"Being Mrs. Dracula" by Faith Marlow was such a treat! It was so beautifully written and compelling that I wasn't able to put it down when I was readi"Being Mrs. Dracula" by Faith Marlow was such a treat! It was so beautifully written and compelling that I wasn't able to put it down when I was reading it.
The novel was based on Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale, Dracula and the historical figure, Vlad Dracul, who ruled Wallachia (the present day Romania) in the mid 15th century. The story revolve around the three women who made such an impact on Vlad's life, their thoughts and feelings towards their husband, as well as their experiences as they embarked on their new life bound to the very man with whom they have ambivalent feelings for. It also gave an insight on the character and personality of Vlad as told in Marlow's point of view.
I love how the story unfolded through the journals of the three wives, whose perspectives were actually the very highlight of the novel. Although, I haven’t read the classic novel, Dracula, I've watched the movie adaptation so I was able to follow and used my very rich imagination in following the story line of Being Mrs. Dracula. Of all the three wives, I love Valeria’s character best. She has such a strong personality and although her temperament was so volatile, it was apparent in the story how she could also be loving and forgiving. Ilona’s personality, on the other hand, although a bit docile most of the time, I love how her character was portrayed as motherly. I was emotionally moved on some part of the story where she has to leave with the other wives on a mission and has to say goodbye to her adopted son. That was a poignant moment and I was actually distressed! Fleur, by the way, I wanted to wring neck most of the story. Well, you can guess why, LOL!
I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel of Ms. Faith Marlow, and will gladly read her next installment, “Being Dracula’s Widow” once it’s available. Looking forward to it, Ms. Faith.
All in all, an exceptionally written story, five-star material! I highly recommend this book to read. ...more
I wonder if Kristen Ashley has even a single story which is not worth reading??? Because every single story I have read of KA so far were all kick-assI wonder if Kristen Ashley has even a single story which is not worth reading??? Because every single story I have read of KA so far were all kick-ass!
And OMG! She could even make a fantastical story kinda believable. And what a beautiful story this one has turned out to be.
I love the Drakkar and adored the character of Finnie. And I just fell in love with the story flat out...every single chapter was a delight to read. As in the story was just so fab-you-las, it was page-turning and it was just sad to let the first series go. But the good news is, the fantasyland's story will still go on.
Another spectacular story from Kristen Ashley. A tale of a good cop, Chace Keaton, who was forced to be someone he definitely was not in order to protAnother spectacular story from Kristen Ashley. A tale of a good cop, Chace Keaton, who was forced to be someone he definitely was not in order to protect his family, and also trapped into a marriage with a woman he despised, thus forced to love from afar the woman he secretly craved and desired, the pretty, quiet librarian, Faye Goodknight.
Again, this story was such a page-turner like the ones before it! And I would never expect less from Ms. Ashley. It was funny, sexy, suspenseful and action-packed, it was like watching a movie! Oh well, my imagination always run with me.
The most exciting part of the story was actually the last part when I learned who Serenity was! Damn, I was so excited I jumped up and down and screamed so hard, my hubby thought, I'd lost it! It always amazed me when another character from another series made an appearance in the current KA story I was reading. And one of a favorite of mine, Ally Nightingale, from the Rock Chick series, yeah, righteous!!!
And I can't hardly wait for the 5th book of the Colorado Mountain series. And as usual, I totally look forward to reading another KA. It's always an experience!...more
"Damn, this story was really good...I couldn't have asked for a better story... all the important aspects were all there...love, sex, drama, suspense"Damn, this story was really good...I couldn't have asked for a better story... all the important aspects were all there...love, sex, drama, suspense and action.... all rolled into one... I want some more of that Kristen Ashley's usual, pretty please... ^_~" ...more
OMG, I am totally enamored of the Rock Chicks!!! Seriously, after I've read so much about the Rock Chicks in Kristen Ashley's "Dream Man series", I waOMG, I am totally enamored of the Rock Chicks!!! Seriously, after I've read so much about the Rock Chicks in Kristen Ashley's "Dream Man series", I was like "I have to check this series out!", and I am eternally grateful I did because I would have missed half of my life... *LOL* Every Rock Chick's story was different, and a page-turner at that. I have no idea how Ms. Ashley did it, but every story was written in such a way that it was not a copy-cat of the previous one...Does that make sense??? But if you've read a tons of book, I'm pretty sure you get what I was trying to say.
The series I've read were all funny, sexy and oh-so-full of badass romance!!! I couldn't wait to read the next one, and I'm sure I wouldn't be disappointed.. ^_^...more