Release day: Burning Blood
Today is the official release of Burning Blood by Daniel de Lorne (Bonds of Blood, book 2) (ebook, Escape Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
No one gets to choose who they spend eternity with.
Aurelia d’Arjou has vampires for brothers, but it is as a witch that she comes into her own power, keeping balance and control, using her strength to mitigate the death and pain that her brothers bring. When she is forced to take on the centuries long task of keeping the world safe from the brutal demon that wore her father’s skin, duty dominates her life. But rare happiness comes in the form of a beguiling, flame-haired oracle who makes the perfect companion…but for one thing.
Hame doesn’t want to be an oracle, but when a demon destroys the closest thing to a father he has, he has little choice but to aid Aurelia with his visions. Unable to love her as she would wish, their centuries-old friendship comes under attack when a handsome Welsh witch enters his life – and his heart.
As treachery and betrayal push Hame to choose between his closest friend and his lover, it becomes clear that when it comes to war, love doesn’t always conquer all, and happy endings are never guaranteed.
Daniel dropped by today to tell us a little about this book
After finishing Beckoning Blood, I realised that there was a whole other side to the story that needed to be told, which didn’t get much of a look-in, what with my vampiric twin brothers, Olivier and Thierry hogging all the spotlight (especially Olivier). This time around, I go into the history of their sister, Aurelia, and readers find out what’s really going on behind the scenes. It’s less gruesome than the first book—there’s definitely a softer approach—but that doesn’t mean it’s all roses (unless they’re covered in lots of thorns). Throw in a bit of unrequited love for a red-headed oracle, and envy over the appearance of handsome blonde witch, and you find that the d’Arjou family are never going to have it easy.