Dracula In Love Virtual Book Tour starts TODAY!

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours is thrilled to announce that the Virtual Book Tour for the paperback release of Karen Essex's Dracula In Love begins today!  

To follow the tour, please see the schedule below or you can follow on Twitter at #DraculaInLoveVirtualBookTour or on the Dracula In Love FB Page


Dracula In Love Tour Schedule...

Tuesday, July 5th

Review at The Book Buff
Author Guest Post at Book Flame

Wednesday, July 6th

Review at Book Flame

Thursday, July 7th

Author Guest Post at The Book Buff

Friday, July 8th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Monday, July 11th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at The Bibliophilic Book Blog

Tuesday, July 12th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Wednesday, July 13th

Review at The Bibliophilic Book Blog

Thursday, July 14th

Review at Books Devoured

Friday, July 15th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Monday, July 18th

Tuesday, July 19th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Tina's Book Reviews

Wednesday, July 20th

Thursday, July 21st

Author Guest Post at Jenny Loves to Read

Friday, July 22nd

Review at My Reading Room
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Just One More Paragraph

Monday, July 25th

Author Interview & Giveaway at All Things Historical Fiction

Tuesday, July 26th

Review at Book Rat
Review & Giveaway at Book Reviews by Molly

Wednesday, July 27th

Author Interview & Giveaway at Book Rat

Thursday, July 28th

Author Guest Post at My Reading Room

Friday, July 29th

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Monday, August 1st

Author Guest Post at Debbie's Book Bag
Review at Broken Teepee
Review & Giveaway at From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, August 2nd

Author Guest Post & Giveaway at vvb32 reads

Wednesday, August 3rd

Thursday, August 4th

Author Interview & Giveaway at P.S. I Love Books

Friday, August 5th

Author Guest Post at The Muse in the Fog Book Review

Monday, August 8th

Tuesday, August 9th

Review at vvb32 reads
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Black Lagoon Reviews

About Dracula In Love...

Release Date:  July 5, 2011 | Random House | 385p

 "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.

Read an excerpt HERE.

Praise for Dracula in Love...

"Dark, gothic, and utterly sensual, Dracula in Love is the novel for Twilight's grownup fans. The character of Mina Murray leaps from the pages in an extraordinary confession of what truly happened between her and Count Dracula. In this novel of forbidden desires and secrecy, purity is an overrated virtue."

—Michelle Moran, bestselling author of Nefertiti & The Heretic Queen

"Karen Essex turns the legendary tale of immortal love into a seductive, blood-tingling celebration of the senses; Mina Harker is a heroine for the ages—bold, intrepid, and in love with one of the most dangerous, irresistible men in history. If you read only one more vampire novel, let it be this one!"

-C.W. Gortner, author of The Last Queen & The Confessions of Catherine de Medici


About Karen Essex...

Karen is an award-winning novelist, journalist and screen writer. Her novels include the internationally best-selling Leonardo's Swans, Stealing Athena, and two novels on the queen of Egypt, Kleopatra and Pharoah.

Essex was born and raised in New Orleans. She was graduated from Tulane University, attended graduate school at Vanderbilt University, and received an MFA in Writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She’s appeared on The Today Show and A Word on Words hosted by John Seigenthaler, as well as other PBS and NPR programs. She’s lectured at the Chicago Museum of Art, and extensively at universities. Her books are taught in many college courses from creative writing to history to women’s studies.

Leonardo’s Swans, a runaway bestseller in Italy, won the prestigious 2007 Premio Roma for foreign fiction. Essex’s novels are published in twenty-seven languages. She lives in London.

For more information, please visit her WEBSITE | BLOG | FACEBOOK PAGE

Have fun everyone!



  1. Dracula in Love sounds like it would be a novel that would keep the reader on the edge of their seat and all of the lights on! Great review, Amy!

    Connie Fischer

  2. So many awesome blogs -- I just tweeted this!

  3. I read/reviewed this book a few months ago and really liked it...a very different vampire story...

  4. I can't wait to follow this tour, I had so much fun following the last two! I haven't read this book yet but it has been on my radar since the hardback came out. Thanks Amy!

  5. I am following you on GFC. One of my favorite genre is historical fiction. Your blog is amazing. Glad I came across it.


  6. Thank you...thank you! For an adult vampire book...I couldn't stand the Twilight books or movie...couldn't even finish the first book...quickly gave it BACK to my friend who let me borrow it after all the fuss and the first movie came out...nuts! This sounds so much steamier...and I'm a fan of all things HOT ;)


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