Blood Bound is the bestselling Scottish urban fantasy novel that combines a breakneck plotline with flawed characters and a wicked sense of humour. “It’s a read that grips you from the beginning, and keeps you enthralled until the very end.” – Ashley, Fae Books
19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.
When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…
Sarah’s enhanced sight marked out the maker’s resting spot by the time she was half-way down the rickety staircase. The coffin was cheap veneer painted black, probably a Halloween party prop or part of a hokey magician’s repertoire. Snorting, she spared a glance around the musty room. The stacked boxes and old appliances weren’t hiding any threat. Passing them by, she headed for the coffin, raising the stake.
“Could you have picked a worse cliché?” She wondered, kicking the lid off the box. The roar of the skyward-flung flame sent her stumbling back into the wall. The coffin was just another trap. She felt the drip of something liquid on her head and she held in a breath, moving to the side but not fast enough to stop the rest of the canisters contents from hitting her upper half. “Shit!” She looked at the tipped over oil can on its lever above. The flickering flames rising from the coffin began to consume the wooden box. Suddenly those stacked cardboard boxes held the threat of death. Taking a breath, she moved to the bottom of the stairs. “Shaun! The hell are you doing up there?”
“Is that fire?” He came running.
She held out a hand to stop him before he got too close. “Watch! Don’t bump into me. I’m pretty sure whatever just soaked me was flammable.”
“Why in the hell would a vampire set death traps like this?” His voice was rising.
She sighed, still sensing the maker in the room. There was only one last thing big enough to hold him and potentially prevent the fire from consuming him along with any intruders. The freezer wouldn’t be reachable once the flames started to spread.
“The freezer,” Sarah said, pointing it out. She put her hand over her mouth and nose.
“I’m on it.” Shaun moved towards it, stake in his hand.
Her hand shook. She didn’t need to say it. Any more traps and they were toast, extra crispy.
Sharon Stevenson is the twisted mind behind The Gallows Novels and the brand new After Death Series. If you want to know a bit about her, here it is: She spends too much time indoors and probably watches too many horror films. Some of her favourite things are; Alone time, people who know when to shut up, having a drink, eating pizza (usually after having too much drink the night before), reading books, adult swim cartoons, bad horror and sci-fi movies, proper good TV shows like Dexter & The Walking Dead, and last but not least having a laugh with her hilarious other half – this would usually include some of the above.