Mina’s Child by Paul Butler: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 30 Years Later

Having loved Paul Butler's The Widow's Fire, I jumped at the chance to read his newest despite the fact that it's a spin-off of Dracula; a book I never thought I'd read. Vampires? Not interested. But I put my prejudices aside and got out my cute little edition of Bram Stoker's classic (which of course … Continue reading Mina’s Child by Paul Butler: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 30 Years Later

The Widow’s Fire by Paul Butler: Exploring the Shadow Side of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

So you think Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth live happily ever after? Well, Paul Butler wasn't so sure. He saw a side of Mrs. Smith that the rest of us missed. Is she really the caring, innocent widow that Anne adores, or is she just manipulating us all into thinking she is? When James at … Continue reading The Widow’s Fire by Paul Butler: Exploring the Shadow Side of Jane Austen’s Persuasion