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Karen Essex
Karen Essex is the author of five novels of historical fiction. The latest, DRACULA IN LOVE, retells Bram Stoker's tale from the female perspective. STEALING ATHENA chronicles the fantastic journey of the controversial Elgin Marbles. The national and international bestseller LEONARDO'S SWANS, for... show more

Karen Essex is the author of five novels of historical fiction. The latest, DRACULA IN LOVE, retells Bram Stoker's tale from the female perspective. STEALING ATHENA chronicles the fantastic journey of the controversial Elgin Marbles. The national and international bestseller LEONARDO'S SWANS, for which she won Italy's prestigious 2007 Premio Roma for foreign fiction, is the story of the rivalry between Leonardo's muses. Essex also wrote two acclaimed biographical novels, KLEOPATRA and PHARAOH, about the infamous queen of Egypt. She is also an award winning journalist and a screenwriter, and wrote BETTIE PAGE: LIFE OF A PINUP LEGEND, the only authorized biography of the late pin-up icon. Presently dividing her time between London and Los Angeles, Karen invites friends and readers to follow along as she chronicles her adventures, joys, and sorrows in putting together a complex work of historical fiction: www.karenessex.com/blog. Also, please follow her on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/karenessex.
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La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 3 years ago
Ayer, en vez de seguir resumiendo y estudiando me puse a ver "Bettie Page Reveals All", la primera vez que escucho la historia de la insuperable pin-up no habrá ninguna igual, no habra ninguna desde su propio punto de vista, sus propios recuerdos. Y wow *aúlla como lobo de dibujito animado y se gol...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it 5 years ago
Dracula in Love is basically the sub-conscious story told by the original. Instead of Dracula “possibly representing a fear of independent and sexually liberated women”, he is exactly that. And Mina has to decide if she wants the life she has always imagined for herself or if she’d rather be with Dr...
Books Are Like Drugs
Books Are Like Drugs rated it 6 years ago
This book was won from Goodreads, courtesy of the publisher. Thanks!Dracula in Love tells the story of Dracula and Mina from Mina's POV. If you have read Bram Stoker's Dracula, you know the basic premise of the story. Being that this was told from a Victorian woman's POV, there was much formal sp...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
First Line - Isabella spreads her arms like angels' wings over her sister's cold marble form.Just had a zip down the ratings for this and it looks like I will be skimming through quite a lot. This is not Historical Fiction - it is pedestrian chick lit manouvered into a historical back drop. Could ha...
Kari@ From the TBR Pile
Kari@ From the TBR Pile rated it 6 years ago
I have long been a fan of Bram Stoker's Dracula. So, when I was given the opportunity to read this book, I was excited to read Ms. Essex's take on the classic horror story. Dracula in Love is a sensual and erotic look into the relationship between Mina Harker and The Count. The premise is that Mina ...
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