Under the Blood Red Moon

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Cursed with the ability to hear the thoughts of others, beautiful Angelica Shelton Belanov feels most comfortable when hidden away in the library of her father's English country estate. Now family duty requires that she make an appearance at a glittering gala, mingling with the cream of London society in hopes of finding a suitable husband. Assailed by the unwanted “chatter” of many minds, Angelica finds relief in the company of a handsome aristocratic stranger who remains, ...

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Cursed with the ability to hear the thoughts of others, beautiful Angelica Shelton Belanov feels most comfortable when hidden away in the library of her father's English country estate. Now family duty requires that she make an appearance at a glittering gala, mingling with the cream of London society in hopes of finding a suitable husband. Assailed by the unwanted “chatter” of many minds, Angelica finds relief in the company of a handsome aristocratic stranger who remains, refreshingly, an enigma.

But Prince Alexander is not like other men. The powerful leader of an Eastern clan of immortals, he has come to London to hunt down a rogue vampire who threatens the survival of his dwindling kind. Angelica can sense that Alexander is dangerous, a mystery to be unraveled at her own peril. Yet desire sears them both—she, the bewitching telepath, and he, the fearless leader who must learn to trust his heart. And unrestrained passion has strict demands that could cost them both their lives...and their souls.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061373251
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Hande Zapsu who writes as Mina Hepsen, was born in Istanbul, Turkey. Growing up between Munich and Istanbul, she was influenced by her father (a Turkish politician) and went on to Boston where she did a B.A. in Political Science and Political Philosophy at Tufts University. Always a big fan of travelling, she then moved to Miami for a year before going on to Edinburgh, Scotland where she lives currently.

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Under the Blood Red Moon

Chapter One

London, January 1871
Nearly Two Hundred Years Later . . .

Grooms as far as the eye could see. Men with blond hair, brown hair, black hair, auburn hair . . . was that green hair? Angelica stood amidst thousands of white-gloved hands holding dozens of multicolored flowers all belonging to equally smiley faces.

"Marry me!" one of them called out. He was old, quite old, Angelica realized, and reminded her a little bit of a drawing she had seen of the philosopher Plato.

"No! Marry me!" others sang. Sang? Yes, they were quite literally singing! Oh God, this had to be a dream. A really bad dream . . .

"Come on Angelica, you know you want to marry me!"

"Prince Albert?" Angelica asked with some shock. "But you died ten years ago from typhoid! Queen Victoria mourns you still!"

Albert wiggled his brows at her lecherously and had Angelica stepping back.

"Now, just wait a minute. I don't really want to marry, and if I must, I could hardly pick from all of you!"

Silence followed her frustrated declaration and had her glancing about warily. The smiles were fading quickly, and Angelica watched as several bright flowers dropped to the ground.

"Gentlemen?"

"Freak!" The word came from somewhere in the distance and echoed eerily. The eyes that had looked upon her with devotion only a moment ago were accusing.

"Freak!"

"Monster!"

"Wait, let me explain!" Angelica raised her voice so that she might be heard over the growing chanting, but to no avail. The anxiety that had begun to flutter in her stomach was quicklyturning to dread.

"Kill the monster!" It was Albert. He pointed his royal finger at her and repeated, "Kill the monster!"

The men closest to her seized her, and try as she might Angelica could not shake them loose.

"Wait. Please, I am no monster. I'm innocent! Pease, I did not ask for this curse. No! Someone, help!"

Angelica woke with a start to find her brother watching her, a wry smile etched on his boyish face.

"Did someone fail to tell you that it is bad manners to sleep at the breakfast table? Supper or dinner maybe, but breakfast, it is a definite faux pas my dear."

It took her a moment to get her bearings. Her eyes darted across the table to ensure that none of the men in her dreams were here in their sunny breakfast room. They were not. Of course they were not, she thought with a hefty dose of relief.

Mikhail was looking at her with a slightly quizzical expression that served to pull her out of her thoughts. Straightening her hair with an expert hand, Angelica pushed aside the remnants of her dream and smiled for her brother's benefit.

