Dracula . . . oh my . . .
thoughts . . .
I 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.
“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.
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!
The TV Series
No 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.
Series 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)
“Night of the Hunter”
I love this song!
Epitome of what I believe “Dracula” would feel like if he were walking around today!
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.
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!
In celebration of “Dracula” it’s GIVEAWAY TIME!
This entry was posted on February 23, 2014 by THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES author, Emily Guido. It was filed under FREE, GIVEAWAY, Paranormal Romance, REVIEW, Snippet, Uncategorized and was tagged with Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Angel, Angels, Arts, Author, Blood, Blood-Hunter, Books, Charmeine, Dracula, Dracula television show, Frank Langella, John Badham, Jonathan Harker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Light-Bearer Series, Literature, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Tabbruis, The Light-Bearer Series, Vampire, Vampires, Young-adult fiction.
Fabulous post Emily. I love the book and your choices too!
February 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm
Oh Shehanne… You have to see that TV series!!! I was shouting at the screen, it was so good!!! Lots of love, Emily
February 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm
Thanks for sharing so much, Emily. I will be checking out the TV series. ^_^ Have a great day!
February 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm
Lol, I *LOVE* that song!! XD And I totally agree – it absolutely fits! I haven’t started the new Dracula tv show yet, but I’m dying to get into it – it looks so good! 😀
February 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm
I love Dracula. I can’t wait for its return. I’m almost finished with the first book in your series. It is hot. I only read a bit before i doze off.
February 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm
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February 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm
Awesome post! Especially Jonathan Rhys Meyers who’s got my heart racing haha. Nominated you for an award too http://camgal.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/award-time/ 🙂
February 23, 2014 at 11:31 pm
Excellent review Emily. I loved reading Stoker’s Dracula and agree about empowering the women and showing more than one evil element. You do that so well with Tabbruis also. And I luv that guy!!!
I’m humming Dracula’s tune and wondering about the new show. I haven’t heard of it???
February 25, 2014 at 3:08 am
Ok Laura, YOU HAVE TO SEE that show!!! Jon RM is awesome in it and sexy as heck!! Not as sexy as Tabbruis is… but ya can’t have everything. LOL!! Anyway, thank you so much! Sort of going crazy now with MBA school. It’s getting to the end (July 2014) and the classes are getting very hard. Tons of writing! Lots of love, Emily
February 25, 2014 at 3:12 am
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March 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Thank you so much for the re-blog! Lots of love, Emily
March 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm