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Princess Dracula (Princess Dracula #1)

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All power comes at a price…

Ruxandra learned everything she knows while growing up in a convent. Training to be the perfect nobleman’s wife, she relishes the prospect of a simple life. But everything changes when her father, Vlad Dracula, retrieves her on her eighteenth birthday. Securing her a marriage is the last thing he has in mind…

After he performs a mysterious ritual
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Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published January 17th 2017 by Kindle Press
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KP
Jan 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received this book free through Kindle Scout. I dread giving bad reviews, because writing a book is a huge accomplishment. So, kudos to the author for accomplishing what most people fail to do.

However, I did not enjoy this one. The best way I can describe it as if the movie Nell was rewritten as a vampire with no real conflict or ending. I liked the idea of the daughter of Dracula making her own way through the world, but it didn't go beyond soft porn and eating wildlife.

The book actually en
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Hollie
This book started out really strong. It had some dark vibes to it for sure. I think the character depth was done amazingly well. The story execution was decent but I was disappointed with how it ended. I did not go into this read expecting it to be part of a series. At my time of purchase nothing in the blurb or elsewhere indicated that this was not a standalone. However, it ended with no real closure at all. I don’t even consider it a HFN feeling. If this does turn out to be a series (which I c ...more
Amina
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book and might have even liked it instead of just finding it OK if it hadn't been for all the needless sex scenes. He didn't even wait to start throwing them in, the first chapter alone has a three way and then the third chapter has a demon with an erect phallus, "It pulsed, like a creature with its own mind..."; this is followed by random masturbating scenes throughout the book. The one sex scene that I felt might have belonged in the story was, in my opinion, overl ...more
Vera
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
wtf did I just read. and yet, I'll probably continue. >.<
Ivy M
I am on a quest this year to read some books out of my comfort zone. With that in mind when my friend offered me this book and I decided to give it a try.

I found the book well written and interesting. The story line was okay but slow in spots. I got really tired of hearing Ruxandra whineing about having been turned into a monster as she put it. I was about to put the book down and not finish it I got so tired of the whining. My friend encouraged me to keep reading and I am glad that I did. It to
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Cori
Mar 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
I wouldn't even give this one star
Charles Daniel
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A First Vampire Origin Novel

Many authors have written their own version of the Dracula story. With an immortal character and over six hundred years of recorded history between the time of Vlad Dracul's historic deeds and present day, there is an abundance of material for the imagination to grab, twist, turn, invert, convert, pervert, and revert into hundreds of stories. I've read a great many of them. This one takes a sharp left turn a the beginning and then just keeps accelerating into the inev
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Beth Tilley
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A unique perspective where vampires were born. Ruxandra's father, Vlad Dracula, betrays her on her 18th birthday for power. However, the demon satisfies his request for power by transforming Ruxandra into a creature of the night. Sadly, the demon gives her no knowledge or instructions on how to deal with her new life. This book follows Ruxandra's journey to discover who or what she is becoming. I enjoyed the cliff hanger ending and I'm looking forward to reading book two. (Kindle Scout)
JaeRavenClaw
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
An ok book

I really started liking this book in the beginning. I enjoyed Kennedy's work, A Plague of Angels, but there was something a bit lacking in Princess Dracula. Perhaps I was expecting a different story, but the ending was intriguing enough for me to want the second book. Let's see how that turns out.
Rae Lake
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well this was a fair read, there wasn't much action, but there was a lot of explanation and scenery. So much so that I had to put the book down a few times. I did like the fact that she still tried to maintain her previous ways even though she was turned into the monster. I'd hope that the next book had more action but good read anyway!
Baileigh Higgins
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent Read

I found this to be a very entertaining and easy read with real emotion and good flow. I look forward to the sequel.
Claire
Aug 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
What a sexist piece of garbage.

