Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker

Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker

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by Syrie James, Justine Eyre
     
 

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The bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen has crafted her most powerful novel yet, in which she uncovers the thrilling untold story of Mina Harker and her forbidden love with Dracula.See more details below

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The bestselling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen has crafted her most powerful novel yet, in which she uncovers the thrilling untold story of Mina Harker and her forbidden love with Dracula.

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Publishers Weekly
James provides a rich revisiting of the Dracula story through Mina's "secret journal," which introduces an abundance of loopholes, alternate plot paths, and re-interpretations of the original characters. Justine Eyre proves a strong narrator as the first-person voice of Mina; she keeps a solid and clear English accent while switching fluently into other accented voices, including Quincy Morris, a Texan; Dr. Van Helsing, a Dutchman; and the Transylvanian Dracula. Through pauses, pace, and emphasis, she builds tension during the more pitched moments, but also keeps the exposition and contemplative moments engaging without being overdramatic. Eyre is particularly adept at vocalizing Mina's inner turmoil as Mina is torn between Dracula's erotic hold over her and the more steady (and sane) appeal of Jonathan. An Avon paperback (Reviews, June 21). (Aug.)
From the Publisher
"Through pauses, pace, and emphasis, [Eyre] builds tension during the more pitched moments, but also keeps the exposition and contemplative moments engaging without being overdramatic." —Publishers Weekly Audio Review
Austenesque Reviews
“5 stars. Poignant, passionate, and powerful... Critically acclaimed and bestselling author, Syrie James, once again transports her readers back in time and enchants them ...Truly outstanding!”
Bestfantasystories.com
“We enter Mina’s psyche...and likewise develop an understanding of Dracula’s motivations. This insight explains why a human woman and a ‘monster’ would literally ache to be with one another. I was exhilarated, enthralled, and completely mesmerized. Vampire book lovers will absolutely love this book.”
Chicago Tribune
“Only Mina Harker, who once fell under the seductive spell of literature’s most famous vampire, knows Dracula’s true story. James gives readers an intriguing alternate theory as to the events that occurred in Stoker’s classic horror tale while at the same time delivering a spooky yet thoroughly romantic love story.”
Dolce Dolce
“Syrie James paints a vivid picture of woman in the grip of dark passion. If you think you know the legend, her thoroughly modern Mina will surprise and delight you. It’s a dark and sizzling romance for hot summer days and nights.”
singletitles.com
“This very romantic side to Dracula is powerfully sensuous and masterfully told... Should sit side by side with Bram Stoker’s Dracula on your keeper shelf.”
Feathered Quill
“This remarkable story twists and turns with every page ... The story unfolds with fast-paced action, well-written dialogue, and historical events mixed in with a truly remarkable love story that keeps the reader glued to every page. Another hit (for Syrie James)... right out of the park.”
The Season For Romance
“Must read... I love the way this book was written... Both love stories (Mina and Jonathan/Mina and Dracula) have such depth... I became so caught up in the story that I wasn’t sure who I wanted Mina to end up with... A really emotional love story. Rating: 9 (Excellent)”
Stephanie's Written Word
“An excitingly dark tale with a romantic twist...a page turner from start to finish. The author has given Dracula something that is missing in earlier novels – a heart and soul...Like a vampire draining his latest victim, I sucked down every juicy detail of Dracula, My Love.”
Bitten By Books
“What really happened between Mina and Dracula? Syrie James provides her own provocative interpretation in the exciting Dracula, My Love... She keeps the suspense level high, so that even readers familiar with the original story will be furiously turning pages to see what happens next. Excellent novel.”
LitFest
“Dracula, My Love had me hooked immediately. Filled with suspense and romance, it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It was incredibly well written and I couldn’t put it down. Syrie James paints an amazing picture of Dracula that left me both infatuated and appalled.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400146727
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2010
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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"Through pauses, pace, and emphasis, [Eyre] builds tension during the more pitched moments, but also keeps the exposition and contemplative moments engaging without being overdramatic." —-Publishers Weekly Audio Review

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