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Dracula . . . oh my . . .

“DRACULA”

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6-1I wrote “The Light-Bearer Series,” with yes… a Blood-Hunter, Vampire. Furthermore, the Blood-Hunter, Tabbruis, is a GORGEOUS vamp!

Tabbruis, the Blood-Hunter, is MY Dracula. I wrote his character as a gorgeous, dark, brooding male with a cold and dispassionate heart . . . until this is . . . until he sees, Charmeine.

Tabbruis hates anyone or anything coming between him and Charmeine. He fights evil because of her.

Yes, he wants to save the world, blah, blah, blah, but he REALLY WANTS Charmeine all to himself. All this saving the world nonsense is just fluff for him.

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“Dracula” written by Bram Stoker was published in 1897.  Stoker researches his novel in great detail and especially loved the lore of “Vlad the Impaler” who was a vampiric character on the fifteenth century Wallacian warrior prince, Vlad Dracule.

“Dracula” is written in a diary format.  This is an ingenious tool to set up a half way believable story.

Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to set in order Count Dracula’s estate in England.  This part of the story I thought to be rather unconventional because why would someone travel hundreds of miles to set an estate in order in another country.  However, we would have never known of Dracula’s castle, the lack of mirrors in it and the Count not being seen during the day.  Three mysterious women make contact with Harker who cannot resist their spell.

Jonathan writes, “I could feel the soft, shivering touch of the lips on the super-sensitive skin of my throat, and the hard dents of two sharp teeth, just touching and pausing there. I closed my eyes in a languorous ecstasy and waited–waited with beating heart.” 

This in itself is suspenseful, horrible, and carnal.

tumblr_mqd3isaP151s6txn3o1_500 (1)Dracula comes to England and soon Lucy Van Helsing is his victim.  However, when he meets Mina Murray, who halfway in the story marries Harker, his cold stone heart turns.  She also is drawn to him.  Mina accepts him and even though she knows Dracula is death, she wants him!  A love that is desperate, provocative and timeless.  We learn that Dracula’s intentions are to propagate his race with Mina, his love.

My thoughts are Good vs. Evil is supposed to be the idea here.  However, I believe that Stoker thought in the Victorian age, who was really evil?  Was it the land owners and shopkeepers who forced their workers into slavery for mere survival?

Also, I believe that Stoker was also giving women a fair hand.  After all, the three vixens dominated Harker.  Mina, Dracula’s love was willful and headstrong.  I loved how he featured strength in women with intelligence! However, Mina wills herself to drag herself into the good.  She actually helps ambush Dracula in the end.  Something that is abhorrent to her but she is NOT a damsel-in-distress.  She is strong, independent and personally tough!

Okay, now you know in detail why I was drawn to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and the concepts and pretext why I wrote “The Light-Bearer Series.”

Always and forever will Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” be a horror treat and classic story with a five star rating!

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“DRACULA”

The TV Series

dracula2No television show is like this new show “Dracula.”

All I have to say to you is . . .  OH MY!  Hotness on the tele!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is DROP DEAD, pardon the pun, outstanding in this role. I love the premise and how it was started. I already have it on pre-order with Amazon.

32370Series introduces Dracula as he arrives in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who maintains that he wants to bring modern science to Victorian society.

In reality, he hopes to wreak revenge on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier.

There’s only one circumstance that can potentially thwart his plan: Dracula falls hopelessly in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (IMBD)

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Dracula’s Song

“Night of the Hunter”

I love this song!

Epitome of what I believe “Dracula” would feel like if he were walking around today!

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“DRACULA”

The Movie

No movie, in my estimation has ever been able to compare to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”

However, for sheer sensuality and corporeal entertainment, my favorite movie is the 1979 version, “Dracula.”

It was directed by John Badham.  The cinematography was sublime.

Laurence Olivier gives a classic performance as Professor Van Helsing also.

In addition, the music was luscious as only John Williams could compose.

It starred then a gloriously handsome Frank Langella… OH MY!!!!

Langella at that time, was drop dead gorgeous!

Langella’s eyes were hypnotic on the screen.  His gait and stature were perfect and his voice was powerful and enticing.  In addition, his hands were so wonderful, I don’t know why but I just wanted him to possess me with his hands.

