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Guest Post: About the Characters by Aspasia S. Bissas | Love Lies Bleeding Book Tour | Silver Dagger Tours Presents Dark Fantasy

Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasia S. Bissas is on virtual book tour. The dark fantasy stops at the blog with an excerpt from Blood Magic. Be ...

Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasia S. Bissas is on virtual book tour. The dark fantasy stops at the blog with an excerpt from Blood Magic.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a Love Lies Bleeding travel mug filled with goodies and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

About the Characters

Aspasía S. Bissas

Mara is a centuries-old vampire who was trained in botany and herbalism. All she wants is to be left alone with her plants and books, but everyone else has other ideas.

Lee is a bloodletter, a human who allows vampires to feed from him. He hides dark secrets and harbours animosity toward all vampires—except Mara.

Nigel is the vampire in charge of the Enlightenment, a group that aims to control vampires’ baser instincts. He’s all about protocol and etiquette—until someone gets in his way.

Dominic is Mara’s patron, the vampire who turned her. He doesn’t give a toss about protocol—he just wants his girl back, whether she likes it or not.

Emma is patron to both Nigel and Dominic, but does she work with them, or against them? Readers can find out in the upcoming sequel to Love Lies Bleeding.

Ash was an actor in Hollywood until Emma decided she wanted a new companion. He has a cameo in Love Lies Bleeding, but plays a starring role in the upcoming sequel.

Trina is the newest vampire of the group, making her debut in Blood Magic. All she wanted was a little magic—what she got upended her world. Trina makes her next appearance in the upcoming sequel to Love Lies Bleeding.

Love Lies Bleeding
by Aspasia S. Bissas
Genre: Dark Fantasy

What happens when a predator loves its prey?

Centuries-old Mara is dying a slow death when she meets Lee, a young man whose life has never belonged to him. Thrown together, they're forced to fight those who would destroy them and survive a slew of enemies they never expected, even as Mara falls into a downward spiral of delusion and obsession. Will she make a devil's deal to save both their souls? With pasts like theirs, can they ever have a future?

Blood Magic
by Aspasia S. Bissas

Myth and magic collide in this story about choices, transformation, and retribution.

On the run from both vampires and hunters, Mara and Lee are forced to confront the bleak reality of their future together. But an unexpected turn of events offers Mara the chance to shift things in her favor--at a cost. Will she walk away or will she embrace the magic?

Blood Magic is a standalone short story that takes place within the novel Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasía S. Bissas. You don't need to read Love Lies Bleeding to enjoy Blood Magic (but it doesn't hurt).

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Aspasia wrote her first short story at the age of six and illustrated it with a pink highlighter. She no longer does illustrations but she's been writing stories ever since. She lives in Toronto with her partner in crime, three cats, a plethora of plants, and a Disney movie's worth of wildlife in the yard. Her dark fantasy novel Love Lies Bleeding is now available in paperback and on Kindle. She is currently working on the next book.

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Blood Magic: An Excerpt

Mara thought of Lee, how adamant he’d been that he didn’t want to be turned. Right now he was holding her steady, keeping her from losing herself to the emptiness she knew was waiting. But someday his mortality would catch up with them and then what? She imagined the bleak centuries stretching in front of her once he was gone and felt her insides turn to ice, right down to whatever soul she had left. She looked at Trina and realized this was her opportunity to preserve a part of herself, to not have to face the centuries on her own, and also, perhaps, to leave something of herself behind in case she didn’t make it through the next few months. But not until she was sure the girl understood. 

“We’ll always be connected,” she told Trina. “Always be able to find each other, no matter where or how much time has passed.”


“You might not always feel that way. Your life will never been entirely yours again. Over time that bond can become oppressive.”

“I want this so I can be connected to something bigger, not to hide from it.”

“All right.”

“All right you’ll do it?”

Mara hesitated a moment, then nodded.

Trina grabbed her in a sudden embrace. “You will not regret this.”

“But you might.”

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  1. Thanks for being part of my virtual book tour! Best of luck to everyone on the giveaway...


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