LIMITED TIME ONLY! 99c SALE ON JANE E!

Catholic Reads: Find High Quality, Cheap Catholic Books

LIMITED TIME ONLY! All three books in The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan are on sale for only 99 cents each, thanks to the good folks over at Catholic Reads!

Allow me to take this moment to let you know that, if you’d subscribed to the EMC READER Newsletter, this would be old news to you by now.  Subscribe today, if you haven’t already, and get the scoops on free books, cheap ones, and other stuff of meaning and frugality.

Also, there’s this really “they GET it!” review of the whole series over at Catholic Reads by A. R. K. Watson. Please check it out, and subscribe to Catholic Reads while you’re at it.  They will be way more on top of letting you know stuff than I will.

Anyway, neither Jane Eyre nor Jane E can be had cheaply, but here are all the places you can get Jane E’s stories for only 99 cents each for a limited time!

Unclaimed, Book 1 in The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan by Erin McCole Cupp--Jane Eyre Rebooted! Free on @ebookdaily 20Apr17 Unclaimed (Book 1)  on Kindle

Unclaimed on Nook, iBooks, Scribd, 24Symbols, Kobo, Inktera, !ndigo, Angus & Robertson, and Mondadori

namelessfinal-fjm_low_res_500x750 Nameless (Book 2) on Kindle

Nameless on Nook, iBooks, Scribd, 24Symbols, Kobo, Inktera, !ndigo, Angus & Robertson, and Mondadori

The Jane Eyre reboot not to be missed: THE MEMOIRS OF JANE E, FRIENDLESS ORPHAN by Erin McCole Cupp Vanished (Book 3) on Kindle

Vanished on Nook, iBooks, Scribd, 24Symbols, Kobo, Inktera, !ndigo, Angus & Robertson, and Mondadori

The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan

Born not in a past of corsets and bonnets but into a future of cloning and bioterror, could Jane Eyre survive?  This Jane is an “unclaimed embryo,” the living mistake of a reproductive rights center–or so her foster family tells her.  At age ten she is sold into slavery as a data mule, and she must fight for freedom and identity in a world mired between bioscientific progress and the religions that fear it.  Jane grows up and escapes to take a job as a homeschooler, but what can she do when she finds herself falling in love with the first man to treat her with kindness–her employer?  Could a rich man of social regard ever love someone without even a name of her own?  And can Jane’s love for him survive the deepest of betrayals?  This Jane’s story celebrates and reexamines the continued relevance of a literary classic, demonstrating that self-respect and genuine love are worth a fight, regardless of where–or when–we live.

Praise for Jane E

“I have often reflected that if Jane Eyre were to be set in modern times she would have to be Catholic instead of Anglican for the story to follow the same structure as it does in the original, but what author could have the talent for capturing Bronte’s beautiful prose? Erin McCole Cupp apparently.  Not only does her prose capture that confessional humble tone of the original, but her plot and setting force readers to consider it’s themes in a whole new light.” A. R. K. Watson, Catholic Reads

Jane Eyre has long been a favorite of mine, and I enjoyed the first part of this retelling immensely. While appealing to the modern reader’s ear, it remains faithful to the truth of the original, even retaining the charm and tone of Bronte’s voice.” Carolyn Astfalk, Rightfully Ours

“I love the old classics but I also love futuristic stories. “Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane E.” combines both elements in a fun-to-read, hard-to-put-down book. With imagination and a great writing style, Erin McCole Cupp has created a powerful futuristic story that is a real thought-provoker. Science fiction readers will love the creative futuristic elements. At times humorous and other times heart-wrenching, this story delves into issues worth considering as society advances.” Theresa Linden, The Liberty Trilogy

“All of the sophistication of the original and an intriguing, futuristic spin that makes the book hard to put down.” Dawn Witzke, Path of Angels

Unclaimed is unique and exemplifies why Charlotte Bronte’s gothic romance transcends the bounds of time and place to form universal truths.” Oliva Folmar Ard, This Dread Road

“A brave and thought-provoking story rich with vivid details and authentic, memorable characters.” Therese HeckenkampAfter the Thaw

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Each installment in THE MEMOIRS OF JANE E only 99 cents!

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Sabbath Rest Book Talk/Open Book July & August 2017

Guys, we have so much going on this SRBT. Don’t miss out!

Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!

