It’s no secret that I am a big fan of these authors and their previous joint adventure with MY LADY JANE. So, you can imagine how excited I am to participate in this blog tour for the Janies and their new Jane book baby, MY PLAIN JANE. In honor of this recent release (Hello, just this past Tuesday and I hope you have purchased it) I am showcasing a list of famous Janes to join these lovely Janies.
Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are back with an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre—a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions in this stand-alone follow-up to My Lady Jane, which was called “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
We’re the authors of the young adult novels, MY LADY JANE, and MY PLAIN JANE, which is coming in June 2018. Our group is made up of Brodi Ashton (New York Times bestselling author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and THE HOW AND THE WHY), and Jodi Meadows (New York Times bestselling author of the INCARNATE trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN duology, and the FALLEN ISLES trilogy). Between the three of us we’ve written nineteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but we have the most fun working on our books together. We’re friends. We’re writers. We’re fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time. See THE AUTHORS tab for more information.
(SEEKING) FAMOUS JANE’S
One evening while Mr. Rochester was asleep when he was rudely awoken by a formidable ghost that informed him that he must marry a woman named Jane. But, not any Jane, it had to be a famous Jane. With this celebrated woman he would finally find true love and happiness, otherwise he would suffer like no one has suffered before.
Not wanting to endure a life of certain misery and pain he set about the task of finding this woman, this famous Jane, the one that would set his world on fire and give him his heart’s desire. Yet, Mr. Rochester was unsure of how to go about this task since history is full of famous woman named Jane.
So, he enlisted the help of The Ravenous Reader, matchmaker extraordinaire, and she set about the task of finding his true love. It wasn’t an easy mission but after collecting data from a few hundred centuries she believed that she came up with a fantastic list of famous Jane’s that anyone would give their teeth for. She presents Mr. Rochester with the top six famous Jane’s and he responds with commentary to each one. Let’s see what he says and if he select’s one to make him happy.
Famous Jane #1
Mr. Rochester: Contrary to popular belief, I cannot stand drinking tea and what is this Batchelor that she likes to watch? I cannot have her looking at others while she is married to me. Hard Pass.
Famous Jane #2
Mr. Rochester: An immaculate conception? How does one go about artificial insemination? It does not sound like any fun at all. I will have to say no to this.
Famous Jane #3
Mr. Rochester: Oh My, this one’s family sounds dreadful and I cannot help but keep scratching my neck at the thought of this young lady. It will also have to say not to this one.
Famous Jane #4
Mr. Rochester: This Jane seems a bit too advanced for me. Her love of fashion and gadgetry perplex me to no bounds and I fear my bank account would go dry within a few years. Another one I regretfully will have to say no to.
Famous Jane #5
Mr: Rochester: Although I enjoy having a good time drinking and carousing with the best of them I prefer to do so with my best mates. This Jane seems a bit to adventurous for me. I must also say no to this one.
Famous Jane #6
Mr. Rochester: I need a governess at Thornfield and she seems to see spirits as I have. She is also passionate and strongly principled and seeks a male with a last name that begins with the letter R. My last name is Rochester! Coincidence? I think I have found my famous Jane.
Blog Tour Schedule
Here Is a Tour Schedule filled with amazing bloggers and that all have great posts that are creative and fun. Make sure to check them all out.
Blog Tour Schedule
June 25 – The YA Book Traveler – Trailer & Review
June 26 – Alexa Loves Books – Gift Guide
June 27 – YA Wednesdays – Jane’s Playlist
June 28 – Novel Novice – Styled by Books
June 29 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Famous Janes
June 30 – A Backwards Story – Leaking Top Secret Dossier Files of Current ( Royal ) Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits Members
July 2 – Bookcrushin’ – Supernatural Meets Jane Eyre – Tips for the Reluctant Ghost Hunter
July 3 – The Reader and the Chef – Guide to eating á la My Plain Jane (Bookish Menu) + Bookstagram Post
July 4 – The Clever Reader – Launch Event Recap
July 5 – Booknerd Addict – Review + Bookstagram Post
July 6 – Lair of Books – Review
July 7 – Mary Had a Little Book Blog
Win a signed copy of My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows. Open US only.
Photo Challenge & Giveaway!
Share a photo or selfie with your copy of My Plain Jane and you could win a custom designed book sleeve, made by Second Hand Pages, a custom Jane Eyre candle from Canterbury Road Co, Jane Eyre (Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition), the Blu-Ray DVD of Jane Eyre, and a My Plain Jane Bookmark! For the photo, you can use your copy, a friends or one from the library. Use the hashtag #MyPlainJaneGiveaway to enter. Open to US only. Ends Sunday, July 8th.