Thanks, Charlie, for hosting me today and letting me talk about my Blood Series books. For those reading, please read down to the end of the post to see how to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a good Blood Series goodie basket featuring a Dr. Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey pendant!
So you may have guessed from the giveaway—time travel features prominently in the Blood Series. Beginning in Blood and Ghosts (Blood #2), one of the two main characters discovers he has the ability to manipulate time. Adrien Gilbert is a vampire hunter who is given the gift of immortality by the vampire he loves, Nicolas Lambert. With that gift (which does not turn Adrien into a vampire), Nicolas’s blood awakens a long-dormant ability that was once among the most powerful traits of his vampire clan: the ability to travel through time in one’s own body.
In writing the series, I knew that I wanted this ability to be its focus. Time travel is a wonderful tool to explore characters and, let’s face it, it’s pretty damn cool. How many of us wouldn’t want a second shot at an important event in our lives?
In Blood and Ghosts, Adrien hasn’t yet figured out how to control his new ability or use it to his advantage. Instead, he’s buffeted around in time, forced to re-experience difficult events, or given a second chance to live his life differently. What he doesn’t realize is the effect changing the past will have on his present.
The Blood Series is part fantasy, part paranormal, with a little wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff added in to shake things up a bit. The last book in the series will be released in early 2016. I hope you’ll join me and my unusual vampires on a journey of the heart! -Shira
Sequel to Blood and Rain/Blood: Book Two
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.
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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Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour Participants:
April 20th – Prism Book Alliance
April 21st – Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
April 22nd – My Fiction Nook
April 23rd – Love Bytes
April 24th – MM Good Book Reviews
April 25th – Andrew Q. Gordon (The Land of Make Believe)
April 26th – Aisling Mancy
April 27th – Bike Book Reviews
April 28th – Charlie Cochet
April 29th – Hearts on Fire Book Reviews
April 30th – Kim Fielding