Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Heroine Addicts, Get Your Fix with Princess Ahnastasia! (Character Spotlight & Giveaway)

Ahnastasia Feodor is the blud princess of Freesia, an alternate world where every animal is a predator, humans are pets, and unicorns roam the wilderness waiting for a chance to stab you through the back. 

Kidnapped from Muscovy, she reappears in London, Sangland four years after her disappearance and has no recollection of her abduction.

She's a quick-tempered, aggressive predator who also happens to be very elegant and feminine. Her arrogance and dismissal of the feelings of humans, or "pets", doesn't make her any less appealing. Instead, it makes her interactions with them even more entertaining. 

While she initially may come across as selfish, you realize that her attitude and feelings are the result of her royal upbringing and it's easy to appreciate the gradual changes that she makes throughout her journey to claim her rightful place as queen.

If you love strong, resourceful, unconventional heroines, then you'll want to meet the ice princess, Ahnastasia Feodor. 

Ahnastasia is short and petite with long white-blond curls and ice blue eyes. Her hands are black-scaled and tipped with sharp white talons that make very convenient weapons.

She has an extreme fear of heights that she must overcome in order to sail on Sang's floating brothel, the Maybuck. She also has an aversion to salt, a mineral that is deadly to all Bludmen.

The second book in the darkly tempting Blud series, featuring a vampire princess who embarks upon a dangerous journey to claim what is rightfully hers.                                                                                                          
When Blud princess Ahnastasia wakes up, drained and starving in a suitcase, she’s not sure which calls to her more: the sound of music or the scent of blood. The source of both sensations is a handsome and mysterious man named Casper Sterling. Once the most celebrated musician in London, Sangland, he’s fallen on hard times. Now, much to Ahna’s frustration, the debauched and reckless human is her only ticket back home to the snow-rimmed and magical land of Freesia.         
Together with Casper’s prickly charge, a scrappy orphan named Keen, they seek passage to Ahna’s homeland, where a power-hungry sorceress named Ravenna holds the royal family in thrall. Traveling from the back alleys of London to the sparkling minarets of Muscovy, Ahna discovers that Freesia holds new perils and dangerous foes. Back in her country, she is forced to choose between the heart she never knew she had and the land that she was born to rule. But with Casper’s help, Ahna may find a way to have it all…


Delilah S. Dawson is a native of Roswell, Georgia and the author of the paranormal romance Blud series for Pocket, including WICKED AS THEY COME and WICKED AS SHE WANTS and two e-novellas, THE MYSTERIOUS MADAM MORPHO and THE PECULIAR PETS OF MISS PLEASANCE. Her short story THE THREE LIVES OF LYDIA will be in Gallery's Carniepunk anthology in July 2013. Her first YA, a creepy paranormal called SERVANTS OF THE STORM will be available in spring 2014. RT Book Reviews has called her "a wonderfully fresh new voice!" Delilah is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Georgia Romance Writers, and the Artifice Club. You can also read her product reviews at and, where she is an Associate Editor. She's a geek of all trades, a synesthete, and the sort of person who saw Spawn in the theater and made other people angry by laughing. Find her online at Bring cupcakes.



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