Picking up immediately after the conclusion of Burton’s exciting novel Blood Justice, Blood on the Water opens as Justine, vampire Simone Gireaux and their mortal friend Teresa Diaz bring long-delayed vengeance to the man who murdered Justine’s own mother more than twenty years earlier. Now they have one more mystery to solve: the whereabouts of Teresa’s abducted daughter, Antonia. Their Nemesis in Blood Justice, Stephan Sinakov, had told them that Antonia was “sold”—but to whom, and for what purpose, they can only speculate.
Confident that Antonia isn’t dead, the three women seek help from old contacts of Simone’s in Massachusetts. They are plunged into a world of magic and sorcery, where powerful witches struggle for control of an underground network. This battle involves plenty of fighting with mundane weapons and high-tech gadgetry as well as spells and psychic power. Helping Teresa, Justine and Simone in their quest proves to have a very high cost for their friends. But in the course of their adventures, Teresa learns that she herself is heir to a gift of magic power she had never before suspected. As the three follow clues that take them down the Eastern seaboard, Teresa struggles to learn how to control and use her abilities in a trial by fire.
Ultimately, Antonia is traced to a yacht owned by a mysterious and unimaginably wealthy vampire. Meanwhile, both allies and old foes from Blood Justice are pursuing the three women from California. But the truth about Antonia’s abduction may shatter Teresa’s determination to reclaim her daughter.
“An action packed vampire story.”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Susan Keefe
This book opens with young blood vampire Justine Kroft finally getting her revenge on Bill Service, the man who killed her mother twenty years before, and she is watched over by her friend, and elder vampire Simone Gireaux.
Avenged, the two vampires and their friend Teresa Diaz begin a road trip to discover what has happened to Teresa’s daughter Antonia, who has been abducted. They have been told by the Stephan Sinakov that she has been sold, but is she really still alive? Or has something worse happened to her?
Arriving in Boston they go to Kazza’s Psychic Store, and Simone asks the witch if she will use her magical powers to help them, but Kazza uncovers much more when she discovers that Teresa has magical powers.
As the three women set out on their quest, fuelled by a mother’s love, their kinship, and determination, their journey is a dangerous one which takes them across land and sea.
Desperate, hunted by vampires and tracked by oracles, they must call in favours from friends and use every magical power, sorcery trick, and gift they possess just to keep alive.
Yet their determination never waivers, but do they find her, and if they do, will she be dead, alive, or something else?
If you love vampires then you will love this book, it is an action packed adventure, full of magic, with a sprinkling of romance and plenty of twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the very last page.
About the Author
David Burton has been a boat builder, sailor, and custom cabinetmaker and has traveled by thumb, motorcycle, and sailboat. Upon returning from sailing in the South Pacific, he turned to writing. His first published book was a mystery, Manmade for Murder (Write Way Publishing, 1997. Paperback, Worldwide Mysteries, 2000). It was a selection of the Detective Book Club. Hell Cop (Silver Lake Publishing, 2004), a supernatural adventure story, was his second published novel and won 3rd place at the 1998 Colorado Gold Writers Conference. The ebook version was a finalist for the EPPIE awards. He has also written screenplays, including an adaptation of his Hell Cop and Fear Killer novels. The screenplay adaptation of Hell Cop won 1st place at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in 2002. Another screenplay, Time For Love, took 1st place at Pikes Peak in 2001. David now lives with his wife in Southern California and is working on more stories and characters that pass thorough his life and brain in both novel and screenplay form. For more information about David Burton’s fiction, see his website at http://dcburtonwriting.wordpress.com