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The aforementioned Carolyn also joins me and Rebecca Willen every month for Sabbath Rest Book Talk.  Well, most months.  Read on to meet our newest co-hostess with the co-mostest!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: a monthly live interactive event where we talk about the value of fiction in developing compassion, empathy, and healthy relationships

Our next SRBT will be Sunday, July 9 at 7pm Eastern Time. What are we reading?

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction is Good For You!

Adult Book: Fight for Liberty by Theresa Linden

YA Book: Bright Candles: A Novel of the Danish Resistance by Nathaniel Benchley

Children’s/Readaloud: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction Is Good For You! Meet co-host Cathy Gilmore of VirtueWorks, Inc.

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Also, since Rebecca needs a month off for travel, we are excited and honored to have Cathy Gilmore of VirtueWorks Media, Inc. join us for July’s SRBT! Virtueworks Media is the ministry that works to make virtue the new standard in entertainment.  You can see why Cathy is a great fit for SRBT, right? Join us July 9 and help Carolyn and me give her a warm SRBT welcome!

Want more? You will just have to watch this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk.

 

Plus, click here to check out our

NEW GOODREADS FEATURE!

It’s a list! On Goodreads! Vote for books we’ve already featured and add any books you think we should discuss in the future!

Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for August:

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction Is Good For You! Join us for August 2017, and we'll talk about how these books show us what we humans can learn about growing up.

Adult Book: Soulless Creatures by Katharine Grubb

YA Book: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Children’s/Readaloud: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

That’s it for July! While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter. For notifications that each month’s SRBT is available for viewing/listening, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What’s your #OpenBook?

Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction is Good For You! Join our conversation on how fiction teaches us the value of revolution (July 2017)

GIVEAWAY! LIBERTY TRILOGY!

So author Theresa Linden heard through the grapevine that we are talking about her novel Fight for Liberty during our July Sabbath Rest Book Talk.  I’m excited to share that she’s hosting a giveaway, and we will announce the winner during July’s SRBT!

The Liberty Trilogy

The Liberty Trilogy by Theresa Linden

A young woman named Liberty lives in a dystopian society where the earth has been elevated above man and the government controls everything. Moving from one trial to another—escapes, imprisonment, secret missions, rescues, 3D games—this action-packed trilogy follows Liberty to her final sacrifice as she learns that true freedom is within, cannot be taken away, and is worth fighting for.

Theresa Linden, author of the Liberty TrilogyAbout Theresa Linden: Raised in a military family, Theresa Linden developed a strong patriotism and a sense of adventure. Love for faith, family, and freedom inspired her to write the dystopian Chasing Liberty trilogy. Her other published works include award-winning Roland West, Loner, first in a series of Catholic teen fiction, Life-Changing Love, and Battle for His Soul. A member of the Catholic Writers Guild, she balances her time between family, homeschooling, and writing.

Giveaway

GIVEAWAY! #dystopian #ya #edgy #deepgreen

Enter the Chasing Liberty Trilogy Giveaway for a chance to win the complete trilogy!

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 Giveaway ends: 12:00AM July 9th

Winner will be announced at the end of Sabbath Rest Book Talk, 7:00PM July 9th and later posted on author website.

The Liberty Trilogy books are available in paperback and as Kindle and Nook eBooks (other eBook options atSmashwords):

Chasing Liberty on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble

Testing Liberty on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble

Fight for Liberty on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble

Visit Theresa on Facebook, her blog Things Visible & Invisible, or on her website, or follow her on Twitter.

 

Sabbath Rest Book Talk/Open Book June 2017

Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!

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The aforementioned Carolyn also joins me and Rebecca Willen every month for Sabbath Rest Book Talk.

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: a monthly live interactive event where we talk about the value of fiction in developing compassion, empathy, and healthy relationships

Our next SRBT will be Sunday, June 4at 7pm Eastern Time.  What are we reading?

Sabbath Rest Book Talk selections for June 2017: What can fiction teach us about suffering?

Adult Book: The Moviegoer, Walker Percy

YA Book: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Children’s/Readaloud: What Do You Do With a Problem, Kobi Yamada

Want more? You will just have to watch this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk.

Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for July:

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: Where Fiction is Good For You!

Adult Book: Fight for Liberty by Theresa Linden

YA Book: Bright Candles: A Novel of the Danish Resistance by Nathaniel Benchley

Children’s/Readaloud: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

That’s it for June!  While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter. For notifications that each month’s SRBT is available for viewing/listening, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What’s your #OpenBook?

Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk (June 2017): What can fiction teach us about the value of suffering?

Open Book/Sabbath Rest Book Talk (May 2017)

Carolyn Astfalk has a first Wednesday of the month book review linkup!

