Love Lies Bleeding (Paperback)
"Aspas a S. Bissas has achieved writing afresh about an angle of vampirism that sometimes is claimed to be over-written and over-read.... This is not just another book for the pile, or another 'fresh layer of frost' for a snowman-this is abominably good." -Callum Beesley, Vamped.org "It is the rare gem that makes me utterly devour a tome disregarding all other stimuli. Love Lies Bleeding is such a gem." -Andy Boylan, Taliesin Meets the Vampires What happens when a predator loves its prey? Centuries-old Mara is dying a slow death when she meets Lee, a young man whose life has never belonged to him. Thrown together, they're forced to fight those who would destroy them and survive a slew of enemies they never expected, even as Mara falls into a downward spiral of delusion and obsession. Will she make a devil's deal to save both their souls? With pasts like theirs, can they ever have a future?
Once upon a time there was a storyteller, whose stories existed in the land of many lakes – that boundless region called Minnesota, where hardy souls have made their living on the water, fertile land and in cities. This storyteller, William Kent Krueger, weaves his stories with characters so rich, so real and so human, the tale leaps off the page and buries deep into your soul. “This Tender Land” is simply a magnificent example of Krueger’s extraordinary gift as a writer. You will find it hard to put down, or even after finishing, hard to stop thinking of Odie, Albert, Mose and Emmy – your guides down the winding rivers in this book. Truly, a masterpiece. - review by Maureen