Romancing the Blood… Hello, Bitten by Books! Fab to be back here, just a few weeks after my latest release, Blood Hungry, the sixth – and possibly last – in the Blood Hunters series.
So, I’ve been romancing the blood in this particular world for four years, now! In the process, I’ve united some powerful, needy, reluctant and downright unlikely couples in steamy relationships while they fight the bad guys and somehow help make the world a better place -whether they want to or not! From the moment Elizabeth Silk accidentally dripped blood onto the paralyzed body of the Ancient vampire Saloman (Blood on Silk), to the coming together of John Ramsay and the mysterious Eva in Blood Hungry, there has been much delicious neck biting, ass-kicking and personal discovery. And the nice thing for me as the author is that whenever the natural endings seem to come, the overall story goes on somewhere else, from some other angle, in the same world.
If you haven’t followed the Blood books, the story begins with the Awakened by Blood trilogy, and Blood Descent. Scottish academic, Elizabeth Silk accidentally awakens the long “dead” vampire Saloman, who explodes back into the world in a bloody programme of revenge and world domination.
Awakened by Blood focuses on Saloman’s rise, and his complicated relationship with Elizabeth. But although most conflicts were resolved by the end of Blood Eternal, the story continued in my head to the Blood Hunters series, which focuses on Elizabeth’s troubled friends the Hungarian vampire hunters. By the end of Blood Descent, the Blood world has changed. Vampires are emerging from the shadows, following Saloman’s rules; under his civilizing regime, they’re no longer quite so murderous and the hunters’ job has changed from execution to policing. Mihaela, Istvan and Konrad all have to come to terms in their own very different ways with this upturning of their worlds and the intrusion into their personal lives of powerful and sexy vampires.
With the Hungarian hunters happy at last, I almost left the Blood Hunters series – only there were other hunters, and a few more lovable vampires, who all clamoured to have their stories told. So I moved on to the enigmatic vampire Dmitriu, and from there to unofficial hunters Cyn and John Ramsay, who all face turning points in their lives and beliefs with the “miracle” birth of Saloman’s baby.
One of the fun things about writing on this kind of scale is meeting up with old characters again and watching them develop with the overall story. And it was great to be able to co-opt minor characters from earlier books as the heroes and heroines of later ones. In Blood Hungry, I think I brought everyone back for a speaking part . And I realized that although the story was still moving forward in my head, I was writing Blood Hungry a bit like a finale. And in many ways it is – a cycle uniting the past, present and future. So, I may leave it there.
Or I may return to the Blood world for a little more romance in a third incarnation…
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Books in the Blood Hunters series in the order they should be read: Blood Guilt Blood of Angels Blood Descent Blood Prophecy Blood Chills Blood Hungry
About Marie Treanor
Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.
Marie is the award winning author of over forty sexy paranormal romances – Indie, New York and E-published.
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