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Before I get into this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk, however, I want to share some news about a favorite cozy mystery series of mine.  Yes, folks, it’s true, Amy M. Bennett’s latest Black Horse Campground installment has hit the streets!

I can't wait to read Amy M. Bennett's latest Black Horse Campground Mystery, A SUMMER TO REMEMBER! About A Summer to Remember by Amy M. Bennett

#mustread A Summer to Remember, Black Horse Campground Mystery #4 by Amy M. BennettIt’s been a memorable year at the Black Horse Campground. But someone wants certain things forgotten….

After Bonney Police detective J.D. Wilder wraps up three cold-case murders, believing that the murderer was his former partner, he tries to focus on his personal life in his new hometown and his budding relationship with Corrie Black, owner of the Black Horse Campground.

When he receives information that proves his former partner wasn’t the murderer, the case is reopened with the knowledge and urgency that the killer is poised to strike again. But who held a grudge against the three cold-case victims… and who is that person’s next target? With the help of Bonney County Sheriff Rick Sutton, J.D. probes the memories of several Bonney residents who knew the victims and begins to make connections.

Then another death occurs and while J.D. and Rick are investigating, Corrie is attacked. The attacker and the cold-case murderer could be the same person, but Corrie’s condition is critical and she’s lost her memories of the entire previous year… including the identity of her attacker and even having met J.D. Will she survive long enough to remember what happened? Or will she end up as a memory and the murderer gets away once again?

I love Corrie, JD, and Rick.  #TeamRick.  Just sayin’.  I have my own ship for JD, and Amy knows it. If you like mysteries that break your heart, make you laugh, and really make you feel like you’re hanging out with the characters (and make you crave blueberry muffins), you will  love Amy M. Bennett’s books.   Check out my reviews of previous Black Horse Mysteries.

More about Amy:

Amy Bennett’s debut mystery novel, End of the Road, started as a National Novel Writing Month project in 2009.  It went on to win the 2012 Dark Oak Mystery Contest and launched the Black Horse Campground mystery series, followed by No Lifeguard on Duty, No Vacancy, and At the Cross Road. A Summer to Remember is the fifth book in the series. When not sitting at the laptop actively writing, she works full-time at Walmart of Alamogordo (not too far down the road from fictional Bonney County) as a cake decorator and part-time at Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso (where you can find some of the best wines in the state of New Mexico, including Jo Mamma’s White!)  She lives with her husband and son in a small town halfway between Alamogordo and Ruidoso.  Visit her website at www.amymbennettbooks.com and The Back Deck Blog at http://amymbennettbooks.blogspot.com 

The aforementioned Carolyn also joins me and Rebecca Willen every month for Sabbath Rest Book Talk.

Sabbath Rest Book Talk: a monthly live interactive event where we talk about the value of fiction in developing compassion, empathy, and healthy relationships

Our next SRBT will be Sunday, May 7 at 7pm Eastern Time.  What are we reading?

Find out on the May 2017 episode of Sabbath Rest Book Talk: where fiction makes us human! What can fiction teach us about the value of adventure?

Adult: Discovery by Karina Fabian

YA: The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff

Children’s/Readaloud: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Want more? You will just have to watch this month’s Sabbath Rest Book Talk.

Remember, all SRBTs here on out, I’ll continue announcing the book selections and focus ahead of time, so you can read along and join the discussion a little more easily and thoughtfully. Voila, for June:

Sabbath Rest Book Talk selections for June 2017: What can fiction teach us about suffering?

Adult Book: The Moviegoer, Walker Percy

YA Book: A Monster Calls, Patrick Ness

Children’s/Readaloud: What Do You Do With a Problem, Kobi Yamada

That’s it for May!  While we’re here, gentle reminder: To keep on top of each month’s SRBT selections, do sign up for my monthly newsletter. For notifications that each month’s SRBT is available for viewing/listening, subscribe to my YouTube channel.

What’s your #OpenBook?

Don’t forget to link up YOUR #OpenBook reviews over at Carolyn’s!

Sabbath Rest Book Talk (May 2017): What can fiction teach us about the value of adventure?

Charlotte Bronte’s 201st: Celebrate 7 ways {7QT}

 

Happy 201st Birthday, Charlotte Brontë!

7 ways to celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday!

Mrs. Bell Nichols! Currer Bell! The most esteemed author of Jane Eyre, Vilette, Shirley, and co-author of myriad tales from Angria! She is 201 years young, and many more to her!  Here are seven ways you can get down with your bad, Gothic romance-loving self and celebrate the day!

