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From the librian blog The Half Time Blog — “Just last week, an eighth grade girl returned the latest teen vampire novel, idrakula, which includes updated iphone texts and other new technologies. “Miss, this is the second book I’ve ever finished.” (They never say it’s the first). “I haven’t finished a book since Junie B. Jones.”

More news…

Three years after publication, iDrakula is still getting great reviews and making “Halloween Best of” lists!

Reviews: Fairy Tale Magazine, Girl’s Life (again!), New York Public library’s Tall Dark and Deadly,Be a Better Book Talker, and YA Reading List.

Top 10 Lists: Search Engine Journal, E-Week, iPhone Pro Guide.

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IDRAKULA on Booklist’s Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth list! They said: “The gimmick—Bram Stoker’s tale retold entirely via smart phones, text messages, PDFs, etc.—results in a surprisingly upsetting one-shock-per-page pulse. And all those auto-rejected e-mails from Dracula’s lair? Shudder.”

Bloody love for IDRAKULA at Vampire Empire!

IDRAKULA tops “Funny Paranormal Teen Reads” at Kirkus Reviews.

Another award! IDRAKULA wins a silver Publisher’s West Design Award!

Tasty reviews at Bookgasm and!

Terrific interview at

Lovely mention of iDrakula on Publisher’s Weekly today in Today’s YA Scene.

iDrakula has been nominated for an Appy award for best book app.  It’s pretty elite company,  and the Drak is honored.

Love from The Horn Book Blog, Publisher’s Weekly (again!) about Today’s YA Scene!

iDrakula mentioned in the School Library Journal Teen newsletter.

iDrakula hitting the top 10 lists for Halloween apps! It’s listed at #3 by PC World! It’s listed as Halloween App #2 in 10 Spookiest Apps for Halloween here, # 3 here

iDrakula featured on the front page of the Book section at!

Did a five minute spot on FOX in Denver talking about iDrakula.  It was very fun!

iDrakula is recommended by School Library Journal. As someone who grew up in libraries, this is very close to my heart.

New York Journal of Books did a great review, plus put up the audio clips (only place you can hear them if you don’t have access to an iPhone or iPodTouch). I love those guys!

Science 20 likes it too! As does Free iPhone apps!

iDrak is number one! It’s the number on most downloaded book on the app store TODAY!!!!

iDrakula is featured in the Apple App Store, behind the Halloween button and just below R.L. Stine. Wow!

Wonderful article in the San Francisco Chronicle about iDrakula!

Enthusiasm from the Publisher’s Weekly blog too!

Terrific mentions by Jason Pinter at the Huffington Post and also at Media Bistro.

Fun guest blog over at Janice Gable Bashman’s blog about “Where I Like to Write”

Interviews with The Big Thrill, Authors & Appetizers, Third Place Teens, and In High Spirits.

Great reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and NY Journal of Books, plus the blogging community are all here.

Brief mentions in USA Today and the Chicago Sun-Times!

Kirkus Reviews says “Black brings Bram into the modern age with e-mails, smart phones and websites, all while preserving the brooding heart and vicious nature of Dracula, the literary ur-vampire…” For more, see the Books page.

iDrakula chosen as a selection by the Junior Library Guild!

iDrakula a featured book for Sourcebooks at BEA

Bekka Black spotted at Sourcebooks Fire launch

Interview with Dianne Salerni

Dark Faerie Tales likes the cover