The first book in the epic One Blood Series, Blood Junky is an original tale of vampires. Culled from over 15 years of research and development, this premiere title is an easy introduction into the vibrant and realistic world of vampirism that the author and fangsmith, Stavros, has crafted. A psychological thriller, Blood Junky spans the globe from two distinct time periods in the life of vampire, Linnet Pevensey.
Linnet is 256 years old and she’s feeling every minute of it. Besieged by a wall of painful memories, longing for simpler times, she’s secluded herself from the world. Lin’s roommate, Z, is unpredictable. A century-old vampire whose blood parasite has begun its last cycle, she is enthralled in every possible way to avoid the here and now. And fate is moving them both toward clandestine events.
Ryan Silva is a good looking, soulful songbird that’s seduced by desires to have Z feed from him, but his lines of reality blur, locking him on a downward spiral that threatens to destroy everything if he does not stop stalking the vampire. Dominique De’Paul, the freed blood slave of the ancient race, is trying to save her Children of Evensong, and it looks as if her darling Linnet must be sacrificed in order to save her precious brood.
Weaving through the consciousness of time, between past and present, this uniquely intense journey of obsession, redemption, and love travels the globe from modern day Los Angeles to the bygone eras of London, Tangiers, Africa, and the exotic lands of São Paulo, Brazil. Blood Junky is the first installment to an elaborate series that was conceived as part of an ever-widening, ever-increasing story line, but is self-contained and can be read independently.
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“Finally, vampires are awesome again!”
-Howard Wendell, MD. 5 out 5 Star Amazon Review
“One of the best vampire novels ever written!”
-Lori Bowland, Living Dead Media.com
“I already predict that the endearingly sociopathic punk vampire “Z” will give Rice’s much beloved Lestat, (a long time favorite of mine), a run for his money as this series unfolds.“ -Leigh-Cheri, Franklin, TN.
“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book. I couldn't put it down.” -Denise F. Gowen-Krueger, "Paranormal Investigator", MI.
“Blood Junky represents the returning to the roots of the genre…a renewal of the true romantic concept, of the creature bursting with passion and sexuality, of the predator. A book in which the characters are constructed in an interesting way throughout the story and where, like in a jigsaw, you’ll have the complete picture only at the end - and what a picture! I guarantee that the fans of this genre will not be disappointed. Blood Junky doesn’t live on memories told by the fireside. It is a book full of action, where the brake and throttle are used at maximum. A novel full of unpredictability, where suspense and drama occur when you least expect it. An adventure that will take you through frames of present days and recollections of events that occurred a long time ago.” – Mythical Books Review
"I loved this book. It was well written and reads like poetry. The author does a wonderful job bringing his characters to life and setting the stage. I felt like I was watching a movie because I could visualize what was going on… so clearly written. I would say this book is on my top 100 books!" -E.B. Hood, Author. 4 Out of 5 Star Amazon Review
"Totally impressed with Stavros' distinct style of writing; part prose, part history, and lots of wonderfully in-depth character development. He created a totally believable scenario for how vampires came to be... I stayed up until 3:00 a.m. reading. I was completely sucked (pun intended!) into the story line and the lives of each character." -CaptnKat. 4 Out of 5 Star Amazon Review