"At least I am at the breakfast table. If you had gotten as little sleep as I did last night, you would have skipped it altogether."

Mikhail ignored the truth of her declaration and continued with his jibing, laughing at his sister over a warm cup of tea. "I really do not know what is more scandalous. Falling asleep at the breakfast table or burning away the candles reading all night."

"Well, if you did not insist on dragging me to late dinners and balls each night of the week, I would hardly have to be up till all hours, now would I?"

Rolling his eyes, Mikhail sighed in frustration. "You cannot still be mad about your debut, Angelica. You had to be introduced to society formally sooner or later, and in this instance it was definitely later!"

Angelica made no response. There was no use in telling her brother that she would wholeheartedly prefer to be living in their country home, where no such fancy debuts would have ever been necessary to begin with! No, she definitely could not tell her brother of that desire, not when she had to stay in London to keep an eye on him.

Receiving no answer other than a frustrated exhalation of breath, Mikhail shrugged good-naturedly. "So, what do you have planned for today?"

"Oh this and that, though first I will have to change my dress, since we took Rotten Row today. I swear that path must be the sandiest track on this side of the globe."

Mikhail tried valiantly to hide his smile. "I can see that our rides in Hyde Park before breakfast take a rather large toll on you, dear sister. You can always take Ladies' Mile next time."

Angelica did not bother to make a response in the face of that piece of rubbish. Ladies who rode for the sake of showing off their new riding habits and elaborate coiffures rode Ladies' Mile. Anyone out to ride for the sake of riding would not even consider it. Then again, anyone out for the sake of riding would probably not find themselves in Hyde Park, where the fashionable members of the ton could invariably be located in the mornings.

"As I was saying, I will have to change," Angelica said quickly. She picked up the paper she had been reading before she had fallen asleep and continued, "After that, I honestly haven't a clue. What can a lady in London do during these hours of the day? She can shop, for which I am in no mood for, pay bills, which I have already done, or pay house calls, which I cannot do."

Mikhail laid down his own paper to regard his sister with puzzled eyes.

"And why, may I ask, can you not visit with friends? I saw you speaking avidly with the Spanish ambassador's wife just last night. And what about that German chit . . ."

Angelica thought back to her brief conversation with Felipa the ambassador's wife, and barely managed not to sigh. The woman had seemed pleasant enough, but Angelica had not been able to concentrate on a single thing she had said. She had been too busy wishing herself at home with a good book.

Under the Blood Red Moon. Copyright © by Mina Hepsen. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted December 19, 2009

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    Such a great book!!!

    I loved this book! Great writing style and awesome charactors! It was like a "back in the day" old book. Girls are not allowed to be with men alone unless its their husband. So when the feelings start to build about this interseting man, things start to heat up! He wants her soooo bad...but he cant be with her. Lots of good parts that you will not forget!! If you like romance and the paranormal then BUY THIS BOOK!!!!! You will not regret it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

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    This book is a SPECTACULAR PHENOMENON, I'd give it 10 STARS!

    The chemistry between the lead characters, Alexander & Angelica will leave you sufferocating for air. The fire, the intensity, & the devotion for each other is much to be desired for alone. After reading each moment they had shared, my pulse went into hyper-drive. I thought about this book every moment of the day, unable to STOP reading it. After I read the last word, I clung onto it for dear life, as it was my ultimate lover. It will lead you to the edge of your seat, wanting & yearning for more. If you are searching for a book w/an immense source of passion, action, suspense, & explicate detail; you will not be disappointed with this book. I would HIGHLY recommend it above all the other books I've read & wrote reviews about thus far. It has topped my list of favorites & will probably remain for a significant amount of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    HOPE THERE IS A SEQUEL!

    This book was everything a romantic, historical fiction/paranormal should be! The story was well written and thought out, leaving no lose ends. The romance between the hero & heroine develops at a lovely pace, making you want more. Couldn't put it down. I hope there is more to come from Mina Hepsen!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 2, 2008

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    Great combination of Vampires, Romance, and Historical Fiction

    I really enjoyed this book and am looking for more similar to it. It was a book I couldn't put down and liked the main characters whose romance was very believable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2008

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    Excellent!

