Dracula Chronicles and Mika Waltari (An Embarrassing Confession)

Dracula Chronicles and Mika Waltari (An Embarrassing Confession)

Dracula Chronicles third volume, “House of War”, has received the following one-line, cryptic, and intriguing review from and anonymous reader: ****************************************************************************************************** 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars ByAmazon Customer on July 17, 2016 Format: Paperback| Verified Purchase Victor Foia knows how to write Historical fiction rivaling Mika Waltari.   ****************************************************************************************************** When I read this Amazon review   Read More …

First Ten Reviews For “House Of War”

First Ten Reviews For “House Of War”

EXCERPTS FROM THE FIRST TEN REVIEWS: 5.0 out of 5 ***** Home Run Foia steps to the plate and drives it outta the park for the win! 5.0 out of 5 ***** You don’t have to be a Dracula fan to enjoy this series All through this book (and the first 2 of the series)   Read More …

Prince Charles a Descendant of Dracula

Prince Charles a Descendant of Dracula

According to British writer David Hughes, Charles, Prince of Wales is a great-grandson of Dracula 16 times removed. Prince Charles himself has declared that, “I have Transylvania in my blood”. I will provide additional information on this topic in future blogs. I now must resume work on Book Four of Dracula Chronicles, “Death of Kings”.

Dracula, David Geffen (Media Billionaire), and Shahnameh (the Book Of Kings)

Readers of Dracula Chronicles are familiar with Shahnameh and the fact that Vlad/Dracula used it for his lessons of Persian language, ultimately falling in love with its heroes. This thousand year old epic Persian poem has been copied over the centuries by famous calligraphers and artists of miniature painting. Some of these copies are famous   Read More …

Don’t Fly Over a Napping Volcano Unless You Have a Death Wish

Don’t Fly Over a Napping Volcano Unless You Have a Death Wish

At first sight this African volcano looked innocuous. I knew it wasn’t sleeping, but I thought “napping” made it just as safe. So why not fly right over the crater? What harm could a little steam do? Right? As long as you didn’t have to make an emergency landing, the fly-over wasn’t going to be more   Read More …

News Flash: Approximately 65% Of Dracula Chronicles Readers are Dangerous

News Flash: Approximately 65% Of Dracula Chronicles Readers are Dangerous

Although Vlad, a.k.a. Dracula’s life story is replete with acts of violence and derring-do that one would suppose appeal more to men than women, a majority of his followers are females of all ages.

Dracula Chronicle Book Three “Worth the Wait” in a 5***** Review

Dracula Chronicle Book Three “Worth the Wait” in a 5***** Review

5.0 out of 5 starsYou don’t have to be a Dracula fan to enjoy this series. ByHeidion June 15, 2016 Verified Purchase OMG! Victor you’ve done it again! (my will power paid off, I took almost a week for this one instead of devouring it in one day like the first 2) #3 is good   Read More …

House of War Receiving Enthusiastic 5 ***** Reviews

5.0 out of 5 starsSo, do you think you know who Dracula is? What about Vlad the Impaler? You’re wrong on BOTH counts…. ByAZGypsyGirlon June 15, 2016 Once again, I have been sucked into the world of the stubborn, brave Prince of Wallachia and his adventures. Mr. Foia draws you into the world with a   Read More …

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “House of War”, Now on Kindle

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “House of War”, Now on Kindle

What does Putin have in Common with Dracula?

What does Putin have in Common with Dracula?

On May 28, 2016, Russian President Vlad(imir) Putin visited the Mount Athos monastic community in Greece to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the first recorded Russian monastic settlement on the famed peninsula. When you read Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “House of War”, you will learn how this trip connects Putin to Dracula. 🙂 A   Read More …

Dracula and Shahnameh (The Book of Kings)

Dracula and Shahnameh (The Book of Kings)

SHAHNAMEH, the epic “Book of Kings” written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi a thousand years ago, served as an inspiration to Prince Vlad from childhood until the end of his life. You encountered for the first time references to Shahnameh in Book One of Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”; you will encounter new references   Read More …

An Internet Theater Adaption of Dracula Chronicles (Chapter 26) By Carmen Theater Group

If you’ve missed the live presentation, here’s your second chance to listen to this professional adaptation of Chapter 26 from “Son of the Dragon”: Listen here. The show was produced and presented by the Carmen Theater Group on “World Dracula Day”, May 26, 2016. Liane Moonraven Executive Producer.

An Adaptation from Dracula Chronicles by Carmen Theater Group

If you’ve missed the live presentation, here’s your second chance to listen to this professional adaptation of Chapter 26 from “Son of the Dragon”: Listen here. The show was produced and presented by the Carmen Theater Group on “World Dracula Day”, May 26, 2016. Liane Moonraven Executive Producer.

