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Review: Dracula in love by Karen Essex

Published 11/05/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Dracula in Love
Author:           Karen Essex
Pages:             368
Catagory:       Vampires

The story:

Karen Essex turns on the heat in this transporting and darkly haunting new tale of love and possession that puts forth the question: What if everything you knew about Dracula . . . was wrong? 

From the shadowy banks of the River Thames to the wild and windswept coast of Yorkshire, the quintessential Victorian virgin Mina Murray vividly recounts in the pages of her private diary the intimate details of what transpired between her and Count Dracula—the joys and terrors of a pas­sionate affair and her rebellion against a force of evil that has pursued her through time. 

Mina’s version of this timeless gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into the dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and locked asylum chambers where she led a secret life, far from the chaste and polite lifestyle the defenders of her purity, and even her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, expected of her. 

Bram Stoker’s classic novel was only one side of the story. Now, for the first time, Dracula’s eternal muse reveals all. What she has to say is more sensual, more devious, and more enthralling than ever imagined. The result is a scintillating gothic novel that reinvents the tragic heroine Mina as a modern woman tor­tured by desire.

The view of a book addict:

Being a huge fan of the original Dracula story I just had to read this one. And I have to say I wasn’t dissapointed. I had a little trouble getting into the story, I had to make the switch to Victorian England but after I was used to the language I just couldn’t put the book down.
I loved the view Mina had on the story, it is so different from what we know for the original story.

The verdict of a book addict:

An amazing book that makes you see the classic story in a totally different light. If you love the classic this is a must read.

Total of Ratties:

Teaser Tuesday #15

Published 10/05/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict
It’s Tuesday again so time for another Teaser Tuesday hosted by Should Be Reading! Here is how it works:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
And here is my Teaser for this week: 

Monster, Murderer, or Madman in Whitby? Lucy flashed the Whitby Gazette at me and than continued to read from it. 

(Draculaa in Love ) 
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