    This was like a slightly more adult version of Twilight. Good non-bloodsucking vampires, well except for the bad guys. It was witty, romantic and original. The characters were very likeable. I would have liked her to develope some of the lesser characters a little more. I would have enjoyed seeing what happened to some of them. I also thought she rushed a little to the ending. This book could have easily had 100 or so more pages. As a whole I really liked the book and even went back and read a few of my favorite chapters again! I will look forward to more of her books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    Blah

    Couldn't get passed page 60. Wasn't expecting a masterpiece, but I was expecting the story to be entertaining...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    One of my favorite books. I love the time period, I love the way

    One of my favorite books. I love the time period, I love the way they talk and dress, I love the mystery, I love the family dynamic, and I love the way Angelica falls in love. Everything about this book is awesome.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Decent Concept, Bad Delivery.

    Granted, I am not a published author, however when you've read a lot of literature from different sources you become familiar with writing styles. It was apparent from the beginning of the book that the author was either not speaking english as a first language or had not read a lot of literature from the time period the story falls into. It reads a lot like a modern story later modified to be a 19th century work.
    As far as the story itself, character development was lacking, and I was left wanting more background for characters like Alexander and James and Margaret. If I was the author, I would have made this story into a trilogy. There was just a lot of story and character development left wanted and lacking. I was interested and left disappointed, especially with the ending. I won't ruin the ending but really??? I mean, come on...you could've made the surprise antagonist someone else. It's not even believable.
    Overall, good effort, terrible delivery. I say rewrite and reprint.

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  • Posted September 26, 2011

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    Disappointing

    I went into reading this book with very little expectations, and by the end I was not impressed at all. I found the characters to be childish, especially Angelica who throws fits with little provokation. I would have been ok with the story if the language wasnt off for the time period that the story was set in. The author uses language that we use today that wasnt used back then. Another issue I have is that the author doesnt seem to know the difference between till and 'til, it was aggrevating. Besides the errors in the story I found the vampires to be lacking; in my opinion they werent vampires. All in all it was a disappointing read.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Nice adult upgrade to Twilight!!

    Loved this book. Very captivating with its old romance. I'm a huge Twilight Saga fan, and I thought this was a very good adult version of immortal romance. Would recommend for even none Twilight fans.

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  • Posted October 4, 2010

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    Good book...

    Hadn't heard of this author, but gave it a chance after seeing it as a recommended read by another reviewer. It was an easy read, as I finished it in a day, but would've preferred a little more time spent on the ending just as a previous reviewer mentioned. Still a good read for someone like me who was taking a break from reading series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2010

    Great!

    I wasn't too excited to read this book because of all the Twilight craze now. But oh boy, this book was amazing! I loved it. I couldn't put the book down. I kept wanting to read the book when I wasn't able to. But, I only give it four stars, because I also felt that the ending was a little rushed. The author could have wrote a few more chapters to make it end a little better. Either way, I love this book! Sequel hopefully?

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  • Posted May 14, 2009

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    Very unique and intriguing!!!!

    Loved this book......

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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    Lovely read!

    This was definitely a different take on a vampire romance. Very unique and intriguing. There was plenty of anticipation for both the main characters leading up to there final union, for those die hard romantics. Also the plot did NOT leaving you wanting. The final twist was unexpected and it ended just as you hoped it would. A good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2008

    Loved it!!

    It was a great book! I loved the main characters and the plot was addicting. I started reading it in the book store and couldn't put it down so i bought it and finished it in the same day! Definetly reading it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2008

    Amazing Book

    I have read a lot of books that the subject is about vampires, but Mina Hepsen gave me a whole new view of what a vampire could possibly be. From the moment you open the book till the last page, the author captures you and wanting you to continue turning the page. I truly enjoyed the pilot along with the gentle love story that is taking place with figuring out the so called vampire slayer. <BR/>The book was amazing and this book will most definitely be a book I continue to re-read. Hopefully she writes another book!

