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“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, August 11, 2010

Dracula in Love GIVEAWAY!

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

Giveaway Has Ended!
And The Winner Is.... Pixie! Thanks to EVERYONE for joining in on the fun! I'll be writing a separate post with all the great vampires everyone mentioned too! Some of those vampires I never knew about! Thanks for letting me know!

"Reader, you are about to enter a world that exists simultaneous with your won. But be warned: in its realm, there are no rules, and there is certainly no neat formula to become -- or to destroy -- one who has reisen above the human condition... The truth is, we must fear monsters less and be warier of our own kind.

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." ... Inside Book Jacket

I loved this book! It's haunting, the writing is wonderful, and it's everything you'd want in a gothic love story. Karen Essex has taken the classic story of Dracula and with the stroke of her pen transformed it into a fresh love story that transcends time. I read and reviewed Dracula in Love about a month ago, and was so excited to share it with you! If you missed my review, here's The Link to read it. NOW, courtesy of Doubleday Publishing I have a Hardcover copy of Dracula in Love to GIVE AWAY! Visit Karen Essex's website! Read an Excerpt of Dracula in Love! And Enter for a chance to win your very own copy of Dracula in Love! Here's How to Enter...

Giveaway Has Ended!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link for another entry.

*For a Bonus entry, tell me your favorite vampire! The first vampire I ever encountered was Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows! But I think my favorite would have to be Edward! You know who Edward it right! :-)

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. I'll be shipping the books through the US Mail! Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Aug.21st. I will randomly pick the winner the next day and email him or her! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

*Dracula in Love was just published this past week! You can find a copy at your local bookstore now! AND, This Book is Kindle Ready too!


100 comments:

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to read Dracula in Love :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Already publicly following Chick with Books with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite vampire is Mick St. John from the short-lived TV show Moonlight -- I'm a HUGE Alex O'Loughlin fan :)
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stpand said...

Please enter me.

I am a follower of your blog.

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My favorite vampire is Dracula

Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

My favorite vampire is Wrath from J.R. Ward's The Black Dagger Brotherhood. He's probably one of the most kick-a*s vampires I've read of!

I'm a follower of your blog too!
My email: amaterasureads@gmail.com

Thanks for the awesome give away!

meeyeehere said...

Looks like a really good read! I would love to give it the eyeball!
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Atypical Girl said...

My fave camp is Barnabus from DARK SHADOWS. Mostly because I have good memories watching old episodes as a kid with my Dad.

Amy S.
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Atypical Girl said...

I'm a follower!

Amy S.
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meeyeehere said...

new blog follower here too!
Please,come enter my giveaway too!
http://meeyeehere.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-first-and-huge-giveaway.html

Linda said...

I'm something of a vampire-virgin, having never read a book with a vampire. Need to try one and this book sounds great. I'm a Google follower. Don't have a favorite vampire, but my granddaughter wears a t-shirt that says 'Team Edward' Does that count? Thanks for the giveaway.
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Kailia Sage said...

This book sounds really great!
I am a follower
I love Damon from Vampire Diaries (the show!!)

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debbie said...

I would love to read this book, I have heard such good things about it.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
debbie
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debbie said...

My favorite vampires are in the book salem's lot.
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Ashley said...

I'd love to read this one!

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Ashley said...

I'm a follower.

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Ashley said...

My favorite vampire is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse books.

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. This looks like a great one.

I am a follower.

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jenna said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to be entered! Great contest.

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-Jenna
http://elevenpages.blogspot.com

karenk said...

thanks for the opportunity to reaad this fabulous novel :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Mary Clare said...

I would love to read this book! Please enter me in this great giveaway!
My favorite vampire is Cassidy from the "Preacher" graphic novel series. Not for the squeamish!
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Mary Ann said...

Mary D
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I'd LOVE to get to read this book, talk about an awesome cover, too!!!!

Mary Ann said...

Mary D
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And I just signed up to publicly follow you in GFC :D

Mary Ann said...

Mary D
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Omg... you are a Barnabas fan, too?! I remember getting home from school and plunking down in front of the tube to watch Dark Shadows (in black & white, no less lol).

Next I would say Lestat from Interview w/the Vampire :D

Armenia said...

Great giveaway..I'd love to read this book.

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Armenia said...

I'm a GFC follower

armiefox at yahoo dot com

Armenia said...

And yes, I'm a Barnabas fan, too! Gosh, I am dating myself. *grins*

armiefox at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

Hey Mary Ann! I did the same thing! My best friend and I would hurry home and sit in front of the "Black & White" to be scared out of our wits! :-)

Nice to see you, me, Armenia and ATypical Girl all of the same "era"! Although ATypical Girl says she watched reruns, I think I watched it while it was actually in production!

Ruthie said...

I remember my Mom ironing while she watched Dark Shadows but we would sometimes find the silent Bela Lugosi! LOL

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Donna said...

Please enter me! My email's in my profile.

I'm a follower.
I've posted this in my running Chomper Contests post.
My favorite vampire is probably Lestat. He's such a bastard but he's great.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Chanelle said...

WOuld like a chance to win!
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Chanelle said...

I am a follower.
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Chanelle said...

Edward is my favorite vampire.

Robin K said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered. Edward is my favorite vampire too followed closely by Mick St. John from Moonlight.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Julie P said...

Would love to win this book. Please enter me and thank you for the opportunity!

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Julie P said...

I am already a follower via GFC

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Julie P said...

