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By Sherri Browning Erwin

" READER, I BURIED HIM . "
A undying story of love,  devotion . . . and the undead.
 Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a brave orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre family members who raised her, units out at the suggestion of her ghostly uncle to hone her abilities because the fearless slayer she's intended to be. while she takes a task as a governess at a rustic property, she falls head-over-heels for her new grasp, Mr. Rochester, in basic terms to find he is hiding a violent werewolf within the attic--in the shape of his first spouse. Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating, savage creatures-of-the-night continue a swashbuckling nineteenth-century woman from the gentleman she intends to marry? Vampyres, zombies, and werewolves remodel Charlotte Brontë's unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal event that might pride and terrify.
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