Victorian Capes and Cloaks: A Dramatic Fashion Statement

Victorian ladies fall and winter cloaks 1890s

  When I was writing my novel Dracula, My Love, I came to a crossroads and knew I was in trouble. In the book, my heroine Mina Harker falls madly in love with Dracula, a brilliant, charismatic, devastatingly handsome being who may not be the evil monster everyone supposes. I couldn’t help falling a little…

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Victorian Gothic Giveaway! Amazon Gift Card + Dracula, My Love + John Eyre

A Perfect Pairing for your Summer Reading: Enter a 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…

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Book Giveaway: Signed Copy of Jane Austen’s First Love

  Hello dear readers, To celebrate the launch of my new website, I’m giving away a signed copy of Jane Austen’s First Love, a novel that I’m honored to say was a Library Journal Editor’s Pick of the Year, and the Historical Novel Society called a “masterwork.” Based entirely on real people and inspired by…

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Midsummer’s Eve Magic & Traditions

  Hello dear readers, Midsummer’s Day is almost here! It’s full of fun and fascinating traditions, and thought to be the most magical day of the year in many places around the world. Originally an ancient pagan holiday to celebrate the summer solstice (the longest day of the year), Midsummer’s Day is usually observed on…

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