A Dowry of Blood

A Dowry of Blood : THE GOTHIC SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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THE GOTHIC TIKTOK SENSATION AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'A thrilling and seductive Gothic rife with spine-tingling tension and dark romance. A Dowry of Blood left me breathless' Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching

This is my last love letter to you, though some would call it a confession. . .

S.T. Gibson's sensational novel is the darkly seductive tale of Dracula's first bride, Constanta.

Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things.

Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband's dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.

This beautiful hardback edition will include a bonus short story featuring characters from A Dowry of Blood, titled 'An Encore of Roses'.

Praise for A Dowry of Blood:

'Stunningly gorgeous and devastatingly romantic, you won't want to miss this one!' Katee Robert, author of Neon Gods

'A delectable jewel of a tale, shimmering with dark, beautiful prose' Tori Bovalino, author of The Devil Makes Three

'Dark, lush and heartrendingly romantic' Lyndall Clipstone, author of Lakesedge

'A Dowry of Blood is an intoxicating perfume that lingers - an undying love story where beauty and horror clasp hands' Rachel Gillig, author of One Dark Window

'A powerful tale of possession and liberation. This is a Dracula retelling unlike any other - undeniable and unforgettable' Rose Szabo, author of What Big Teeth

'A dizzying nightmare of a romance that will leave you aching, angry and ultimately hopeful' Hannah Whitten, author of For the Wolf

'Atmospheric and lush. . . it will haunt you in the best possible way' Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart

'A dark seductive tale. . . intermingling love, pain, fear and anger in mesmerizing prose' Publishers Weekly

'Seductive, lyrical and rich with period detail . . . a dark triumph' Mary McMyne, author of The Book of Gothel

'Mesmerizing prose. Thorny, fast-paced and unabashedly queer' Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 242 x 30mm | 520g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356519287
  • 9780356519289
  • 23,622

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Dark, lush and heartrendingly romantic
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Stunningly gorgeous and devastatingly romantic, you won't want to miss this one! -- Katee Robert, author of NEON GODS A powerful take of possession and liberation. This is a Dracula retelling unlike any other - undeniable and unforgettable -- Rose Szabo, author of WHAT BIG TEETH A dizzying nightmare of a romance that will leave you aching, angry and ultimately hopeful -- Hannah Whitten, author of FOR THE WOLF Atmospheric and lush. . . it will haunt you in the best possible way -- Genevieve Gornichec, author of THE WITCH'S HEART Dark, lush and heartrendingly romantic -- Lyndall Clipstone, author of LAKESEDGE A thrilling and seductive Gothic rife with spine-tingling tension and dark romance. A Dowry of Blood left me breathless -- Alexis Henderson, author of THE YEAR OF THE WITCHING A Dowry of Blood is an intoxicating perfume that lingers - an undying love story where beauty and horror clasp hands -- Rachel Gillig, author of ONE DARK WINDOW Seductive, lyrical and rich with period detail . . . a dark triumph -- Mary McMyne, author of THE BOOK OF GOTHEL A dark seductive tale. . . intermingling love, pain, fear and anger in mesmerizing prose -- Publishers Weekly A delectable jewel of a tale, shimmering with dark, beautiful prose -- Tori Bovalino, author of THE DEVIL MAKES THREE Mesmerizing prose. Thorny, fast-paced and unabashedly queer -- Publishers Weekly
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About S.T. Gibson

S.T. Gibson is an author, literary agent, and village wise woman in training. She currently lives in Boston with her fiance, spoiled Persian cat, and vintage blazer collection.
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18,774 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 42% (7,963)
4 37% (6,913)
3 16% (2,917)
2 4% (770)
1 1% (211)
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