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Rose Blood: The Phantasmagoriad Book One (Anti-Verse Tales, #1)

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Peter Guy Blacklock’s Rose Blood is the first book in a trilogy of breakneck, erotically charged, Gothic fairytales set in an alternate world full of gruesome horrors, dark fantasies, twisted trysts and hard-boiled heroics; peopled with unique characters, many of whom subvert genre norms, and steeped in authentic occult lore. The gripping story, which hooks from the start, ...more
ebook, 354 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by 451 ePublishing Haus
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Richard Writhen
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first book in a new series, Peter Guy Blacklock's Rose Blood: An Anti-Verse Tale is a novel take on vampire legendry and the classic demon lover motif. The prose is highly stylistic, being both sexually charged and rather full of explicit erotic imagery, with many couplings between the various characters; it immediately brought to mind Anne Rice's Roquelaure / Sleeping Beauty novels. There is an overarching Dracula / Carmilla / Frankenstein influence, some very subtle tones from the Grimm's ...more
Sandy
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fair warning, The Phantasmagoriad Series is not for the prudish or faint-hearted. I was becoming concerned with the number of uniquely described physical encounters, but I came to understand the higher purpose. Our favorite evil Sorcerer eloquently explained himself. And no, I’m not going to quote him for you.

It is amazing how quickly a person can mature when faced with untold evils. A doe-eyed young woman thinks of nothing more than falling in love. Why shouldn’t she? It’s not like a potential
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Stephen Allison
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book crosses a myriad of genres including gothic, fantasy, horror, romance.
Strictly for adults.
Story moves at break-neck pace. Really looking forward to the next installment of this trilogy.
Highly recommended.
Peter Blacklock
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Peter Guy Blacklock was born and raised in an unremarkable town in the north-east of England by a remarkably supportive and well adjusted working-class family. After 14 years of ineffective education he found himself in Art College, which led to twenty years employment as an Archaeological Illustrator in which he produced a wide variety of technical illustrations for publication as well as more ge ...more