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    blood red moon becomes an instant favorite

    With the main character being a princess who see's the she must be forced to marry due to family problems, this story really draws you in. The perspective of a mind reader... especially a woman's is hilarious, only due to the fact that us women have experienced these things at one time or another and it's great for some character that we can really relate to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2008

    Readers will enjoy this Paranormal Romance Suspense

    In 1817 half Russian Princess Angelica Shelton Belanov would much rather stay at her fathers English home and read. However she has moved to her London estate to find a suitable husband. With the loss of her family¿s ships she must act quickly to find a husband who is rich so she doesn¿t have to explain the state of their finances to her brother who is ill. She hates going to parties and balls because of her ability to hear the thoughts of those around her. She believes she is the only one with this ability and it is driving her crazy. Enters Prince Alexander Kourakin head of the Eastern Clan of Vampires, who is on the trail of a serial killing vampire Sergey, whom he is afraid will expose them to humans. When Angelica first hears Alexander speaking to her through her thoughts she can not believe there is someone else like her. Alexander assumes she is a vampire because he knows of no human telepaths. But soon realizes she is mortal. As she learns he is a vampire and they fall in love there is still one thing that must be taken care of, Sergey is still out there killing¿.. Readers will truly enjoy this Victorian paranormal romance thriller. Mina Hepsen has a gift of telling a story and making one believe that it is a normal occurrence to have vampires and mortals walk the earth along side one another and even fall in love. Fans of all genre will truly enjoy this story and will look forward to other exciting novels from Ms. Hepsen .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2008

    A tantalizing tale for all lovers of paranormal romance...

    An intriguing mix of history and the paranormal, 'Under the Blood Red Moon' tells the story of beautiful Angelica Belanov, cursed with the ability to hear others thoughts but unable to control the power. She is drawn into the belly of the supernatural world when she stumbles upon another mind reader, the vampire prince Alexander. What follows is a twisting tale of romance, intrigue and betrayal that leads Angelica to some startling revelations about her own existence. I very much enjoyed this story, though I have to say that the ending left me feeling a bit lost. An important episode of the book, that of Angelica's final meeting with her aunt, seems to have been haphazardly thrown into the last moments of the book. The secrets Lady Dewberry reveals might have better fit into the story if they had been spread throughout the tale, instead of being neatly but blandly shoved into the final pages. Likewise, the final moments we spend with Angelica and Alexander were too short - I would have liked to have seen more about their possible future together. Overall, reading 'Under the Blood Red Moon' was a pleasant way to spend an evening. The premise of the story will definitely appeal to lovers of supernatural romances. This author has great potential in this genre and I look forward to seeing her future works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2008

    Readers will fully enjoy this exciting paranormal Victorian romantic suspense thriller

    In 1871 half Russian Princess Angelica Belanov detests going to parties, events, or anything with crowds because of her ability to hear what people think. The chatter is overwhelming her mind her preference is to avoid society and hide at her Russian father¿s English estate reading a book. However, with the family fortune in jeopardy with the disappearance of three ships they own, she is in London with her brother Prince Mikhail seeking a wealthy spouse. However, the silent noise from others is driving her crazy.------------- Also in London is the head of the Eastern Vampire Clans Prince Alexander, who is on the trail of a serial killing vampire Sergey he and his clans and those of the Northern Clans worry about their species dwindling numbers and Sergey exposing them to humans. When Alexander meets Angelica, they telepathically communicate. He assumes she is a vampire like him, but soon realizes she is a mortal. As she learns he is vampire, they fall in love with Servey and an ally stalking them.-------------- Readers will fully enjoy this exciting paranormal Victorian romantic suspense thriller as Mina Hepsen makes vampires living in Europe seem genuine and even more so Angelica¿s ESP skills as the supporting details are wonderfully interwoven into a strong tale. The lead couple is a strong pairing and the support cast enhances the belief in the supernatural as natural. Sub-genre fans will welcome Ms. Hepsen with accolades and look forward for more exhilarating novels from her.------------- Harriet Klausner

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