Something to sink your teeth into…

Posted: October 13, 2009 in Book Reviews
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Happy Release Day for the authorized sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula!

Dracula: The Un-Dead is co-written by Ian Holt and Bram’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker.

Dracula, part Deux

Dracula, part Deux

Can’t get to the bookstore or library right away? Then sink your fangs into my favorite Dracula related links:

Bone-up on the backstory by rereading the original Dracula for free at Project Gutenberg

Just in time for October 13th, Entertainment Weekly lists the 13 Greatest Pop-Culture Vampires.

Vampires Uncloaked: From Nosferatu to Twilight, The Buffalo News’ quick and dirty guide to the undead on the page and on the screen. (Thanks for @christinerose for the link!)

Delve deep into legend surrounding Dracula and Transylvania at this Romanian Tourism site.

Look into the mind of author Bram Stoker.

Finally…a list of the best non-sparkly vampire novels of all time.

Hungry for more? Try a slice of cake. Although my recipe for Fangtastic Peanut Butter Cake is bloodless, it’s still sweet and salty delight.

Sweet and Salty...Yum.

Sweet and Salty...Yum.

Fangtastic Peanut Butter Cake


1/2 cup peanut butter

1 tsp. salt

1 cup water

2 eggs

2 sticks butter

1/2 cup buttermilk (no buttermilk? add 1 tsp. lemon juice to regular milk)

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups sugar

In large bowl, stir flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda. In small bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk. Melt together peanut butter, water, and butter. Bring to a rapid boil. Pour hot mixture over dry ingredients. Mix. Add buttermilk and egg mixture. Pour into greased jellyroll pan (or 9X13 pan).

Make Frosting: Bring 1 stick real butter, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and 6 tablespoons buttermilk to a rapid boil. Add 2 tsp. vanilla. Mix in 3 to 3 2/3 cups powdered sugar. Mix well.

Frost cake while still warm.


  1. Cat Woods says:

    Looks positively delightful. I’ll have to check it out.

    Thanks for the cake recipe. I have a meeting coming up for our women’s group. Might be fun to throw these two together…

  2. jmartinlibrarian says:

    I promise you’ll love it. It’s very dense and moist. If you like PB, you’ll love it.

  3. Jemi Fraser says:

    Love all the Dracula connections 🙂 I hadn’t realized they had authorized a sequel. That’s pretty unusual. I hope it holds up to the standard!

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