Author – Steven Hopstaken, Melissa Prusi
Steven Hopstaken was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he spent his formative years watching and reading science fiction and horror. He has a degree in journalism from Northern Michigan University and spends his free time traveling; writing screenplays, short stories and novels; and practicing photography.
Melissa Prusi Melissa Prusi was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (often mistaken for Canada), and studied video and film production at Northern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. She’s been a video editor, a semi-professional film reviewer, a three-time champion on the quiz show Jeopardy!, and a Guinness world record holder (1990 edition, for directing the longest live television show). They met in a college screenwriting class and married three years later. They spent a brief time in Los Angeles, where they both worked for Warner Bros. television. They eventually ended up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they love the arts scene but dread the winters. While they both currently make a living as website content managers, they have sold two screenplays, which have been lost to development hell. They’ve indulged their fascination with Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde through trips to Dublin and London to research their lives and visit sites mentioned in Stoker’s Wilde. They live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with their two cats. If they’re not writing, you can usually find them at a movie, local theater production, improv show or pub quiz.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @stevehops
Publisher – @flametreeepress
Pages – 384
The Blurb –
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Years before either becomes a literary legend, Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde must overcome their disdain for one another to battle the Black Bishop, a madman wielding supernatural forces to bend the British Empire to his will.
FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
Today is my stop on the Stoker’s Wilde blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – I was intrigued by this book when I first saw it, purely on the title. I’m a huge fan of Bram Stoker and Oscar Wilde, so how could I resist reading this.
This book is fantastic, telling a story of werewolves and vampires from the perspective of many different characters. The book is sorted into letters and diary accounts of Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and others connected to the story. I found this an excellent way to convey the story and enjoyed the history between the two. It is obvious that a lot of research went into the writing of this book.
This is excellently written and I found my immersed in the story and the Victorian era, and it is one of the best books I have read this year.
Purchase Links – Stoker’s Wilde