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Blog Tour: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco | Review and Giveaway

Posted September 12, 2017 by MC / 0 Comments

Categories: Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways

Blog Tour: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco | Review and GiveawayHunting Prince Dracula (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #2) by Kerri Maniscalco
on January 1st 1970
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In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer...or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper's true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe's best schools of forensic medicine...and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life's dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school's forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

Review:

After reading (and loving) Stalking Jack the Ripper last fall, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Hunting Prince Dracula. I am happy to say that Kerri Maniscalco did not disappoint with her sequel to one of my most enjoyable reads of 2016.

Hunting Prince Dracula is significantly longer than Stalking Jack the Ripper, and I think this length caused the book to have a bit of a slow start. After the fast pace of SJTR, I was expecting to dive right into some action with the sequel. This book took a bit longer to develop the plot, but it was well worth it. I really loved meeting the new cast of characters that was introduced in the first part of the book. They were a nice change from the very small cast in SJTR and I really enjoyed the change of pace.

One of my favorite things about this series is the fact that photos are included along with the text. The writing is dark and creepy and the photos add so much to the atmosphere that is created. It is clear that a lot of hard work and research went into the creation of this world.

Unfortunately, I did accidentally spoil myself for one of the big reveals in this book. I have a bad habit of reading the last sentence of every book before I start it. But even though I knew what was coming, I still truly enjoyed the ride. Watching Thomas and Audrey Rose unravel another crime was so much fun and kept me on the edge of my seat. I look forward to reading more by Kerri Maniscalco and seeing her grow as an author.

About the Author:

Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted house outside NYC where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats.

Her first novel in this series, Stalking Jack the Ripper, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history.

 

Follow Kerri on Social media links:

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Pre-order links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Book Depository  | Book People | Hudson Booksellers | Kepler’s Books | Target

 

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Check out the rest of the tour!

Week One

August 21st ~ Paper Cuts: Hunting Prince Dracula Playlist
August 22nd ~ Literary Legionnaire: Review of Hunting Prince Dracula
August 23rd ~ Books & A Cup of Coffee: Character Mood Boards
August 24th ~ Artic Books: Hunting Prince Dracula Playlist
August 25th ~ 21st Century Once Upon A Times: A “Drink Your way through SJTR: Tea Edition”

Week Two

August 28th ~ Hiver Et Café: History of Prince Dracula
August 29th ~ Justice Reads: Review of Hunting Prince Dracula
August 30th ~ Nicole’s Novel Reads: Travelling Etiquette and tips for Victorian Women
August 31st ~ Sophie Reads YA: Favourite Stalking Jack the Ripper Fanart
September 1st ~ LILbooKlovers: Top Ten Quotes from Stalking Jack the Ripper

Week Three

September 4th ~ One Way or An Author: Hunting Prince Dracula Phone Backgrounds
September 5th ~ A Blinding Book: Hunting Prince Dracula Aesthetic
September 6th ~ Rants & Raves: Review & Snacks
September 7th ~ Rattle the Stars: Hunting Prince Dracula Playlist
September 8th ~ A Gingerly Reviews: Hunting Prince Dracula Review

Week Four

September 11th ~ The Plot Bunny: Hunting Prince Dracula Trick or Treat Customer Ideas
September 12th ~ Blame it on The Books: Hunting Prince Dracula Review
September 13th ~ The Reader & the Chef : Hunting Prince Dracula’s Menu
September 14th ~ Books, Tv, and More…Oh MY!!: Top Ten Favourite Traits of Audrey & Thomas
September 15th ~ Unquenchable Reads : GIF, GIFS, and more GIFS

Week Five

September 18th ~ Rattle the Pages : A Glimpse Back in Time: Vlad The Impaler edition
September 19th ~ Beyond the Book Reviews: Character Wears of the 21st Century
September 20th ~ The Heart of a Book Blogger : Hunting Prince Dracula Mood Board

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Nerd Blast: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted September 5, 2017 by MC in Blog Tours, Giveaways / 0 Comments
Nerd Blast: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien

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Posted June 12, 2017 by MC in Bookish Thoughts, Giveaways / 16 Comments
Blame It On The Books Turns Two! (And a Giveaway!)

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1000 Twitter Follower Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Posted October 24, 2016 by MC in Giveaways / 11 Comments
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Birthday and One Year Blogiversary Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Posted June 1, 2016 by MC in Giveaways / 25 Comments
Birthday and One Year Blogiversary Giveaway!  [CLOSED]

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Giveaway! | Joyride by Anna Banks [CLOSED]

Posted May 22, 2016 by MC in Giveaways / 3 Comments
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My First Giveaway!

Posted January 5, 2016 by MC in Giveaways / 2 Comments
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Sunday Street Team: The Year of Lightning | Interview with Ryan Dalton

Posted December 20, 2015 by MC in Author Interviews, Giveaways, Sunday Street Team / 3 Comments
Sunday Street Team: The Year of Lightning | Interview with Ryan Dalton

Sunday Street Team was created by the amazing Nori at ReadWriteLove28. To sign up to join the team, click here. Title: The Year of Lightning Author: Ryan Dalton Synopsis: When 15-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert moved to a new town, they never imagined that the old house across the street could bring them so much trouble. A secret machine has reawakened inside, with the power to pierce time itself. Meanwhile, lightning storms are breaking […]