This book is what happens when a man who only thinks of women as sexual objects writes a female protagonist. Ruxandra (dear Lord, what a name) is naked for 80% of the book and the author reminds us of it constantly. The author cannot for the life of him cannot stop mentioning the word "breasts." Every female character is sexualized. Ruxandra initially has relationships with women, which would be great if her first experience with a man doesn't bring her to admit th
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Noma
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a simple story about one girl’s strife to cope with her primal instincts. A familiar theme, but really effective.

The beginning even if only briefly, touches on the harrowing cruelty carried out by The Roman Catholic Church at the time and which reputedly continued for centuries. The story begins with Ruxandra, the daughter of Vlad Dracula, in her room at the convent, a day before her father comes to fetch her and her eighteenth birthday. Her two friends Adele and Valencia sneak into her
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Samantha Weismann
Feb 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
This. Book. Sucked. Do not waste your time. It is NOT a whole book! It is all set up for a 2nd book! The story doesn't even begin yet! There is no plot or climax! It is all prologue.. whoever wrote this needs to take a basic elementary story writing class. It feels like what should be 1 book is getting cut into 4 books just to make more money out of it. It's a scam. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!!! I CANNOT EMPHASIZE HOW ANNOYED I AM BY THIS BOOK THIS MAY BE THE FIRST NEGATIVE REVIEW I'VE EVER WRITTEN T ...more
Montzalee Wittmann
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Princess Dracula (Princess Dracula #1) by John Patrick Kennedy gave vampires a new dimension and I liked it. It was very dark but at the same time, surprisingly human. I liked that it wasn't the same old vamp book, a new twist and turn on the subject that was refreshing. Vamp books are gore and blood and you bet that was in here but if you are reading a vamp book that isn't, well just get out your glitter, blah! Gag me! This was a great book and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

The story itself was well told and made this a hard book to put down. Ruxandra was thrust into an impossible situation, and she has nothing to guide her.

With a Dracula story, you need to have some sexual themes going on, but in this case, it seemed like they were more for shock value rather than value towards the plot, and that really disengaged me from the story.

The ARC of Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy was kindly provided to me by the Kindle Scou
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Ashley Poteet
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bloody!!! Brilliant!!!

Ok, so I've read a lot of vampire books. They were all awesome. Every story in my eyes deserve a high rating. Every story is great!

What pulled me to this book to begin with was the cover. I mean look at it! It's freaking amazing! For me, the cover is a major deciding factor in whether or not I want to read it. I know that sounds terrible, but that's how it is. Then the synopsis, that further more pulled me in. So I began on this journey...

Princess Ruxandra, daughter of Vlad
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Michelle Randall
Reviewed for Readers Favorite


Princess Dracula takes the classic tale of the origins of the first vampire Dracula and turns it upside down. Vlad Dracula is the father in this story, and a ruthless man, bent on winning a decades long war against the Turks, no matter what the cost, even if it means sacrificing his eighteen year old daughter Ruxandra. Too bad for Vlad he has no idea what he is doing or who he is dealing with, he is way too confident in himself and thinks he is invincible, which lead
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Marshall
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this more. I love the concept- Dracula's daughter, newly-made vampire, set loose on the world by a fallen angel... But the gratuitous sex scenes were jarring and ill-placed, all the characters besides Ruxandra had absolutely zero development or depth, and Ruxandra herself was rather grating. She spent most of her time crying and eating rabbits. I'm all for creating a multi-dimensional character who grows into her newfound power, but the book was so truncated we really saw ...more
Megan
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I wouldn't call this one of my favorite books but it was entertaining. I wasn't desperately needing to read the next books, though I probably would; however, after reading the last chapter I am now excited to read more. I have always been interested in the history and folklore around Vlad Dracula **SPOILER** (though he had a small part in this book) and of **SPOILER** Elizabeth Bathory, who folklore called Countess Dracula, who was introduced in the last chapter of this book. I'm interested to s ...more
Keith
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-shelf
[[ASIN:B01MSQGCR3 Princess Dracula]]
An intriguing novel about a young princes, piously raised in convent, intended for a good marriage.

