Bespelling Jane Austen by Mary Balogh, Colleen Gleason, Susan Krinrard, and Janet Mullany
Bespelling Jane Austen
An Anthology

Bespelling Jane Austen, brainchild of Susan Krinard, is an anthology of four paranormal novellas, each of which is based upon one of Jane Austen's novels. Two of the novellas are historicals and two are contemporaries.

"Northanger Castle" is Colleen Gleason's take on Northanger Abbey. It is set in Victorian England and features vampires and the undead. "Blood and Prejudice" by Susan Krinard is a contemporary vampire story with odd similarities to Pride and Prejudice. "Hex Her" is Janet Mullany's tribute to Emma. It features witches and wizards in a contemporary American setting.

"Almost Perusuaded" is my Regency-set story and is based very loosely upon Persuasion. I have taken a what-if approach to Austen's novel. What if, long before Austen's story starts, Anne Elliott had resisted being persuaded to decline the marriage offer of Captain Wentworth, the man she loved? What if she had been almost persuaded but not quite? And what if the reason was that she realized before it was too late that both she and Wentworth had been reincarnated again after countless lives of not quite having the courage to fight for their love of each other against all odds? I have changed the names of the characters, by the way.

Harlequin, ISBN 978-0-373-77501-9