Dracula in Love

Dracula in Love

A Novel

Book - 2010
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In this wonderfully transporting novel, award-winning author Karen Essex turns a timeless classic inside out, spinning a haunting, erotic, and suspenseful story of eternal love and possession.
 
From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula's eternal muse, Mina Murray, vividly recounts the intimate details of what really transpired between her and the Count-the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked them through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.
 
Mina's version of this gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into Victorian England's dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and asylum chambers, revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within. Time falls away as she is swept into a mythical journey far beyond mortal comprehension, where she must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium. 
 
Bram Stoker's classic novel offered one side of the story, in which Mina had no past and bore no responsibility for the unfolding events. Now, for the first time, the truth of Mina's personal voyage, and of vampirism itself, is revealed. What this flesh and blood woman has to say is more sensual, more devious, and more enthralling than the Victorians could have expressed or perhaps even have imagined.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385528917
0385528914
Branch Call Number: ESSEX K
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 25 cm.

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andreajomartin Apr 12, 2013

Ugh. Dracula makes a late in the game appearance and there was very, very little about love in this book. Lots of the author's sexual fantasies, most of them having something to do with drinking blood and orgies. Deceptive title, stupid book.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment: "it was interesting to say the least to read. Dracula's love life was completely different than reading Dracula by Stoker."

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Beage Riel Dut
Apr 10, 2011

Aaaahhhh!!! DRACULAA!!! LOL:)

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reenamd
Mar 17, 2011

Meh.
I liked the Anne Rice books, which I read years ago...I haven't been following the newest "vampire" trend. But this book is not very good. Full of one-dimensional characters and the fantasy bits feel pasted on and out of place.
Only for die-hard vampire fiends. Full of pretty graphic sex scenes so I wouldn't suggest this for the teen crowd.

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