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Free Minas Daughter kindle ✓ eBook  randarenewables ✓ Ever since she turned eighteen Katherine Wilhelmina Harker has been keeping a horrible secret; she craves human blood But she has no idea where this terrible thirst comes from — all she knows is that her father is dead and her mother passed away last Owers and her desire to drink the blood of all of the young gentlemen who call on her She knows that there has to be to the story of her birth than anyone will tell her so now to find out who she really is Katie sets about locating the whereabouts of the missing Dr Van Helsing to get the answers Like most people I’ve always been a fan of the classic novel by Bram Stoker Schmitz give us an interesting take on the subject here introducing the character of Mina’s daughter and her friendsFrom the very start of this piece we get an excellent juxtaposition from a cosy picnic setting to the sense of deep foreboding and immediately a feeling that things are not uite what they seem with Mina’s daughter When something goes awry at the picnic and the girls picnicking find themselves suddenly in very real dangerSchmitz sets the initial scene very well within these first couple of chapters and we learn about Katie I found this first instalment to be well written and interesting throughout I very much look forward to the next

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In the London apartments of her guardian Dr Seward and does not want to let anyone know about the dark stranger who sometimes visits her at nightNow a teacher at the same academy her mother attended Katie dreams of a world beyond London society but is too frightened of her odd newly developing p I was intrigued when I read this What in God’s name is Steampunk ? Being the mental giant I am I had to go right to dictionarycom and this is what I came up with direct from the website Steampunk steem puhngk Like this word?1 a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world2 a subculture inspired by this literary and film subgenre the fashions and gadgets of steampunkAlso steam punk steam punkOrigin 1985–90; modeled on cyberpunk Hopefully that helps a bit It helped me a little bit What really helped me lose my mental anguish over trying to understand what this genre entailed what I was in for was reading this story It Rocked I do not care what genre this goes in or what label you may wish to place upon this it is just one very good read SL Schmitz puts together a very nice plotline engaging characters and carries the action forward with ease The read is swift fun and provocative Who exactly are the Harkers? The universe that Schmitz creates here is rife with subplots very interesting ones that have left her many open doors to take us the reader through The possibilities appear to be fun different original and I for one am willing to get my Steampunk on and go for the ride This is your basic kick a^# origin story; get in on it nowHere is the synopsis“Ever since she turned eighteen Katherine Wilhelmina Harker has been keeping a horrible secret; she craves human blood But she has no idea where this terrible thirst comes from all she knows is that her father is dead and her mother passed away last year in mysterious circumstances Katie lives in the London apartments of her guardian Dr Seward and does not want to let anyone know about the dark stranger who sometimes visits her at nightNow a teacher at the same academy her mother attended Katie dreams of a world beyond London society but is too frightened of her odd newly developing powers and her desire to drink the blood of all of the young gentlemen who call on her She knows that there has to be to the story of her birth than anyone will tell her so now to find out who she really is Katie sets about locating the whereabouts of the missing Dr Van Helsing to get the answers “ Check out the newest releases from Trestle Press April Pohren ”Welcome to the Land of Insanity” Angeliue LaFontaine Eddie Frantom ”Thirty 1 Salvation” BR Stateham ”Insatiable” from the “Drunk on the Moon” series by Paul D Brazill David Hoof ”Sharpshooter” Karen Anna Vogel “The Amish Knitting Circle” Lisa Taylor “Shana Black The Invention” Mark Cooper “Infection” Mark Cooper “How I met Your Mother First Date” De Miller “12 Steps” volume 2 of the “One” series by Mark Miller Sam Lang “Reprisal Shadow Boxing” volume 3 Michelle Vasuez “’Til Death Do Us Part” Darren Sant ”Community Spirit” volume 2 of “The Tales of the Longcroft Estates” JE Seymour “Pale Horse” Tom Sumner “All I wanted was a Haircut #5” Jeffrey Martin Giovanni Gelati from The Author’s LabCollaboration series “Forsaken” C Scafidi “Time Couriers” Barnes Noble’s Nook version Darren Sant “Flashes of Revenge”SL Schmidtz “Mina’s DaughterThe Harker Chronicles Vol1” Chantal Boudreau “WeirdWicked Wonderful Technopathy Volume 2” Werner Lind Giovanni Gelati from The Author’s LabCollaboration series “Mrs G’s Vampires” Sam Lang Giovanni Gelati “Two John’s” from The Author’s LabCollaboration series T

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Minas Daughter Ever since she turned eighteen Katherine Wilhelmina Harker has been keeping a horrible secret; she craves human blood But she has no idea where this terrible thirst comes from all she knows is that her father is dead and her mother passed away last year in mysterious circumstances Katie lives Added note Nov 4 2011 My copy was a gift given with the approval of the publisherMy five star rating telegraphs my reaction to this work right away A couple of caveats are in order though to avoid confusion First this is neither a full length novel nor a short story contained in itself What it actually is rather is the first two chapters of a novel The Harker Chronicles which Trestle Press clearly intends to initially publish serially as many novels once were though this time in electronic form Second the Goodreads description written by the publisher was apparently actually drafted originally for the whole novel; it gives us information and refers to a plot development that isn't actually contained in this first installment And finally the description itself is inaccurate in some details our title character here is 20 years old and experiences a blood craving for the first time in these initial chaptersOur title character's mother of course is the now dead Mina Harker of Bram Stoker's Dracula So what we have here is in effect a seuel to that novel set in ca 1913 some twenty years after the events Stoker recounted and about 15 years after the publication of his novel BUT in the first chapter when a carriage carrying Katie Harker and her friends Sarah Seward and Lady Elspeth Godalming passes Stoker on a London street we learn from the girls' reaction a liar awful man that the account in his wretched novel is not in their families' eyes a very faithful rendition of the real events That's Schmitz's deft way of letting us know she intends to take some liberties with the original And there are hints in this first installment that we're dealing with an alternate steampunk 1913 not the real one horseless carriages are powered by steam not gas and devices that can call across the ocean to the New World are relatively new Not to mention new methodologies on time travelSchmitz writes assured masterful eminently readable prose that brings her characters to life and evokes the texture of their Edwardian world in clear definite strokes After reading some of the uasi literate prose that comes from the keyboards of wanna be first time authors hers is a welcome breath of fresh air and makes me want to beg for Granted I can uibble about Stoker being described as both stocky and thin and the common mistake of substituting nauseous for nauseated but that's nitpicking; the author's command of language is very very good Opening her tale with our three young ladies being startled on the grounds of the London Zoo by an escaped wolf she draws us right into the events of the story and dispenses background information in judicious bits as the changing scenes of the plot set it up naturally Nothing of great outward moment happens in these chapters nobody's killed we don't hear any screams no ghouls jump out of the woodwork but seeing the events through Katie's eyes and feeling what she feels we recognize that strange and portentious events are afoot and the end of Chapter Two decidedly whets our appetites for what's to follow The characters are well drawn and Katie especially captures our interest any gal who packs a concealed knife in her boot and a pistol in her garter tends to do that for me and all the so when she's training to be a librarian but that's not her only claim to attention I'm officially hooked on The Harker Chronicles I hope to read the new installments or less as they come out but will wait to review the whole novel when it's published as a unit