Dracula in Love, Karen Essex’s new novel, just went on sale Tuesday. Sink your teeth in..
London, 1890. Mina Murray, the rosy-cheeked, quintessentially pure Victorian heroine, becomes Count Dracula’s object of desire. To preserve her chastity, five male “defenders” rush in to rescue her from the vampire’s evil clutches. This is the version of the story we’ve been told. But now, from Mina’s own pen, we discover that the story is vastly different when told from the female point of view.
In this captivating, bold act of storytelling, award-winning author Karen Essex breathes startling new life into the characters of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, transporting the reader into the erotic and bizarre underbelly of the original story. While loosely following the events of its classic predecessor, Dracula in Love deviates from the path at every turn.
From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula’s eternal muse—the most famous woman in vampire lore—vividly recounts the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked her and the Count through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.
VIDEO FEATURE: Karen talks about growing up in New Orleans, trips to the local cemeteries, and the bad kind of fairies:
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“Karen Essex’s prose is beautiful, draping itself around you and slowly drawing you in. Dracula in Love is erotic and passionate, and everything you’d want in a gothic love story. It’s haunting, it’s wonderful and I LOVED IT!”
—Chick with Books Blog
“This ain’t your teenager’s vampire novel. This book is dark. It’s mysterious. It’s sensual. This is a real gothic novel, the way they are supposed to be written.”
—A Hesitant Housewife Blogspot
Check out Karen’s site, and Like her on facebook!