Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway: Dracula in Love (CLOSED)

Dracula in Love
Dracula in Love
By Karen Essex
Doubleday, 2010
English, 384 pgs


Book Description:
Bram Stoker's Dracula re-told from the point of view of Mina Murray Harker. Does contain graphic scenes. Not for young readers.

My Review:
I am a passive fan of the Dracula/vampire genre. Yes, I read (and re-read a few times) the Twilight sage and have have read some Anne Rice. To be honest though, it was kinda getting old. I mean really, why is our culture so interested in a creature who wants to kill? So, why did I request this book to review? Well, I wanted to see if there was a new way to look at the genre and see if I could get re-interested in fiction.

So, um, yeah...I loved it. I had a hard time putting it down, in fact. The story is not a new one, but is from a new point of view and feels fresh. I love the character development and in some places you can really feel Mina's struggle and pain. I'm interested in the author's other works since this is a really good piece of storytelling!

Thanks to Judy at Doubleday, I have 2 copies to give away to my readers.

Entry Methods:
All entries MUST have your email in them.

First, and mandatory, entry: Simply tell me you want the book! (1 Entry)


Other entries (leave a separate comment for each), please notice that some entries have changed:
1 entry - Become a public follower of my blog. The link is on the right hand side of the page. If you're already a follower, leave a comment letting me know.
2 entries - Blog about this giveaway, with a link back to the giveaway (leave a link in your comment so I can verify)
1 entry - Subscribe to my blog by email (link is just under the followers) or let me know if you already subscribe.
1 entry - Become a Facebook fan of Faithful Finances or let me know if you're already a fan.
2 entries: Place my button on your site (You must leave a link so I can verify) 




Giveaway Rules: Please be sure you read these before 
you start posting comments. 
Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada only. You will have to provide a physical address, not a PO Box, per Doubleday's rules. Winner will be chosen, with the True Random Number Generator (Random.org), Tuesday, August 31 at 10 PM CST. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries MUST have your email in them. Entries without an email will not be selected as a winner because I really don't want to have to hunt you down. To keep Spam Bots from snagging you, put your address like this: name(at)server(dot)com

I received a copy of the book for review purposes. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you to Judy from Doubleday for including me in the giveaway!

22 comments:

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tristatecruisers said...

I so want this book--I love all stories with "vampires" in it :)
Great with halloween right around the corner.

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Andie said...

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Ai Mei said...

I want it! :) My sister loves these types of books (she preferred the twilight books over movie). I'd love to win the book for her!

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I like you on facebook

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