Sunday, April 26, 2015

Welcome to the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Welcome to the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour Giveaway!

Join me in welcoming Shira and her newest book, Blood and Ghosts, to my blog! Go ahead! Enter the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour Giveaway! You know you want to!

Enter to win a Blood Series prize basket including a Dr. Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Pendant, a paperback copy of Blood and Rain, and a Blood Series pen!

Thanks, Aisling, for hosting the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour today! A reminder for anyone reading that I’m giving away a cool Blood Series gift basket with some great goodies including a Dr. Who Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey pendant. Read down to the end of the post to find the Rafflecopter giveaway details! 

The Blood Series books were inspired by both my love of fantasy and of the Anne Rice vampire books. Over the years, I’ve read a lot of vampire books other than Anne Rice’s, but hers were the most “human” and compelling to me. Still, I wanted to do something different with my vampires, not hang my hat on all the vampire myths already out there. The result? The Blood books are a mixture of fantasy and paranormal, with a little sci fi (in the form of time travel) thrown in.

The Blood Series feature three MM pairings, but focuses primarily on the love between immortal vampire hunter Adrien Gilbert and ancient (born a vampire) vampire Nicolas Lambert. Until he meets Nicolas, Adrien despises vampires because a vampire killed his mother when he was very young. Nicolas shows Adrien that vampires are not only powerful, but can be kind and loving as well. When Nicolas saves Adrien’s life, Adrien becomes immortal, although he does not become a vampire. But the possibility of eternal happiness together is dashed when Nicolas disappears and Adrien is left to search for him.

The second book of the series, Blood and Rain, takes up where the first book ends. In Blood and Ghosts, Adrien becomes aware of the powers of the blood Nicolas gave him. Without really understanding what he is doing, Adrien manages to turn back time. Just a few minutes, but those minutes are infinitely precious to Adrien. Adrien must learn how to control his newfound power so he can use it to recover Nicolas and ultimately defeat the hunter who threatens to destroy everything Adrien holds dear.

The final book in the series, Blood and Eternity, will be released in 2016. In the meantime, Adrien and Nicolas end book two on a happily-for-now, together, but facing a daunting and frightening past and future. I hope you’ll enjoy reading these books. I certainly enjoyed writing them! -Shira

About Blood and Ghosts

Sequel to Blood and Rain - Blood: Book Two

With vampire Nicolas Lambert’s marriage to a rival clanswoman only weeks away, Adrien Gilbert struggles to come to terms with his defeat at the hands of Verel Pelletier, a vampire hunter and an immortal like himself. Adrien and his former teacher, Roland Günter, begin to explore his newly acquired abilities. But without his soul’s sword, Adrien flounders.

On Nicolas’s wedding day, a two-hundred-year old secret is revealed, sending the wedding party into a blazing battle between hunters and vampires. Once again Adrien finds himself facing Pelletier’s superior strength. Just as Adrien believes all hope of a future with Nicolas is lost, he finally learns his true gift—he can turn back time. But time travel comes with a high cost. To save Nicolas, Adrien must become strong enough to use his power without descending into madness.

The Blood Series is available now at Dreamspinner Press    Amazon   AllRomanceEbooks

About Shira Anthony

Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily-ever-after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one. Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work. 

In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musician.

Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she’s not writing, she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.

Interested in hearing Shira sing? Here's a link to a live performance of Shira singing an aria from Puccini's "Tosca"!

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Follow the Blood and Ghosts Blog Tour!:

April 20th – Prism Book Alliance
April 22nd – My Fiction Nook
April 23rd – Love Bytes
April 24th – MM Good Book Reviews
April 26th – Aisling Mancy
April 27th – Bike Book Reviews
April 28th – Charlie Cochet
April 30th – Kim Fielding


  1. Congrats on the new release, Shira. Sounds very interesting. I love time-travel stories and vampires!

  2. I can't wait for the third book to be released so I can start to read them :P