Favorite vampire---hmmmmm, that is a tough one because I am so Team Jacob! LOL

I guess I would have to say the tortured vampire portrayed by Brad Pitt in Interview With A Vampire--he is so cute, in a sad sort of way!

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Margay said...

I've been reading a lot about this book and it looks amazing. Love the cover!

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Margay said...

I follow your blog.
Margay

Margay said...

Follow on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/Margay/status/20980019353

Margay

Margay said...

I'm with you on the favorite vampire thing - my first vampire was Barnabas Collins, but Edward is kind of special, too. I also really love the rendition of Dracula by Frank Langella - he was the first actor who put the sexy in vampire for me.
Margay

Karen said...

This book sounds very interesting.
Please count me in the giveaway!

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Karen said...

I follow via GFC.

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Karen said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/KarenZupancic/status/21014661419

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Brandy said...

1) missbrandy@gmail.com
2) I am a follower
3) After thinking long and hard I'd say my favorite vampire is Darla from Buffy.

I've heard so many good things about this book I'm excited to read it one way or the other!

Aisle B said...

Suzanne!

Came by to say your review blurp was quoted on the official DOUBLEDAY site for Dracula in Love! Congrats!
here's the link for your viewers

http://doubleday.knopfdoubleday.com/2010/08/12/dracula-in-love-is-here/

Very excited for you and girl let's celebrate!

PK

Suzanne said...

Oh PK!
I think that is just so great! Thanks for letting me know!

Dana said...

Forgot to leave my email address.

dana.wright.texas@sbcglobal.net

Great contest. Beautiful looking book!

Dana said...

I forgot that I am a follower on twitter and on the blog. Will share link on facebook also.

http://bit.ly/9aUtsb

Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

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Linda Kish said...

GFC follower

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Carole Spring said...

Dracula In Love sounds like a great story. I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance!
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Carole Spring said...

My favorite vampire is Mick St.John. Moonlight was such a great TV show! Next in line is Angel from the TV series that was a spin-off of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
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xxsquigglesxx said...

Please enter me!

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xxsquigglesxx said...

I am a follower.

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xxsquigglesxx said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/squiggles87/status/21057821729

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xxsquigglesxx said...

My favorite vampire is Jessica from True Blood!

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mrsshukra said...

I would like to be entered!

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mrsshukra said...

Favorite: Mick St. John in Moonlight!

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mrsshukra said...

GFC follower!

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This book looks so good. I would love a chance to read it.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I am a follower of your blog

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Favorite current Vamp is Edward - but I would love to have an opportunity to change my mind. :)

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E.J. Stevens said...

Fabulous giveaway! :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

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E.J. Stevens said...

I'm a follower. :)

E.J
From the Shadows

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E.J. Stevens said...

Oooh, so many fab vamps to choose from. I love Bones from the Night Huntress series.

E.J
From the Shadows

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Rachel said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

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donnas said...

Im already a follower.

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donnas said...

tweet -

http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/21286621452

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donnas said...

There are a lot I like, but my favorite is Dracula.

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Audra said...

thank you for the giveaway! I just became a new follower!

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My favorite vampire is from Meredith Ann Pierce's Darkangel trilogy -- I read them in middle school and oh -- what an impact.

Meredith said...

A world with no rules! very wild!

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Meredith said...

I'm a GFC follower..

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Meredith said...

My favorite vampire would be Eric from Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire series.

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Aisle B said...

Hmmm I thought I would resist... but why not.. Throwing my hat into the ring & keeping fingers crossed for the Wind of Luck to come this way.

Follower.. Absolutely!

Posted Giveaway on Aisle B;
Posted Aug 16/2010
link http://aisleb.tumblr.com/post/964708822/a-sneak-into-my-wish-list-this-would-top-the

And GOOD LUCK to everyone signed on for the Giveaway! Sending out lucky stars to all signed on.

PK Reeves
Aisle B

Melanie L said...

Please count me in. I would love to read this book.
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Melanie L said...

I am a new follower.
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Melanie L said...

My favorite vampire is Eric Northman.
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Liz said...

Awesome Giveaway!!! This book looks AMAZING!!

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Liz said...

Im an old follower :P

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Liz said...

Tweeted about the contest Twitter.com/lizlizliz16

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Anonymous said...

Ooh! Cool contest. I have been wanting to read this book
-Sara

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Anonymous said...

I also follow
-Sara

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Liz said...

My favorite Vampire is Jasper!!

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Anonymous said...

EDWARD!! He is my FAVORITE vampire!!
-Sara

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Michele said...

Please enter me.

Thanks,
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Michele said...

I follow your blog.

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Teresa said...

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+1 new follower via GFC
+1 fave vampire: Mitchell from 'Being Human'

uabrnem said...

My first vampire that made and impact on me was Claudia from Interview with a vampire author Anne Rice. She was terrorizing being so young and have that much power isn't so far off from today that the fact kids can kill and still look so innocent. I'm also a new follower of yours and think that instead blog or tweeting as some may not have that function how about a facebook way to connect added as well to connect. Thank you for your generous offer!
Bridget
rowanvamp0 at yahoo dot com

pixie13 said...

I would love to win this book. Please accept my entry. Thanks!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

GFC follower

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pixie13 said...

tweet
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Mom2anutball said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for the chance!

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Jennifer said...

This book sounds great..thanks for the giveaway!

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Jennifer said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Jennifer said...

My favorite vampire is probably Louis from Interview with a Vampire

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