Today we feature author Bekka Black, who has a very unique take on the novel with her release, iDrakula. This is what she has to say about it:
A modern retelling of the original vampire tale recounted in text, email and even voice mail.
Fast-paced and haunting, iDRAKULA is too juicy to resist. Based on the original text of Bram Stoker’s classic gothic vampire novel, iDRAKULA will thrust you into the chilling correspondence between friends as they try to uncover the truth about an eerie Romanian Count.
Mina and Jonathan’s friend Renfield has been admitted to the psychiatric ward. Seems he went crazy while working for the Count. Jonathan’s taking over for him at the Count’s castle and soon realizes there might be good cause for Renfield’s breakdown. Something terrifying is going on and Jonathan could be next to lose his mind—or his life. Mina must try to solve the mystery before it’s too late…
iDrakula is a revolution in horror storytelling. Messages in your app will be unlocked daily at midnight as the story progresses so you will virtually experience the chilling events as they occur. Through the app, you’ll intercept text messages, emails, photos, and more from our unlikely heroes and villains. Exclusive to this app are embedded voicemail messages with extra eerie details. Of course, if you cannot wait to brave the next day’s messages, you can always choose to read them all at once…if you dare.
Here's how I got the idea:
When I was in Los Angeles on a book tour, I saw tables of silent teenagers silently texting each other. After I figured out what they were doing so quietly, I wondered, what if someone wrote a book for them, one they could read on their phones? What if that book used only the cool things that they could download to their iPhones?
I chose to rewrite Dracula because Bram Stoker’s original was written to showcase the high tech communication methods of his time: the typewriter, the wax Victrola recording disk, newspaper articles, and ship’s manifestos. So, I wrote iDrakula in the language of today: text messages, texted photos, URLs, voicemails and short emails. It’s Dracula as seen through the eyes of my phone, except with a few changes to the story to make it come out the way I always wanted it.
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Now for today's giveaways! As usual, please leave a comment to be entered to win one of today's prizes. Winners announced on Sunday.
A copy of Skyler White's IN DREAMS BEGIN. Be sure to stop by Bite Club on November 4th, when Skyler guest posts.
A copy of Sherrilyn Kenyon's NO MERCY
The set of Jeaniene Frost's HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE and ETERNAL KISS
The DVD, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (this is a used copy)
The VAMPIRE TAROT