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Love is a high-stakes game.
A century and a half ago, Ante Novak died on a Croatian battlefield—and rose three days later as a vampire. Now he haunts Las Vegas, stealing blood and money from drunken gamblers and staying on the fringe of the powerful vampire organization known as the Shadows. His existence feels empty and meaningless until he meets beautiful Peter Gehrardi, who can influence others with his thoughts.
An attraction flares instantly, bringing a semblance of life to Ante’s dead heart. But the Shadows want Peter too, and they’re willing to kill to get him. As Ante and Peter flee, they learn more about themselves and each other, and they discover that the world is a stranger place than either of them imagined. With enemies at their heels and old mistakes coming back to exact a price, how can Ante and Peter find sanctuary?
☆Guest Post☆Kim Fielding☆
Ah, Bakersfield, California. If you’re a fan, I’m about to offend you. But it’s one of the few places on Earth I dislike.
Maybe Bakersfield has its charms. I dunno. But it’s hot as hell most of the summer, the air quality sucks, and the economy is terrible. It’s not an attractive place, and unless you have a thing for oil derricks and farms, anything interesting is far away. Someone once attempted to recruit me for a job there by telling me it’s an hour from Las Angeles, which is one of the more creative stretches of truth in recruiting history.
And I’ve personally had bad luck in Bakersfield. Once, when my kids were little, our car blew a tire and we ended up spending half a day stranded at the Bakersfield Sears. Another time I managed to spill a venti iced coffee all over myself before even leaving the Starbucks parking lot. Nothing like driving 200 miles covered in coffee. Last spring I was in Bakersfield for a meeting when my husband had a heart attack (he’s fine now—no thanks to Bakersfield). Last month I spent a really boring hour at the Bakersfield Amtrak station, waiting to get home after already having been delayed two hours.
As I said, I don’t like Bakersfield.
But. Despite—or maybe because of—that dislike, Bakersfield has proven a boon to my imagination. If you’ve read Rattlesnake, you know that Jimmy passes through there. During that recent Amtrak trip, I got a Bakersfield plot bunny I’m dying to write. And in my newest book, Ante Up, an important scene takes place there. I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say that in my world, Bakersfield is literally a gateway to Hell.
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~About the Author~
Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They’re usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.
After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.
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