Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin Blog Tour

Jane SlayreFrom the book:

A timeless tale of love, devotion . . . and the undead.

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.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë has to be one of my all time favorites classic books. So, I was excited to learn that someone took that book and made a paranormal out of it. Sherri Browning Erwin has made what I believe as a successful adaptation of the Jane Eyre. I enjoyed this book a lot.

I can also see why some people may not like it. The purists who hate to have a classic “messed” with might not have the same fun that I had with this book. The main story of Jane was altered a bit and not just by the paranormal parts. Jane had a more amiable time with the humans in her life than in the original book. Her fortitude seemed to come more from the frightening circumstances in her life before she was old enough to handle such things. Even Mr. Rochester was more likable from his introduction into Jane’s life. It still was not a happy childhood, and Rochester is still forever the antagonist, but the main turning points in her life still held. It is as though a fan just tweaked parts of her life we would have all liked for our heroine. That I understand completely. :)

I do recommend this book for those who want to have a bit of fun with their classic version of Jane. Finding a new way to cheer for her. For those that are purists of classic literature, I suggest you pass this one and read the original Jane Eyre. I gave this book 4 stars and had fun reading it.

Below is a bit from the author and how she came to write Jane Slayre.

Some of the other blog tour participants:

Revenge of the Book Nerds
Drey’s Library
Crazy Books & Reviews
Book Junkie
The Cajun Book Lady
I Heart Monster
Books Gardens & Dogs
Just One More Paragraph


  1. Whoa pump the breaks, someone did a paranormal spin off of Jane Eyre?!!!!

    All I need to know is there a happy ending?

    P.S. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time.

  2. She keeps close to the book. Not everything goes as it did in the book, but if memory serves me correct the ending is the same (well, other than the slaying thing...lol).

  3. Hey, you are early (evil grin) I've almost finished it myself. Like you, I enjoyed it.

  4. I want this book!!! So is Bertha a vampire or perhaps Grace Poole???

  5. @Barry, I thought I was only a day early! Ah, I just had too much fun with this book. I actually finished it more than a week ago.

    @Stephanie... hee hee.. you'll have to read it to find out! :)

  6. Hey,

    Nice post. Came to it while looking for reviews on the books that can be kept in our office library.

    Being an avid reader, I think the world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out, and after an era new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the heart of men centuries dead.


  7. @ Clarence, a bit of a writer yourself? Nice note. Thanks.

  8. I have never really tried out the classics remix so I don't know how I feel about them.

    will add this to my reading pile!

  9. I don't like all the mash-ups, but I did like this one. Hope you feel the same when you get it. :)

  10. I never tried any of these kind of books, I do love the original, so I may even try it when it comes out here in Holland. I like the cover, lot of fun! Thanks for the great review.


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