In October we treated you to an excerpt from Freda Warrington’s A Taste of Blood Wine, and now in April we’re showering you with an exclusive look at its follow-up, A Dance in Blood Velvet.
A Dance in Blood Velvet, out TODAY (4/8/2014) from Titan Books, is the second installment in Warrington’s “Blood Wine” series of novels.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of our exclusive A Dance in Blood Velvet excerpt.
For the love of her vampire suitor, Karl, Charlotte has forsaken her human life. Now her only contact with humans is when she hunts them down to feed. Her thirst for blood repulses her, but its fulfilment brings ecstasy.
The one light in the shadows is the passion that burns between her and Karl. A love that it seems will last for eternity – until Karl’s former lover, the seductively beautiful Katerina, is rescued from the Crystal Ring. For nearly fifty years she has lain, as dead, in the icy depths of the Weisskalt. Now she wants to reclaim her life… and Karl. In despair, Charlotte turns to the prima ballerina Violette Lenoir, an ice maiden who only thaws when she dances.
Charlotte is fascinated as she has been by no other human, longing to bring joy to the dancer. But her obsession opens the floodgates to a far darker threat than the vampires could ever have imagined. For Violette is more than human, and if she succumbs to the vampire’s kiss, it could unleash a new terror…
The Dark Blood of Poppies follows on October 14th, and The Dark Arts of Blood, the fourth, brand new chapter, is due in the US in May 2015, both also from Titan. On Freda Warrington’s website the author says she’s “bringing it back to the core of those we know and love – Karl, Charlotte, Violette and a couple of new faces who are bound to stir things up a bit!”
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