Dracula Unmasked: A Journey Through Time (Paperback)
What if someone wrote a tale about Dracula that was different from the rest? Wouldn't it be refreshing to read a vampire story that cuts through Hollywood's glitzy version of vampires, and invites the reader into the ethereal realm of otherworldly creatures? Vlad Dracula is a handsome and virile vampire, although a savage killer, he is a hopeless romantic; our count also has the ability to time travel. In this gripping tale we explore the man living behind the vampire, as Dracula navigates his way through time, settling in London where he spawns a colony of vampires who live beneath Trafalgar Square. Assisting the seasoned vampire is the infamous Jack the Ripper; he has been made a creature of the night, but still has a penchant for killing prostitutes. When the Blitzkrieg destroys Makefield Manor in 1941, Dracula and his entourage are forced to leave London. They decide to settle in New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, where they discover a modern world and a new enemy called the Van Helsings. This narrative offers a different perspective on the ethereal realm of vampires and the earthbound spirits who keep them company, in a place called the Otherworld. Accompanying the two vampires on a journey through time are an artist, a poet and a group of misfit children; together they encounter an array of historical figures including, Elizabeth Bathory a.k.a. the Blood Countess, Adolph Hitler, Vincent Van Gogh, Charles Manson and even Bram Stoker, himself. Their misadventures create an action packed and compelling story that makes the reader want to keep turning the page. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Dracula is by far, my favorite villain; ever since I first picked up Bram Stoker's novel, I have been obsessed with creatures of the night. I have written lots of poetry, and short stories too, but always wanted to write a compelling vampire tale that was different. When I retired a few years ago, I took up writing full time and am pleased to have finally written the story I always promised myself I would. I have lived happily in Delaware County, Pennsylvania for the past thirty years with my husband, Joseph and a loveable dog named, Cosmo.