Oct 252013


If you are a reader of this blog, than you might be aware of my great love of making lists.  😉  I thought it would be fun to start making some Top Ten lists for all the different sub-genres and categories of Austenesque literature.  Since Halloween is right around the corner I started with a Top Ten list for my favorite Austenesque novels to read around Halloween!

* These lists are based only on the novels I have read and are MY top ten favorites.

**These lists are subject to change.  


(in alphabetical order)

Bespelling Jane AustenBespelling Jane Austen

Authors: Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinard, Janet Mullany

Type of Novel:  Novella, Modern Adaptation, Mature AudiencesParanormal

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Jane and the Damned

Jane and the Damned

Author: Janet Mullany

Type of Novel:  Paranormal

My Rating: 4 stars

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Jane Bites Back_red-_C3E7D4Jane Bites Back

Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Type of Novel: Austen-Inspired Original, Paranormal

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Jane Goes Batty

Jane Goes Batty

Author: Michael Thomas Ford

Type of Novel: Austen-Inspired OriginalParanormal

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Author: Ola Wegner

Type of Novel: Alternate PathParanormalMature Audiences

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Mr Darcy’s Bite

Author: Mary Simonsen

Type of Novel: Alternate PathParanormal

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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nachtsturmcastleNachtstürm Castle

Author: Emily C. A. Snyder

Type of Novel:  Sequel

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Northanger-Abbey-Angels-Dragons-MockupNorthanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons

Author: Vera Nazarian

Type of Novel: ParodyParanormal

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Pulse and PrejudicePulse and Prejudice

Author: Colette Saucier

Type of Novel: ParanormalMature Audiences, Retelling/Point-of-View

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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The Phantom at PemberleyThe Phantom of Pemberley 

Author: Regina Jeffers

Type of Novel: Sequel, Mystery

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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What are some of your favorite Austenesque Halloween reads?

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Great list, Meredith! There are several on this list I have been wanting to read just haven’t had the time yet. Glad to see they made it to your list though! 🙂 Jane Bites Back has been on my TBR list for some time now.

Susan Heim

“Mr. Darcy, Vampyre,” by Amanda Grange, is another good one for Halloween!


Firstly, I am a fellow list-lover so I am 100% supportive of any new excuse for a list! Secondly, I think Halloween Austenesque is practically a sub-genre on its own as it would encompass vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc as well as Halloween tales. I’ve read so few of these, although I have some of them. Thanks for the recommendations!

Monica P

I’ve read 3 of these (Mr Darcy’s Bite, Pulse & Prejudice and Phantom of Pemberley) and enjoyed them all. I also liked Vampire Darcy’s Desire, All Hallows Eve and The Mysterious Death of Mr Darcy (which is not really paranormal but it is creepy). And I liked Darkness Falls upon Pemberley when it was posting on Austen Authors. I’m way overdue for a spooky Austenesque read!

Sophia Rose

Love lists too! I’ve read five of those and have three others on my TBR pile. I see someone added Amanda George’s vampire book. I would also add Regina Jeffers’ vampire book and Vera’s other paranormal ones. Her Pride and Platypus is more cute then scary. Wendi Sotis has one, All Hallow’s Eve, that I just read about P&P with good and bad spirits in it. Of course there is Susan Adriani’s new vampire one too. So many more…

Susan Mason-Milks

I don’t think anyone mentioned “Dracula, My Love” by Syrie James. It’s a retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula from Mina Harker’s POV. I almost fell in love with Dracula myself after reading it.

Susan Mason-Milks

Sorry the one I mentioned isn’t Austenesque – but it’s still really good Halloween reading by an author who’s written Austenesque fiction.

Warmisunqu's Austen

I love this list, Meredith, so they are goods recommendations for me. I have read two of those “Pulse and Prejudice” and “Mr. Darcy’s Bite.” Both are great!!
Somebody I already have mentioned for Vampire of Reggina, It is marvelous this story. I had so much fear, but I enjoyed it too.
You are reading Mr. Darcy Vampire. I will be interested for yours comments; I read it last year.

Thanks for the recommendations!. 😀

Mary Simonsen

Meredith, Thank you for including Mr. Darcy’s Bite. Did you know there was a sequel: Mr. Darcy Bites Back? It’s on sale for .99 through Halloween on Nook and Kindle.

I love Halloween and dark (but not gory) stories. Thanks for the list.

Mary Simonsen

I hope I don’t sound pushy, but Sourcebooks has Mr. Darcy’s Bite e-book on sale for $2.99. They rarely discount a book this deeply, but it ends 10/31.


I noticed yesterday that Mr Darcy’s Bite has a huge discount on The Book Depository too. This was the UK site, not sure if it is discounted in other countries too.


It’s a terrific list! 😉
I’ve read the reviews and “Moonlighting” seemed to me very intriguing. Mr Darcy a werewolf! Although I think he perfectly fits in a vampire type. I agree that Susan Adriani’s book is perfect for Halloween too and speaking about lists I think you’ll have plenty of lists with so many sub-genres


Thank you, Meredith! I had been searching for a good Austenesque Halloween read. Now I just need to pick one 🙂 Nachtstürm Castle sounds great!

Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

Great list! I’ve read a few of these and a few are new-to-me. I most want to read the Regina Jeffers book! Happy Halloween!


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Id throw my own book, Haunting Mr. Darcy out there for consideration if I thought it had any real spookiness to it. Its jreally just a love story, despite the title. 🙂 _ karaLynne Mackrory

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