Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Finds

What great books did you hear about this past week?

Here are a couple of books I discovered...

Karen Essex

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.

Elizabeth Chadwick

Ida de Tosney arrived at King Henry II's court at age 15 to be his ward. But the King favored her immediately and she became his mistress. Ida really had no choice and was his mistress for years and they even had a son together. When a handsome, shy young lord, Roger Bigod, comes to the court for the King to settle his inheritance, Ida is smitten. She flirts with Roger at every chance, but Roger is very cautious of not offending the King. Will Ida be able to convince the King to give her up and let her marry, and what will become of her son?


  1. Both books sound very itneresting! Thanks for posting them!

  2. Great recommendations! As soon as my debit card cools down, I'll have to check them out. :-)

  3. These books do sound interesting. I wish I had more time to read. Maybe after my deadlines :(

  4. Besides a good story, the cover art is gorgeous on both books. I'm adding them to my Christmas Wish List.