Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review: Being Dracula's Widow by Faith Marlow

I am BACK!!!! *yes, you should ALL run now!!* I am finally done with my pharmacology final and now I will start the painstaking slowly road getting back into things; I have books to read, reviews to write, emails to respond on, giveaways happening on my Facebook page and books to write! Ok, really - back to schedule!!! I thought I would start with this absolutely amazing book - ENJOY!!

I thought Being Mrs. Dracula was brilliantly written, and was more than happy to dig into Being Dracula’s Widow. I was hoping it would be just as good, but got a wonderful surprise when I discovered it was even better!

Over ten years have passed since that dreadful night where Van Helsing killed her entire family. Well, not everyone, because no one was thinking of poor little Emil in the castle. Valeria got to him in the nick of time and she has been keeping both of them safe since then. The years pass and Emil is growing up to be a young man. To make sure Emil gets a career and learns to behave in society, they move to Brasov, where Emil becomes an apprentice at the local publishing house. For a while, everything seems to be going fine, right until the moment where Emil comes home one night carrying a book. Now this isn’t any book, but the very book of Bram Stoker; Dracula. Somehow he has gotten the whole story from someone as has written it down AND published it. You can imagine how Emil reacts to certain parts of the book, parts that Valeria has tried to hide from Emil.

Long story short; Valeria finds herself without a home, tossed out and alone. Determined to find the ones responsible for the death of her family and for revealing a secret, Valeria sets out to get the revenge she has been craving for years.  Her first stop is in Paris, Fleur’s hometown. Just as she is trying to pick up the pieces of her heart and move on, she stumbles over a young man named Lamond. The question is, will he be enough to distract her from her vengeance, or will her quest lead her to her doom?

I can’t even begin to describe how amazing Being Dracula’s Widow is. Valeria was my favorite wife of Dracula. To follow her, see her trying to move on after Emil threw her out… But she isn’t so forgiving. Not towards the hunters who killed her sister wives, to the author who wrote the damn book that sold her out, nor toward herself. When she meets Lamond he turns her world upside down, and she can feel herself starting to fall for him. Unfortunately, she still has some unfinished business with Van Helsing and Harker, not to mention Bram Stoker.

Seeing how Stokers book was being used as a guideline, a map to find them all – that was cool. Seriously. LOVED the ending.

Faith made a wonderful continuation of Being Mrs. Dracula filled with heartache, sorrow, despair, hate, desperation, but also with hope, love, and forgiveness.

Can’t wait to read more by Faith!!

Over a decade has passed. Valeria and Emil, aunt and nephew, are living new lives in Brasov. But when a book is published bearing her late husband's name, Valeria's darkest secret is exposed and her happy life is left in ruins.

Valeria sets out on a mission to find out who revealed her story to the world but she meets a distraction in Paris she was not prepared for, someone who changes everything. Will Valeria survive her own blood thirst, or will she allow a new opportunity for happiness to slip through her fingers?
You can buy Being Dracula's Widow HERE

In the fifth grade, Faith Marlow discovered a fondness and talent for writing and has considered herself a storyteller ever since. In addition to writing, she is an avid reader, movie connoisseur, and a veritable repository for all manner of useless yet entertaining knowledge. Faith is proud member of the Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing family. Her first novel, “Being Mrs. Dracula”, which chronicles the lives of Count Dracula’s three beautiful, yet very different wives is now available. The second book in the series “Being Dracula’s Widow” is set for release on April 5th, 2014.

Faith lives in Tennessee with her high school sweetheart/ husband, Scottie, their son Avery, and Moses the loyal family turtle.


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