As Vital as Blood

"As Vital as Blood takes the reader into the heart of Dracula country for a tale of dark romance and suspense. Amanda DeWees deftly blends classic vampire lore with Gothic romance, mystery, and thrills.” --Dacre Stoker, author, great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker

“Amanda DeWees creates a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tale by way of Bram Stoker in this romantic reinvention of the classic vampire tale. With sensitively drawn characters, As Vital as Blood delivers romance and suspense in a delightful package.” --Raven Hart, author of the Savannah Vampires series

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Book 1 in the Vic­to­ri­an Vam­pires novel­la series. In 1881, an inno­cent young Eng­lish­woman who ven­tures into mys­te­ri­ous Baron Dalca’s Roman­ian cas­tle may lose her life, her soul…or her heart.

Miss Michael Car­grave is des­per­ate when the death of her book­seller father leaves her and her sis­ter in a dire finan­cial state. When she finds a let­ter from a mys­te­ri­ous for­eign aris­to­crat, Baron Dal­ca, request­ing that her father come work for him, she decides to risk every­thing by trav­el­ing to the Carpathi­an Moun­tains and claim­ing the posi­tion her­self.

Vasile, Baron Dal­ca, expect­ed an elder­ly gen­tle­man schol­ar. Instead he finds on his doorstep a vibrant, coura­geous young woman who stirs him in a way that no woman has since the long-ago death of his wife. But for her sake, he can’t fall in love. He can bring noth­ing but dan­ger to Michael Car­grave.

As Vital as Blood, book one in the Vic­to­ri­an Vam­pires novel­la series, is fol­lowed by As Strong as Earth, avail­able now. If you love the his­tor­i­cal atmos­phere, deft char­ac­ter­i­za­tion, and romance of Aman­da DeWees’s oth­er books set in the Vic­to­ri­an era, you won’t want to miss either one!


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