to learn more, you can visit her page here: http://www.sherribrowningerwin.com/
This book was sent to me by Sarah of Gallery Books for me to honestly review.