Harker breaks silence; Feiler speaks up; NYPost weighs in.

In honor of the official publication date of Dracula in Love, the vampire’s muse has broken her century-long silence in an exclusive interview with Fangoria Magazine. Read what the once quintessential Victorian virgin has to say about 21st century rehab, Internet porn, and her nostalgia for velvet:


Meanwhile, one of America’s top mortal voices, the esteemed Bruce Feiler, New York Times columnist, peripatetic historian, and repeated New York Times Bestseller list offender, has posted his thoughts about Dracula in Love on Amazon:

Just when I thought mortal life could not get much better, the New York Post named Dracula in Love Required Reading: http://bit.ly/dicW7L

If you, intrepid reader, want to know the whole truth AND make my day, please order your copy of Dracula in Love (and copies for family and friends so they won’t feel left out) at your choice of bookseller:


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Hope you’re enjoying our dwindling days of summer. See below for GIVEAWAYS, ETC.

Ever yours—


‘Til midnight August 15th PST, click the “Like” button on the “Dracula in Love by Karen Essex” Facebook page and automatically be entered to win a signed copy of your choice of my backlisted books (except Bettie Page. Sorry!). http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dracula-in-Love-By-Karen-Essex/124181927628332

August 10th — I join Vicki Leon (How to Mellify a Corpse) on her blog:

Featured interview in August edition of Bookpage: http://www.bookpage.com/books.php?id=10013526

Featured Q&A in The Nervous Breakdown, with Juliet author Anne Fortier supplying the Qs: http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/

August 11th – “Why I Love Vampires” post on Historical Tapestry: http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com

Til August 21st – THREE BOOK GIVEAWAY at Passages to the Past. Enter here:

Special Friday the 13th Q&A + Giveaway at Patricia’s Vampire Notes: http://patricias-vampire-notes.blogspot.com/

August 15th – Essay for Publisher’s Weekly: “No Sex, Please, We’re Literary.”