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “House of War”, now available on Amazon

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “House of War”, now available on Amazon

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “HOUSE OF WAR”, available on paperback at Amazon. Kindle edition to be published soon. Please SHARE so that Dracula’s true life story replaces the lies told about him for 500 years

Portrait of the Impaler as a Young Man (a 5***** Amazon Review)

Portrait of the Impaler as a Young Man (a 5***** Amazon Review)

5.0 out of 5 stars Portrait of the Impaler as a Young Man By Robert Tavis on May 17, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition Not being a big fan of vampires, zombies or werewolves I didn’t know what to expect from the first two volumes of the Dracula saga by Victor Foia. I knew a little about   Read More …

A World Dracula Day Audio Treat (May 26, 2016)

I hope you can join this EVENT and listen to the Carmen Online Theater Group adaptation of Chapter 26 from Book One of “Dracula Chronicles – Son of the Dragon”. Ms.Liane Moonraven, Creator and Executive Producer, has assembled an international troupe of actors who will lend their voices to Vlad, Gruya, and Lash, as well as to the   Read More …

Coming Soon! Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “HOUSE OF WAR”

Coming Soon! Book Three of Dracula Chronicles, “HOUSE OF WAR”

Book Three of Dracula Chronicles is now in the hands of the publisher. Estimates are that I will receive the electronic proof within 10 working days. If there are no post-production errors, the paperback edition will go on line at Amazon as soon as I approve the proof. The Kindle edition will follow a couple   Read More …

HRM Prince of Wales and Transylvania

Read here about Prince Charles’s interest in Transylvania. The area of Transylvania favored by HRM, Prince of Wales, is the land of Vlad/Dracula’s childhood. Vlad lived there (we may safely assume, happy) until his father crossed over the Carpathian Mountains into Wallachia to become King Dracul. The roots of the House Basarab, to which Vlad belonged, were   Read More …

“Son of the Dragon” Receives its 100th Review on Amazon (5 Stars)

Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars A Clash of Cultures and Kings By Etienne Donvain “ET”on September 20, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase A great story about coming of age for a young prince in the middle ages, his thirst for adventure and the lessons of history that shaped his destiny. This epic will   Read More …

Dracula’s Roman Origin

Dracula’s Roman Origin

The land that is known today as Transylvania was two thousand years ago the heart of a mighty “barbarian” kingdom inhabited by a fierce race of warriors known as Dacians. These warriors made it their sport to cross the Danube at will, and raid the bordering Roman provinces. That alone would have offered ample justification to any self-respecting   Read More …

In Dracula’s Footsteps: A Unique Tour of Transylvania, September 2015

If you’ve ever dreamed of walking in Vlad/Dracula’s footsteps, this is your opportunity. And what a rare opportunity this is! An enterprising Seattle fan of the Dracula Chronicles, Ms. Milena Sorée Dzamonja, has obtained the cooperation of a notable UK  travel specialist and that of a world-renowned expert on Transylvanian flora (as well as an occasional guide   Read More …

“Dracula Chronicles” Romania Tour September 2015

“Dracula Chronicles” Romania Tour September 2015

You’ve read the “Son of the Dragon” and the “Empire of the Crescent Moon”. Next summer you’ll be able to read the “House of War” (August, 2015). You are ready to walk in Vlad’s steps and relive his times in a unique tour tailored to the interests of the Dracula Chronicles readers. A Seattle tour   Read More …

If you have still not read Dracula Chronicles, check out this 5 ***** review from a “Voracious Book Hoarder”

5.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual bloodsucking vampire novel!!, September 28, 2014 By J. Schultz “Voracious Book Hoarder” (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Kindle Edition) Look no more if you are interested in Dracula the vampire.   Read More …

The Most Succinct Ever 5 ***** Review for Empire of the Crescent Moon

Showing 1-10 of 22 reviews ***** cool… By ampen – techmatteon August 28, 2014 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase cool…   Author’s note: Some reviews reveal the reader’s passion for history; others her love for literature. Some reviews are mini personal essays,  small works of art on their own. Many are passionate; some are insightful. Whatever form they take, reviews are   Read More …

Reader from Singapore Enthusiastic about “Empire of the Crescent Moon”

  5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Victor T. Foia, June 12, 2014   By Tom “Wills” (Singapore) – See all my reviews   Verified Purchase(What’s this?)   This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Kindle Edition)   This book is the second installment in Victor Foia’s series “Dracula Chronicles”. Set in the   Read More …

Reader in São Paulo, Brazil, Finds “Son of the Dragon” Amazing

 Amazing, May 2, 2014 By Claudia Coelho Manarin “Claudia Coelho Manarin” Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Kindle Edition) A YA Dracula, the author makes you see him as a person, and how he came about being called Dracula. Besides, it’s a very easy read and you see yourself running   Read More …

Turkish Spice Bazaar, as Vlad/Dracula Would Have Seen it in June 1442

Turkish Spice Bazaar, as Vlad/Dracula Would Have Seen it in June 1442

Not much has changed since Vlad/Dracula visited such a place in June 1442, with his friend Gruya. (See Chapter 6: In the Bedestan; Empire of the Crescent Moon, Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles) Vlad and Gruya were dazzled by the same colors and enticed by the same aromas. Today, like in Vlad’s time, you   Read More …

“It is simply the best historical fiction you can read” Says a Passionate Reader

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Story You Cannot Put Down, April 29, 2014 By Maureen G. – See all my reviews This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Kindle Edition) I impatiently awaited for book 2 in Mr Foia’s series and I am pleased beyond measure because the wait was well worth it! In my   Read More …

Reader Finds Empire of the Crescent Moon “Even More Brilliant than Son of the Dragon”

5.0 out of 5 stars Volume 2 surpasses Volume 1, April 8, 2014 By Kenneth Wills (Grapevine, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Volume 2) (Paperback) Much as I enjoyed the account of Vlad’s childhood in Son of the Dragon, I found this sequel even more   Read More …

Reader Finds Vlad’s Journey in Empire of the Crescent Moon “Amazing”

5.0 out of 5 stars Two for two!!, April 17, 2014 By Jackie Spade – See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Kindle Edition) I just recently posted my review for Victor Foia’s “Son of the Dragon”, and gave it raving reviews. Now I have the honor of turning   Read More …

Empire of the Crescent Moon Seen as Full of Byzantine & Machiavellian Intrigue

5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than the first volume, I would say, April 19, 2014 By Milena Soree – See all my reviews This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Volume 2) (Paperback) I re-read the first volume to remind myself of all the details that transpired before starting on book two and transition   Read More …

Empire of the Crescent Moon Praised For “High Adventure” and “Suspense Worthy of Hitchcock”

5.0 out of 5 stars It was worth waiting!, April 25, 2014 By Krystyna Walc “Krystyna Walc” (Poland) – See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Volume 2) (Paperback) It was worth waiting for the “Empire of the Crescent Moon”, really. The second book of „Dracula Chronicles” is even   Read More …

50 Years Ago Author of Dracula Chronicles Wins National Weightlifting Championship

50 Years Ago Author of Dracula Chronicles Wins National Weightlifting Championship

Exactly 50 years ago this month (April 1964), Victor won the Romanian National Weightlifting Championship held in the “Army Hall” in Cluj (Klausenburg), Transylvania. The championship was open to men 21 year old and younger, and included three olympic-style lifting events: Clean and Press (discontinued as an olympic style in 1972), Snatch, and Clean and   Read More …

25% Discount Coupon for Autographed Copies of Dracula Chronicles through April 30, 2014

Use this 25% OFF coupon (W4N8FP33TN) to order your AUTOGRAPHED copies of Dracula Chronicles (volume 1, or 2, or 1&2) HERE This is the only place where you can order AUTOGRAPHED FIRST EDITION copies, certain to increase in value over the years. Offer good for unlimited quantities through April 30, 2014. Sorry, international fans, because of disproportionately high shipping   Read More …

48 Hours Free Dracula Chronicles (Vol 1) Ends April 6th, 11:59 PM (Seattle Time)

48 Hours Free Dracula Chronicles (Vol 1) Ends April 6th, 11:59 PM (Seattle Time)

Dracula is certainly among the best-known men in the world, yet arguably the least understood. While many stories have been told about both the real and the fictional Dracula, Foia’s account benefits from four decades of research and the unique perspective of a Transylvanian native. Under Foia’s pen, the “Dracula Chronicles” finally pierces the veil   Read More …

5***** Rated “Son of the Dragon” Free Download Starts Today (@ Midnight Seattle Time)

5***** Rated “Son of the Dragon” Free Download Starts Today (@ Midnight Seattle Time)

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT: Download your free Kindle Edition of the Dracula Chronicles, Book One, “Son of the Dragon” from AMAZON this weekend. The 48 hours offer begins at 0:00 AM Seattle Time on Saturday, April 5 and ends at 11:59 PM Seattle Time on Sunday, April 6. Please share this link with your friends. Readers who prefer   Read More …

A Reader Sees “Son of the Dragon” as a “Movie on Paper” in this 5***** Review

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a MUST Read!, April 3, 2014 By Robin Davenport – See all my reviews This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Kindle Edition) I am not an avid reader, but somehow I found it very hard to put this book down. Everyone knows something about Dracula, but this book definitely   Read More …

“Earthy, like new wine…” More than a 5***** Review: A literary Analysis

5.0 out of 5 stars “Earthy, like new wine…”, March 31, 2014 By George Berryman III (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Kindle Edition) Victor Foia’s Son of the Dragon is an extremely well-crafted piece of historical fiction. While a tale of   Read More …

Listen to the Dracula Chronicles Author Being Interviewed on LettesChat Show From Washington DC

Click HERE to listen to Washington DC media personality Ms. Carlette Norwood interview Victor T. Foia on March 26, 2014.

#Dracula Channeled Today in Radio Interview from Washington, DC

#Dracula Channeled Today in Radio Interview from Washington, DC

On the publication of “Empire of the Crescent Moon“, by Victor T. Foia, prominent Internet Radio personality Carlette Norwood, has invited Victor for the second time on her widely popular show LettesChat:  http://mixlr.com/lettes-chat  Tonight, March 26, 2014, at 7:00 PM EST (that is New York time zone, for listeners from overseas), Carlette will explore through Victor the   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Book Two, “Empire of the Crescent Moon”, Transports One Enthusiastic Reader Back In Time

One of the things every writer of historical fiction hopes to accomplish is to transport her readers to the world she is attempting to bring back to life. When this happens, it is true magic. The author of this Amazon 5***** review has found himself taken back to the golden era of the Ottoman Empire   Read More …

Praise of Book Two Continuity in this 5***** Amazon Review

When writing a multivolume series, the author encounters many challenges absent from the writing of single volume books. Among these challenges continuity ranks high alongside a few others. A volume must be consistent in tone and texture with its predecessor(s), while at the same time evolve in a manner congruent with the aging of the characters   Read More …

A Reader Who Knows Dracula’s Land Gives High Marks to “Empire of the Crescent Moon”

5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the first, March 20, 2014 By lukamom Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Kindle Edition) I read the first book in December because I didn’t want to wait for the second book too much. As expected, I liked the “Empire   Read More …

FIRST Amazon Review “Empire of the Crescent Moon” 5*****

5.0 out of 5 stars Another home run!, March 20, 2014 By t1sailor – See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Empire of the Crescent Moon (Kindle Edition) Once again, I’m not a fan of “undead, blood-sucking villains.” This book does not follow the Hollywood version of Dracula; what it is is historical   Read More …

First Disapproving 2** Review Finds “Too Much Sex and Swearing” in Son of the Dragon

First Disapproving 2** Review Finds “Too Much Sex and Swearing” in Son of the Dragon

Minor Spoiler Alert: The review mentions certain ugly things that take place in the “Son of the Dragon”. It was bound to happen sooner of later. After more than a year since its publication, “Son of the Dragon” has received its first disapproving review on Amazon. Please read both the review and my reply. If you   Read More …

A German Artists’ Rendition of Mature Vlad Dracula

A German Artists’ Rendition of Mature Vlad Dracula

    Prinz Vlad III. Draculea, bekannt als Dracula oder Vlad Tepes, by German artist Ms. MayArt Maya Meritay.

Church of Mabus Radio Loves Dracula Chronicles

Church of Mabus Radio Loves Dracula Chronicles

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent journey through Vlad’s dark world., March 19, 2014 By Jeffery Pritchett – See all my reviews This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Volume 1) (Paperback) I enjoyed the book tremendously and I have read many books about Vlad. This had a specific flare and energy about it that brought me   Read More …

For Dracula Junkies & History Enthusiasts: A new 5***** review on Amazon March 18, 2014

5.0 out of 5 stars It’s Dracula as you’ve never seen him before!, March 18, 2014 By Amazon Customer – See all my reviews This review is from: Dracula Chronicles: Son of the Dragon (Volume 1) (Paperback) A must read for any Dracula junkie and history enthusiast! The diligent research takes you into the time of Dracula and you live   Read More …

Thank You For Helping “Son of the Dragon” Break Into Amazon Top 100 for March 15, 2014

Thank You For Helping “Son of the Dragon” Break Into Amazon Top 100 for March 15, 2014

This is what WE can accomplish TOGETHER! Your generous help during the March 15, 2014 promotional campaign, expressed in link “SHARE” on your own social networks, has made Dracula Chronicles Book One, “Son of the Dragon”, a member of the enviable “Amazon Top 100″ for free Kindle books, on March 15, 2014. And before you   Read More …

Window for getting a free copy of the book is closing: 1 and 1/2 hours left

Window for getting a free copy of the book is closing: 1 and 1/2 hours left

Today, March 15, 2014, until 11:59 PM Seattle Time, Dracula Chronicles Book One, “Son of the Dragon” is FREE at these Amazon outlets: Live in USA? Get it HERE   Live in the UK? Get it HERE Is your area serviced by Amazon Germany? Get it HERE Amazon SP, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Amazon JP, Amazon AU, Amazon MX, Amazon BR, Amazon IN, Amazon CA   Read More …

“Empire of the Crescent Moon” on Paperback and Kindle Worldwide

I have the pleasure of announcing the publication of the second installment in the 7 volume Dracula Chronicles series, “Empire of the Crescent Moon”, available in both paperback and Kindle editions at Amazon USA, as well as at other Amazon outlets throughout the world (see list below). Readers who prefer to read the book on   Read More …

One Day Only Free Download “Son of the Dragon” Saturday MARCH 15

One Day Only Free Download “Son of the Dragon” Saturday MARCH 15

To celebrate the arrival of the Dracula Chronicles, Book Two “Empire of the Crescent Moon” on Kindle, Book One “Son of the Dragon” will be available for  free download HERE all day on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The period of free download begins at 12:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST) and ends at 11:59 PM PST.   Read More …

New Features in “Empire of the Crescent Moon”

New Features in “Empire of the Crescent Moon”

Based on feedback from many readers I’ve decided to include maps and family trees in Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles. Additionally, I’ve updated the section on the World of Dracula Chronicles, which was present already in Book One, Son of the Dragon. Many readers told me they found the light historical notes very useful in understanding   Read More …

On Amazon Now: “Empire of the Crescent Moon”, Book Two of Dracula Chronicles

On Amazon Now: “Empire of the Crescent Moon”, Book Two of Dracula Chronicles

Dear Friends of of Vlad and the “Dracula Chronicles”, I first want to thank you for the extraordinary reception you’ve given Book One of the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”. Your reviews have been spectacular and your comments to me very flattering.  Some of the most satisfying observations made by fans of Dracula Chronicles   Read More …

Pre-Order Your Autographed Copy of Dracula Chronicles Book Two, “Empire of the Crescent Moon”. . . . .[Sorry, USA Orders Only]

  [Sorry, because of the high cost of shipping outside the country I can accept USA Orders Only] You  may now pre-order your autographed first edition copies at the Dracula Chronicles eStore. Orders will be filled as soon as the eStore receives its stock. You will get an estimate of your ETA by email after   Read More …

“Opinca”, an Essential “Fashion” Accessory Featured in the Dracula Chronicles

“Opinca”, an Essential “Fashion” Accessory Featured in the Dracula Chronicles

  If you’ve read Son of the Dragon, Book One of the Dracula Chronicles, you’ve come upon a footwear item called “opinca” (singular), or “opinci” (plural). Opinci are a very ancient mode of “transportation” employed by Transylvanian, Wallachian, and Moldavian peasants, both men and women. They predate by thousands of years the conquest of Dacia   Read More …

Two Dracula Chronicles Call to Prayer Sound Bytes

Two Dracula Chronicles Call to Prayer Sound Bytes

One of the most public and salients manifestations of the Islamic life is the call to prayer, the Adhān. It is sung in Muslim countries five times per day, always in Arabic, as it has been for nearly 1,400 years. Readers of the Dracula Chronicles have come in contact with the Adhān for the first time at the   Read More …

A Cozia Monastery Sound Byte

A Cozia Monastery Sound Byte

Cozia Monastery is the place where Vlad’s Opa (Grandfather), King Justus (Mircea the Elder), is buried. It is also the place where the one and only meeting between Vlad and his Oma (Grandmother) took place. Dracula Chronicles, Book One, Son of the Dragon. The Oma scene is covered in CHAPTER 8: A Whimsical Gatekeeper, in which   Read More …

“Empire of the Crescent Moon” Cover Finalized

“Empire of the Crescent Moon” Cover Finalized

One of the many issues that needs to be tended to when producing a book is the cover design. Though it appears to be a simple thing, the process is slow and error prone. Now Amazon (Create Space) has the final proof and are just waiting for my MS to be submitted. Editing the “Empire   Read More …

Writer’s Studio Expands its Book Collection

Writer’s Studio Expands its Book Collection

Over 300 lbs of research books and notes made a 4,000 mile journey in the trunk of my car from Seattle to Baileys Harbor, WI (via SOCAL), to join my  already sizable bibliography extant there. Most of these materials are in support of Book 3 – 7 of the Dracula Chronicles. Book One, “Son of   Read More …

“Empire of the Crescent Moon”, Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles, in Editors’ Hands Today

“Empire of the Crescent Moon”, Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles, in Editors’ Hands Today

Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles, “Empire of the Crescent Moon” is now in the hands of my team of very professional and competent editors (Arlene & Terry). Publishing is scheduled for December 2013.

A 5***** Review From a Classical History Lover

5.0 out of 5 stars More fact than fiction, August 31, 2013 By Kenneth Wills (Grapevine, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME) Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Dracula Chronicles, Son of the Dragon (Kindle Edition) I suspect that the average person regards Dracula as a myth, and that the better educated ones think of   Read More …

Listen to Dracula Chronicles Author Victor T Foia Victor Interview on WGN Chicago Over the Web

Listen to Dracula Chronicles Author Victor T Foia Victor Interview on WGN Chicago Over the Web

Use this Web Player to listen LIVE to Victor’s interview on WGN Radio The Voice of Chicago from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!! July 13, 2013, 12:00 PM (Central Standard Time) http://tv.trb.com/extras/wgnam/player/listen.htm There will be talk about Victor’s life as a defector, political refugee, immigrant (legal, lol), Janitor’s Helper, CEO, author. Also glimpses of his life   Read More …

Victor LIVE in WGN Radio Chicago July 13, 2013, 12:00 PM (cst)

If you like Cold War, Transylvania, and Dracula stories, listen to Bill Moller of WGN Radio Chicago interview Victor LIVE on Saturday July 13, 2013, at 12:00 PM (CST). If you are within the broadcasting area tune to AM 720. Everywhere else you may listen on line here: http://tv.trb.com/extras/wgnam/player/listen.htm The show is called “Weekend with Bill   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Author, Victor T Foia Interviewed on “Before It’s News”

Dracula Chronicles Author, Victor T Foia Interviewed on “Before It’s News”

Interview with Jeffery Pritchett on June 26, 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2013/06/dracula-chronicles-son-of-the-dragon-2453424.html

Dracula Chronicles Author, Victor T. Foia on 720 WGN Radio Chicago Talk Show

Dracula Chronicles Author, Victor T. Foia on 720 WGN Radio Chicago Talk Show

720 WGN Radio “The Voice of Chicago” to interview Victor T Foia on the “Weekend with Bill Moller” talk show. SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013, 12:00 PM (CST) Perhaps some of the readers of the Dracula Chronicles know that my first place of residence upon entering the USA in 1970 was Chicago. It is here I   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Book Signing

Dracula Chronicles Book Signing

Door County, Wisconsin, proves to be a heaven for writers of all genres. Both residents and visitors from nearby states show a great love for literature. Photo Credit: Samantha Hernandez, Door County Advocate http://www.doorcountyadvocate.com/article/20130619/ADV05/306190136/-Dracula-Chronicles-author-mixes-facts-fiction

Surprise A Mother You Love (Holiday 25% Discount Coupon Z5JBC6A70WL7)

Surprise A Mother You Love (Holiday 25% Discount Coupon Z5JBC6A70WL7)

As a gift that shows love on Mother’s Day flowers cannot be surpassed. But if you are looking for a way to surprise a mother you love, get her a first edition autographed copy of Book One of the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”. It is a zero calories, low carbon-footprint gift that will   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Enjoyed By A Family of 3 With Diverse Reading Interests in This 5***** Review on Amazon

It is perhaps not so rare that husbands and wives should share literary interests. It is, however, more rare IMO that parents should share such interests with their offspring. When that happens, the author of the literary work that causes this confluence of interests must consider herself lucky indeed. I am today one such lucky author,   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Reader Sees the Series as Candidate for High School Reading Lists in This 5***** Review on Amazon

