From the Birthplace of Dracula Comes a New Name in Horror and a New Hope for a Child

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A New Vampire Series created next door to Bram Stoker's House in Whitby is hoping to scare people into action to support seriously ill child. Denial from Netherworld Books released today.


From The Land Of Bram Stoker

When Adele Carrington stayed in the house next door to the one in which Bram Stoker created Dracula, inspiration struck and a new vampire legend was born. Denial, a modern take on the Vampire legend with a Bridget Jones feel, leapt into life with such energy that Adele wondered if there was perhaps a hint of help from the Master himself.

"Staying in that house with so much history nearby was a great inspiration", said Ms Carrington. "The words just flowed, it really did feel as if other forces were at work."

As soon as the novel was finished, fate seemed to throw her another twist. Her local newspaper, The Scunthorpe Telegraph, featured a story about local boy Alexander Strong and his tragic fight for life against a rare form of cancer. Adele felt so moved and struck by the power of the coincidence that she decided to use the book to help raise funds for his treatment. Teaming up with another local author, Rebecca Kershaw, they came up with the idea they called 'The Battle of The Books'.

"It's a series of events and challenges centred around the scenes and characters in the books," said Rebecca. " Lex (Alexander) has a rare form of cancer, the treatment that has been recommended is still experimental and therefore costly. All the people who know him speak of his courage and his determination to fight against cancer. It is important that we as a community help him in his fight."

Denial, the first of the Varcolac Journals, is Adele’s new look at the Vampire legends, using Romany mythology and a main character with whom we can all connect takes the reader on a journey of blood, sex and intrigue.

Rebecca’s tale, Bleed Black, is a tale of youthful exploration and the consequences this can have in later life. It follows a group of teenagers on the path of self-discovery in North Yorkshire.

Both books can be purchased on Amazon or from Alexander Strong's own website

Contributions from sales of the books will be donated to the fund.

Adele Carrington can be contacted via her publishers, Netherworld Books.

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