Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 480 pages
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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'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!

  

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The love story is tragic but sensual. - Goodreads
I really hate the ending, the ending sucked. - Goodreads
I liked the 1st person story telling. - Goodreads
I did enjoy the imagery. - Goodreads
Decent pacing and whatnot otherwise. - Goodreads
Loved and hated the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - AprilEhrig - Goodreads

Loved and hated the ending. can't beat that! Read full review

Review: Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker

User Review  - Patty - Goodreads

Despite the salacious description on the back of the book, for the most part, this was a look at the Dracula story from a female protagonist's point of view, but by then end, it seemed too creepy how ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
26
Section 4
46
Section 5
67
Section 6
85
Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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About the author (2010)

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

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