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Dracula's Demeter

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Selected by Literary Mayhem as one of their Favorite Reads of the year.

"...a fiendishly clever and welcome addition to the Dracula mythology." - Fangoria

July, 1897, the Russian schooner, Demeter, set sail from Varna. Privately chartered by a Transylvanian nobleman, her cargo consisted of fifty oblong wooden boxes partially filled with earth. A month later, in the midst of...more
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published March 7th 2012 by Stylus-of-Iron
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Dracula by Bram Stoker is one of my all time favorite novels and, like many others, was probably the beginning of my lifelong love of the vampire, both the romanticized versions and those with more of a darker nature. I admit I’ve always been curious about what took place on the ship Dracula was transported to England on. In Stoker’s novel we know the vampire is a stowaway, hidden away in his crates of foul dirt, and that no one is left alive to steer the ship into port at the end of the voyage....more
Peter Schwotzer
I have to admit that I am always a little leery and somewhat apprehensive when I receive an email about reviewing a book that is closely associated with Dracula. There have been numerous attempts to re-invent, re-envision or re-imagine the Dracula mythos, some good, some not so good and some quite horrendous.

So when Doug contacted me about reviewing his new book "Dracula's Demeter", my fear and apprehension were again rekindled, but when I read the synopsis, I thought to myself, wow, this is a g...more
Brandon Hale
Every October I re-read Dracula. It's a tradition for me. I've also thought for decades that Dracula's journey on the Demeter would make a great stand-alone story.

I've never met Mr. Lamoreux, but I have interacted with him through email (briefly) when he submitted a short story for a Halloween collection I put together. When I saw that he'd actually written a book based on the Demeter I was immediately skeptical.

Writing a book about Stoker's vampire is a tricky game to play. Hollywood (in my o...more
Tim McGregor
Author Doug Lamoreux revisits a classic of the horror genre and spins new life in a well-told tale in Dracula’s Demeter. The story reveals an unknown aspect of Bram Stoker’s original tale by exploring the doomed voyage of the Russian schooner Demeter as it ferries a mysterious cargo from the Black Sea to the shores of England. Hidden in the hold are fifty boxes of earth and the lord of all vampires, Count Dracula himself.

We’re introduced to the Russian captain Smirnov and his crew, along with a...more
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Doug is a writer, actor, and horror film historian. His new novel, Apparition Lake, co-authored with award-winning wildlife photographer outdoor writer Daniel D. Lamoreux, has just been released by Creativia Publishing.

The first-ever Igor Award winner from The Horror Society, for his short story The Procedure (The Best of The Horror Society 2013), a former Rondo Award nominee, Doug is the author o...more
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