Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway! Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

I have one brand new copy of Karen Essex's haunting novel, Dracula in Love (my review), up for grabs!

Since this giveaway will be apart of the "Spooktacular Giveaway Hop", hosted by Kathy @ I am a Reader not a Writer, the giveaway guidelines are a bit different than my normal entry procedure, so make sure you take a look at them.

Publish Date: July 5th 2011
Format: Paperback edition 384pp

Synopsis (From the Publisher):
" 'Reader, you are about to enter a world that exists simultaneous with your own. 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 risen 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. 
The result is a darkly haunting, propulsive, and rapturous tale of immortal love and possession.
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. 
Mina’s version of this gothic vampire tale is a visceral journey into Victorian England’s dimly lit bedrooms, mist-filled cemeteries, and terrifying asylum chambers, revealing the dark secrets and mysteries locked within. Time falls away as she is swept into a mythical voyage far beyond mortal comprehension, where she must finally make the decision she has been avoiding for almost a millennium. 
Stoker’s Dracula offered one side of the story, in which Mina was a victim bearing no responsibility for the unfolding events. Now, for the first time, the truth of her secret history, 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 imagined."

Giveaway Guidelines:

~6 possible entries~

  • +1 entry for posting a comment with your e-mail and being a follower via Google Friend Connect (no comment with e-mail and follow via GFC = no entry)
  • + 3 entries for adding a link to this giveaway on the sidebar of your blog. (please post link with your comment)
  • + 2 entries for tweeting about this giveaway or posting about it on your blog (please post link with your comment)  

~Please post all your entries in one comment, thanks :)
~This giveaway is open to US only.
~Ends October  31st~

Good Luck everyone!

Copyright © 2011 Svea Love. All Rights Reserved.


Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
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Kate said...

I'd love a copy! It's been on my list for awhile!

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Good luck, everyone!

Amy said...

I've been wanting to read this one for so long! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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Krystal Larson said...

Looks like a great book, I've heard a fair amount about it already. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom <-subscribed
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Karli said...

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MamaMunky said...

I follow on GFC!

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Sweet giveaway! :D
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Aliah E. said...

I love giveaways!
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Katie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Bookish in a Box said...

This sounds great! I love historicals, especially when they're mixed with paranormal.

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Unknown said...

Many thanks this is so great!I like the classic feel of your blog ^_^

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BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway! You have a really nice blog.

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Dominique said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sebrina said...

New follower thanks to this Spooktacular Blog Hop.....thanks for the chance to win.
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~April~ said...

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Anne R said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!
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Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower

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Krystal Larson said...

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I've been wanting to read this one. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Holly S. said...

I follow you via GFC as Holly S.

Germaine Dulac said...

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!

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Maureen said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway.

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Thanks for the great giveaway!
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bluesun1218 said...

First time hearing of this book, looks good.
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Mary Ellen said...

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Thank you for the chance to win!

Kristen Theriot said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I'm on GFC following,

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