Can’t Wait Wednesday : Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste


“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to. 

This week my book is: Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste.


Los Angeles, 1967. Lucy Westenra and Bertha Mason – the forgotten women in Dracula and Jane Eyre – have been existing as undead immortals for centuries, unable to die and still tormented by the monsters that made them.

Lucy has long fought against Dracula’s intoxicating thrall, refusing his charismatic darkness and her ensuing appetite for blood. Bertha Mason, the madwoman in the attic, is still pursued from afar by Mr Rochester, who wants to add her to his collection of devoted female followers.

Then Dracula and Rochester make a shocking return in San Francisco. To finally write their own story, Lucy and Bertha must boldly reclaim their stories from the men who tried to erase them in this harrowing gothic tale of love, betrayal and coercion.

Expected publication : November 2022


8 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste”

  1. Tammy

    I’ve never seen this cover before, I love it. This is on my list too, it’s getting some good buzz.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I can’t wait to pick it up – I love the description.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This is new to me, but I love the description!

  3. Susy's Cozy World

    I don’t think it would be thw right book for me, but the idea sounds amazing!!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t resist reading Lucy and Bertha’s stories.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    A very unusual premise, but also a very, very, very intriguing one! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’m loving all these stories that retell classics from a different angle.
      Lynn 😀

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