Stimulating, sultry and amusing summer reads

The vampire craze has never been hotter. Dracula, My Love: The Secret Journals of Mina Harker by Syrie James is new twist on the old legend. The author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen proves herself a mistress of recreating a romantic female fantasy. She answers all the tantalizing “what-if” questions left unanswered in the original tale. Sryie James paints a vivid picture of woman in the grip of dark passion. If you think you know the legend, her thoroughly modern Mina will surprise and delight you. It’s a dark and sizzling romance for hot summer days and nights.

Paris Insight – An Anthology is not a guidebook in the usual sense; it is richer. Tom Reeves’s collection of short essays directs you to the “jewels” of the magical city of Paris. He packs his writing with cultural details and insights into Parisian life, as he directs you to intimate eating spots, fascinating shops, and tucked-away churches and neighbourhoods. Along the way, this book’s fascinating historical anecdotes and helpful tips will help you will enjoy Paris even more than you would on your own. The slim volume, also on Kindle, is beautifully illustrated. This is a perfect Father’s Day gift for travelling dads.