Wednesday, July 27, 2011

rrRoad Trip: caution

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...


--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of author ~--

Dracula in Love
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.

Win a copy of this book!
(for 5 winners)

Open to US only.

Offer ends: August 31, 2011

Visit Karen's blog and leave her a comment. Come back here and tell me where you did the deed.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source caution sign

* 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


  1. I really enjoyed Dracula in Love! In fact all of Karen Essex's books are great!

  2. Me, too! Dracula in Love was one of the better *Dracula* books I've read - but I've not read any of her other books yet (must remedy asap).

    YAY - August Thrills n Chills! It's also my birthday month :D

  3. Left comment on Can Sex & Literature get along.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  4. I left a comment on "Take Back the Tit" (it's about the right to breastfeed or not, depending on your own personal situation).
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. Commented here:

    Great offer!

  6. I already have the book and let me tell you I loved reading it :)

  7. This one looks good! I have been in the mood lately to watch Bramstokers Dracular - the one with Wynonna Ryder - love her!
    I went to Karen's blog and saw she is "unplugging" to visit the carpathian mountains. I left her a comment! I'm so jealous! enter me to win!

  8. Great giveaway! I Left comment on Can Sex & Literature get along.

  9. I have wanted to get my hands on this since I first saw one of her author interviews! I think Dracula from Mina's perspective sounds intriguing.
    I went to Karen's blog and there are some really interesting conversations going on. I commented on her post about breastfeeding called "Take Back The Tit"

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  10. I love Karen's blog. I left a comment at "Can Sex and Literature really get along?

  11. I left a comment at "Unplugging for a bit (or a bite)"

  12. I'd love to win her book. I posted on her site of her trip =) Here's the link to it I believe
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  13. I left one on the Following Vlad #1! This book has been on my radar :)

    Thanks! Scott Nicholson sent me here!

  14. I would love to win this book. I posted on Tuscany Trembling over Big Cat.



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