I was very impressed to learn this reader finished reading the “Son of the Dragon” in less than one full day!!! But what truly delighted me was the observation that ih the reader’s opinion the Dracula Chronicles series was worthy of being included in High School reading lists, as a way of stimulating students’ interest   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Appeals to A “Very” Senior Citizen in This 5***** Review on Amazon

I had the honor of being invited to lecture on the Dracula Chronicles at a retirement community in Seattle a few weeks ago. At that time I already knew my book appealed to young, middle aged, and “senior light” readers. Could I hope, though, it would also appeal to “very” senior citizens? I say “very”   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Receives High Marks From a Polish Academic Specializing in Studies of Vlad III

Every author of historical fiction will sooner or later come under the scrutiny of someone specializing in the subject matter she writes about. To say that such a moment is anticipated with trepidation would be an understatement.  For the Dracula Chronicles that encounter is reflected in the attached review. You can judge the reviewer’s verdict for yourself. All   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Book Signing in Texas Registration Deadline Extended to April 5th

[If you take the action of emailing me your USPS physical address at victor@draculachronicles.com by Friday April 5th, you can still receive an invitation to the FREE “Wine & Cheese” book-signing party on May 1st] I have been invited as a guest speaker to the monthly luncheon of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce (CACC)   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Owes a Debt of Honor According to This 5***** Amazon Review

  “Beware what you’re asking for…” I definitely asked (read “begged”) the occult powers in charge of literary matters that my readers like my book. And, as both the reviews on Amazon and the direct feedback I’m receiving show, my prayer has been answered in a spectacular manner. But what I did NOT anticipate was that   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Finds its Way to Cabins in the Woods in a 5***** Review on Amazon

Enthusiastic readers have been recommending the Dracula Chronicles to their children, parents, neighbors and friends. In one case I’ve heard of, even to their preacher!!!! But the writer of this eloquent and insightful review goes a step farther: she recommends it to people she has has yet to meet: guests at her vacation cabins (which I assume are   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles, Pope Francis, and New Coincidences Hard to Believe

Dracula Chronicles, Pope Francis, and New Coincidences Hard to Believe

I’ve blogged in the past about extraordinary events that have taken place around me since I’ve begun working on the Dracula Chronicles. Whenever I traveled to a place to do research or actual writing, there always seemed be a major event taking place there. Sometimes it would happen just before my intended arrival date (which   Read More …

The World of the Dracula Chronicles

The World of the Dracula Chronicles

For many Dracula’s world is confined to the dense forests of Transylvania with its hill-top castles shrouded in mist. But while it’s true that Vlad, a.k.a. Dracula, was born there, he wandered for many years through a larger and more exotic world. The World of the Dracula Chronicles is as colorful and vibrant as Transylvania is dark and   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles 5***** Review on Amazon Full of Sensitivity and Passion

A book about a man whom history has pegged (unjustly) as one of the cruelest despots to walk the earth, can be expected  to be harsh and dark. One may be forgiven for not anticipating “beautiful imagery”,  a “majestic tapestry richly and intricately woven”, or “good laughs and winks hidden inside”. Yet this is precisely what the  sensitive and   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Overcomes Skepticism in a 5***** Review on Amazon

If someone had told me there was a good book on the life of the real Dracula, I too would have been skeptical about reading it. There have been so many broken promises of that nature that it is miracle anybody still gives the Dracula Chronicles a chance. Novels about Vlad, aka Dracula, fall into   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Author’s Radio Interview Has Now Garnered 1,250 Listeners

Dracula Chronicles Author’s Radio Interview Has Now Garnered 1,250 Listeners

The interest in Lette’s Chat blog radio interview of the Dracula Chronicles author Victor T Foia has been remarkable, considering the newness of both the author and the book. In addition to those who tuned in to the show live on February 28, 2013, more than one thousand current and future readers have listened to the archived   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles, Mozart, and Harry Potter in a 5***** Review on Amazon

When I set off to write the Dracula Chronicles series I was told by several people to focus narrowly on that subset of readers who love history; that I should choose the gender for which I wrote (either male or female); and that I should also target the age group (either young or mature) who might be interested   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Hides History Under the Surface, But This 5***** Reviewer Ferrets it Out

An author of historical fiction, especially one with 40 years of research behind him, risks to bore his readers to distraction with “history lessons”. Keenly aware of this, I’ve gone to great lengths to “hide” the history and let my readers enjoy Vlad’s adventures in their pure, most thrilling form. The fact that many readers have told   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Author’s Radio Interview Followed by More than 1,000 Listeners

Dracula Chronicles Author’s Radio Interview Followed by More than 1,000 Listeners

As a first time author I’ve been enjoying a well deserved obscurity until recently. Except for being the subject of my own interest and amazement, few people cared, or indeed knew, of my existence as an author. Then overnight the situation changed, when a special lady smiled upon me. No, it wasn’t Oprah, but another   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Fails to Disappoint A Skeptical Reader in this Very Satisfying 5***** Review on Amazon

I set myself a number of ambitious goals when I conceived the Dracula Chronicles series. Among them was the attempt to transcend the narrow confines of the historical fiction genre. This is something that literary pundits strongly advise against. They believe that an author must choose a type of readership and stick with it. “You   Read More …

Dracula Passes Daylight Test in a New 5***** Review on Amazon

If you are a lady, you can  easily picture Dracula as a courteous and exotic, if slightly disquieting, nighttime companion. But for the reader who authored this flattering review, Dracula proves to be an equally welcome afternoon guest. I knew this about him all along, but it is refreshing to hear it from others. Thank you reader   Read More …

The Essence of the Dracula Chronicles Captured in a 5***** Review of an Elegant Simplicity

Sometimes a few words manage to capture the very essence of a work, no matter how vast. Such is the case of the review below. Dracula Chronicles is indeed a journey, Vlad’s hero’s journey from the “backwaters” of Europe (Wallachia) to a place in the heart of millions of people across the globe. Thank you   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Author Denies Rumors of A Ghost Writer

Dracula Chronicles Author Denies Rumors of A Ghost Writer

It is obvious that certain similarities between these two portraits can’t be denied (viz both cigars are “Churchills”, both men have real “salt and pepper” facial hair and possibly the same brand of toupess, and both men affect a certain undefined foreign accent – according to the audio transcript). Yet such superficial resemblance does not justify the speculation   Read More …

A New 5 ***** Review on Amazon Raises the Bar for Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles

Words of praise and appreciation such as those the attached review has lavished upon me are what every author hopes for. But the intended consequence of every good review for the author of a series is that it raises the bar for the next volume. In the case of Mr. Tom Wills of Singapore, the   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Speaking Engagement Colleyville, TX, Registration Deadline Extended to April 5th 2013

Dracula Chronicles Speaking Engagement Colleyville, TX, Registration Deadline Extended to April 5th 2013

[If you take the action of emailing me your USPS physical address at victor@draculachronicles.com by Friday April 5th, you can still receive an invitation to the FREE “Wine & Cheese” book-signing party on May 1st]   I have been invited as a guest speaker to the monthly luncheon of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce   Read More …

Less then 24 Hours until Carlette Ritter Interviews the Author of the Dracula Chronicles

You may just simply go to this link on Feb 28, 8:00 PM EST, and listen to the interview:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letteschat/2013/03/01/chatting-with-author-victor-foia The link becomes “live” at the time of the show. You may also call this number and ask questions “live”: (347) 215-7302 Finally, you might want to register for chat at the link below so you may   Read More …

A Dracula Chronicles Review That is Also an In-Depth Analysis

A Dracula Chronicles Review That is Also an In-Depth Analysis

In addition to being the kind of enthusiastic review every author pines for, the attached review on Amazon is also a rather detailed analysis of the “Son of the Dragon”, considering the space restrictions the writer had to consider. Thank you reader Maureen G. 5.0 out of 5 stars Devoured it!, February 26, 2013 By Maureen G. – See all my reviews Amazon Verified   Read More …

The Cemetery of Dracula Church in Whitby Shaken by the Publication of the Dracula Chronicles?

The Cemetery of Dracula Church in Whitby Shaken by the Publication of the Dracula Chronicles?

St. Mary’s Church cemetery in Whitby, Yorkshire (UK), had never done this in its 900 years of existence. Not even when Bram Stoker featured the church in his unforgettable “Dracula” novel, published in 1897. And not once over the hundred years since, as countless movies, novels, musicals, balets, and graphic novels attempted to recapture Dracula or   Read More …

Working on my Transylvanian Accent for the Interview

Working on my Transylvanian Accent for the Interview

  In preparation for the February 28 (8:00 PM EST) interview on Lette’s Chat Talk Show, I began to practice my Transylvanian accent. I fear it has practically disappeared through disuse over the years. Many of the readers who promised to attend the show have never heard me speak and I don’t want to disappoint   Read More …

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM PST) Join hundreds of listeners as the very popular blog radio personality Carlette Witter discusses the “Making of the Dracula Chronicles” with Victor. This is your chance to ask Victor ANY question about the book, his adventurous (sometimes reckless) life,   Read More …

All Fired up to Autograph your copy of Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”

All Fired up to Autograph your copy of Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”

Responding to wide-spread requests for autographed copies of the paperback edition of the “Son of the Dragon” I have implemented an eStore option on the Dracula Chronicles website. Please visit www.draculachronicles.com and touch this button: When filling out the purchase order, do not forget to let me know to whom I should dedicate the book. If you   Read More …

Before you join the Dracula Chronicles interview on Carlette Ritter’s Talk Show…

You still don’t know what all this fuss about the Dracula Chronicles is? Victor Foia’s interview on Carlette Ritter’s talk show (Feb 28, 8:00 PM EST) will answer many of your questions. But to get a taste of the world the book will introduce you to, DRACULA’S WORLD, watch the book trailer first. http://youtu.be/Ozmborwjddg http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letteschat/2013/03/01/chatting-with-author-victor-foia

Victor Foia, Author of Dracula Chronicles, on Washington, DC, radio talk show, 6 days away

Victor Foia, Author of Dracula Chronicles, on Washington, DC, radio talk show, 6 days away

Mark your calendars for Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST (7:00 PM CST, 5:00 PM PST) Join hundreds of listeners as the very popular blog radio personality Carlette Witter discusses the “Making of the Dracula Chronicles” with Victor. This is your chance to ask Victor ANY question about the book, his adventurous (sometimes reckless) life,   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, Available in Brazil

Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, Available in Brazil

“Son of the Dragon” (Kindle Edition) is available in Brazil and it has already acquired a small following. No, it has not yet been translated into Portuguese. However, many Brazilians can read English and generally are interested in European history. By the time the World Soccer Cup (El Mundial) takes place in Brazil in 2014, followers of Dracula will   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, Available in Japan

Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, Available in Japan

“Son of the Dragon” (Kindle Edition) is available in Japan and it has already acquired a small following. No, it has not yet been translated into Japanese. However, many Japanese can read English and generally are interested in European history. http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_ja_JP=%E3%82%AB%E3%82%BF%E3%82%AB%E3%83%8A&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Victor%20T%20Foia

Dracula Church in the UK Still in Danger of Spilling Skeletons Over Town

Dracula Church in the UK Still in Danger of Spilling Skeletons Over Town

Trouble started only days after the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, was published on 12-21-12. The Dracula Church in in Yorkshire (Whitby), UK, began to spew skeletons over town from the hight of the hill it is perched on. Quiet for nearly seven centuries, the church chose this moment to make a gruesome statement. You do   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles Paperback Edition Available in India

Dracula Chronicles Paperback Edition Available in India

More than 1,000,000,000 readers in India have been waiting for this moment: the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, is now available in both, Kindle and PAPERBACK editions at Amazon India. My dear friends in the USA with relatives in friends in India: Please put an end to the anguish of the Indian readers by passing on   Read More …

A Thoughtful and Insightful 5 ***** Review for the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”

A new 5 ***** review on Amazon. Thank you reader Jayde! I am enormously flattered and humbled by the comments most reviewers and private commentators have made regarding the “I can’t put it down” nature of the book. But at the same time I am reminded that by publishing the 6 – 8 Books of   Read More …

Dracula Chronicles,”Son of the Dragon”, Autographed First Edition

Dracula Chronicles,”Son of the Dragon”, Autographed First Edition

Dear Reader, You know the first edition of the Dracula Chronicles, “Son of the Dragon”, will  become a valuable collector’s item. If you would like to increase its value with the author’s autograph,  please send an email to: victor@draculachronicles.com Please include the following: a) When and where you purchased the “Son of the Dragon” b)   Read More …

Victor Foia to discus the Dracula Chronicles on Internet Radio Show

Victor Foia to discus the Dracula Chronicles on Internet Radio Show

Mark your calendars!! Fresh from a month-long working sojourn in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Victor Foia stops by Lette’s Chat on Blog Talk Radio, Thursday, February 28th at 8pm ET. Victor will discuss the the origin of the Dracula Chronicles series, his life in Transylvania behind the Iron Curtain, his days in UN refugee camps in   Read More …

Buenos Aires, a city that inspires writers of all genres

When I told my friends I would be going to Buenos Aires in January to work on Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles, I was met with knowing smiles. Sun, tango in the streets, chilled Argentinian wines, long nights at cafes, endless beaches… Don’t these pictures tell you that I was serious about it? Please   Read More …

Working on Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles

Working on Book Two of the Dracula Chronicles

Working hard on the Dracula Chronicles, Book Two, “House of the Crescent Moon” (Coming December 2013). Cafe Tortoni, Buenos Aires, Argentina. January 2013. This cafe has witnessed the creative efforts of numerous writers over the years. I wonder what Dracula would say if he knew (and I think he DOES know!) that the next installment   Read More …

Press Release January 07, 2013

“Son of the Dragon”, Book One of the “Dracula Chronicles” On Amazon Kindle

Wolves of Transylvania

Wolves of Transylvania

Sixty some years ago, when I was growing up in Transylvania, wolves would descend from the forest above our town and prowl in our orchard in winter nights. We could see their eyes glow yellow among the trees. At first their howls were terrifying to us children. But in time we got used to them.   Read More …

The Mausoleums of Two Very Different Emperors

The Mausoleums of Two Very Different Emperors

What would your tomb look like if you were the most powerful person in an empire? After you died, of course 🙂 Here is an example of how two people with enormous power over their subjects have been honored after their death. Murad II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire during Dracula’s teenage years, is buried   Read More …

Dracula, the Founder of Bucharest

Did you know Dracula is the founder of Bucharest, the capital of today’s Romania? The place where Bucharest is found today, was a modest road crossing in Vlad/Dracula’s time. It is featured in Dracula Chronicles, Book One, Son of the Dragon, as “Bucur’s Crossing”.

The Real Dracula on the Discovery Chanel

History Channel produced a program called “Lost Worlds”. One episode of this program is titled “The Real Dracula” (2006). I highly recommend you watch this program On Demand, if possible, to further enhance your knowledge of Dracula’s world. The visual effects and the PC graphics will help you understand much about the castles and fortresses   Read More …

Dracula’s Underground on History Channel

The History Channel features an hour-long program on the real Dracula, Vlad the Impaler. It is part of a series called “Cities of the Underworld”. This episode is titled “Dracula’s Underground” S1/Ep11 (2007). If you missed it watching it I recommend you try to see it On Demand. Even though I have visited all of   Read More …

Face Book “Likes”

Face Book “Likes” for Dracula Chronicles now exceed  1,400

Dracula Birthplace

Dracula Birthplace

This is the old town of Schassburg (Sighisoara), Transylvania. Dracula was born here in the ocher-colored house at the right of the clock tower. Today it is the site of a quaint restaurant. Sighisoara is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Every year the town is host to an increasingly popular Halloween party,   Read More …

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