Victorian Gothic Giveaway!

Hello dear readers!

I’m so excited to introduce you to bestselling historical romance novelist Mimi Matthews, whose Gothic suspense novel, John Eyre, releases today. Mimi’s new novel caught my eye because it merges two classics together—Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Bram Stoker’s Dracula—two books that I adore so much, I’ve written novels inspired by both of them.

I loved John Eyre (you can read my review here) and couldn’t stop thinking about it. In fact, I was sitting in the dentist’s chair the other day, letting my mind wander to more pleasant things, when I had a light bulb moment. I reached out to Mimi about doing a cross-promotion of our two Victorian Gothic thrillers, and she enthusiastically came on board. We came up with a giveaway opportunity that we hope you’ll enjoy!



John Eyre is a gender-swapping mashup of Jane Eyre and Dracula, in which a former schoolmaster encounters mysterious happenings at Thornfield Hall, alternating with Mrs. Rochester’s earlier travels where she falls under the spell of the increasingly dangerous Mr. Rochester.

One of BookBub’s “25 of the Best Books Arriving in 2021”

“In this thrilling remix of Charlotte Brontë’s work, Matthews skillfully transforms a well-known story into a truly original tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

Dracula, My Love is a re-imagining of Stoker’s classic and a tale of adventure and forbidden love, in which heroine Mina Harker is torn between her devotion to her fiancé and her secret, scandalous passion for the powerful and charismatic vampire he is hunting—a man she knows only as Mr. Wagner.

“A gripping story, infused with passion, excitement, and emotional turmoil. It sheds a whole new light on Count Dracula. I loved it!”—American Book Center

John Eyre and Dracula My Love are filled with suspense, mystery, elements of the supernatural, and romance. They are totally different stories, yet complement each other in so many ways and are a perfect pairing for your summer reading. We hope you’ll find both books equally thrilling.



Get excited!

Grand Prize: A $25 Amazon Gift Card + print copies of JOHN EYRE and DRACULA, MY LOVE.

Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 and older. Open until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 8/01/21. Winner will be drawn at random and announced on this post as an update on 8/2/21.

Please enter today! Good luck to all!

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The winner in our Victorian Gothic Giveaway is: Virginia C.

Congratulations, Virginia! We’ll be reaching out to you privately to arrange shipment of your prizes.

Thank you so much to all who entered the giveaway. Mimi and I really appreciate your enthusiastic response!



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