Blood Groove

Alex Bledsoe

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When centuries-old vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski was staked in Wales in 1915, the last thing he expected was to reawaken in Memphis, Tennessee, sixty years later. Reborn into a new world of simmering racial tensions, the cunning nosferatu realizes he must adapt quickly if he is to survive.

Finding willing victims is easy, as Zginski possesses all the powers of the undead, including the ability to sexually enslave anyone he chooses. Hoping to learn how his kind copes with this bizarre new era, Zginski tracks down a nest of teenage vampires. But these young vampires have little knowledge of their true nature, having learned most of what they know from movies like Blacula.

Forming an uneasy alliance with the young vampires, Zginski begins to teach them the truth about their powers. They must learn quickly, for there’s a new drug on the street—a drug created to specifically target and destroy vampires. As Zginski and his allies track the drug to its source, they may unwittingly be stepping into a fifty-year-old trap that can destroy them all . . .

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Chapter One

 

Memphis, Tennessee, 1975

"Shit, " said Patricia.. It was an understatement.

"Yes, ma'am," her assistant Joe agreed, and scowled at the musty odor, strong despite the morgue's chill.

The body inside the enormous coffin had the unmistakable look of someone buried alive. The limbs twisted in the folds of dry, brittle clothing; the jaw hung open in an eternal cry of despair. But the knife driven through his heart, still gleaming after more than half a century, was what held their attention.

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When centuries-old vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski was staked in Wales in 1915, the last thing he expected was to reawaken in Memphis, Tennessee, sixty years later. Reborn into a new world of simmering racial tensions, the cunning nosferatu realizes he must adapt quickly if he is to survive. Trailer written and directed by Lisa Stock. Featuring Catherine Mancuso. Music: "Bottle of Jack" by Colleen Grace.

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"Bledsoe’s debut urban fantasy is an intoxicating brew of mystery, humor, and horror."--Library Journal on Blood Groove

“I love vampire stories, both reading them and writing them, and when one comes along that’s as new and fresh as Blood Groove, well, it’s just plain delicious. One very sweet read. ”—Whitley Strieber, New York Times bestselling author

“Hot and sticky and tangy as a slab of Memphis ribs. A trippy vamp-noir seventies feed-fest, complete with the requisite sex, drugs, and vintage rock.”—E.E. Knight, bestselling author of Vampire Earth on Blood Groove

“An edgy, visceral page-turner that had me laughing one moment and shivering the next. Alex Bledsoe is a writer to watch!”—Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game on Blood Groove

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Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in West Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland. He now lives in Wisconsin.

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Blood Groove
Alex Bledsoe

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765323088
ISBN10: 0765323087
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429956574
ISBN10: 1429956577
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$7.99
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