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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bond of Blood - Diane Whiteside

BOND OF BLOOD: A Novel of Texas Vampires. By Diane Whiteside. New York: Berkley / Penguin, 2007. 343 pages, pbk, $7.99 ISBN 9780425217979
Here's your modern and scientifically based Texas vampire novel set in modern times. 
Bond of BloodIt's blood sucking, violent, erotic with fleshy scenes, laced with Spanish and French language, and flash-backs for background.   Don Rafael crossed over 700 years ago in ancient Spain, now he drives a Mercedes in Texas as maybe the most powerful bloodsucker in America - until evil vampires show up.  New Orleans' Madame Celeste has ordered Beau, "You must go to Texas and destroy Don Rafael for me," and the contest is on.  Into this bi-temporal plot is mixed the current, torrid love affair with Grania.  Whiteside brings Texas vampire genre to a new height of complexity.
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1 comment:

Peter said...

Bond of blood is a genuinely superior novel, I thoroughly enjoyed the read, it was excellent.

Peter Hipkins
Schiel & Denver