Blood Run Cold

Blood Run Cold

by Aleksandr Voinov, Raev Gray
     
 

After an "incident," Frederik Berg, a financial consultant with a reputation for shady business practices, is hired by the Dalcas, a family of ancient and influential wealth. The patriarch, Lucian, takes an interest in him. He is intrigued by Frederik's sociopathic nature and wants to keep him as a pet-literally. Lucian reveals himself to be a vampire, and in him,…  See more details below

Overview

After an "incident," Frederik Berg, a financial consultant with a reputation for shady business practices, is hired by the Dalcas, a family of ancient and influential wealth. The patriarch, Lucian, takes an interest in him. He is intrigued by Frederik's sociopathic nature and wants to keep him as a pet-literally. Lucian reveals himself to be a vampire, and in him, Frederik finds what he has been looking for all along: a predator even more dangerous and fearsome than he is, someone he can submit to.

But there is bad blood all around. Lucian has two children: jealous, opportunistic Elena and quiet, slippery Emil, who takes it upon himself to uncover Frederik's past and use it against him. That past comes in the form of Ghislain Saint-Denis and Prince Hasan, who were involved in Frederik's "incident." Though he intended to use them, Emil finds himself growing attached to both men.

When Lucian promises to make Frederik a vampire, Emil fears for his lovers' safety, knowing that Frederik will take his revenge upon Ghislain and Hasan. Emil tries to protect them, but he can only do so much. And Lucian has no intention of keeping Frederik leashed. Meanwhile, Elena has plans of her own. She is jealous of both her brother and her father, and intends to make sure that all of their pets meet their end.

Both sides strike their blows, and family tensions come to a head. Soon it becomes clear that not everyone will survive the conflicts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452806518
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/03/2010
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

Aleksandr Voinov is an emigrant German author living near London where he makes his living as a financial journalist, freelance editor and creative writing teacher. At 34 years of age, he has written about 13 novels and commercially published five with German publishers, plus a number of short stories and poems (even though he still didn't know how that happened). After many years writing German-language horror, science fiction, cyberpunk and science fiction, Aleksandr is now writing historical and contemporary fiction in English. He publishes non-commercial and fanwork as "Vashtan".

Intellectually, Aleksandr is drawn to the dark side of human nature and history. As a trained historian, he is fascinated by wars, religion and the conflict between the individual and society (as shown in "Test of Faith", his eXcessica release). Aleksandr's characters are often scarred lonely souls at conflict with their environment and pitted against odds that make or break them.

Aleksandr has just barely enough time to take care of a Chinese elm bonsai standing on his desk, goes weight-lifting, and confuses opponents as a left-hander in foil fencing. His interests at the moment include professional chess players, international espionage, tailored suits, and fine Turkish rugs.

Aleksandr's style has been called "dynamic to the point of breathlessness", "dark to the point of fatalism" and "disturbingly poetic" by publishers and literary agents; however, recently, he has managed to keep some of his main characters alive and most are even getting a HEA or at least HFN ending. He welcomes feedback at vashtan@gmail.com.

Releases:

"Deliverance" in "Forbidden Love", Noble Romance Publishing
"Burn" in "Echoes of the Future", Noble romance Publishing
"Spoils of War" at www.smashwords.com (with Raev Gray)
"Test of Faith", eXcessica (ebook) and www.lulu.com (paper) with Raev Gray
"Clean Slate", Dreamspinner Press (with Barbara Sheridan)
"Risky Maneuvers", Loose Id (with Barbara Sheridan) - to be announced
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in "Forbidden Love", MLR Press - to be announced

Website: http://www.aleksandrvoinov.com
Blog: http://aleksandrvoinov.blogspot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/vashtan
GLBT Bookshelf: http://bookworld.editme.com/vashtan

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