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Waiting On Wednesday: Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Dracula In Love
Title: Dracula in Love
Author: Karen Essex
Publication Date: August 10, 2010
Synopsis from GoodReads:
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 fiancĂ©, 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.
I'm a sucker for a good Gothic novel, so this caught my eye. Also, I'm not usually a huge fan of real people on covers of books, but I'm digging this cover.

What are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Jennifer G.

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