We have the ups and downs of her life. Misery and joy. Salvation and damnation. Up and down. Never sure if the latest up or down will be the ending. You never give up hope.

Another reviewer noted that he was disappointed she was not more 'bad-ass'. But I prefer stories that slowly build. Stories where what happens is justified by earlier chapters. There is no nee
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Leigh Hunt
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Ariel Mathis
This is the first book I've read from the Author. And I must say that I was extremely fascinated!! I realized I needed to review this book since I voted for it in Kindle Scout, and thought to myself, "I'll read the first chapter & see if it's worth it."(Because I was already reading something else.) I didn't stop reading until I was finished!! I was engrossed in this story, to say the least. What I liked: EVERYTHING!! Ruxandra had an idea of what her life would be like after she turned eight ...more
Leah Speller
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It is actually kind of funny how I got this book. My sister was on my Amazon account not realizing it and purchased it. I asked her about it and well, of course, she had to purchase it again on her own account. I was ready for something different from what I had been reading and decided to open this one. I am glad that I did.

This story grabbed me right away. It was nothing like any tired vampire story that I have read before. Even the beginning of vampirism was very different than what I was use
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Donraj
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A nice mix of horror and supernatural. I liked the slow process of discovering what exactly she had become and dealing with it. It also did a good job of portraying a bisexual protagonist without getting weighed down with the need to emphasis it or the homophobia of the surrounding culture; it was just there. Happily the author managed to avoid conflating that with the horror aspects of the story, even if some of the sex writing was cringe-inducing.

Her father was written out pretty quickly for m
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Eva Sawyer
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love books that take a historical person or event and spin it totally around. I was actually pretty excited to read this book, as the story of Vlad the Impaler is fascinating. Having this be a story about his daughter was an interesting twist.

However there were some parts that I wish had been fleshed out a bit more. The demon who was summoned in the beginning - what happened to it? It was such a key part of the beginning of the book and then it kinda got swept under the rug so to speak. I woul
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Siobhan
Jun 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
It was an interesting concept and I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn't manage to enjoy this book. The story dragged and sped up with no rhyme or reason, and the ending was a cliff-hanger to the extreme. In fact the ending was such a drop I actually thought that it was a chapter ending and not the end of the book! I kept almost liking the main character, then I'd get bored or incredibly annoyed by her. I enjoyed her character in the first few chapters, but she didn't really have any ...more
Rebecca
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!

I loved it. Super fast paced, enthralling story. I had a hard time stopping to sleep once I started reading. I got about half the book read the first night and the rest the next. It's one of those books that takes you away from reality for awhile, its like coming out of a dark room into the sun when you're done. Great story, really different than any vampire book I have read, and I have read hundreds, so wow fantastic I can't wait to read the second one. It's such a fast story I wish all bo
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Amber Rose
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Started off well, but honestly I had to force myself to finish it. The sex didn't bother me, (except for what seems like the writers unwillingness to actually use adult words when talking about the naked body) I've read some books with very unnecessary sex scenes and if anything this book could have done with more to break up the monotony in the second half. It just didn't flow. It built up from the beginning and didn't really get to anything. The second book is an improvement, but only marginal ...more
Francheska
Jan 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
So I had great hopes for this book. A daughter of dracula the most well known vampire of all time. Sounds epic interesting right? wrong. it was all pornish and dead animals. no plot, no character development, nothing interesting unless you are interested in irrational sex scenes that seem pointless and have nothing to do with the supposed story-line. The other thing you would read about is an attempt to decimate the animals of anywhere miss princess is. thats it. nothing else happened in this bo ...more
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John has always had a taste for wanderlust and adventure. As a young man, he travelled the world with little but what he could carry on his back. He has climbed Denali, hiked the Amazon, and even spent a year in Japan, teaching English and feeding deer in the famous Nara Park. His love of Asian history and philosophy has led him to become a master at Jeet Kune Do and a practicing Taoist.

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