The Blood Countess
The Blood Countess is a departure from vintage Moss territory, with grisly crime, police procedure and suspense being swapped for something a little more supernaturally sinister. Moss brings her trademark macabre and lifelong love of the paranormal to the fashion world, with a twist…
The Blood Countess is a departure from vintage Moss territory, with grisly crime, police procedure and suspense being swapped for something a little more supernaturally sinister. Moss brings her trademark macabre and lifelong love of the paranormal to the fashion world, with a twist...
Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious Great-Aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer. Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her greataunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself- a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil. Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth. But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for...
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.
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Sydney Morning Herald
Popular fiction writer Tara Moss has very cleverly jumped genres…The story is pacy but there’s enough background about vampire folklore and the fashion industry to keep it informative as well..
W Channel Book Club
‘Moss’ writing style made this book a pleasure to read and set my imagination aflutter. Her reinterpretation of classic horror characters separates this book from the others in its genre keeping it fresh and exciting… I can’t wait for the next in the series.’
Angus and Robertson
‘Tara Moss has a new book coming out at Halloween and it is different to her previous novels…[The Blood Countess has] flavours of True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Devil Wears Prada and La Candy. I would recommend it… Very good read! High enjoyed.’
‘A beautifully written novel that takes you into the world of the paranormal mixed in with some high New York Fashion…cleverly written…keeps you hooked till the very last page. Highly recommended for fans of Twilight and the Blue Bloods series and anyone who loves a great paranormal book.’
David Dowsett, ABC radio
‘The novel pokes fun at some of the supermodel stereotypes…Are supermodels blood-sucking monsters?’
Sydney Morning Herald
‘An entertaining and fairly lighthearted take on the whole vampire infestation of contemporary culture, incorporating some lovely stuff about haute couture.’
Cath Kenneally, Writers’ Radio, Radio Adelaide
‘The funny thing, the witty thing you’ve done is situate Pandora in the business that is ‘defying age’. That is one of the things that makes [The Blood Countess] interesting…one of the things that provokes quite a bit of thought…’
Patent magazine, Canada
‘The Blood Countess by Tara Moss is a cool new twist to the traditional tales of supernatural beings. Just when you thought you knew every possible vampire related story; you catch yourself indulging in the captivating plot of this book that effortlessly brings together fashion, New York City socialites, and blood thirsty vampires into one extraordinary tale.’
Australian Book Review
‘The book’s humour is broad…characters are well written. Pandora is infinitely more likeable than Bella… (The Blood Countess is an) amusing blend of horror and haute couture.’
New Idea magazine
Model turned crime-writer, Tara Moss certainly knows how to keep people on their edge of their seats, with books like The Blood Countess, The War Widow, and Dead Man Switch.