Beside the Darker Shore

Beside the Darker Shore

by Patricia J. Esposito
     
 
What might the ethical Governor David Gedden give up for one man's exquisite beauty? It's terrifying to consider when the man is a destructive blood prostitute and David is responsible for the state's peaceful vampire community. Blood sales in Boston are up, blood taxes support a thriving new nightlife, neighborhoods have been refurbished, and deaths by vampires have

Overview

What might the ethical Governor David Gedden give up for one man's exquisite beauty? It's terrifying to consider when the man is a destructive blood prostitute and David is responsible for the state's peaceful vampire community. Blood sales in Boston are up, blood taxes support a thriving new nightlife, neighborhoods have been refurbished, and deaths by vampires have plummeted. David is assured reelection.

However, the blood addict Stephen Salando has returned from exile with one unalterable plan: to turn the good governor into a vampire. Stephen is an immortal dhampir, whose beauty obliterates reason, who rouses in David a fierce desire he's ignored his whole life. For David to have Stephen, he must ally with the community's archrival. To have him, he must become a potential killer himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615724154
Publisher:
Caliburn Press, LLC
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,207,557
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Aricia Gavriel
Here is the most unusual and original vampire novel I've ever read - I know of nothing else like it, and I've read numerous novels in this genre...The story is so complex, you'll have to roll with it and take up the details by osmosis...The writing style is also unorthodox, with a narrative so rich in detail, words often seem to dance off the page. When it works, it's deeply evocative - I'm reminded of Poppy Z. Brite on steroids!...You know how there are books that lull you to sleep? This one flips your brain's "on" switch!" Five stars out of five, highly recommended.—Aricia Gavriel GLBT Bookshelf
Sheila
Beside the Darker Shore is different. It is not your usual vampire tale. There is no sex in the book, per se, but it is one of the most powerfully sensual books I have read. When humans offer their blood to vampires, the eroticism of the bloodletting has no need for sex...While there are villains in Beside the Darker Shore, they are not the stereotypical villains of vampire novels. There was no right or wrong. There is an air of "what is best for me" for each character... For the pain each of these men brings to the other, it is hard to dislike any of them. Each is fighting for what he believes...these are characters that have not left my mind since I finished the book.—Shelia, Two Lips Reviews (5 Stars)

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