The Blood Countess (Pandora English #1)
|Series:||Pandora English Novel|
Macmillan, 2010. First edition. A paperback original in very good condition.
Aged 19 and fresh from small town Gretchenville, Pandora English arrives in New York City to live with her mysterious Great Aunt Celia. Pandora is going to make it big as a writer ...or so she thinks. It turns out her great aunt is not the geriatric she is expecting. Celia is elegant, cool, and unnaturally beautiful. The suburb she lives in - Spektor - is a bit odd, too, surrounded by a weird fog and inhabited by some unusual residents. Smart, pretty and eager to shake her small town roots, Pandora soon finds plenty of admirers in Manhattan, including the good-looking, rich and charming Jay Rockwell, and the handsome soldier Lieutenant Luke Thomas, who is protective, committed, and dead. (Well, no one's perfect.) When Pandora lands a job at a glossy women's magazine that happens to share her name, her first assignment is covering the exciting A-List launch of BloodofYouth, the latest miracle beauty product to take America by storm. Supermodel Athanasia, the face of BloodofYouth, is drop-dead gorgeous, but Pandora senses something else too. Something sinister ...It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, and when Pandora discovers what it is, there'll be hell to pay . ..Funny, sexy, fashionable and just a tiny bit terrifying, The Blood Countess - the first novel in bestselling author Tara Moss exciting new Pandora English series - is True Blood meets The Devil Wears Prada in high-fashion fantasy New York. Moss brings her trademark macabre and lifelong love of the paranormal to the fashion world, with a twist ...
Tara Moss is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit and Siren. Her novels have been published in seventeen countries in eleven languages. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Tara, who began penning gruesome "Stephen King-inspired" horror stories for her classmates at age 10. As a kid she fell in love with Dracula and asked her parents if her crooked teeth could be filed to points so she could join his legions of glorious undead. (They declined.) She was instead fitted with orthodontic braces, and went on to an international career as a fashion model before pursuing professional writing, first earning a Diploma from the Australian College of Journalism in 1997, and in 1998 winning the Scarlet Stiletto Young Writers Award for her story 'Psycho Magnet'. She wrote her debut novel, Fetish, when she was 23. Her novels have been nominated for both the Davitt and the Ned Kelly crime writing awards, and hit Number 1 on numerous bestseller lists. Born in Victoria, BC, Moss is a dual Australian/Canadian citizen. When not writing her next novel she enjoys reading voraciously and riding her motorcycle (though never at the same time), spending time with her pet python, Thing, collecting morbid Memento Mori and Victoriana, and serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. She is married to Australian poet and philosopher Dr. Berndt Sellheim.