DRACULA OF THE APES Trilogy Swings Into Action (Horror News)
Dracula of the Apes picks up where Bram Stoker’s Dracula left off and Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes began. In this horror/fiction hybrid, genre-jumping indie author G. Wells Taylor puts a terrifying twist on a pair of timeless classics. The complete trilogy is now available to download with Book One: The Urn FREE and Books Two: The Ape and Three: The Curse for $3.99 each at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords and GWellsTaylor.com.
In Taylor’s direct sequel to Dracula, we find the count’s Gypsy servant Horvat has been ordered to preserve his master’s body if the worst should ever happen. Van Helsing’s vampire hunters have reduced Dracula to ashes, so his remains must be kept in a special urn and bathed in blood while en route to South Africa where a mysterious ally will see to his resurrection.
But a shipwreck off the African coast casts Horvat and his precious burden into the jungle setting of another literary classic. Dracula’s regenerating body is mistaken for an infant by a mourning she-ape whose son was murdered by an ambitious alpha male, so she takes him back to the tribe to raise as her own. As the orphan grows to manhood, his returning awareness compels him to either embrace his new life in the wild or accept the bloody curse that has followed him for centuries.
Horror and mystery haunt this gripping tale by the author of the Detective Wildclown case files, When Graveyards Yawn and The Apocalypse Trilogy, the Variant Effect Series and Bent Steeple.
Digital Book World reports on Macmillan striking an eBook deal with Amazon that may include subscriptions.
Gigaom says appeals court judges reviewing Apple’s guilty verdict for its role in an anti-trust suit have thrown some shade on Amazon.
According to a Guardian post an analysis of data on eReading trends that was compiled by eBook retailer Kobo showed an unexpected split between bestsellers, and the books consumers actually read all the way to the end.
The results are interesting and raise a few questions about the nature of bestsellers.