Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany
I'm currently on a bit of a Regency kick (there'll be another one next week and I guess this is technically Georgian) but, to be fair, this is the only one with vampires. I also tend to stay away from books where Jane Austen is an actual character as I know her life story and authors, as much as they play around with the parts we don't know, can only do so much to spice it up. But, once again, vampires. Mullany has a delightful writing style that fits perfectly with the Regency period and made the strange mix of vampires and the Ton somehow seem obvious. While she did fall into the trap of 'look how these events will later influence Austen's novels!,' they were so subtle and light that they didn't take away from the story. I also really liked some of her unique twists on the vampire mythos, particularly the idea that when one becomes a vampire, you lose whatever particular inherent talents your mortal self may have had. This added a special sense of urgency to Jane's particular story and also made a strange kind of sense. Despite it falling into the same ending pattern most Austen-character books do, I still really enjoyed it and considering there is a sequel book with 'persuasion' in the title, I feel hopeful.
I only managed one book this week as I ended up having a truly horrendous week, full of awful things, and wanted to escape into television where I could really turn my brain off and not have to concentrate. But there will be more next week, not to worry.