Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

First Lines...

"Everyone has a secret life. Perhaps yours is merely a gossamer web of thoughts and fantasies woven in the hidden furrows of your mind. Or furtive deeds performed on the sly or betrayals large and small that, if revealed, would change how you are perceived."

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

(coming August 2010)

This is Victorian Vampire Wonderful!

11 comments:

Page said...

I just received mine in the mail yesterday. It sounds really good. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

Page
http://asthepageturns-page.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

Hi Page!
Well, I was just going to read to get a feel for it because I'm half waybthrough another book, but I haven't been able to put it down! The whole Victorian atmosphere is wonderful, and the way the author describes the attraction a vampire can create for a human to lose their ability to resist is great. We'll have to chat about it when we both finish!

carla said...

That is intriguing.
If the rest is that way I can see how it drew you in.

carolsnotebook said...

Love that. My copy came in the mail yesterday, too.

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

Oh goodness! I must get this book. I hadn't heard of it yet, thanks for posting!

Suzanne said...

Hi Carla,
I'm half way thru now and still enjoying this immensely! the story is subtle and it just won't let me go.

Suzanne said...

Hi carolsnotebook,
Start reading and let me know what you think! :-) Of course you should make sure you're not in the middle of a book!

Suzanne said...

Hi Kim,
If you like Victorian tales with a good dose of vampire (and this definitely is not the Twilight kind of vampire) you will really enjoy this. I'm half way thru and the story is Mina's story, but we get to see how seductive a vampire can really be.

Constructive Attitude said...

I just saw this in someone else's blog. hmmm interesting.

Page said...

I've started Dracula in Love and I know what you mean. Wow can the girl write. This is going to be a great read.
I'm also reading The King's Mistress and Adam and Eve, so I have plenty to keep me busy this week.

Aisle B said...

Green with envy that you have this book! And I keep reading all the good comments on the writing style so will scan the bookstore for it next. Thanks another bookban gone poof!

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