Acclaimed Author Syrie James Approaches Bram Stoker’s Classic Dracula 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 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!
My Rating: ****
Another great addition to the Dracula legend. I admire any writer who tries to add on to Bram Stoker’s novel. It can’t be an easy task. I am always moved by forbidden romance. This book is for anyone who has been fascinated by the romance between Mina Harker and the mesmerizing Count Dracula. The story begins with Mina visiting her dear friend Lucy while her fiance, Jonathon Harker is away on business in Transylvania. When her fiance disappears and then is found very physically and mentally unwell, Mina brings him back home to England. Dracula who has purchased Carfax Abbey through Jonathon follows. It is a novel of great passion and darkness. In this book we see Dracula as a tragic figure and a fierce monster in love. I have always wished for more information about the relationship between Mina and Dracula. I’ve wondered a pious victorian woman could become the sensual and passionate woman she becomes Dracula. This book answered some questions I had. I highly recommend this book to forever fans of Count Dracula!