What I’m Reading

in reverie

There are so many great classic books it is hard to know what one to read first. I recently realized that I had not yet read the original classic horror book Dracula by Bram Stoker. I’ve seen many movies based on this famous vampire character but had not read the actual book.

I’m actually not a horror movie/book fan but thought I’d give this one a try. (confession – I am a total chicken when it comes to horror movies so I wasn’t sure if I could handle Dracula). I was pleasantly surprised while reading the original Bram Stoker story of Dracula how much I really enjoyed the story.

The story is mainly told through letters and personal journal entries by the characters as they encounter Count Dracula. Here is a quick synopsis of the story:

STORIES

“There was one great tomb more lordly than all the rest; huge it was, and nobly proportioned. On it was but one word, DRACULA.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula

Dracula

The story unfolds during the late 19th century as Jonathan Harker, a young English legal practitioner, travels to the castle of Count Dracula, in the Carpathian Mountains on the border of Transylvania, to finalize the sale of England’s Carfax Abbey to Count Dracula. Harker upon meeting Count Dracula finds him a strange and eerie man – with a dark secret. Through a series of personal journal entries and letters, Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray, and Dr. Von Helsing learn of Dracula’s secret – that he is a dangerous and powerful creature who’s lived for hundreds of years and possesses powers no mortal can claim and is planning to find new blood in populous London in order to spread the curse of the undead. One thing is for sure, Dracula must be stopped – but how?

This edition includes an author’s biographical account and listing of novels and short stories written by Bram Stoker.

If you are looking for a great classic novel with a “horror” story theme this is the book for you. Also, the ebook includes the author biography and a bonus story “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker.

This version is available here on Kindle and Nook.

 

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The Adventures Of Captain Horn

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Adventure, Pirates, Gold and Romance! Set Sail with Captain Horn on this exciting adventure

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The Adventures of Captain Horn

Now available on Amazon and as a Nook Book e-book! This is a wonderful story full of adventure, hidden treasure, pirates and romance. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do.

Adventure begins in the spring of 1884 as Castor, the three-masted schooner from San Francisco, slams into a storm off the coast of Peru on its way to Valparaiso. The fierce storm rose with frightful suddenness leaving the Castor a helpless wreck. The helpless vessel is left rolling in the trough of the violent sea with her snapped-off masts, shattered rudder-post and spars thumping and pounding her sides. Grave danger lurks at every turn for the survivors who soon learn they are not alone on this unsettled coast of Peru. The discovery of hidden Inca gold quickly turns this desperate situation into one the greatest treasure hunts of all time!

** Bonus Material Included** (with purchase)

Included at the beginning of the book is a detailed author’s biography. At the end of the book there is an informational study guide to assist the modern reader in grasping the importance of the unique settings and other era specific happenings that were relevant then but have little to no relevance today. It may help you enjoy this book more if you read the informational study guide prior to starting the story.

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