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Creep down from your attic and let loose with your bad self!

#1 Way to Celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday: Escape Your Attic Hideaway & Let Loose With Your Bad Self!

Has someone been keeping you in the dark? Not letting you honor that burning fire within your soul? Put a stop to that smothering of your wild, feminine self and rip it up!

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Have a tea party and invite your guests to play “Pin the Madwoman in the Attic!”*

*Please see printable for disclaimer regarding the humane treatment of individuals suffering from actual mental illness.

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Knock someone off his high horse.

#3 Way to Celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday: Knock Someone Off His High Horse! See this and more at erinmccolecupp.com

Be assured the knock-ee will call you in to his study to question you at length on various subjects, including whether or not you think him handsome.

You don’t, of course.

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Trick your crush into thinking you’re a travelling fortune teller, and tell really passive aggressive fortunes.

How to Celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday: Dress as a Fortune Teller and Tell Passive Aggressive Fortunes. For more, visit erinmccolecupp.com

Not sure if your plot to make bae jelly is working? There’s only one way to find out.  It’s this one.  The fake fortune teller thing.  Works every time.

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Have a heartbreakingly romantic reunion with your favorite Byronic hero.

Celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday With a Romantic Reunion! For more, see erinmccolecupp.com

YES I’M CERTAIN LET’S GET MARRIED!!!!!!11!1!

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Get to know Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell!

Celebrate Charlotte Bronte's Birthday April 21 with these ideas at erinmccolecupp.com

Have you seen To Walk Invisible Yet? I have not.  Your thoughts? I’ve heard both good and bad on it.  Still, I do hope to catch it soon (once tech week for the play I’m directing is over). I think I should wait for a dreary day when the wind is howling across the moors and the weather is so bad that only Lowood School would send its students out to walk in it.

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Get some free ebooks that remind that that we will always need Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre LIVES: The Classic Gothic Heroine Rebooted #sf #cyberpunk THE MEMOIRS OF JANE E, FRIENDLESS ORPHAN are FREE April 17-21 in honor of Charlotte Bronte's 201st birthday!

 

All of The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan ebooks are either FREE or $.99 through April 21, available on nearly every ereader platform.  What do you have to lose? No more than $1.98, that’s what.

Critics say…

Jane Eyre has long been a favorite of mine, and I enjoyed the first part of this retelling immensely. While appealing to the modern reader’s ear, it remains faithful to the truth of the original, even retaining the charm and tone of Bronte’s voice.” Carolyn Astfalk, Rightfully Ours

“I love the old classics but I also love futuristic stories. Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane E. combines both elements in a fun-to-read, hard-to-put-down book. With imagination and a great writing style, Erin McCole Cupp has created a powerful futuristic story that is a real thought-provoker. Science fiction readers will love the creative futuristic elements. At times humorous and other times heart-wrenching, this story delves into issues worth considering as society advances.” Theresa Linden, The Liberty Trilogy

“All of the sophistication of the original and an intriguing, futuristic spin that makes the book hard to put down.” Dawn Witzke, Path of Angels

Unclaimed is unique and exemplifies why Charlotte Bronte’s gothic romance transcends the bounds of time and place to form universal truths.” Oliva Folmar Ard, This Dread Road

“A brave and thought-provoking story rich with vivid details and authentic, memorable characters.” Therese HeckenkampAfter the Thaw

 

What other ways could you celebrate this famous literary birthday?

Comment below with your plans!


7 Quick Takes Weekly Blog Linkup at This Ain't the Lyceum

Joining up with Kelly et al over at This Ain’t the Lyceum for 7 Quick Takes Friday.  Clickaricka and join up, too!

Small Success Thursday!

FREE for Charlotte Bronte's Birthday! The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan #kindle #kobo #nook #ibooks

Don’t forget: The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan are FREE through Charlotte Bronte’s 201st Birthday!


HAPPY EASTER!

We Lent pretty hard around here, so we Easter just as hard.  I’ve had candy and meat every day this week.  We even had Taco Tuesday… for LUNCH! With actual BEEF! #solYUMnity

Meatless Lent and Other Adventures with author Erin McCole Cupp

Of course, people who don’t understand Lent think it’s similar to starting a new year and coming up with resolutions for self-improvement.  Really Lent is a time to try to become more like Christ, who gave up every material comfort (and he could have had ALL THE MATERIAL COMFORTS) so that He could show His beloved how to live with Him forever.  I feel like I’m explaining it badly.

