Blood Drive

An Anna Strong Vampire Novel

Book 2
Bell Bridge Books
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"A terrific tale of supernatural sleuthing . . . provides edge-of-the-seat thrills and a high-octane emotional punch." --Romantic Times Book Reviews

"Once again Jeanne C. Stein delivers a jam-packed story full of mystery and intrigue that will keep you glued to the edge of the seat! Just like with the first book in the Anna Strong series, The Becoming, I could not put this book down even for a second. You will find yourself cheering Anna on as she goes after the bad guys. Jeanne C. Stein has given us a tough-as-nails heroine everyone will love!"
--Night Owl Romance

My name is Anna Strong. I'm a woman caught between two worlds--my past as a bounty hunter, my present as a vampire. I do my best to hold on to what makes me human--my family, my job, my lover. But the pull of the undead is a siren song that's becoming impossible to resist . . .
Anna's fragile grip on a normal life evaporates when she discovers that her long-dead brother had a child she never knew anything about. Now a young teen, that child--Trish--is caught up in the worst kind of human nightmare. In order to save her niece, Anna fears she might have to surrender to the animal side of her nature.
As she stalks Trish's predators, the lines between good and evil are no longer clearly defined. And before long, Anna has to ask herself who is the real monster, the humans who prey on their own kind or herself, the blood-thirsty vampire doing anything she has to in order to save them.
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Bell Bridge Books
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Published on
May 8, 2014
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Pages
297
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ISBN
9781611944884
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
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"This is a really, really good book. Anna is a great character, Stein's plotting is adventurous and original, and I think my readers would have a great time with THE BECOMING. Best of all, Stein is writing a sequel." --New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
"With plot twists, engaging characters and smart writing, this first installment in a new supernatural series has all the marks of a hit. Anna Strong lives up to her name: equally tenacious and vulnerable. She's a heroine with the charm, savvy and intelligence that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison will be happy to root for. If this debut novel is any indication, Stein has a fine career ahead of her." --Publishers Weekly
My name is Anna Strong. I was thirty on my last birthday, and I will be thirty when you read this. In fact, physically I will never be older than thirty no matter how many mortal years I have on this earth. I am a vampire. How I became one and the reason for my existence is the reason for this story. I tell it the way it happened so you will learn the truth as I did. It may not be what you expect . . .
Anna Strong is a bounty hunter--tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become a vampire and her world is now the unsettling world of the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treats her, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save not only her friend, but herself as well . . .
Kat Chanter isn't your ordinary girl. And she isn't your ordinary vampire, either. The ruthless Directorate would go to any lengths to have her power – including murder. And when that leads to a war between races, Kat's fate becomes the ultimate prize ...

Kat is done with being on the run, or so she hopes. A new pathology job in Paris is her big chance to start afresh, far from the Tabérin Directorate who want her dead. Sure, adjusting to life as a half-vampire, half-human hybrid in transition poses its own challenges, but it's nothing Kat can't handle...until the past starts to catch up with her.



When she's approached by one Tabérin male from her past, she can explain it away. But add in another territorial Tabérin with a newfound conscience and it's starting to get crowded on Kat's Montmartre window ledge. Past experience tells Kat to be cautious, especially in her vulnerable state. But how can she tell friend from foe?



Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, Dark Child (Covens Rising) is the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling urban fantasy novel Dark Child (The Awakening). This novella length episode is part one of five. All five episodes are also available from late August 2014 bundled as Dark Child (Covens Rising): Omnibus Edition.



Recommended Dark Child reading order is:



Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 1

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 2

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 3

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 4

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 5



followed by



Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 1

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 2

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 3

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 4

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 5



OR Dark Child (The Awakening) Omnibus Edition



followed by



Dark Child (Covens Rising) Omnibus Edition

Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, this intriguing urban fantasy follows the story of Kat Chanter, who discovers that the world she knows is controlled by ancient creatures who feed on blood. And she might just be one of them ...

Lately things have been getting weird for pathology technician Kat Chanter. She's been craving raw meat, and having dreams so realistic they're scary. When she accepts a job offer from the prestigious Hema Castus Research Institute, she hopes she'll have the chance to discover what's wrong with her, but instead, her move to New York thrusts her headlong into a treacherous hidden world, where the wrong move could be fatal . . .



Tarot, witchcraft and astrology all take on a frightening resonance in Dark Child's richly imagined alternative reality where vampiric beings live among us, hidden by magic. Dark romance tangles with paranormal fantasy and page-turning suspense in this enthralling tale of 'dark child' Kat Chanter, half human and half vampire, who has woken an ancient prophecy and must face a formidable destiny.



Dark Child (The Awakening): Omnibus Edition is the first book in the Dark Child series. This is a full length novel. Dark Child (The Awakening)*: Omnibus Edition bundles together Dark Child (The Awakening) Episodes 1-5. Look out for the next in this series, Dark Child (Covens Rising) : Omnibus Edition available late August/early September 2014.



*Dark Child (The Awakening) was originally published in 2013 as Dark Child Episodes 1-5 and Dark Child: Omnibus Edition.



Recommended Dark Child reading order is:



Dark Child (The Awakening) Omnibus Edition



followed by



Dark Child (Covens Rising) Omnibus Edition

In her dreams, she craved fresh blood. Warm human blood. And her incisors were long, sharp – able to bite through a fragile layer of skin with ease. What sort of monster does that make me?

Kat discovers that her presence in Paris isn't such a secret anymore. But if she has to battle the Directorate again, it seems she'll have much more support this time. Some of it from the most unlikely sources.

Meanwhile, teenage loner Ben discovers that he has much more in common with Yara Fortes, the girl of his dreams, than he ever hoped. But in a cruel twist of fate, the shared secret that links them together could also get them killed.

Perfect for fans of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, Dark Child (Covens Rising) is the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling urban fantasy novel Dark Child (The Awakening). This novella length episode is part two of five. All five episodes are also available from late August 2014 bundled as Dark Child (Covens Rising): Omnibus Edition.



Recommended Dark Child reading order is:



Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 1

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 2

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 3

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 4

Dark Child (The Awakening) Episode 5



followed by



Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 1

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 2

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 3

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 4

Dark Child (Covens Rising) Episode 5



OR Dark Child (The Awakening) Omnibus Edition



followed by



Dark Child (Covens Rising) Omnibus Edition

"This is a really, really good book. Anna is a great character, Stein's plotting is adventurous and original, and I think my readers would have a great time with THE BECOMING. Best of all, Stein is writing a sequel." --New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris
"With plot twists, engaging characters and smart writing, this first installment in a new supernatural series has all the marks of a hit. Anna Strong lives up to her name: equally tenacious and vulnerable. She's a heroine with the charm, savvy and intelligence that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison will be happy to root for. If this debut novel is any indication, Stein has a fine career ahead of her." --Publishers Weekly
My name is Anna Strong. I was thirty on my last birthday, and I will be thirty when you read this. In fact, physically I will never be older than thirty no matter how many mortal years I have on this earth. I am a vampire. How I became one and the reason for my existence is the reason for this story. I tell it the way it happened so you will learn the truth as I did. It may not be what you expect . . .
Anna Strong is a bounty hunter--tough, confident, at the top of her game. But when she is attacked one night in a parking lot, her life is inexorably changed. She awakens in the hospital to find she has become a vampire and her world is now the unsettling world of the undead. With her mentor, the vampire doctor who treats her, she strives to make sense of it all. But then her home is burned to the ground, and her best friend is kidnapped. Anna suddenly finds herself alone on a quest to save not only her friend, but herself as well . . .
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