The Breaking of Bonds – A Vampire Urban Fantasy Novel

The Breaking of Bonds is the second book in the fast-paced vampire urban fantasy series Bad Blood. In this gritty second installment, the two world of vampires, trueborns and baseborns, collide. Vengeance and freedom both pale when a new potential threat emerges. The Breaking of Bonds picks up where the first book, The Edge of Hope, left off, so I recommend reading the books in order to get the best possible experience.

As vampires fight over vengeance and freedom, a new breed of predator emerges

A human sacrifice throws vampires of two worlds, trueborn and baseborn, into an escalating conflict. The trueborns stubbornly hunt for vengeance, pushed by Hesrah’s desire to avenge her human best friend, Alexa. The baseborns hesitate between rallying to those challenging Ankhsis’s rule and obeying the trueborns.

As turmoil rocking vampire worlds surges, something emerges from the portal between Earth and Ankhsis. Neither human nor vampire, this new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon.

Ankhsis is faced with a dire decision: embrace this new predator or put it down. In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath?

The Breaking of Bonds is the second book in the gritty urban fantasy series Bad Blood. If you like vampires with a twist, gripping characters, and fast-paced adventure, then you will love Alina Popescu’s second part of this edge-of-your-seat story.

Buy The Breaking of Bonds now to return to this innovative and enthralling vampire world.

The Breaking of Bonds – An Excerpt

Anhubis, the head of the High Council, was there of course, with his smug look and his very human appearance. Jerk, Hesrah thought.

“Welcome, Hesrah, thank you for taking the time to see us,” he said in a honeyed voice.

“I didn’t take the time, I had to come to stop you from pestering me with the urgency of your puny matters,” she replied, in an equally sweetened tone.

“Now, now, Hesrah. I know your friend is what matters most to you right now, but there are other pressing and far more important issues that we need to deal with,” Anukh said, putting his arm on her shoulder and giving it a little squeeze.

“You are all quite happy with your delusions, aren’t you?” she grunted back, all sweetness gone. “There is nothing more important than what has happened to her!”

“She’s dead, get over it.” Anhubis was finally showing his true colors, she thought, smirking at his bored expression. “One human is not as important as a horde of baseborns trying to undermine us.”

“You know, Anhubis, I can never understand how the least smart of you gets to be the head of the Council. I guess stupidity is treasured here on Earth.”

“Choose your words more wisely, Hesrah, or I’ll make sure you are never brought in for anything of any importance.” His face had hardened and his upper lip was twitching, which gave her a sense of pleasure.

“Too bad the Inner Sanctum is not under your command. But, please, indulge me, what other word, apart from ‘stupid’, would you use for someone who cannot tell that everything we know will be changed the moment she emerges from the portal?”

“She won’t. Now let’s get inside, it’s time for us to share what we know and for you to answer a few questions.”

She could feel her fangs touching her tongue. She would have loved to just slit his throat and see that all-knowing blood of his gush out and ruin his perfectly tailored suit.

What to read after The Breaking of Bonds

This thrilling urban fantasy adventure continues in the third book, The Fall of Darkness, coming to an ebook seller near you in July 2018.