Still, in striving to be  more like Christ, Christ can then make us stronger.  It’s not self-improvement.  It’s self-abasing so that Christ can be the One to lift us up… which is kinda the plan for the end of our days here, if you are in fact a Christian.

This was my Lent in a nutshell.

Discipline Was it difficult? Post -Lent
No Starbucks Not really Only if family is going, but I won’t suggest it or get it on my own anymore.
No seconds at meals Yes Still should keep up this practice
No meat (w/rare exceptions) YES!!!! Add in Wednesday abstinence along with Fridays
No Facebook Not as difficult as I expected it to be Saturdays only (unless a promo is happening)
No coffee No coffee = depression :3 Keep drinking coffee
7 minutes of contemplation after Lauds Somewhat but was able to increase to 10min by Holy Week Creep it up to 15 by September
1 hour of adoration weekly Not as difficult as I expected it to be I want to keep this, but how to do so without PREP (weekly visit to parish campus) built in to schedule?

How’s your Easter going? What gifts has the Risen Lord given you as a result of your Lenten practices?  You might even be able to link up with CatholicMom.com and share your Small Successes, maybe? Not sure they do those anymore, but it’s still worth celebrating!

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FREE Through April 21: JANE E, FRIENDLESS ORPHAN

Good news! The entire trilogy, The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan is FREE (most places) now through April 21, in honor of Charlotte Brontë’s 201st birthday!

In honor of Charlotte Brontë’s 201st Birthday on April 21, 2017, The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan books are on SALE! They’re supposed to be FREE everywhere… but we’re having some trouble getting Amazon to price-match.

They ARE free on Nook, iBooks, Scribd, 24Symbols, Kobo, Inktera, !ndigo, Angus & Robertson, and Mondadori:

Kindle readers, all three books are $.99 while we wait on a price match from Amazon.  If you get to the Kindle pages for any of the books, click on “Would you like to tell us about a lower price?” Then let them know it’s free at Barnes and Noble.  Meanwhile, sign up for my newsletter, and I’ll send out an update once it’s price matched at free on Kindle.

 

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Start with Unclaimed on Nook, iBooks, Kobo, 24Symbols, and more!

The Memoirs of Jane E, Friendless Orphan

Born not in a past of corsets and bonnets but into a future of cloning and bioterror, could Jane Eyre survive?  This Jane is an “unclaimed embryo,” the living mistake of a reproductive rights center–or so her foster family tells her.  At age ten she is sold into slavery as a data mule, and she must fight for freedom and identity in a world mired between bioscientific progress and the religions that fear it.  Jane grows up and escapes to take a job as a homeschooler, but what can she do when she finds herself falling in love with the first man to treat her with kindness–her employer?  Could a rich man of social regard ever love someone without even a name of her own?  And can Jane’s love for him survive the deepest of betrayals?  This Jane’s story celebrates and reexamines the continued relevance of a literary classic, demonstrating that self-respect and genuine love are worth a fight, regardless of where–or when–we live.

Praise for Jane E

Jane Eyre has long been a favorite of mine, and I enjoyed the first part of this retelling immensely. While appealing to the modern reader’s ear, it remains faithful to the truth of the original, even retaining the charm and tone of Bronte’s voice.” Carolyn Astfalk, Rightfully Ours

“I love the old classics but I also love futuristic stories. “Unclaimed: The Memoirs of Jane E.” combines both elements in a fun-to-read, hard-to-put-down book. With imagination and a great writing style, Erin McCole Cupp has created a powerful futuristic story that is a real thought-provoker. Science fiction readers will love the creative futuristic elements. At times humorous and other times heart-wrenching, this story delves into issues worth considering as society advances.” Theresa Linden, The Liberty Trilogy

“All of the sophistication of the original and an intriguing, futuristic spin that makes the book hard to put down.” Dawn Witzke, Path of Angels

Unclaimed is unique and exemplifies why Charlotte Bronte’s gothic romance transcends the bounds of time and place to form universal truths.” Oliva Folmar Ard, This Dread Road

“A brave and thought-provoking story rich with vivid details and authentic, memorable characters.” Therese HeckenkampAfter the Thaw

 

Jane Eyre LIVES: The Classic Gothic Heroine Rebooted #sf #cyberpunk THE MEMOIRS OF JANE E, FRIENDLESS ORPHAN are FREE April 17-21 in honor of Charlotte Bronte's 201st birthday!