The Circle 2: Blood Gate by Amy Lee Burgess (+Giveaway)

Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Length: 297 Pages

Vampire Claire finds herself caught in the middle between her Master, Parker, and her Trigger, Andre. Little love is lost between the former friends, but somehow Claire must build a bridge between them when they are sent to Edgewood to settle their differences. The cost of her failure will be deadly.

Deep in the cellars of Edgewood, a game of sexual bondage unleashes unexpected dangers, twisting open, loving Andre into a secretive virtuoso of manipulation. Is this just another part of the game, or is he losing his mind? Parker will take desperate steps to protect his apprentice, but he won’t be dragged into the game with them.

Can Parker set aside forty years of bitter rivalry, or will he sacrifice Andre to save Claire?

Praise for Blood Gate

5 of 5 Stars! Surpassed My Expectations! An intense, riveting, hot, sexy read, Amy Burgess has become my favorite author in this genre. Her characters draw you in from the first chapter to the last. The unexpected and shocking twist partway through had me yelling out loud in disbelief! MORE, MORE, please! Raven Wolfsong

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MThe Guest POstM

What if your lover, the one person you trusted most in the world, began to change and become secretive? Angry one minute, remorseful the next, and yet sometimes so wonderfully there that you fell in love with him all over?

This is Claire’s dilemma in Blood Gate. She and Andre worked so hard in the first book, Blood Gift, to bond together and to learn to trust.

Now that trust is shattering around them as a game of bondage in the cellars of an ancient English manor leads them on a twisted path to darkness.

Claire’s life is further complicated by Parker, her vampire master. She thought she knew who he was – a sardonic scoundrel who could not be trusted. Yet he is her most powerful and loyal ally in what’s happening with Andre.

Who can she trust? What secrets are hers to reveal? Where does she go at night when she dreams of stone corridors lit by torches and a beautiful woman in white?

Writing Blood Gate was both fun and scary. Fun in that I love the characters and I got to bring the three of them together in a tale of blood lust and passionate love, but scary because I had visit dark places with all of them. Especially Andre. His descent into darkness and possible insanity threatens everything he accomplished in Blood Gift.

I had readers of the series who loved him. Would they hate me casting him into the role of the villain? Or is he really the bad guy?

I had to go the opposite direction with Parker in Blood Gate. In Blood Gift he’s a basically unlikable guy. Gorgeous, sarcastic, manipulative as hell. He shows glimpses of possible depth, but nothing that redeems him in in the eyes of the reader.

But in Blood Gate he’s center stage. He all but steals the book away from Andre and Claire. He’s still gorgeous, sarcastic, and basically unlikable. But is he as manipulative and unlikable as you originally thought? Can he do anything to redeem himself?

Whether you are Team Andre or Team Parker, Blood Gate will show you sides of them both that are unexpected and dark. But is there light at the end of the tunnel? Only reading the book until the last page will answer that question.
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Amy Lee Burgess lives and writes in Houston, Texas but her heart belongs to New England – especially in the autumn. Ruled by two dachshunds and addicted to Irish breakfast tea and the Walking Dead, she loves to write about vampires, wolf shifters, gargoyles and other assorted paranormal creatures.

Amy loves to travel to places like London England, Edinburgh, Scotland, Paris France and Providence, Rhode Island where she stalks the coziest Irish pubs she can find. She writes to trance and house music by candlelight and welcomes email from her readers – especially if they want to talk about the supernatural.

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