Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to live in Violet Hill, and adjusting to the difference between life in a small mountain town and her home in the city is difficult. The strict curfew that Lucy's parents enforce is hard to respect. Surely something really dangerous couldn't possibly happen in this tiny town.But Christabel starts to notice some mysterious happenings, and it seems like Lucy, her boyfriend Nicholas and his brother Connor are all in on a secret that Christabel doesn't understand - one that seems deadly serious. Although she won't admit it, Christabel would love to be in on any secret with Connor Drake. When Christabel is kidnapped by the ruthless Hel-Blar vampires, Lucy and Connor finally fill her in on all the undead drama. Together, they must find a way to stamp out the Hel-Blar for good.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 128 x 196 x 22mm | 220g
- 11 Oct 2011
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
Praise for My Love Lies Bleeding:`Harvey builds an engaging world of vampire cultures balanced with a smart mix of darkness and humor' * Publishers Weekly * `Witty, sly, and never disappointing . . . Fun, funny, and a relief from Twilight wannabes, this first instalment in the Drake Chronicles has lots to offer for savvy readers and gives vampire addicts a nice twist on their usual fare' * Booklist *
About Alyxandra Harvey
Alyxandra Harvey is the author of Haunting Violet and the Drake Chronicles series. She studied creative writing and literature at York University and has had her poetry published in magazines, including the Antigonish Review, Room of One's Own, OnSpec and CV2. When not writing, she is a bellydancer and jewellery maker. Alyxandra lives in Ontario, Canada.
Our customer reviews
am a huge die hard fan of Alyxandra Harvey so I was super excited to get the netgalley version of this book to review! I love this series and I wasn't disappointed in this great addition to the Drake Chronicles. It is told with three POV's Lucy (my fav. character!), her cousin Christabel (what a name), and Conner Drake (the nerdy drake). If you have kept up with the series you know that the Drakes are royalty among the vampires and Solange is having a hard time with her blood change. Now its time for the Blood Moon and all the vampires from all around are coming to the Drakes and their are some Hel Blar that are wanting recognized during the Blood Moon, they are blue but not like the other Hel Blar. The Hel Blar are rampaging Violet Hill, but some of them are acting a little stranger and wearing weird collars, who is controlling them? Christabel has come to visit, but they are under strick curfews because of the resent events with the Hel Blar. Lucy's parents don't even really want her hanging out with the Drakes but her boyfriend is Nicholas one of the vampire princes and she won't stay away. Then Christabel is kidnapped because they thought they were grabbing Lucy and Conner Drake runs to the rescue. Conner Drake is the computer nerd of the Drakes, still hot and sexy like the others but has a love for computers, comics and Star Wars. Christabel always has her nose in a book, most of the books she has read so many times she has them memorized, and likes bad boys. Conner is not a bad boy at least she doesn't think he is until she gets to see a different side of him when he comes to her rescue. I think they make a interesting couple. Lucy is still my all time favorite character, because she is so mouthy, gutsy, and feisty. Because of this I really hate the way Solange has been acting towards her, and in general I don't like the turn of events regarding this character. I really hope the author redeems her and puts her back to being nice again. Right now I just want to ring her neck and it makes me mad. Over all I really liked this addition to the Drake Chronicles and I can't wait for the next installment, my only real complaint was the cliffhanger ending. I really hate them, and this one has ultimate hate, and nothing had better of happened to a certain person or I will really be upset. :( Recommend this series for all vampire fans! I gave it a 4.5 stars!show moreby Stormi Johnson
I received this book from Netgalley for review. You can also see a copy of the review on my blog at http://paranormalbookfan.blogspot.com. Bleeding Hearts is the fourth book in the Drake Chronicles series. It is written from the POV of Lucy, her cousin Christabel and Connor Drake. In the first book, the focus was on the Drake family, the second the Helios Ra, the third the Hounds and in this instalment, its the Hel Blar. There is an epidemic of Hel Blar in Violet Hill but now they are acting differently. They are wearing collars and are being controlled. Buy by who? Lucy's cousin Christabel has come to stay and they have a very strict curfew. Christabel cant understand why its needed in such a small, quiet town. She feels there is something going on that Lucy, Nicholas and his cute brother Connor are not letting her in on. And then she is kidnapped having been mistaken for Lucy! I enjoyed this book. I liked seeing Lucy back in the main frame as I really like her character and her relationship with Nicholas. Christabel is a strong female character who is tough and sometimes sarcastic. And we see a new side to Connor who is usually just stuck in front of a computer. This one is as action packed as all the rest with the usual great dialect. There is an interesting sideline involving Solange and it looks like this will resolved in the next instalment. The downside is a cliffhanger ending which is something that I find offputting. Overall, this was an enjoyable read and will be enjoyed by most paranormal fans. I look forward to the next one!show moreby Suzanne Finnegan