Bram Stoker's was born in November 1847. While he wrote several books he is most well known for Dracula, which was published in 1897. Stoker did not invent the vampire story, he just made it wildly popular and influenced generations of writers.
In honor of Bram's birthday, I'm going to give away a copy of Dracula by Bram Stoker and a copy of Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt. Dacre Stoker is Bram's great-grandnephew. Both books are Trade Paperbacks.
Dracula by Bram Stoker
The one vampire to outlive them all.
Here begins the story of an evil both ages old, and forever new. It is the story of those who instill a diabolic craving in their victims, the men and women from whose blood they draw their only sustenance. It is a novel of peculiar power, of hypnotic fascination. The reader is warned that he who enters Castle Dracula may not escape its baleful spell-even when he closes this book...
Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt
The authoritative sequel to Bram Stoker's original horror classic.
A quarter of a century after Count Dracula "crumbled into dust," Quincey Harker-the son of Jonathan and Mina Harker-leaves law school to pursue a career on stage, only to stumble upon the troubled production of Dracula, directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself.
As the play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, death begins to stalk the original band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago. Could it be that the count survived and is now seeking revenge? Or is there another, far more sinister force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula, the most notorious vampire of all time?
The book trailer for the Hardcover release of Dracula The Un-Dead
What: One commenter will win Dracula by Bram Stoker and Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt.
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Who & When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*