In his classic ‘Dracula’, Bram Stoker, with a few cryptic entries in an unnamed captain’s journal, offered hints of the voyage that brought the vampire king from his homeland to a blood-rich London. Now, the whole mind-rending tale is told. July, 1897. The Demeter sets sail from Varna, carrying fifty oblong boxes filled with earth. A month later in the middle of a raging storm, the derelict schooner runs aground in Whitby. The only living thing aboard is a huge dog that vanishes into the night. Join Doug Lamoreux, 2010 Rondo Award nominee and author of The Devil’s Bed, for a rousing sea adventure, for romance, and for terror. Come aboard Dracula’s Demeter.
The last, quite possibly the least, Renaissance man, Doug Lamoreux (a father of three strong men and a grandfather), a lifelong horror film fan and child of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, recognized his incompatibility with the rest of the world – and gave it all up to act and write. He appeared in Mark Anthony Vadik’s The Thirsting (aka Lilith) and Hag. He starred in Peter O’Keefe’s Infidel and Boris Wexler’s The Arab. All interspersed with forty years in theater (during which he fell off the stage twice). Now he writes swell horror novels. The first-ever Igor Award recipient from The Horror Society, Doug is a former Pushcart Prize nominee, Rondo Award nominee, and his novel, Dracula’s Demeter, was a 2012 Lord Ruthven Award nominee for fiction