Uh-oh, we're driving through dangerous territory.
Are you wearing your crucifix?
Do we have any leftover pizza with the garlic topping?
Let's stop and grab the wooden stakes from the trunk.
* you turn to look at me with a somewhat pointy-toothed grin *
BEWARE: this book is part of next month's August Thrills-n-Chills event...
by Karen Essex
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.
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Offer ends: August 31, 2011
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* part of Dracula in Love blog tour - check out the schedule for more details and goodies about this book
* detour during the rrRoad Trip event