Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bram Stoker, Dracula, and a Giveaway - November 10, 1020

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.

How: Leave a comment telling The Qwillery about your favorite vampire from books, TV or film. If you don't tell The Qwillery about your favorite vampire of choice your entry will not be counted.

You can receive additional entries by:

1) Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2) Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter. Even if you mention the giveaway on both, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times.

3) Mentioning the giveaway on your on blog or website. It must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 4 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter (+ 1 entry), and personal blog/website mention (+1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. In addition please leave a way to contact you.

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.*


  1. +JMJ+

    Hi! =) Please enter me in this giveaway.

    I'm not really into vampires, but my favourite one of all time is definitely Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was likable even when he was a villain, and I believe vampires should be a good mix of obvious malice and irresistible charm.

    I have a link to this contest up on my sidebar.

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    Thank you! =)

  2. I think my favorite vampire is the one that George Hamilton (I think that's the actor) plays in Love at First Bite.

    George always has a great sense of style. Of course his side kick Arte Johnson is great too.

    just one entry! Congrats to the winner.

  3. That's such a difficult question to answer!

    The first vampire books I ever read were the Anne Rice ones - I developed a bit of a habit and read through to Pandora (I think it was) before deciding that Anne Rice needed a bit of a break from vampires. But with that in mind, I think my one of my favourite movie vampires is Stuart Townsend as Lestat. I think it helps I rather liked the soundtrack too. I didn't really get a sense of 'scare' or 'fright' from him though, so I'm torn between him and the vampire character from Robin McKinley's Sunshine, who does have at least a little menace about him. (And as though this isn't difficult enough a choice, I'm trying to stop my brain thinking about the creations of J. R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Lara Adrian & the seemingly endless list of fan(g?)tastic PNR writers!)

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    Rusted (GFC Follower too!)

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  4. I enjoy Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunters! Stuart Townsend was my favorite vampire in Queen of the Damned!

  5. +JMJ+

    Leave it to me to forget my e-mail address! *facepalm*

    I left comment #1 on this thread.

    altaemoeniaRomae [at] Gmail

  6. Mu favorite vampire is Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.

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  7. What can I say? I still have the battered, mudstained copy of Dracula that I bought from Scholastic Bookservice back in grade school. I'm a fan of Count Dracula and Jack Palance is still the best incarnation I've seen (closest to Stoker's own descriptions). I do have a soft spot for St.Germain as well.

  8. It's gotta be Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was always so cool and collected!
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  9. I wanted to say Spike from Whedonverse was my favorite vamp, but since a few people already picked Spike... I will say Jean Claude from the Anita Blake books. Or Betsy from the Undead series.

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    thank you!

  10. My favorite vampire is a tie. I love Jean Claude from the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, cause he hot (or as my friend would say "sex on legs"). Then I love Spike from Buffy cause he's just so...great, all around. lol

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  11. I most like the vampires who tread the line between evil and redeemable. The bad boys who are only honest with you.

    So, give me Eric Northman from the Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka the Sookie Stackhouse books). Jean Claude, Lestat, and the like all fall in this realm, too, but Eric exudes 'otherness' and never really feels human. I dig it.

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  12. I am a follower and email subscriber. I love Edward from Twilight. Please enter me in contest.

  13. My favorite vampire these days is Barnabus from the old Dark Shadows series. I've been enjoying this one again thanks to Netflix =)

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  14. Wow, this is a really hard question. There are way too many good vampires out there. I'm torn between L.K. Hamilton's Jean-Claude, Rice's Lestat and Atwater-Rhodes' Aubrey but I think I'll actually go with Aubrey since he was the vampire that really got me into vampires.

  15. I'm going to have to say my favourite vampire is Mick St. John from Moonlight he was the first one to get me to like them. Then came a certain Dimitri Belikov. ;) And of course I didn't mind Duckula. :P

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  16. Ooh that's a long list: Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mick from the sadly canceled Moonlight, Damon Salvatore aka Ian! from Vampire Diaries!

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  17. I think my favorite vampire book is salem's lot by stephen king. Kurt Barlow is a evil vampire in it.

  18. I think my favourite vampire is Anne Rice's Lestat.

    He is just such a complete character that he remains with you always.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  19. I'm not typically a vampire girl, but I was so taken with the Darkangel books when I was younger!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  20. With so many books and shows about vampires it's a hard choice, but right now I would say my favorite vampire is Eric form True Blood. He's just so cool xD

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  21. Hey thx for the awesome giveaway
    the fav book character is hard but i loved Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer (before he raped her)or Simon from City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

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  23. Bookwise I always loved Dameon in the Vampire Diaries (not the tv show version!). Movies would be Gary Oldman's portrayal of Dracula. He was just so sexy in it (not when he was the old verision in the beginning) TV would be Spike. I loved him from the moment he joined the cast. He also was a much better character than Angel. Angel was only good because he had a soul but when he didn't he was truly evil. But Spike went through hell to get a soul because he loved Buffy.

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  24. Thanks so much for a brilliant giveaway!!

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  25. Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite vampire is Edward Cullen. What I'd give to be Bella!!! :-)


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