A breakthrough debut novel in the realm of witches, vampires, and magic that's unique in voice, insight, and mind. Read it and be sucked in! Forever in the blood, of the blood . . . Blood Life.
Blood Life is a vampire/witch thriller full of blood, magic, love, violence, and sex. The witches and vampires of the fictional world of the Spectrum have united and created a race of half-breeds called the Combined. These are very powerful entities, but their race has been threatened by a rogue vampire with very old, powerful blood named Lokee, son of the Great Witch, Devendra. This story is about letting Fate play out, but in all its turmoil, trying to save one woman who will be the key to saving the Combined.
Can the Combined's strongest adversary form an army to defeat them, or will the power of three keep the race on top? Centered around the lives of four integral characters, Blood Life is a fresh and unique paranormal adventure. Meet Devendra, a powerful witch descended from one of the first lineages; Lokee, her son and worst enemy; Roman, her friend and companion; and Alethea, the key to it all...
Blood Life is a full-length paranormal horror novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal, dark fantasy, horror fiction, witches, vampires, and supernatural horror.
Note from the author: Although this book can stand on its own, when I finished writing it, I realized Devendra had a lot more to say. Writing her book now as a prequel to Blood Life. Stay tuned!
You can pick the book up locally in Sonoma County at Copperfield's Bookstore in Petaluma,
or scattered in various cafes selling local authors' books around Sonoma and Napa Counties.
Blood Life is also available online via Amazon (paperback or kindle):
Or, you can order a signed paperback copy directly from the author right here!
Check your local independent bookstores first or ask them to order it for you - paperback or ebook format:
This is an author reading of Chapter 12 from Blood Life.
The quote preceeding the chapter is:
"Sleeping Lyca Lay
While the beasts of prey
Come from caverns deep
View'd the maid asleep."
Growing up in North Beach during the late 70s/early 80s, Gianna Perada fell in love with the written word at the tender age of 7. Her mother bought her a diary that year for Christmas, and instead of using it as a day-to-day ramble-fest, little Gianna used it to pen short stories with dark undertones and clever twists and turns, influenced by two of her favorite TV shows at the time: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Twilight Zone, and her favorite author, Edgar Allen Poe. Along came a fascination with horror films and the supernatural. She began writing Blood Life roughly 15 years ago and has rewritten it about 100 times since, having trouble letting it go. Working for several years as a copy-editor and book layout designer for small publishing houses and authors, she woke up the morning of March 15, 2012, looked over at her laptop, and finally said, "Today's the day I say goodbye to you." And so she did... she's got four cats, a rat dog, and an overwhelming workload. Working on the prequel to Blood Life, slated for release by Halloween, 2012. Stay tuned!