I'm thrilled to announce that Syrie James, author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen and The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte will be joining us on Book Club Girl on Air on August 16th at 7 pm ET to discuss her new novel in which she focuses on another literary giant, this time, Dracula. In Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker, James approaches Bram Stoker's classic with a breathtaking new perspective—as, for the first time, Mina Harker records the shocking story of her scandalous seduction and sexual rebirth.
Who is this magnetic, fascinating man? And how could one woman fall so completely under his spell?
Mina Harker is torn between two men. Struggling to hang on to the deep, pure love she's found within her marriage to her husband, Jonathan, she is inexorably drawn into a secret, passionate affair with a charismatic but dangerous lover. This haunted and haunting creature has awakened feelings and desires within her that she has never before known, which remake her as a woman.
Although everyone she knows fears him and is pledged to destroy him, Mina sees a side to him that the others cannot: a tender, romantic side; a man who's taken full advantage of his gift of immortality to expand his mind and talents; a man who is deeply in love, and who may not be evil after all. Yet to surrender is surely madness, for to be with him could end her life. It may cost Mina all she holds dear, but to make her choice she must learn everything she can about the remarkable origins and sensuous powers of this man, this exquisite monster, this . . . Dracula!
I have 10 copies of the Dracula, My Love--which is on sale this Tuesday, July 20th--to give away to the first 10 people who comment that they'd like to participate in the show on Monday, August 16th at 7 pm ET. Set your reminder for the show here and I'll leave you with this fabulous (fan-made!) book trailer for the book.