Birthday Giveaway & Book Review: Blood Diva, by V. M. Gautier

What if one of Paris’s most elegant, most sought-after demimondaines lived the life of the girl about town as a vampire in modern-day Brooklyn? V. M. Gautier dares to ask that question and has spun a very believable tale of the life Marie Duplessis might live as one of the undead in her slickly written new novel, Blood Diva. Read More Birthday Giveaway & Book Review: Blood Diva, by V. M. Gautier

La Dame aux Camelias: The Tragedy of Marie Duplessis

The story has captured many hearts and minds for over a hundred years, and it has almost become a part of our collective consciousness. It’s La Dame aux Camelias, or Camille, by Alexandre Dumas, which chronicles the doomed love affair between a young Frenchman, Armand Duval, and a dying courtesan, Marguerite Gautier. The novel has inspired a play, an opera, a ballet, and film adaptations, perhaps the most notable of which features Greta Garbo as the beautiful, melancholy Marguerite. Read More La Dame aux Camelias: The Tragedy of Marie Duplessis