With Dracula in Love, Karen Essex turns on the heat in this transporting and darkly haunting tale of love and possession that puts forth the question: What if everything you knew about Dracula . . . was wrong?
Karen Essex is an award-winning novelist and journalist and a screenwriter. She is the author of the national and international best-selling novel, Leonardo’s Swans (Doubleday 2006), about the rivalries among the powerful women painted by the great master when he was employed by the Duke of Milan. Continuing in the theme of women’s influence upon culture and art, her latest novel, Stealing Athena, chronicles the story of the controversial Elgin Marbles from the points of view of two fascinating women, Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin, and Aspasia, mistress to Pericles.
Other titles by Essex include Stealing Athena, Kleopatra and Pharaoh, as well as adapting Anne Rice’s novel The Mummy or Ramses the Damned into a screenplay for Titanic director James Cameron and 20th Century Fox.
Ms. Essex is going to be my guest this evening.