The whole movie, “Dracula,” was a sensual delight!

I had to throw this in my post because I love, love, love this movie!  Like I said, not like the book but oh my…. it is worth watching!

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In celebration of “Dracula” it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!

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My Top Vampires for Halloween by Emily Guido

I am going from least to last

for MY Top Vampires!

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Interview with the vampire

by Author Anne Rice

The luscious character Armand is wonderful and so very damaged!  Love those men like that. The eyes, hair and accent send me rolling in my imagination as I read. 

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Cover of Twilight (Twilight, Book 1)

Edward

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Twilight

By Author Stephanie Meyer

I don’t want to anger ‘Edward Fans’ but I really liked his character.  He seemed very cool and still with a vulnerable streak.  I was fortunate to read the Edward Commentary that the author put out and it was interesting to read because Twilight was all in the prospective of Bella.  It really opened my eyes.

I was not a Twilight fan then, BUT after reading the Edward Commentary, I really got into it and ended up reading the whole series.

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Demetrius

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Dragon’s Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order

By Author David Lee Summers

WATCH OUT DRACULA! There’s a woman who can take you on and more! Excellent book! Loved it!

All I have to say is that this book does not disappoint. It starts with the most poignant comment that slavery or being owned was awful. The book is centered around a woman driven not to be owned or used. She was strong, noble, and kind, but she wanted to be free. She would use any means to be free. I loved her counterpart who was in David Lee Summer’s other book which I also love Demetrius. I hope I got the spelling right.

If you love Paranormal Vamps with a bite, you HAVE to race out and buy this book. It was fun, sexy, and adventurous at the same time.

It takes a lot to satisfy my hunger for good Vampire books and this one of my FAVORITES!

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Wrath

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Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

by Author JR Ward

I have read the whole series.

 Again those eyes, those sky blue eyes, which by the way is his only weakness, the bad guy, and brooding looks with long hair.  I know I would not stake him, that is for sure!

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Aaron’s Kiss Series

by Author Kathi S. Barton

I have read the whole series also. Aaron can be in lair any time. He is just as strong and handsome as you would expect.  However, I don’t have a lair. I will settle for his…

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Vampire Syndrome

by Author Daven Anderson

Jack is one of the best HERO vampires that I have read about.  He has Down’s Syndrome and his story as a newly formed vampire running for his life, literally had me spellbound.  I was cheering and sitting on the edge of my seat reading this intriguing and thought-provoking book.

I LOVED Vampire Syndrome!  If you haven’t read it, you really have to!

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Creatures of the Damned, The DeWinter Series

by Author Misty Harvey

His past his kind of a mess and he is a damaged child. I expected the same old creatures to come out of the wood work as the story developed. However, not so for this novel! It wasn’t that way at all. From the beginning, I was rooting for him.

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Legacy Forgotten

by Author Nicole Hill

I loved, loved Kenneth! What a twisted, messed up and downright awesome leading man/vampire! I enjoy and are addicted to flaws in characters like Kenneth, and then love comes to “bite” them into a different reality. Kenneth was drop-dead smexy! I really loved the way he was portrayed, and he sure kept my attention!

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Dracula

by Author Bram Stoker

Hot, sexy, vampire and ALMOST my favorite. He is bad, deliciously bad. I can write on and on about Dracula.  I have loved his character since I was a nine year old girl

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The Light-Bearer Series

by Emily Guido

Tabbruis is my FAVORITE VAMPIRE!  Aww shucks, you guessed that didn’t you? Why do I love him? I wrote him exactly like I want a vampire to be.  Dark, brooding, heroic, lustful, bashful at times, humorous, unbelievably charming, gallant, incredibly rich beyond belief and magnet for every woman who breathes.

Tabbruis is the Blood-Hunter, Vampire, of my series.  I am totally enamoured of him… much to the detriment of any other man in my life.

2013-Dodge-Charger-front-three-quarterTabbruis lives so much in my dreams that I bought his car, a 2013 Black Dodge Charger with a HEMI 8 valve 465 horsepower engine.  I wonder if I can get a vanity license plate for I LUV TAB?

Tabbruis was formed in Heaven and an Angel before he fell and became a Vampire… no wonder I love him, he’s good and bad all combined…. grrrr!


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