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Blood and Ghosts
Sequel to Blood and Rain
With vampire Nicolas Lambert’s marriage to a rival clanswoman only weeks away, Adrien Gilbert struggles to come to terms with his defeat at the hands of Verel Pelletier, a vampire hunter and an immortal like himself. Adrien and his former teacher, Roland Günter, begin to explore his newly acquired abilities. But without his soul’s sword, Adrien flounders.
On Nicolas’s wedding day, a two-hundred-year old secret is revealed, sending the wedding party into a blazing battle between hunters and vampires. Once again Adrien finds himself facing Pelletier’s superior strength. Just as Adrien believes all hope of a future with Nicolas is lost, he finally learns his true gift—he can turn back time. But time travel comes with a high cost. To save Nicolas, Adrien must become strong enough to use his power without descending into madness.
“Blood and Ghosts”: Eternal Love
Thanks for hosting the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour today! Please read down to the end of the post for instructions on how to enter the blog tour giveaway for a cool Dr. Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey pendant and lots of other Blood Series goodies!
The Blood Series features immortal vampires and vampire hunters who become immortal with a little help from the most powerful vampires, the “ancients” (born as vampires, not created from humans). The series begins with a scene where immortal Adrien Gilbert mourns the loss of the vampire he loves, Nicolas Lambert. Adrien lives in the 21st century in Miami, Florida. He’s powerful, successful, and entirely miserable without Nicolas. The Blood Series is about eternal love and the certain knowledge of that love.
The Blood Series follows the story of Nicolas and Adrien from the late 1890s until the present, and in the second book in the series, Blood and Ghosts, Adrien realizes he has the ability to travel through time in his own body. An ability he can’t yet control. He’s thrust into the past in his teenage body, and he changes the future as a result of his actions.
In Blood and Ghosts, Adrien meets several iterations of Nicolas. The Nicolas who has known the future through Adrien’s memories, but who loses Adrien when Adrien leaves his teenage body behind. The Adrien left behind doesn’t have the benefit of the future Adrien’s experiences, and he despises vampires. That leaves Nicolas alone, without the Adrien he knows and loves. There’s also the Nicolas who is kidnapped by Pelletier, the man who wishes to end the truce between vampires and hunters. And, at the end of the second book, there’s a Nicolas who has never known Adrien.
But in spite of each Nicolas’s experiences, each Nicolas has a sense that he knows Adrien. Which got me to thinking…. Would you know your true love if you met him on the street for the first time? Each Nicolas recognizes that something about Adrien is different. He senses he’s met Adrien before, although he can’t place him.
Adrien’s immortality is a gift from the original Nicolas he knew and fell in love with. Nicolas’s vampire bloodline once allowed his ancestors to travel through time. And although Nicolas doesn’t possess that ability himself, his blood, combined with Adrien’s very unusual blood (you’ll have to read a bit more about that), creates an ability in Adrien that is both heartbreaking and the answer to Adrien’s happiness. But can Adrien convince each new Nicolas of his love? Will these Nicolases trust Adrien?
Want to read more? The Blood Series starts with Blood and Rain and continues with a happily-for-now for Adrien and Nicolas in Blood and Ghosts. Happy reading!
Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily-ever-after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one. Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work.
In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musician.
Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she’s not writing, she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.
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2 thoughts on “Blood and Ghosts by Shira Anthony Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!”
Love these stories, Shira! Can’t wait to see how you bring it all together in the third book. 🙂
Much success to you, Shira. I went ahead and purchased both eBooks. Looking forward to reading them.
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